French Language & Culture Available Sessions
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About the Program
Designed for intermediate French speakers and above, this program will help you improve your French proficiency while deepening your understanding of French culture. Language courses focus on oral expression, vocabulary development, phonetics, and listening comprehension. You'll also choose elective courses focused on the culture, history, and art of France; elective courses are taught in French to complement and enhance your language learning. Elective course options increase in proportion to your language level, but all are designed to expand your language skills while expanding your knowledge of French culture.
- French Alps: Grenoble
- 9/2/19 - 12/21/19
- 14.5 - 16.5
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- Application Requirements
- Transcript - Unofficial
- Complete Application
- $95 Online Application Fee
Each semester, you'll enroll in 1 language course at your level. Students at the intermediate to high intermediate level will also enroll in 1 French vocabulary course, and 3 elective courses, all taught in French. Students at the advanced to high advanced level and superior level will also enroll in 1 written and oral expression course, 1 French vocabulary or linguistic course, and 3 elective courses, all taught in French.
Contact hours for language courses vary, but generally range from 90-150 contact hours/6-10 credits per semester. Elective courses meet for 22-30 contact hours/1.5-2 credits per semester. You may earn 14.5-16.5 credits (up to 246 contact hours) per semester, and 29-33 credits (up to 492 contact hours) per academic year.
Classes meet Monday-Friday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled for Fridays.
You’ll take a language placement test online before you arrive in Grenoble. Once on-site, you will take an oral test (10-minutes conversation with a teacher). Registration will then be finalized on-site, based on the results of both of your language placement test. If you don’t test at the intermediate level or higher, you'll be moved to the Intensive Language Program (additional fees may apply). 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 university 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.