French Language & Culture Available Sessions
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About the Program
Immerse into French language and culture as you attend class alongside other international students. Choose from a range of elective courses that deepen your understanding of French culture and complement your language learning; along with your language course, you’ll choose from elective courses in subjects like culture, European politics, literature, music, phonetics, translation, and writing workshops. Designed for students at beginning to advanced French language levels, all courses are taught in French in order to help hone your language proficiency, increase your understanding of French culture and history, and enhance your immersion experience.
- 9/2/19 - 4/18/20
- 24 - 34
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- Application Requirements
- Transcript - Unofficial
- Complete Application
- $95 Online Application Fee
Each semester, beginning French speakers enroll in 2 language courses and 1-2 elective courses. High-beginner, low-intermediate, and high-intermediate speakers enroll in 2 language courses and 1-3 elective courses. Advanced and above speakers enroll in 1 language course and 2-4 elective courses.
Language courses meet for 26-182 contact hours/2-12 credits; elective courses meet for 26-40 contact hours/2-3 credits per semester. You may earn 12-18 credits (up to 260 contact hours) per semester and 24-36 credits (up to 530 contact hours) per academic year. Language courses meet 4-5 days per week; elective courses meet once per week.
You'll take a written and oral language placement exam before you arrive in Aix. Based on the results, you'll be placed in a language class and select electives at your particular language level. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home school pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for France. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.
The host institution has offered the following courses in the past. Please note that course listings may not be finalized until the start of the term; we’ll post an updated list when the host institution finalizes its offerings.
*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.
Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.
This budget contains costs that you can take to your financial aid office. Please note that amounts may fluctuate; we’ve included a range of costs.
Federal law allows the use of financial aid to cover “reasonable” costs of study abroad including round-trip transportation, tuition and fees for the program, living costs, passport and visa fees, health insurance, and more.
Please note that all costs and charges listed below are subject to change without notice. With the exception of Program Price, all costs are estimates and may vary.
Below is a tentative itinerary for your program. Please note, dates and events below may change without prior notification. Contact CEA CAPA before purchasing airline tickets.
You will receive a finalized itinerary once you arrive onsite.
Note: Additional cultural activities/excursions or required course-related activities may be incorporated into your final itinerary. You are advised not to make personal travel arrangements until you have the final dates.