ISU on the French Riviera
is a collaboration with CEA Study Abroad, an affiliate of ISU new in Summer 2016.
Study French for a month and get 4 credits toward your World Language requirement or a French minor/major while enjoying the sun and fun of the Riviera!
The first 10 students to apply, get accepted, and COMMIT to the program will receive an automatic $500 program scholarship. PLUS, optional online courses with scholarships are possible. (See below.)
The Intensive French Language program at the Centre International d’Antibes (CIA) offered during the summer is designed for students of all language levels who wish to focus their studies on the acquisition and/or improvement of their French language skills while increasing their knowledge of French culture and civilization. All CIA language courses focus on oral and written expression, vocabulary development, and listening comprehension.
Online Courses (optional)
ME 231, section XW (Thermodynamics I) for 3 credits - Contact the Program Directors for information on possible tuition scholarships form the College of Engineering.
FRNCH 378, section XW (French Film Studies in English) for 3 credits - offered Summer Session I online - Contact the Program Directors for information on possible tuition scholarships form the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
FRNCH 370, section XW (French Studies in English) for 3 credits - offered Summer Session II online - Contact the Program Directors for information on possible tuition scholarships form the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
Students will enroll in one CIA language course, which meets for 60 hours and is generally worth 4 credits in the US semester system.
This unique academic experience, in conjunction with living in Antibes-Juan-Les-Pins, is sure to increase students’ French language proficiency and help them gain priceless knowledge and insight into French life and culture.
CIA language classes meet 4 hours per day Monday through Friday in the morning.
Certain days will be reserved for excursions. The ISU program includes at least 3 of the following: Cannes, Monaco, Nice, St. Tropez, and Lerins Islands.
Students must register for courses prior to departure for the French Riviera. A course selection form will be posted to your MyCEA Account, which should be completed no later than the program closure date. You will begin your session with a language placement exam, and you will be placed in a language class with other students of your same level. In order to ensure that you receive credit for the level you place into, it is in your best interest to have courses, including alternates, approved by your academic advisor prior to submitting your course selection form.
Included in the program fee are the following activities:
Walking tour of the city and welcome meal
Orientation to CEA, the facilities and program
French wine and cheese tasting
Cultural activities such as French cooking, dance, art
Students live in shared flats/apartments with kitchen facilities in Antibes within a 20 minute walk of CIA. Shopping at local markets and cooking on your own can help keep meals reasonably priced, but many restaurants and local cuisine are available as well!
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