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Location: Strasbourg, France

Program Type: UMSL Exchange Program through the MAUI-Utrecht Network Exchange Consortium open to undergraduate and graduate students

Language of Instruction: French

UMSL Term Abroad: Academic Year, Spring

Approximate Dates Abroad:
Academic Year: early September - early May
Spring: mid January - early May

Application Deadline:

  • Fall/Academic Year: February 16 (final)
  • Spring: August 23 (final)

UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility RequirementsStudents who are interested in enrolling in the regular program should have taken at least three courses beyond French 2101 as well as French 3200.


Subjects Available:

  • Pre-Law or Law 
  • TAUGHT IN FRENCH - for graduate subjects available, see link below
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Biology
  • Business - Accounting
  • Business - Business Administration
  • Business - Finance
  • Business - International Business
  • Business - Logistics & Operations Management
  • Business - Management
  • Business - Marketing
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education - Elementary Education
  • Education - General Educational Studies
  • Education - Physical Education
  • Education - Secondary Education
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Languages - Arabic
  • Languages - Chinese
  • Languages - French
  • Languages - German
  • Languages - Japanese
  • Languages - Modern Greek
  • Languages - Spanish
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Music - Education
  • Music - Performance
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law or Law
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Sociology
  • Theatre


The University:  The second oldest university in France, the University of Strasbourg is located on four major campuses throughout the Urban Community of Strasbourg. Strasbourg University hosts nearly 42,000 students (20% international students) and employs more than 4600 people.  It has hosted over time, prestigious personalities  including 17 Nobel Prize winners. Through its human potential, intellectual and scientific, it has the ambition to address the challenges, and its ability to innovate, become a of the major hubs of European university life. The Main Campus is about 15 minutes from the city center by bike or tram.  A bike path connects the campus to the center, allowing students to enjoy city life. Such transport also acts in favor of sustainable development of the city in general and the university in particular.

Academics:  Take content courses taught in French in subject listed above. The University offers a free session of Intensive French courses during the last week of September and the first week of October. During the academic year students may follow free courses of French as a foreign language.

Housing: In France, it is common that universities neither own nor run their own residences; however, the International Relations office will help place you in housing.

Activities and Programs: 


Location:  Strasbourg has a unique history, crossed by two cultures (French and German). Strasbourg's city center is particularly friendly and lively throughout the year, especially in winter with highlight that represents the Christmas Market. Many French and foreign students in Strasbourg will find many cultural venues and outlets. The presence in the city of many European institutions also allows students to gain on-site knowledge of European political and administrative functioning.

International Office Website: http://www.unistra.fr/index.php?id=international

Graduate Course Offerings: http://www.unistra.fr/index.php?id=1601 

Orientation and other helpful information: http://www.unistra.fr/index.php?id=11088

Housing Information: http://www.unistra.fr/index.php?id=533


Cost Estimates for 2014-15*

Use the Budget Worksheet to compare the below cost to your personal budget or living on campus at UMSL.

Tuition $3,789.60
HTH mandatory insurance $140.00
Books and course materials $40.00
Accommodations $1,700.00
Meals & Personal Expenses $1,550.00
Airfare $1,600.00
Local Transportation $250.00
Other $300.00
TOTAL $9,369.60

Course Equivalencies: Each student is responsible for researching what courses are available to take and for obtaining an UMSL equivalent course. The UMSL equivalent course number is the course for which you will receive credit on your UMSL transcript. Finding courses to take while you are abroad requires some time and research. More information is on the course equivalency page.

Upon Acceptance: Students will be required to submit supplemental materials, purchase HTH insurance, and participate in a mandatory orientation. More information will be distributed to all accepted students.

* UMSL tuition fees are based on 12 undergraduate credit hours at the 2014/15 rate - 2015/16 tuition rate TBA April 2015. Non-resident fees may apply.
* Costs are based off a five month semester. 
* Airline estimate based off of online search.
* Please note that expenses are ESTIMATES. Costs vary depending on the exchange rate, the inflation rate, individual spending habits, and amount of extra travel. The cost estimate above does not include visa expenses, personal expenses, independent travel, which vary widely from student to student.
* Program information is subject to change.
* Other includes estimate for French insurance


Some Photos and Text Courtesy of Strasbourg University