Academic Requirements and Expectations
Aside from completing the internship itself, you will be asked to fulfill 3 academic requirements:
Before you leave: You will register for French 381 for the following semester (Fall 2013). French 381 does not meet. You will need permission to register: please forward your student ID# to Rachael Criso once you have an offer of employment in writing.
While abroad: Contribute twice a week to an online blog. In the blog, you will share your experiences, give and take advice, plan trips to visit other interns, share images etc. You will also keep a vocabulary book, noting down each new word you come across.
Here is last year’s blog: http://2012-stagesenfrance.blogspot.com. The summer 2013 group of interns will have their own website.
Once you return: On the first day of the fall semester, submit two copies of a 20-page, double-spaced paper in French about your experiences while abroad to your instructor. In the pape you should discuss your expectations before you left for the internship, your first impressions, your job, your travels, your friends, and even funny experiences or challenges. Special focus should be given to a comparison of your culture with that of your adopted country.
You will give a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation about your internship experience to a French class or during the Global Internship Showcase (date TBA). At the Global Internships Showcase, you will meet prospective interns and explain your experiences while encouraging them to intern abroad.
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