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Programs Abroad

The French and Italian Department offers excellent opportunities for study abroad. A total of eleven or twelve term-long programs take place annually: eight in France and three or four in Italy. Some of these, known as LSA for Language Study Abroad allow students with the equivalent of two terms of college French or Italian to complete their Dartmouth language requirement while living with a French or Italian host family and taking courses in grammar, literature and civilization. The French LSA site is the culturally rich city of Lyon, while the Italian LSA takes place in Rome. For intermediate students, the French LSA+ program site is in Toulouse and the Italian LSA+ program is in Rome. For advanced students, Dartmouth has designed the FSP, or Foreign Study Program. Participants in the French FSP go to Paris, and follow a course of study consisting of literature, history and art history.

Student groups are always accompanied by a Dartmouth faculty member, who teaches one of the on-site courses. Other courses are taught by local French and Italian faculty associated with area universities. The total linguistic and cultural immersion inherent to LSA, LSA+ and FSP is a crucial element of their success.

Applicants must apply online at the Off-Campus Programs website at

Last Updated: 11/19/09