The core of this program consists of daily French language classes taken with other American and European students at the Institut de Langue et de Cultures Françaises (ILCF) at the Institut Catholique de Paris. These classes, taken with other American and European students, focus on enabling the student to function in a francophone environment and emphasies oral comprehension and expression. The course is worth 4 university credits for a total of 60 hours. Click here to find course content by level.
Students may also enroll in an optional MICEFA-led French culture course (3 university credits) at an additional cost. In July 2017, MICEFA is launching an exciting new course entitled, “The 3 Faces of Paris: Food, Film and Fashion”. Click here for the syllabus.
Activities and excursions are organized and accompanied by MICEFA staff. These activities include tours and visits as well as a welcome and farewell dinner at a typical French restaurant.
Each year, we organize the following activities:
The July 2017 Schedule will be posted in May 2017. See our schedule from July 2016: Activities Schedule 2016
Student can choose to live in either centrally located French homestays or in a shared dormitory room at the historic Cité International Universitaire de Paris (Cité U).
At the Cité U, students will be housed in the Residence Honnorat where they will have access to a shared kitchen, bathrooms and laundry facilities. Wi-Fi access is free of charge. Click here for a complete description of the residence Honnorat.
For students enrolled in one of our North American partner universities (see the list on this website), please contact your study abroad office for further information. Academic credit must be approved before the program starts. The MICEFA cannot guarantee that your university will accept the classes you take during this program.
Participants must have at least a 2.0 GPA from an American university or a 63% average from a Canadian university.
A proficiency in the French language is NOT required. The Institut Catholique de Paris offers French language courses at all levels. Students will be required to do an online placement test before arriving in Paris (mid-June). If the student does not do the online placement, they will be required to do a written placement test during the July 2nd enrollment at the Institut Catholique de Paris. All students will be required to do an oral interview to confirm their written/online placement level.
For students enrolled at non-partnerning North American higher education institutions, please contact us directly to find out how to enroll.
Total Program Cost for Basic Program (4 university credits): 2145€
This cost includes housing at Cité U, excursions and activities, French Language Course (4 credits) at the Institut Catholique de Paris and a one-month Paris public transportation pass (Carte Navigo).
Program Options (selection options must be indicated at the time of application)
For estimated additional costs, please see the attached document: Cost Estimate of Participation
Application Dates: March 1st, 2017
NB: Applications may be received until May 1st; acceptance will depend on availability of housing.
Program Down payment (600€) required to reserve housing: April 1st, 2017
Final Payment: May 1st, 2017
Arrival date: Saturday, July 1st, 2017 (this means departure from the US on Friday, June 30th, 2017)
Class Dates: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 – Friday, July 28th, 2017
Program End Date: Saturday, July 29th, 2017
For more information contact Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
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