Prepare Your Program
Nomination by your University's International Office
All students must apply through their international or study abroad office, no direct applications are accepted.
Receive your acceptance materials & take placement test
MICEFA creates your acceptance materials and sends them to your home university’s international office who distributes them to you! You will receive information about the placement test with it
Online interview with MICEFA Staff
During this interview you will be able to talk about university placement, academics, housing, visas and all the other details of your program!
Arrival in Paris
You will arrive directly to your temporary housing, Specific arrival information for your program will be communicated to you by MICEFA staff.
Transfer credit home
The MICEFA automatically sends your transcript including your intensive session, MICEFA courses and direct enrolled university courses, to your home university to be evaluated for credit. To purchase additional transcripts click here!
Choosing Your University
As a MICEFA student, you are automatically accepted at any of our 18 member universities for your exchange program. You will be advised by the Academic Director and the Student Affairs Coordinator you who will help you choose one university to attend per semester (you may change universities at the end of the semester if you stay for the full academic year). At this university you may select classes in any department including FLE (Français Langue Etrangère). See courses offered at our member universities in our Undergraduate Fields of Study.
Each university has its own sign up dates which will be communicated to the student by the MICEFA Student Affairs Coordinator.
MICEFA offers in-house classes in both French and English which are open only to students studying through the MICEFA program. Each student can sign up for a maximum of 2 MICEFA Courses during the first semester and 1 class the following semester. Click here for a listing of this year’s MICEFA Courses.
Housing will be your first priority upon arriving in France. We highly recommend the short-term housing option, which enables students to get a sense of Paris before jumping into a living arrangement. This time also allows students to get to know each other and form lasting friendships before they are scattered throughout Paris.
Temporary housing will be reserved in Paris from Sunday, August 21st, 2022 to Wednesday, August 31st, 2022 (10 nights); you will check out on the morning of August 31st, 2022 (9:00AM).
If you would like to reserve a spot in the temporary housing, please confirm your spot by email by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we have received your confirmation we will send you the instructions on how to pay for temporary housing.
Payments deadline will be announced soon. This is billed at cost: 360€00
Earning University Credit
MICEFA edits and send your official transcripts in English and converted to the American/Canadian grading system to your home university (please see our conversion guide). All of your classes, including your French intensive course, courses taken at your host University and any MICEFA courses are grouped together onto the same transcript. If you need to request additional transcripts to send with future applications, you may request them via the Alumni page.