DATES: early January - late May
This program is only available as an add-on to a Direct Exchange semester at EuroMed School of Management in Marseille, France.
COST: ~ $8,000; this covers tuition, internship placement, pre-departure orientation, & medical evacuation insurance. It does *not* include airfare.
FOR 12 UNDERGRADUATE CREDITS: 9 internship credits + 3 for the class taught by Euromed.
TYPE OF HOUSING: Students share secure, furnished flats in a quiet and residential district close to Marseille's centre and in the vicinity of public transport.
CONTACT: Erin Mateu 703.993.3864
APPLY BY: October 10th, 2008
The faculty director for this program is Associate Professor suzanne scott
list of potential internship placements [html]
general syllabus [doc]
internship guidelines [doc]
This exciting global internship program in beautiful Marseille, France is open to students of all majors at the undergraduate levels, including international students who have an F-1 student visa. French language is helpful, but NOT necessary for participation!
The number one sea port in France and the Mediterranean, Marseille has a significant history of international trade. Its population is young, lively, and creative. Marseille is the key metropolis of Southern Europe, combining art de vivre with a stimulating economy.
The Center for Global Education, in partnership with EuroMed Marseille, offers students the unique opportunity to participate in a professional academic internship in Southern France. Students are placed in unpaid professional internships for academic credit, based on their course work, skills and personal/professional interests. Placements include (but are not limited to) business, commerce, trade, the arts, communication, history, culture, politics and many other esteemed organizations.
In the 15-week spring option, internships are complemented by a weekly class of their choice from a pre-arranged list which is taught at the Euromed School of Business. Students intern four days per week, gaining valuable practical experience, and participate in the formal class one day per week. Students are evaluated according to their performance at the internships, and are also required to complete reflective and research assignments as part of their coursework (From both the Mason Faculty Director and their Marseille professor). All students, both Mason and non-Mason, are eligible for career counseling, resume writing tips and internship search strategies from Mason's University Career Services.
ADDITIONAL INFO ON HOW CREDITS WORK: Euromed classes for undergraduates and graduates are for transfer credit only. For internship credit, undergraduate students may use course number NCLC 495 Experiential Learning (3-9 credits) or they can seek internship credit through their department. For example, Art and Visual Technology offers AVT 399. The course number for the elective class will need to be discussed with your academic advisor for a GMU equivalent. Graduate students need to seek departmental approval for internship credit.
FACULTY DIRECTOR: Suzanne Scott is an Assistant Professor of the New Century College at George Mason University. She holds an M.A. in English Literature, with a concentration in feminist literary and cultural theory. Her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art focused on art and writing as social action and cultural critique. Passionate about all forms of artistic expression, she seeks to help students make connections between art and literature and the social, cultural and political currents of the time. Through her students each semester, she sees old topics in new ways and gains new knowledge from her students' experiences.
ELIGIBILITY: Due to the competitive nature of the internship options in Marseilles, this program is only available as a second semester add-on to the Direct Exchange program in Marseilles.
Undergraduates must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and have completed at least 45 credit hours. Graduate students should have at least a 3.0 GPA. This program is open to Mason students only.
Applicants must consult with the French Embassy in Washington, DC to determine visa status and needed documentation well prior to departure. Erin Mateu will provide general instructions for the visa process.
International students CAN participate in the Marseille Internship provided they have an F-1 student visa. Those who are not US citizens or US permanent residents should consult with Program Officer Erin Mateu before applying to the program. International students are eligible to participate, but they would need to confirm their visa status to enter/exit France.
*CGE reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances.