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French Study Abroad Summer 2015
Foreign Language Department

There will be no study abroad program offered in summer 2017.
Please Check back in Fall 2017 for Study Abroad in Summer 2018.

Paris 2015 Summer Study Abroad Program Photos
2015 LBCC students at Chenonceau, Paris
2015 LBCC Study Abroad students at Chenonceau Castle, Paris
  Program Date and Price
Date: July 1 to July 30, 2015
PROGRAM PRICE: $4250 (excl. airfare)
(based on double-occupancy)


This One Month trip to France Includes the Following:

    • 30 nights accommodation in the heart of Paris (La Sorbonne and the Latin Quarter) including meals.
    • 1 month of instruction in French; all levels available (20 hours per week). 5 semester-units of transferable credit to CSU and UC.
      • 4 Excursions (5 days total including hotel and fine French dining)
      • 14 guided Museum visits and Cultural Tours
    • Excursions: 3 days visit of the Loire Valley Castles (Chambord, Chenonceau), 1 day to Monet’s house and Rouen’s Cathedral, 1 day to the WWI Museum outside of Paris.
    • Parisian museums/monuments: Le Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, Monet, Carnavalet, Invalides, Notre Dame, Ste. Chapelle.
    • Cultural Tours of Paris: Bastille Day celebration, Sights and Sounds of Paris, Boat ride on the Seine River, Ballet in the Garnier Opera, Pop music concert, Gourmet Dinner in the City of Lights.
    • Paris public transportation pass for 1 month, LBCC on-site professor, and more!

 For a completed program details and registration form, please download our program brochure.

 Courses Offered
 French 1- Elementary French 5
 French 2 - Elementary French 5
 French 3 - Intermediate French 5
 French 4 - Intermediate French 5
 French 8 - Spoken French 3
 French 25A - Advanced French: Culture* 3
 French 25B - Advanced French: History* 3
 French 25C - Advanced French: Politics, Current Events* 3

*Note French 25 may be taken four times for credit; one topic is typically offered per term
All courses are transferable to UC/CSU, see counselor for limitations.

  Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for Long Beach City College students.
The deadline to apply for a scholarship is December 9, 2014.

For financial aid:
Contact the LBCC Financial Aid office
LAC campus in room A-1075 (562) 938-4485
PCC campus in room MD 146  (562) 938-4485.

  Program Director
Dr. Hinton
Dr. Marie-Laure Hinton

Dr. Hinton was born and raised in France and also lived in Spain, Belgium and Switzerland. After earning several degrees in France, she relocated to the United States. In 1997, she received a B.S. in General Physics from CSU, Dominguez Hills, a Masters in French Literature in 1998 and a B.A. in Spanish and Linguistics in 1999 from CSU, Long Beach with highest honors. She completed her Ph.D. at UCLA's French and Francophone Studies Department. Her dissertation entitled Emile Zola photographe focuses on nineteenth century French literature and photography.

Throughout her education, Dr. Hinton has been the recipient of prestigious awards and scholarships based on her commitment and dedication to academic excellence. At CSU, Long Beach, she was nominated Distinguished Graduate Student and received a Certificate of Excellence Through High Scholastic Achievement from the College of Liberal Arts. She was also a Merit Scholar at CSU, Dominguez Hills for the Los Angeles Collaboration for Teacher Excellence, and in 2003 was awarded a Graduate Scholarship from UCLA. She is a member of the National French Honor Society, the American Association of Teachers of French and the National Physics Honor Society.

Dr. Hinton has extensive teaching experience in universities and community colleges in Southern California. She taught at UCLA, CSULB, Long Beach City College, Cerritos, Cypress and El Camino College. She was also a Teaching Assistant Coordinator at UCLA and CSULB and in 2001 was part of the UCLA Study Abroad Program in Paris. In 2006, she received an Outstanding Teacher's Award. At Long Beach City College, she sponsors the French Club, is a member of the Board of Directors for Friends of Languages and the director of the 2008, 2009 and 2015 Study Abroad programs in France.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Marie-Laure Hinton
Office: LAC M212
Phone: (562) 938-4966