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Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in French
  • 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

  • For students with a minimum of four semesters of college French or the equivalent.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • University Contact Information Form
  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

 

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2015-2016
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
$11,400
FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
Sep 1, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014
$10,980
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016
Aug 2015 - May 2016
$21,980
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
Sep 1, 2014 - May 30, 2015
$21,850
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
Jan 12, 2015 - May 30, 2015
$12,250

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2015
FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2015
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2014

Academic Program

TOTAL CONTACT HOURS AVAILABLE PER SEMESTER

INTERMEDIATE 270 – up to 18 semester credit hours

ADVANCED 240 – up to 16 semester credit hours

SUPERIOR 255 – up to 17 semester credit hours

This program is designed to help students who want to study abroad in Grenoble improve their written and spoken French (via grammar, vocabulary and language activities), as well as increase the students’ knowledge of various areas of French culture and civilization including: literature, history, cinema, arts, politics and economics, and business. API has included the European Framework language level designations below to help students estimate which level they might place into and to be aware of the levels that can appear on their transcript. Note: 4 years of high school French generally equals 1 semester of college level French. The CUEF levels correspond to those of the European Framework.

INTERMEDIATE – LOW ADVANCED STUDENTS

EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVEL B1.0-B1.6 = 4 TO 5 SEMESTERS OF COLLEGE LEVEL FRENCH

Intermediate levels students can earn up to 18 U.S. credit hours per semester. Students spend approximately ten hours per week in their language course, two hours per week in the Translation course or the Vocabulary Improvement course, and six hours per week in “elective option” culture classes. Students may choose four “elective option” courses.

ADVANCED – HIGH ADVANCED STUDENTS

EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVEL B1.7-B2.9 = 5 TO 6 SEMESTERS OF COLLEGE LEVEL FRENCH

Advanced level students can earn up to 16 U.S. credit hours per semester. Students spend approximately six hours per week in their French language course, two hours per week in the Translation course, two hours per week in the Techniques of Written Expression course and six hours per week in “elective option” culture classes. Students may choose four “elective option” courses.

SUPERIOR STUDENTS

EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVEL C1 = NEAR FLUENCY IN FRENCH LANGUAGE

Superior level students can earn a maximum of 17 U.S. credits per semester. Students spend approximately six hours per week in their French language course and up to three hours per week in “elective option” culture classes (students may choose two from the list). Students may then select up to 8 hours of courses from the Travaux Dirigés at UFR (Unity of Formation and Research) in the subjects of literature, language or language studies. UFR courses are university classes with French students and require students to complete a research paper.

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
  • Airport Reception
  • 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
  • Excursions (overnight, day, international)
  • 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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