This program is designed for students who already have some background in French and are at the intermediate level or above. The French Language & Culture program allows you to improve your language skills, while increasing your knowledge of culture and history. You'll enroll in a combination of language courses and electives – including subject areas like literature, history, culture, and the art of France – all taught in French. Students in the superior level may enroll in courses directly at the university and take classes with local French students.
Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Grenoble is often referred to as the intellectual and economic capital of the Alps. Over the years, the city has developed into a major center in the fields of physics, computer science, and nanotechnology; more than 200 multinational corporations have made chosen Grenoble as the base of their European operations. You can take French language classes at University of Grenoble - Alps's Centre Universitare d'Etudes Françaises or study business at the renowned Grenoble Ecole de Management, which is ranked among the world's top 50 business schools.
Experience all that Grenoble has to offer through organized CEA activities, or use your spare time to explore the miles of hiking trails, lakes, and ski slopes that make the Alps famous. In the winter, race down Olympic slopes or snowboard the Alpine trails. During the rest of the year, enjoy windsurfing, kayaking, or hang gliding. Four national parks, as well as endless student sports clubs, make the French Alps an ideal environment for students who love the outdoors.
Seattle Pacific University has partnered with affiliated organizations or host universities that have been vetted for their academic and student support. Partner Programs are eligible for federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarships.
For SPU Partner Programs, you will be charged one quarter of SPU tuition for participation during fall quarter or winter/spring quarters combined. Depending on the tier level of the selected program, an additional fee for tiers 2-10 will be charged. For fee information, see Partner Program Cost.
Housing: Apartment-style housing is included. Apartments have full kitchens. (Note: Students may upgrade to homestays or residence halls that include partial meal plans for an additional fee paid directly to CEA.)
Personalized Pre-Departure Advising
Visa & Immigration Advising
On-site Staff Support
24/7 Emergency Assistance
Travel Medical Insurance
Europ Assistance Travel Support
Welcome & Farewell Events
Host Institution Services & Amenities
Career & Re-entry Workshop
What's Not Included:
Confirmation Deposit: A $300 fee will be due as part of your SPU application and considered your commitment to the program. As SPU has a capacity of 50 students every year for Partner Programs, this fee would be refunded if your application was submitted after we reached capacity.
Domestic travel to apply for visa (when applicable)
Travel insurance (optional)
Generally, students spend more money while they are abroad than during a typical quarter at SPU. These costs vary per student, and are usually associated with extra in-country and personal travel, eating out, entertainment, and purchasing gifts and souvenirs. If you would like more information about general costs of the items mentioned above and/or general affordability of study abroad, please contact us at email@example.com.