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.
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, 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.
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.
FRC 300A: Intermediate Internship (3 credits).
Mid-May through the end of June (end of École La Source’s school year).
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.
Afternoons are free for sightseeing or related coursework. Excursions with host family are possible. Holiday weekends allow for travel around France and Europe.
Students will live with host families.
Assistance with flight through travel agent.
For More Information and Application Forms
Contact Dr. Eileen M. Angelini at 715-888-2829, Churchill Tower 1011