Paris Exchange Program

Study abroad with MICEFA for one or two semesters!

Receive financial aid abroad

Students pay their tuition directly to their home university so you are eligible for your financial aid while abroad.

Students do not pay any tuition to the French university they attend.

3-week intensive language course

During orientation all students participate in a 3-week intensive language course adapted to your level in French.  This course is taught by MICEFA professors and helps to prepare you for university in France.


academic advising

Before arriving via Skype and throughout the program, students are given 1-on-1 academic advising with MICEFA staff to help them choose the best university for their academic needs.  Tutoring is also available throughout the program.

MICEFA classes each semester

In-house classes taught by MICEFA professors in literature, art history, gender studies, international studies, business, and more.  Courses are offered in French and English.

Assistance with Visa paperwork

All students participating in the program will need to get a visa to study in France.  MICEFA delivers the necessary materials to obtain the visa and helps students to validate and renew their visa once in France.

Help getting settled

Program staff helps students to get settled, including setting up a bank account, getting a phone, finding housing, getting health care, finding a job and enrolling in French university.  Students are provided temporary housing for their arrival in France.

24/7 Emergency Phone

MICEFA has a 24/7 emergency phone that students may call in case of need.  Students are also proposed counseling services and confidential aid in times of need.

Direct enrollement in a French University

Students are guaranteed acceptance at the French university that they choose from the 16 member universities of MICEFA.  No headache with applications and decisions!

It was the best thing I've ever done. I was initially skeptical about staying in college an extra year to be able to do it, but I will never reconsider the decision I made to go.

Katelyn D - University of Texas at Austin

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Cost Estimate of Participation

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