UMSL students may attend the intensive French language institute at the Centre International d'Études Françaises (CIDEF). Students will improve their French through language courses, conversation groups, lab work, written exercises, and some interactions with French students. Students pay all fees to CIDEF and receive six units of transfer credit.
For an extra fee, students can participate in optional weekend excursions.
Students may live in a dormitory or rent a room from a French family for the duration of the program. Housing options and prices.
Visit CIDEF's website (only available in French) for complete details on the course offerings and accommodations. Utilize the links on the left-hand side. If you need help reading CIDEF's website, please see the Study Abroad Office or Anne-Sophie Blank, advisor to study abroad students in French.
**Intermediate level students should first consider the French language program in Strasbourg**
July 1 - 30, 2009
Arrival: July 1
Placement test: July 2 at 8:30
End of class and "Soirée Internationale": July 29
Depart: July 30
Tuition: 890 Euros
Room and Board: 725 - 1,150 Euros*
Airfare: $1,400 (estimate)
Optional Excursions: 290 Euros
Mandatory Health Insurance: $47
Meals and Personal Expenses: $600 - $1000 (depends on personal habits)
*Price varies depending on living arrangements and meals. Students have the choice of living in the university residence or with a family. Students may also choose to include some or all of their meals in the room and board.
To see the current Euro/Dollar conversion, use a Currency Converter.
How to Apply/Application Process:
To apply, please visit the Study Abroad Application Deadlines & Procedures page for How to Apply for this Exchange Program deadlines, application procedures, and forms.
Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation:
All UM-St. Louis students who study abroad are required to attend pre-departure orientation. This session will cover registration and financial aid, credit transfer, travel, health and safety topics, culture shock, and much more. Details and location.
Last modified February 18, 2010