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. 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 are 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 upon 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.
Pre Departure Services
Orientation Materials and Resources
Access to International Phone Plans
API Alumni Network
On Site Services
Medical and Life Insurance
Social and Cultural Activities
Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
Monthly Transit Pass
Housing (including meals and laundry with some options)
Language and Culture Tools
Re-Entry Materials and Support
Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program
- 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 letter of recommendation
- One official transcript
- Entry requirements: valid passport