Picture yourself in France! This program offers UNI undergraduate students the opportunity to study for a semester or a year at a French university. Exchange students are able to participate in regular French courses at the University, or take classes from the Centre International d'Études Françaises (C.I.D.E.F). CIDEF is an institute of the University with the focus on teaching French to foreign students. Courses taken at UCO, provided successful completion, will transfer back to UNI and will satisfy requirements in the student's major, minor, Liberal Arts Core, or count as electives.
CIDEF Language Institute - Angers
Fair, 57 F
Wed - Showers. High: 72 Low: 55
Thu - PM Showers. High: 71 Low: 56
Fri - Showers. High: 67 Low: 54
Sat - Showers. High: 62 Low: 54
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 62 Low: 50
Distance to Cedar Falls: 4233 miles
One of the jewels of the Loire Valley, Angers is situated on the banks of the Maine, and is just 1 1/2 hours from Paris by train. The city and suburbs total over 250,000 inhabitants. Angers is a university town: over 30,000 students pursue higher education here. This energetic city has much to offer: a 13th Century Castle, the oldest and largest tapestry in the world, the Cointreau Museum, theaters, museums and various festivals.
Located in the center of Angers, the University enrolls approximately 10,000 students. CIDEF, the language institute of UCO, has around 1,400 students from over 50 countries enroll in their French language courses. CIDEF was founded in 1974 and is taught by professors who are spcialized in teaching French, as well as professors from the university to teach electives like Literature, Civilization, Art, and many more.
UCO: Students with a sufficient level of French are able to enroll directly in regularly taught university classes. Courses are offered in the fields of Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communication Sciences, Earth Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, Physical Education, Social Sciences, and Theology.
CIDEF: Students wishing to improve their language proficiency enroll in the French language program. Courses are offered at five levels based on the European Framework of Reference: (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1). Prior to the first day of class, each student will be tested and placed into these levels. Based on the level, there are different electives available such as: Comprehension and Expression, Grammar, Phonetics, Civilization, Art History and more.
There are also "Diplômes" (Diplomas) available for students enrolled in certain CIDEF courses that certify completion of more specific courses. For example there are Diplomas available from The Alliance Française de Paris (French proficiency diplomas), The Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris (Hotel, Tourism, and Business French diplomas), and DELF/DALF diplomas (Certification of French Proficiency).
There are also excursions and other opportunites provided by the university such as visiting historical sites such as: Vannes, St. Malo, the Abbey at Mont St Michel, or the Castles in the Loire Valley. Organizations and clubs encourage international student participation, for example the student newspaper, theatre clubs, choral clubs, and more.
Arrive : le 30 juin
Placement exams : July 1st
Ends : July 29th
Arrive : August 2nd
Placement Exams : August 3rd
Ends : August 28th *
*does conflict with the beginning of the Fall '10 UNI semester (starts August 26th)
There is also a September option for students who are planning to enroll for Fall Semester
Fall Semester 2010-2011
Placement Exam : Friday October 1st 2010 9:30am
Beginning of Classes : Monday, October 4th 2010 9:30am
End of Classes : Saturday January 29th 2011
(With Fall and Holiday Breaks inbetween)
Spring Semester 2011
Placement Exam : Wednesday February 2nd 2011 9:30am
Beginning of Classes : Monday Februrary 7th 2011 9:30am
End of Classes : Saturday June 4th 2011
(With Spring and Holiday Breaks inbetween)
Accommodation & Meals
There are three possibilities for lodging:
1) University Dorms, with campus Meal Plan
2) In a private house, with campus Meal Plan
3) With a family, eating breakfast and dinner with the family (lunch on campus)
The University Restaurant is open all year and each meal is only 2.70 EUR. There are also many local restaurants, bakeries, sandwich shops, and outdoor markets to choose from, not to mention grocery stores like Monoprix, Casino and Hyper Marché.
Regarding Transportation, within town there is a citywide bus system and all students are eligible for a discounted pass. There is also a country-wide rail system that also offers a pass for a 20-50% discount for people between the ages of 12-25.
Here is an example of the cost of Studying in Angers as of Fall 2009. Updated Prices will be posted soon.
Fall 2009: Angers, France
|TUITION & FEES - Subject to change.||$6,305||$10,351|
|Program Fee: Tuition (UNI tuition), On-site Orientation||$3,095||$7,141|
|UNI Study Abroad Fee ($360/semester, $480/year)||$360||$360|
|CIDEF INSTITUTIONAL COSTS (Language/Orientation Program Abroad)||$2,850||$2,850|
|ROOM & BOARD - Estimate only.||$3,000||$3,000|
|Housing (300 Euros/month at 4 months)||$1,800||$1,800|
|Meals (200 Euros/month for 4 months)||$1,200||$1,200|
|TRANSPORTATION -Estimate only.||$1,568||$1,568|
|Round trip air fare||$1,000||$1,000|
|Local transportation abroad||$500||$500|
|Discounted Train Fare Pass||$68||$68|
|PERSONAL EXPENSES - Estimate only.||$2,563||$2,563|
|Health Insurance (based on UNI plan)||$300||$300|
|ISIC (International Student Identity Card) - mandatory||$22||$22|
|Visa & Campus France||$132||$132|
|BOOKS & SUPPLIES - Estimate only.||$200||$200|
|Textbooks, Paper, Materials ||$200||$200|
|TOTAL COST OF PROGRAM - Estimate only.||$13,636||$17,682|
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