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.

This program is ideal 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.



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.




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

After a placement test to determine language level, students begin language courses. These focus on written and oral French (both comprehension and speaking) as well as understanding the language, including phonetics, grammar and vocabulary. The courses are supplemented with work in small groups for speaking practice and independent work with personalized tutoring.

In addition to classroom study, cultural activities and excursions will play an important part in summer courses.

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.



Participants on our Summer Study in France – Université Catholique de l’Ouest program live with local host families within easy reach of campus by foot or public transportation. Lunch is provided for students on campus.

Dates And Costs


Term 1:  June 27th – July 23rd, 2022
– Application Deadline: May 1st, 2022

Term 2:   August 1st – August 27th, 2022
– Application Deadline: May 1st, 2022

Term 3: August 29th – September 24th, 2022
– Application Deadline: May 1st, 2022


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


  • 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
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Re-entry support and alumni services



  • 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.