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Strasbourg Program

A program of study abroad, the Oberlin Center of European Studies, was inaugurated during the 1992-93 academic year in Strasbourg, France, the birthplace of John Frederick Oberlin. The program is designed to take advantage of Strasbourg's role at the heart of the newly emerging European Union. Seat of the European Council, and the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg offers the facilities of a large university, a national conservatory of music, national theater and opera house, and numerous cultural attractions. For more detailed information point your web browser at http://www.oberlin.edu/OCES.

Enrollment in the Oberlin Center of European Studies is possible for the first or second semester. Applications for an additional semester will be considered. A multi-tiered curriculum, offered in conjunction with the Université de Strasbourg, will include a core curriculum in history, economics, international studies, and political science, along with courses in French language, literature, and culture. Direct access to university courses in various appropriate subjects will be possible for students whose linguistic preparation is sufficient. Students majoring in performance interested in applied music study may be able to enroll at the Conservatoire National de Musique in Strasbourg.

The Oberlin Center of European Studies will be directed by an Oberlin faculty member and its program and operation will be conducted by the director in collaboration with the Oberlin Center of European Studies at Strasbourg Program Committee.

Admission to the program is by application only, filed with the Oberlin Center of European Studies at Strasbourg Program Committee. Applications are filed in March for both the fall and spring semesters, and, depending upon space, again in October for the spring semester. Applications will be reviewed by the program director and the program committee. Sophomores and juniors will be given preference; qualified first-year students may also apply. Applications will be judged on the basis of faculty recommendations, academic preparation and performance, and an interview. Students without prior college-level coursework in French language will be required to participate in a multi-week intensive language-immersion program prior to the start of the regular semester.
The cost of the program is equivalent to the cost of a semester on-campus, which includes partial transatlantic airfare. Financial aid applies as for students in residence at Oberlin. Housing arrangements, provision of meals, and numerous cultural activities are included in the cost of the program. Students are responsible however, as usual, for additional costs (textbooks, personal travel and entertainment, insurance costs, incidentals and such).

Suspended for 2001-2002.

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