- French Language
- French Politics
- French Culture and Civilization
- NW Faculty courses taught in English – varies from year to year
WHERE YOU'LL STUDY
Students will study at the international language institute (CIDEF) of the Université Catholique de l'Ouest located near the city center. CIDEF is recognized as a leader in language education for students of all levels. The program offices are located on campus and provide students with a lounge area, a small reference library, wi-fi access, and a place to relax between classes and consult with program staff. Angers is a bustling university city with over 30,000 students, home to both a castle and churches dating back to the twelfth- and thirteenth-centuries. Experience the best of the medieval and the modern in this colorful city nestled in the beautiful Loire Valley. Stroll down cobblestone streets, explore beautiful gardens, and visit museums. Take the high-speed train to Paris, just an hour and a half to the northeast.
This program is open to students with no French up to a maximum of first year college-level French (three quarters/two semesters) or the equivalent prior to participation. This program is ideal for students who wish to learn French while concurrently taking content courses taught in English that focus on French culture and society. It is also ideal for French majors and minors in the early stages of language study, and students from many disciplines such as history, sociology, political science, French culture, and civilization who are interested in France and the Loire Valley. Courses are taught by local French faculty who are accustomed to teaching U.S. and international students. In addition, a visiting U.S. faculty member teaches two courses each fall, incorporating specially designed excursions in the surrounding region. Students take 12 hours of French per week and select one to three options from the content courses taught in English.
- No previous French language is required
- Maximum three quarters/two semesters of first year college-level French*
- Sophomore Status
- Good academic standing
* Students with more than one year of college-level French prior to participation who wish to go to Angers are required to enroll in the Angers French Immersion program.
Selection is based on seriousness of purpose, academic achievement, and individual stability and maturity. Individual university requirements may vary. A minimum GPA and previous language study may be required by your home institution. Check with your study abroad adviser for specific requirements.
Contact Hours: French Language: 120 hours. Content courses: 40 – 120 hours.
Semester: 13 – 16 credits
Quarter: 16 - 24 credits
All courses offered in Angers are recognized and approved for academic credit by various NCSA member institutions. Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad adviser for more information, in particular how many contact hours are required for internship or service learning credit.