Education Abroad Information
French and Francophone Studies majors and minors going abroad should contact Prof. Heather McCoy (email@example.com) for pre-departure advising.
An important message from the Office of International Programs (OIP) Students who do not want to avail themselves of existing education abroad programs or who are pursuing a course of study for which a suitable Penn State program is not available can receive information from OIP on study abroad opportunites offered through other institutions. Students seeking enrollment in a non-Penn State program must generally expect to take a leave-of-absence for the period of time overseas and arrange for appropriate transfer of credit from the sponsoring institution. The OIP is located in 410 Boucke Building (Tel: 814.865.7681).
The French Government hires 2,000 assistants each year to teach English in primary and secondary schools. Many Penn Staters have participated in this program. For more information, go to the Official Web site of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy here.
Work Abroad Information Resources
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is a private company which assists students in obtaining work permits in France, in addition to helping them locate potential employers. Their Web site is http://www.ciee.org. Brochures are often available at 410 Boucke.
The French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC), Philadelphia Chapter fosters links between businesses in the U.S. and France. They regularly publish job listings in their newsletter, L'Edition. Please note, however, that you must become a member in the FACC to receive the newsletter. This requires paying a membership fee of around $100. For further info, contact the FACC in Philadelphia at:
The Fulbright Commission has one-year paid research and teaching positions in France, as well as in other countries. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply, as well as graduates. The Web site is here.
The Consulat Général de France à Washington has as its mission the fostering of links between U.S. and French businesses. You may check their Web site for further possible leads. The address is
The staff assistant in charge of French programs at 410 Boucke (ask for referral at front desk) maintains a shelf of brochures and books which list French companies seeking seasonal help. H. The Embassy of France maintains a webpage with general information, including governmental regulations regarding work and study options in France. Thsi site also has useful links you might want to explore. Their Web site is http://www.info-france-usa.org/visitingfrance/work.asp