Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Jerome Williams
109 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048
Jerome Williams

French Study Abroad Programs


We are delighted to announce our new study abroad program collaboration for all levels of study, Spring, Summer and Fall sessions, with the Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence in Southern France. Please contact us for further information on this exciting new program.

Our program with IAU in Aix-en-Provence, a lovely friendly southern French city, offers a wide variety of programs of study abroad in French, including an honors program and work in the arts. The “Institut Américain Universitaire” offers sessions in Summer, Fall and Spring. Please see their website,  for more info on your choices, and contact for further detailed info.

Video of Paris by Ellie Weeks (’13 participant)


The Department of Languages and Cultures offers different opportunities to Study Abroad.
Please consult the Study Abroad French Brochure for more detailed information.

Summer programs which we recommend, and work with, include:

Programs in French states:

  • Guadeloupe (Média Langues Inst.)
  • New York University in Paris
  • Bryn Mawr College in Avignon
  • Rutgers in Tours

Immersion programs in the U.S.:

  • Middlebury College, Vermont
  • Millersville University, Pennsylvania

Semester and full academic Year Abroad programs include programs in France coordinated by CEA and ABROADCO and Junior year abroad programs with:
Middlebury Language School (Paris)
Syracuse University (Tours)
Davidson College (Montpellier)
Univ of Minnesota (Montpellier)
Rutgers University (Tours)
University of Delaware (Caen)


WCU FLG endorsed and affiliated program

  • Study French language and Creole culture at the Media Langues Caraïbes school.
  • Courses taught by local faculty.
  • Length of program: two, four, six, or eight weeks.
  • Number of credits proportional to length of stay: from 3 to 12 transfer credits.
  • Small classes (maximum 6).
  • Stay with a Guadeloupean family.
  • Prices to be determined by dollar/euro exchange rate.
  • School runs all year-long. 
  • Flexible registration.

The Department of Languages and Cultures offers assistance in planning study in Guadeloupe in the Summer for interested advanced undergraduate and graduate students at the Media Langues Caraibes Institute. Classes are offered in French during the mornings, and there are numerous excursions around the island in the afternoons and evenings, including sites, markets, festivals. Students live with families and have opportunities for many meaningful contacts. Dr. Anne-Marie Moscatelli is coordinating the program for the department. She offers an orientation course on campus late May - early June on francophone culture, FRE 311-80 and FRE 520-80. Students will enroll directly at the Media Langues Caraibes Institute in Guadeloupe for 2, 4, or 6 week sessions, for 3 transfer credits for each two weeks of work.

Students will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and tuition fees at the Institute.

Contact person:

Dr. Anne-Marie Moscatelli. 106 Main Hall

(610) 436-2383.



Media Langues Caraïbes



Day 1: Arrival & transfer to host families. Settle and meet families.

Day 2: 8:00 – 12:00 pm Placement tests & French classes start.

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch break

afternoon: tour of Ste Anne: introduction to different activities.

Day 3 : 8:00 – 12:00 pm French classes

12:00 – 1:30 pm: Lunch break

1:30 – 3:30 pm Lecture or excursion

Day 4 : 8:00 – 12:00 pm French classes

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch break.

optional excursion

Day 5 : 8:00 – 12:00 pm French classes

excursions include visits to sites on Guadeloupe and neighboring islands, as well as local markets,

festivals, etc.