ERIC Number: ED330299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Studying in the French University: A Guide for U.S. Advisors and Students. Working Paper #16.
Grant, Mary Anne
This guide is designed for student advisors in the United States who are counseling students preparing for a period of study in a fully integrated higher education program in France. The guide covers aspects of the French educational system including the French higher education system, university and academic life, course selection and credit transfer, registration, student/teacher relationship, examinations, the grading system, and academic records. Major differences between American and French systems of higher education include the following: students need to be more independent under the French system; credit is earned primarily by the final examination at the end of the year; programs of study for degrees are strictly defined; and campus life is less organized. A list of books for further consultation is included. (LPT)
Descriptors: Academic Records, College Environment, College Students, Course Selection (Students), Credits, Cultural Differences, Grading, Higher Education, School Registration, Student College Relationship, Study Abroad, Teacher Student Relationship, Tests, Transfer Policy
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC. Field Service Program.