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  • Locations: Lyon, France; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led College/School: Education
Program Description:

This program will not be running in 2020. For information about 2021, please contact the program director.

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 ending 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 1020
American Sign Language 2, 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.

November 7 Study Abroad Reception (returnees & new admits)
March/April (TBA) Program orientation 
June 22: Depart USA
June 23: Arrive in Lyon, France; orientation and welcome dinner
June 24: Tour of Tour of Laurent Clerc's Birthplace & Museum/Bat Cave
June 25: Tour of  Berthier Museum/ Berthier’s birthplace and tomb site and Winery tour in Beaune
June 26: Tour of district and historical church
June 27: Visits to the Notre Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle. Lunch in Latin Quarter. Pompidou and gorgeous Hotel de Ville
June 28: International Visual Theatre and participate in workshop. Arc d’ Triomphe and the famed Champs Elysees Boulevard. Palace Garnier and its Opera Theatre
June 29: Visit St. Jacques Deaf School,  Luxembourg Gardens and embark on an evening cruise on the Seine River after dinner
June 30: Tour La Conciergerie. Swing by l’Epee cenotaph, statue of Joan of Arc, Tuileries Garden, Concorde and Musee Orsay
July 1: Versailles tour. Bike rentals and visit Marie Antoinette’s cottages. Return to Paris for early farewell dinner nearby Eiffel Tower
July 2: 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.