Meudon Internship

Meudon Internship

Summer Internship in Meudon, France

The purpose of this internship is to have a French-language immersion experience and gain invaluable first-hand insight into cross-cultural understanding and an initial teaching experience.  This program has proven to be a golden opportunity for French majors and dual majors since it was established in the summer of 1990 by Dr. Geneviève James and has been maintained by Dr. Eileen M. Angelini since 2006.  Students, paired with a teacher at the host school, École La Source, teach English to middle-school children and on occasion, high-school students. Afternoons are free to explore the surrounding areas, including Paris, is a ten-minute train ride from Meudon.

French interview

Laura Schmidt, now a sophomore at Canisius, talks in French about her life in the United States, what she has learned about the French educational system, and teaching in general (2013).

Meudon Internship

Video created by Dominic Ballachino '11

City, Country

Meudon, France (a suburb of Paris that is close to Versailles).

Language of Instruction

French with cooperating teachers, English with students, as well as French or English with Host Families.

Subjects of Study

French language and cultural knowledge; Teaching experience.

Eligibility and Admission

French majors or dual majors preferred.  Priority is given to dual majors in French and Education.

  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Four semesters of college French or a minimum of intermediate-level proficiency in French.
  • An appreciation of French culture.
  • Two Professor Recommendations.

Semester Available 

The internship takes place from approximately the third week of May through the last week of June.  Preparation for the internship takes place during the spring semester prior to departure at four organizational meetings (one in March and three in April).  Registration for FRC 300A in the fall semester immediately following the internship is required.

Credits Earned

FRC 300A:  Intermediate Internship (3 credits).

Application Deadline

December 1st

Program Dates

Mid-May through the end of June (end of École La Source’s school year).

Program Costs

Fees to be Paid to Canisius

  • $250 non-refundable administrative fee.
  • Mandatory Study Abroad Health Insurance.

Costs paid directly by the Student:

  • Airfare to and from France.
  • Miscellaneous expenses such as a Metro/RER pass, museum entry fees, etc.

**** Food and Lodging provided free of charge by the school and host families.

Program Highlights

Afternoons are free for sightseeing or related coursework.  Excursions with host family are possible. Holiday weekends allow for travel around France and Europe.

Accommodations

Students will live with host families.

Travel Information

Assistance with flight through travel agent.

For More Information and Application Forms

Contact Dr. Eileen M. Angelini at 715-888-2829, Churchill Tower 1011