Program Details

Highlights

  • All classes taught in French
  • Housing: Local host families & dorms
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with student visa
  • Housing: local host families and dorms
  • Meals: Students living with host families will have their own room and be provided with two meals (breakfast and dinner) per day.
  • Students living in a student residence are provided with weekday lunch vouchers; all other meals are the responsibility of the student.

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior level French speakers
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • University Contact Information Form
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

 

Dates & Fees

INTENSIVE MONTH JANUARY 2014-2015
Jan 4, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015
$3,700
INTENSIVE MONTH FEBRUARY 2014-2015
Feb 1, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015
$3,700
INTENSIVE MONTH MARCH 2014-2015
Mar 1, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015
$3,700
INTENSIVE MONTH APRIL 2014-2015
Mar 29, 2015 - May 1, 2015
$3,600
INTENSIVE MONTH: OCTOBER 2015-2016
Sep 27, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015
$3,800
INTENSIVE MONTH: OCTOBER 2014-2015
Sep 28, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014
$3,685
INTENSIVE MONTH MAY 2014-2015
May 2015 - May 2015
$3,700
INTENSIVE MONTH JUNE 2014-2015
May 31, 2015 - Jun 27, 2015
$3,700
INTENSIVE MONTH: NOVEMBER 2015-2016
Nov 1, 2015 - Nov 28, 2015
$3,700
INTENSIVE MONTH: NOVEMBER 2014-2015
Nov 2, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014
$3,485
INTENSIVE MONTH: DECEMBER 2015-2016
Nov 29, 2015 - Dec 19, 2015
$3,600
INTENSIVE MONTH: DECEMBER 2013-2014
Nov 30, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014
$3,485

Deadlines

INTENSIVE MONTH JANUARY 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 7, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 21, 2014
INTENSIVE MONTH FEBRUARY 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Dec 5, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 19, 2014
INTENSIVE MONTH MARCH 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jan 1, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jan 16, 2015
INTENSIVE MONTH APRIL 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Feb 6, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Feb 20, 2015
INTENSIVE MONTH: OCTOBER 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
8 wks prior
PAYMENT DEADLINE
6 wks prior
INTENSIVE MONTH: OCTOBER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
8 wks prior
PAYMENT DEADLINE
6 wks prior
INTENSIVE MONTH MAY 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 5, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Mar 19, 2014
INTENSIVE MONTH JUNE 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 9, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 23, 2015
INTENSIVE MONTH: NOVEMBER 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
8 wks prior
PAYMENT DEADLINE
6 wks prior
INTENSIVE MONTH: NOVEMBER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
8 wks prior
PAYMENT DEADLINE
6 wks prior
INTENSIVE MONTH: DECEMBER 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
8 wks prior
PAYMENT DEADLINE
6 wks prior
INTENSIVE MONTH: DECEMBER 2013-2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE
8 wks prior
PAYMENT DEADLINE
6 wks prior

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT CONTACT HOURS

80-90 Contact Hours
5-6 Semester Credits

This intensive language program is designed for students at all levels who wish to study abroad in Grenoble. All students take a comprehensive French language course that focuses on writing, oral expression and pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. Class sizes are no larger than sixteen students. Students receive a maximum of 5-6 credit hours per intensive month session. Students spend three hours a day in class and one hour a day in the language lab. This equates to twenty hours a week, as classes are taught Monday through Friday. There are typically a maximum of sixteen people in each class.  Attendance is required for all classes, impacting both the number of contact hours/credits received and the final grades. Level of French study is based on a placement exam administered upon arrival by the CUEF.

A standard intensive month session offers 5.33 semester credits. In the event that a student’s home university requires him/her to complete more than 5.33 credits (or 80 contact hours) per month, it is possible to gain additional credit hours by completing independent language lab study. Through voluntary, supervised language lab work at the CUEF, students may earn an additional .67 semester credits (10 contact hours) per month (for a total of 6 semester credits/90 contact hours per intensive month). Students complete additional written, oral and practice modules within the language lab.

All intensive month students are responsible for arriving in Grenoble on the program start date, where they are met by the API resident director. Overnight excursions are not included for intensive month students, though they may be added for an extra fee.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive their transcript from the Centre Universitaire d’Études Françaises (CUEF) at Université Stendhal – Grenoble III.

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Mobile Phone
  • Peer Mentors
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • API Centers, Resident Directors
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing (including meals and laundry with some options)
  • Transit Pass
  • Tuition
  • Tutoring
  • Language & Culture Tools
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
  • Volunteer Opportunities
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Professional Development Opportunities

Program Manager

Vija Mendelson is the Grenoble Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to France.

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Resident Directors

Anna Exertier (pictured below) and Marie de Rocca Serra are the Grenoble Resident Directors, and will work with you during your stay in France.

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