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  • Locations: Antibes, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 09/01/2019 05/25/2019 06/28/2019
NOTE: Dates are tentative. Please check back in the fall for exact dates for Summer 2019. Internships in Aix-en-Provence may also be available as an add-on.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Guthrie, Nancy, Nally, Ginger Program Director: Feve, Sebastien, Weber-Feve, Stacy
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat Cumulative GPA: 2.3
Language of Instruction: French Host Country Language: French
Online Course Catalog Available: Yes Sponsor: CEA
Program Type: Direct
Program Description:
logo LAS SAISU on the French Riviera is a collaboration with CEA Study Abroad, an affiliate of Iowa State University.
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! (any level of French, from beginning to advanced)

Academic Focus

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 - $750 tuition award provided by College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

FRNCH 370, section XW (French Studies in English) for 3 credits - offered Summer Session II online - $750 tuition award provided by College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Students will enroll in one CIA language course, which meets for 3 hours per day, Monday to Friday, for a total of 60 contact hours (equivalent to 4 transfer credits of French) 

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.

Schedule Summary

CIA language classes meet 3 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, Sainte Marguerite Island.

Course Registration

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!

Program Directors
Dr. Stacey Weber-Feve (  & Mr. Sebastien Feve (

Study Abroad Adviser
Ginger Nally (