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  • Locations: Lyon, France; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Academic Level(s): Graduate, Undergraduate Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling)
Participant Selection: Competitive Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 11-20 students
Type of Instruction: Study-Travel Classes With: UGA Students
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s) College/School: Education
Academic Area: World Language Education Language Program: No
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0 or above
Minimum number of credit hours: 3 Maximum number of credit hours: 3
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel
Adventure Sport: None
Program Description:

This program will be running in 2022. 

UGA - Education –  American Sign Language in France

This program provides American Sign Language (ASL) students level 2 and 3 with opportunities to engage with deaf people and deaf culture in Paris, France. The program will include:

  • language instruction and review sessions at lodgings at the beginning and end of each trip day
  • meet-ups with local Deaf community in Paris and other cities nearby
  • tours led by a Deaf guide in ASL at tourist attractions as well as birthplaces of historical Deaf figures.
  • Sightseeing and dining at restaurants in the areas, again using only ASL as means of communication
  • Language and culture assignments via video recording at sites and lodgings.

Program Location: Paris, France



Academic Program

AMSL 2010
American Sign Language 3, 3 credit hours
Continuation of development of skills in ASL with emphasis on advanced comprehe165, 42, 42);">Program Itinerary
This is a working itinerary and subject to change.

AMSL 4010
Peer Learning Assistants in American Sign Language (PLAs) 
PLAs will serve as a resource to help students learn language functions and concepts, help promote language and culture models and provide instructional support in and out of class.

November 7 Study Abroad Reception (returnees & new admits)
March/April (TBA) Program orientation 
May 19: Depart USA
May  20: Arrive in Lyon, France; orientation and welcome dinner
May  21: Tour of Tour of Laurent Clerc's Birthplace & Museum/Bat Cave
May 22: Tour of  Berthier Museum/ Berthier’s birthplace and tomb site and Winery tour in Beaune
May 23: Tour of district and historical church
May 24: Visits to the Notre Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle. Lunch in Latin Quarter. Pompidou and gorgeous Hotel de Ville
May 25: International Visual Theatre and participate in workshop. Arc d’ Triomphe and the famed Champs Elysees Boulevard. Palace Garnier and its Opera Theatre
May 26: Visit St. Jacques Deaf School,  Luxembourg Gardens and embark on an evening cruise on the Seine River after dinner
May 27: Tour La Conciergerie. Swing by l’Epee cenotaph, statue of Joan of Arc, Tuileries Garden, Concorde and Musee Orsay
May 28: Versailles tour. Bike rentals and visit Marie Antoinette’s cottages. Return to Paris for early farewell dinner nearby Eiffel Tower
May 29: Depart France


More information coming soon. 

Program Costs

See "Cost of Attendance" sheet at the top of this brochure for dollar estimates. Basic cost breakdown for study abroad includes:

  • Program fee for student travel (including accommodations, group excursions, meals, etc.);
  • Tuition and fees for academic courses;
  • International airfare estimate; and
  • Personal spending money estimate.  
Speak with a UGA Financial Aid Advisor about how to apply the HOPE scholarship and other financial aid to study abroad expenses


To qualify for the program, students must have:
  • Either prerequisite language skills of AMSL 1010 (ASL 1) for AMSL 1020 (ASL 2) credits or AMSL 1020 (ASL 2) for AMSL 2010 (ASL 3) credits.

Admission Process

Admissions are rolling after the Oct. 15 decision date, and only applications marked "complete" by that time will receive a decision. Admission decisions will be sent via the application portal. Students will have a limited time to accept or decline an admission offer before the spot passes to another candidate. Students who accept the offer of admission must pay a non-refundable $300 deposit to confirm their place in the program and register for courses.

Contact Information

Mr. Brian Leffler, Program Director

Phone: 706-542-4561

This program is currently not accepting applications.