Education Abroad Program (EAP)
The Education Abroad Program is a system-wide program of the University of California. It is open to undergraduates, including seniors. The Department of French and Francophone Studies actively participates in this program. Paris, Lyon, and Bordeaux are the universities in France where students can spend an academic year of study while registered at UCLA and earning credits toward their degrees. For additional information go to the UC Education Abroad website here.
Financial aid is available for eligible students. For more information, contact a Financial Aid Advisor listed on the EAP website here.
The Department of French and Francophone Studies encourages students who are going to France with EAP to take advantage of the Department- sponsored Education Abroad Program Awards. Up to three prizes ($1,000 each) will be awarded on a competitive basis. For more information, please see the Awards & Prizes page.
Summer Travel-Study Program in Paris
The UCLA Department of French teaches its Travel-Study Program in Paris every July. The Paris program is designed for beginning, intermediate and advanced students of French, whose goal is speaking proficiency. Instruction is in French and draws upon the numerous cultural resources of Paris whenever possible. Highly motivated students anxious to discover this great world capital and acquaint themselves with its rich cultural heritage will benefit immensely from this opportunity to practice French beyond the confines of the classroom. For more information about the program, visit the UCLA International Education Office website here.
Check out the Paris Guide for Travel Study Students, written by Leslie Yeh (2014) : https://r.ieo.ucla.edu/travelstudy/pdf/ParisStudentGuide2014.pdf
Teaching Assistant Program in France
The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, nearly 1,200 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Assistants are assigned a 12-hour per week teaching schedule that may be divided among up to three schools. Classes are conducted in English. The teaching assistant may conduct all or part of a class, typically leading conversations in English. Duties may include serving as a resource person in conversation groups, providing small group tutorials, and giving talks related to American studies in English classes. Assignments vary depending on the school's needs, the assistant's abilities, and the educational level to which he or she is assigned (elementary or secondary). Applications for the 2016-17 academic year must be submitted by January 15, 2016.
For more information, visit: http://highereducation.frencheducation.org/teach-in-france.
See the flyer for the 2016-17 academic year: click here.
Internships and Field Studies
The Career Center has a list of different internship possibilities, as well as extensive information on various abroad programs administered by different American universities. For more information, visit the Career Center website here.
The Consulate of France in Los Angeles offers internships open to UCLA Undergraduate students. For more information visit their website here or contact:
Consulate General of France
10390 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 410
Los Angeles, CA 90025
The French American Chamber of Commerce offers 3-18 month internships in France. For more information visit their website here or contact:
French American Chamber of Commerce
Exchange Visitor Program
1350 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019