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We invite you to study abroad with API in beautiful Grenoble, France! This short-term program is perfect for anyone looking for an immersive and intensive opportunity to quickly advance their French language skills. The Centre Universitaire d’Études Françaises de l’Université Grenoble Alpes is renowned for its exceptional language instruction and every year attracts students from around the world.

Earn valuable academic credit, enhance your French language skills, experience life in this alpine town known for its vibrant student social scene and stunning scenery, and explore all that France has to offer!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Monthly Transit Pass

Tutoring

Housing (including meals and laundry with some options)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior level French speakers
  • Open to gap students, freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Jan-Term Jan 8, 2023 - Feb 4, 2023 $4,500 Nov 27, 2022 No Extension Nov 27, 2022
Short-Term May 1, 2023 - Jun 3, 2023 $4,500 Mar 20, 2023 No Extension Apr 3, 2023

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 5.33 U.S. semester credits per month

This intensive language program is designed for students at all levels who wish to study abroad in Grenoble. All students take a comprehensive French language course that focuses on writing, oral expression and pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. Class sizes are no larger than sixteen students. Students receive a maximum of 5.33 credit hours per intensive month session. Students spend three hours a day in class and one hour a day in the language lab. This equates to twenty hours a week, as classes are taught Monday through Friday. There is typically a maximum of sixteen people in each class. Attendance is required for all classes, impacting both the number of contact hours/credits received and the final grades. Level of French study is based on a placement exam administered online prior to arrival.

Students wishing to complete more than one intensive month session may want to consider joining the Semester Intensive French Language Program, which is a semester program consisting of 3 or 4 intensive month sessions.

All intensive month students are responsible for arriving in Grenoble on the program start date, where they are met by the API Resident Director. Overnight excursions are not included for intensive month students, though they may be added for an extra fee.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive their transcript from the Centre Universitaire d’Études Françaises de l’Université Grenoble Alpes upon completion of their program.

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    Marie de Rocca Serra

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COURSE OFFERINGS

CREDIT INFORMATION

Most API partner universities in France operate on the contact hour system, wherein the number of credits earned depends on the time spent in class. To determine the conversion of contact hours to U.S. semester credits, divide the contact hours available by 15.

Courses at Université Grenoble Alpes - CUEF (Short-Term Intensive French Language Studies)

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Courses at Université Grenoble Alpes - CUEF (Short-Term Intensive French Language Studies)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Highlights
  • All classes taught in French
  • Jan-term and intensive month programs
  • Great short-term language-learning option!
  • Combine multiple intensive months and/or an API internship program to create a custom quarter program

API students studying abroad in Grenoble have two different housing options – students may choose to live with a host family or in a student residence.

Students who choose to live with families will have their own room and be provided with two meals (breakfast and dinner) per day and laundry service. Host families serve as a unique introduction to French culture and may be made up of a married couple with children, retirement-age couples, or a divorced or widowed woman with or without children. Most families do not live in the city center, rather they may be located throughout the city and in the surrounding suburbs. Families who live outside the city typically have larger homes with sizeable yards.

Students in Grenoble may also choose to live in a student residence. Students live with other international, American, and French students. Students have a single room, with access to a shared kitchen. Bathroom facilities are shared per floor, although some rooms may have bathroom amenities. Laundry facilities are available, and there are common areas throughout the building as well. A meal stipend to cover weekday lunches is provided; all other meals are the responsibility of the student.

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