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France, Summer 2018

French Language Immersion

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Summer 2018

I) Summary

Location: Compiègne, France

Dates: July 2 – July 28, 2018

Credits Offered: 6 CREDITS

Application Deadline: March 22, 2018 Deadline extended to April 5, 2018!

Financial Aid: TAP, PELL, student loans

Scholarships: Chancellor’s Global Scholarship, Gilman

Program Fee: $600 (estimate) includes housing and international health and travel insurance. TUITION and AIRFARE are NOT included in the program fee. All students are responsible for arriving at their study abroad location by the first day of the program; this may mean flying the day before.

Students should not purchase flights before the orientation session. Arrival and departure information will be discussed then, and details are subject to change.

Payment Schedule: $350 application fee and deposit is due with the application. $250 (program fee balance; estimate) is due April 24, 2018. Payments must be made with certified check or money order. NO CASH, PERSONAL CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS.

Students are responsible for meeting the payment deadline regardless of funding source, i.e. Macaulay Opportunities Fund, loans, or any other type of financial aid. Late fees will be applied to all delayed payments (see Education Abroad Application Instructions and Policies).

NOTE: Students should be prepared to pay 150 Euros (in cash) directly to UTC for airport pickup, cultural activities and excursions.

II) Program Description

This program, run at the prestigious Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC), provides 25 hours of French language instruction weekly at several different levels. CUNY students will study alongside students from several other countries. Students will be housed in Residence Poincare, near the train station.  Two students will share a bi-level one bedroom apartment with bathroom and kitchenette. The program will offer visits to the Château de Compiègne (one of the largest classical castles in France) as well as to the Châteaux de Pierrefonds and de Chantilly.

Compiègne (population of about 42,000) is nestled in a beautiful forest, roughly 50 miles north of Paris, and about 50 minutes away by express train. Due to its location, Compiègne provides a perfect base for weekend trips to Paris as well as to Senlis, Amiens, Beauvais, Reims and the whole region of Picardy.


French 101 and 102 or French 103. Students who have not taken any French at CUNY need to take a placement test administered by the Department of Romance Languages at Hunter College. You should inquire with the department directly regarding the dates when the tests are administered.

Hunter course equivalents (depending on student's level):

FREN 201 Intermediate French I
FREN 202 Intermediate French II
FREN 211 Intermediate French Grammar and Composition
FREN 220 Advanced French Conversation
FREN 311 Advanced French Grammar
FREN 312 French Oral and Written Expression
FREN 331 French Phonetics and Diction

Credits & Grades

Students in this program may receive 6 credits. Note: Students will only receive credits if their grade is "C" or better. Letter grades for this program will appear on the transcript, but will not count towards their Hunter GPA.

III) Costs of Attendance

Tuition (6 credits, calculated at the undergraduate, in state rate) $1,710
Program Fee $600
Not included in Program Fee (estimates):
Airfare $1,150
Activities $190
Meals $415
Books $40
Local transportation $120
TOTAL US (estimate) $4,225

IV) Further Inquiries

Administrative Inquiries
Education Abroad Office, Room E1447
Office Hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm Mon-Fri
Phone: (212) 772-4983
Fax: (212) 772-5005
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