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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: CSUF Department/Faculty-Led Housing Options: Hotels
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: ENGL 301: Advanced College Writing (mandatory) Language Prerequisite: None
Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term College: College of Humanities & Social Sciences Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
Click here for a definition of this term CSUF Faculty: Dalley, L. GPA requirement: 2.5
Program Description:

ENGL 301: Advanced College Writing, Winter Session 2019
Eiffel Tower
Professor Lana Dalley's English 301 course is designed to help non-English majors enhance their knowledge of academic writing conventions and refine their skills as writers, further developing their proficiency, diversity, and style as nonfictional prose writers.  Students, from a variety of academic disciplines, will practice writing about and recording their experiences living and studying abroad; they will enjoy a meaningful connection between this program abroad and their chosen academic program at CSUF because this course allows students to write in a style and on topics that are relevant to their home discipline.  

In addition to writing practice, students will engage with one guest speaker each week to learn about important aspects of French history and culture.  Students will then participate in related field trips that will offer a deeper understanding of topics and information discussed in class meetings and assigned readings.

Students may also have the possibility to participate in a service learning activity, which will give students another glimpse into Parisian society and the types of social organizations that exist to support its diverse communities (to be confirmed).

Musée D'Orsay – 2018 Group
Musée D’Orsay – 2018 Group

Program Dates: January 2-18, 2019

  • January 2, 2019: Depart U.S.
  • January 3, 2019: Arrive to Paris, France and check in for class.  (Students may arrive for independent travel prior to this date.)
  • January 4-17, 2019: Class meetings, guest speakers, field trips, and class activities in Paris France.  Class ends on TBD. 
  • January 18, 2019: Travel back to Los Angeles (Students may depart after this date for independent travel.)

Program Highlights

  • Earn 3 units
  • Meets upper-division writing requirement for approved majors
  • Course led by experienced CSUF faculty leader
  • Guest lectures with experts in the field of French history and culture
  • Study abroad with your major and career interests 
  • Meaningful academic field trips and cultural site visits included in the program
  • Collaborative service learning opportunity (to be confirmed)

Information Sessions


Course and Faculty

You must enroll in ENGL 301 to participate in the this program; or there is an English independent study option, if you have previously completed ENGL 301.

Students are expected to attend all of their class meetings and complete all class assignments, unless there is a medical reason which prevents them from doing so, and to adhere to all behavioral norms established on their respective campuses. Additionally, they are required to follow the laws and regulations, and respect the cultural norms, national traditions and customs of the host country.  Students are also required to abide by the CSUF Student Code of Conduct.

ENGL 301: Advanced College Writing (Required) (3 units) [GE - C.3]

In this course, you will enhance your knowledge of academic writing conventions and refine your skills as writers by moving beyond the type of essays that you practiced in English 101 and, using the skills you've already acquired, further develop your proficiency, diversity, and style as a nonfictional prose writer. This course assumes an intermediate level of competence in academic writing - the ability to construct a thesis, to organize ideas into coherent paragraphs, and to present ideas with attention to the effects of rhetorical and grammatical choices. 


Dr. Lana L. Dalley
Dr. Lana Dalley
Department Chair/Professor
English, Comparative Literature & Linguistics


Shared studios/apartmentsBalcony view of Eiffel Tower
Students will be accommodated in shared studios or shared apartments for the duration of the program.

Costs & Financial Aid

Program Fee $2,650 - tentative an subject to change
The program fee will cover lodging for 2 1/2 weeks in Paris, France, airport pick-up in Paris from  on first official day of program between hours of 6am-6pm, ground transportation for all included program field trips, tours and non-optional excursions, which may be on public or private transport, two guest lectures, classroom facilities and access to student computer and resource room, orientation upon arrival and onsite staff support from Paris host provider, international travel insurance and welcome and farewell meals.

Fieldtrips/tours/excursions included: Le Musee d'Orsay, Le Louvr, Centre Pompidou, Grande Mosquee de Paris, Pere Sachaise Cemetery, Walking tour, cultural event/activity to be determined.  The above is subject to change, based upon availability, cost, and group size.

Payment Deadlines*

6/15/2018 - $800 Early Bird Deposit Due (Non-refundable)*
9/24 - $800 Regular Decision Deposit due (Non-refundable)*
10/12 – 50% of remaining balance due
11/2 – remaining balance due

The program fee is based on a minimum student enrollment. If the student enrollment falls below the minimum, CSUF reserves the right to adjust the program fee to accommodate a smaller number of students.

*Please note, any 'committed' student who withdraws from the program any time after having paid the non-refundable deposit will forfeit the $800 deposit.  By paying the deposit, students imply their commitment to participate in the program. Any student, who withdraws after 10/15/2018 will forfeit the $800 deposit and will not receive any refund for any payments they have made after the initial deposit.

Additional Costs Not included in the Program Fee

A note about cancellation/withdrawals:  Students may withdraw their participation until October 1st, 2017 for a full refund; after this date, program fees paid are non-refundable, and students will also be responsible for the payment of any unpaid program fee balance.  

Financial Aid
There are many opportunities for CSUF students to study abroad and continue to receive financial aid. Click here to learn more about financial aid for study abroad.

Passport & Visa

You must have a valid passport for at least six (6) months after the date of international departure.  U.S. passport applications can be obtained at any major post office. See here for more information.  This process usually takes about 4-6 weeks, so plan early to apply for a new or renewed passport.

  • U.S. passport holders do not require a visa to enter the country of France for a period of up to 900 days.  Find France entry information here
  • Students who hold either a "United States Re-Entry Permit Travel Document" (DACA) or "United States Refugee Travel Document" will need to obtain a Schengeng visa for entry to France.  Students can visit here for specific information about Schengen visa application requirements.
  • Non-US passport holders may need to obtain a Schengeng visa for entry to France.  Non-US passport holders can visit here for specific information about Schengen visa application requirements.

Application & Deadlines


  • Good academic standing with junior, senior or graduate class standing
  • Valid passport and visa (if applicable); see above section
  • Prerequisite: ENGL 101
  • Completed online program application

Deadlines and Important Dates

May 30, 2018 Early Bird Application Due
June 4, 2018 Early Bird Application Status Notification
June 15, 2018 Early Bird Commitment & Deposit Deadline
Sept. 14, 2018
Regular Decision Online Application Due
Sept. 17, 2018 Application Status Notification
September 24, 2018 Regular Decision Commitment & Deposit Deadline
TBD Pre-Departure Orientation

Contact Us
Programming-related Questions (e.g. payments, enrollment, etc.): Abigail Segura, Study Abroad Program Coordinator -
Course-related Questions: Faculty Leader Lana Dalley -
Application and Online Forms: Study Abroad Office -

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