Overview

The World Endeavors Summer Study in France – Université Catholique de l’Ouest program in Angers is the perfect place for students hoping to improve their French while having a new cultural experience. Students live in Angers and focus intensively on studying the French language at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest. This program is the perfect opportunity to use your summer vacation to learn or increase your fluency in French while being immersed in the local language and culture.


WHO CHOOSES THIS PROGRAM?

We absolutely suggest this program for students looking for a truly authentic experience in French language and culture. The Université Catholique de l’Ouest is the perfect setting for students from a variety of academic backgrounds to immerse themselves in a new environment while dedicating time to their studies. The small city of Angers offers students daily opportunities to speak French and engage with locals while studying under respected scholars and researchers.

 

Location

Angers is a historic city with a thoroughly modern perspective, located in the world-famous Loire Valley. The city is home to a beautiful cathedral and the Château d’Angers, a castle dating back to the ninth century. The other châteaux of the Loire Valley are nearby, making Angers the ideal home base for exploring the dramatic history of France. A variety of concerts, theater performances, and festivals occur in town, and the city has public basketball, volleyball, and tennis facilities. An assortment of museums showcase several centuries’ worth of local art. The city itself is small enough that students find it easy to get around on foot and discover their own favorite restaurants and cafés, yet large enough that all the amenities students need can be easily found.

Experiences

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Heather is from Oklahoma and studied Mass Communication (Broadcasting) and Graphic Design in college. She interned in Ireland with World Endeavors.

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“As my first experience in a foreign country, I had no idea of what to expect during my time in France. While there, I was able to apply what I had learned in school to a real-life setting. While it was a bit intimidating at first, I enjoyed being able to experience an entirely new world which taught me to love art museums, eat an obscene number of baguettes without regret, and to step solidly outside of my comfort zone and enjoy it.”

- Nyssa, Program Advisor

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Academics

The summer program is an intensive language, grammar, and comprehension course. There are three month-long summer sessions in July, August, or September. Students may choose to attend one, two, or all three sessions. No prior experience with the French language is required.

The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.

 

Housing

Housing for our Summer Study in France – Université Catholique de l’Ouest program is determined by the specific program timeframe selected. For the July and August terms, students live in university dorm-style housing. Lunch is provided for students on campus. In September, students live with local host families within easy reach of campus by foot or public transportation.

Dates And Costs

4-WEEK SUMMER PROGRAMS:

July Term:  June 27 – July 23, 2016
– Application Deadline: May 1, 2016

August Term:   August 1 – August 27, 2016
– Application Deadline: May 1, 2016

September Term:   August 29 – September 24, 2016
– Application Deadline: May 1, 2016

Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.

 

Program Name Cost
Summer Study In France (Université Catholique De L'Ouest) $5,490

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • Tuition
  • Onsite English-speaking coordinator
  • Academic transcript from Université Catholique de l’Ouest Angers
  • Home stay accommodations
  • Onsite orientation
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Visa support
  • Student services and learning support
  • Pre-departure guidance and handbook
  • Cell phone rental
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Re-entry support and alumni services

 

OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS

  • Round-trip transportation to Angers
  • Meals
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses

 

How To Apply

Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.

For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.

Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted prior to the program application deadline. If your intended program's deadline has passed, contact World Endeavors for more information.

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