Maymester in Martinique, French in the Caribbean (FREN 220)
*Undergraduate applicants only, graduate students are not eligible*
This FREN 220 course will be a four-week French language and culture program to include one week on the USC campus, and three weeks in Martinique. At USC, students will start reviewing basic language functions while beginning their exploration of Martinican culture through a general introduction of the geography and history of the island as well as an analysis of political and identity issues (colonialism, “loi de départementalisation”). The class will then meet in Martinique where we will continue our class discussions on the campus of Université des Antilles et de la Guyane in Schoelcher. Class meetings will be complemented by excursions, cultural activities and group lunches/dinners. Students will stay with host families and travel will be, for the most part, by private coach.
Faculty Director: Dr. Jennifer Misran