- Classes taught in French
- Most popular API Grenoble program!
- Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
- Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
- Open to students with a minimum of three semesters of college French or the equivalent.
- Completed API application
- One letter of recommendation
- One official transcript
- University contact information form
- Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
Dates & Fees
TOTAL CONTACT HOURS AVAILABLE PER SEMESTER
INTERMEDIATE 247-270 – up to 18 semester credit hours
ADVANCED 217-240 – up to 16 semester credit hours
SUPERIOR 217-240 – up to 16 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. The CUEF levels correspond to those of the European Framework.
INTERMEDIATE – LOW ADVANCED STUDENTS
EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVEL B1.0-B1.6 = 2 TO 3 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 3.5-6 hours per week in “elective option” culture classes. Students may choose three or four “elective option” courses.
ADVANCED – HIGH ADVANCED STUDENTS
EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVEL B1.7-B2.9 = 4 TO 5 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 3.5-6 hours per week in “elective option” culture classes. Students may choose three or four “elective option” courses.
EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVEL C1 = AT LEAST 5 SEMESTERS OF FRENCH LANGUAGE
Superior level students can earn a maximum of 16 U.S. credits per semester. Students spend approximately six hours per week in their French language courses (comprised of Translation and Techniques of Written Expression) and up to three hours per week in “elective option” culture classes (students may choose three from the list). Students will also have to write and defend a thesis paper at the end of the semester.
API students will receive their transcript from the Centre Universitaire d’Études Françaises de l’Université Grenoble Alpes upon completion of their program.
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- API Alumni Network
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- API Centers, Resident Directors
- On-Site Orientation
- Housing (including meals and laundry with some options)
- Mobile Phone
- Transit Pass
- Language & Culture Tools
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Excursions (overnight, day, international)
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Re-Entry Materials & Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
- Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy
Amy Newman is the Grenoble Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to France.
Anna Exertier (pictured below) and Marie de Rocca Serra are the Grenoble Resident Directors, and will work with you during your stay in France.