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The MICEFA Experience

My experience with MICEFA was nothing but perfect. Regardless of my ability of speaking the language, moving to Paris was still nerve-wracking. I didn’t know what to expect, specifically where I would live, and what classes would be like. With MICEFA I was reassured of my ability to complete the daunting classes at Paris-Sorbonne and was helped to find this cute, typical Parisian apartment in the 5th, right on rue Mouffetard! The office was also a great refuge to stop by and chat, print off documents, or vent about the new experiences that one inevitably faces. Studying in Paris was a dream, it really lives up to every good stereotype one hears and MICEFA was the perfect group to help me as a Canadian not only find my feet in France, but also continue on with a successful term
Joshua Brand
University of Saskatchewan Spring 2017
I lived in the CROUS Résidence Lepaute. It perfect place to practice French and get a glimpse into the life of what real French students do. I, myself, never speak english here. The other students are friendly, helpful and inclusive. The room has everything you need: kitchen, bathroom, desk... It is a dorm so you do have to pay for furnishings such as pots, pans, cover for bed, trashcans, etc. (the basic furniture is provided). The neighborhood is on the very edge of Paris, the area is very modern. It is a lot like America so if you need help adapting, it is a good place to go. It takes a little longer to metro places since you are further, but there are many lines here. It is nice because it is not nearly as crowded as the city.
Jessie R.
CSU Long Beach 2017
Many of the students at MICEFA enjoy being a part of this great association. They organize activities and excursions for international students living in Paris. They recently sat down with a selection of MICEFA students to talk about their experiences as international students in the city of lights! Check out their facebook for more information!
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International Student Association
Mahaut went on exchange to the University of Miami with the MICEFA for the 2018-2019 year. She studies at Sciences Politiques in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. During her exchange Mahaut was able to practice her sport English boxing at a high level while on exchange. Here is her experience in her own words:
"The USIBA nationals were taking place in Syracuse, NY from March 22 to March 24. Representing the University of Miami, I initially competed for the 125 lbs beginner title. On Friday, I won my semi finals against Georgia Tech with a KO during the 1st round. On Saturday, I win my finals against Georgetown on an unanimous decision and win my first national title. I challenged the novice boxer from Illinois on Sunday (she did not have an opponent and as my division’s champion, I had the right to challenge the upper division’s boxer) and fought a second finals, which I won on an unanimous decision. Therefore, I am USIBA double national champion in the 125 lbs weight class, in two different divisions."
Mahaut de Villeneuve Bargemon
Sciences Politiques & University of Miami 2018-2019