UNIVERSITé DE CAEN BASSE-NORMANDIE FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE ▶
UNIVERSITé DE CAEN BASSE-NORMANDIE INTENSIVE LANGUAGE – SUMMER ▶
“Choosing to study abroad in Caen, France, was, by far, the best decision I have made related to my French studies. I can’t think of a better way for students to learn French and expand their cultural knowledge than by staying in a beautiful, historic and welcoming city such as Caen.
The layout of the city is perfect for students since the university is only a five-minute walk from downtown where there are always things to do including one of my favorite things to do…the Sunday market. I’ve never tasted such delicious fruit! I stayed with a host family who showed me around and introduced me to other French families. I didn’t have a single unpleasant encounter, and that goes for all the French people I met there.
I can’t list all my wonderful experiences that came about from studying in Caen, but I can say that if anyone is thinking about it, I would recommend studying abroad in Caen without a single reservation.”
-Rachel P, University of Wyoming
Caen is located in the heart of Normandy: a few miles from the coast, the landing beaches, the bustling resort of Deauville and Cabourg, Norman Switzerland or Pays d’Auge and two hours northwest of Paris.
As the city of William the Conqueror and as a key site of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War, Caen is well known for its history. The city has preserved the memory by erecting a memorial of peace: the Caen Memorial Museum.
Normandy offers picturesque villages, green pastures, a warm welcome and it is the ideal spot for water-sports, hiking, horse riding and all open-air activities.
Students will find it difficult to choose from the many places of interest to visit, or to choose from among the countless activities available. In Caen there is something for you whether your interest lies in history, art, architecture, gastronomy and sport or just enjoying the countryside. Caen is the perfect place to study and enjoy life!
Study Abroad in Caen
Founded in 1432, the Université de Caen, Basse-Normandie is one of Europe’s oldest academic institutions, and is located in the center of Caen. It is a multi-disciplinary university, welcomes 24,000 students each year and offers at more than one hundred different programs.
The CEFE (Centre d’Enseignement du Français pour Étrangers) is located in the heart of the city, on the main campus, and offers programs throughout the year which are designed to support French language acquisition – from introduction to the strengthening of linguistic skills. The CEFE offers 5 levels of training, from complete beginner to advanced level, sixty instructors, more than 2,000 students each year, a multi-lingustic multimedia resources center, self-service languages labs, multimedia classrooms and a one-stop office designed to give a better welcome to foreign students who chose to study abroad in Caen.
- An excellent and very progressive university
- Historic and cultural site
- D-Day landing sites
- The Caen Memorial Museum
- Normandy: Home of Impressionism
- Two hours from Paris
- Amazing regional cuisine
- Picturesque scenery
- Seaside resorts
- Land of William the Conqueror
- Famous for its cottages and fantastic cheeses