Improve your language skills and learn about French culture and lifestyle in this intensive 3-credit course. Designed for students from the beginning to intermediate French language levels, this program helps you adapt to the French language, culture, and lifestyle in a short period of time. You may enroll in this two-week language program as a stand-alone study abroad experience, or add it to your semester program in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, French Alps: Grenoble, or French Riviera: Antibes as an Early Start option.
You'll enroll in 1 French language course and earn 3 credits (up to 45 contact hours).
Classes meet for 5 hours per day, Monday-Thursday. Active learning components required by your course may be scheduled on Fridays.
You will select your course based on your language level. It is in your best interest to have the course pre-approved by your home university before you leave for Paris. 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.
Located in the heart of the vibrant Marais District, the CEA Paris Center offers small class sizes and a wide range of electives taught in English. Choose the courses that best align with your academic, career, and personal interests. Through a grant program geared to local students, you'll have the opportunity to sit alongside French students in a few of your classes.
When you study abroad in Paris, you can choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences. Housing assignments in the Early Start portion of the program (Fall semester only) may differ from the housing assignments for the remainder of the semester.
Life-Long Benefits I made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I learned a lot about not only France, but who I am and what I am capable of. Everybody should have the chance to study abroad because there are so many benefits.
Grand Valley State University,
Spring 2014 ,
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