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Université Catholique de l'Ouest, Centre International d'Etudes Francaises (C.I.D.E.F.), Angers, France
Angers, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Program Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: KU applicants only
Program Cost: Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016
03/25/2016 08/29/2016 06/04/2017
Fall 2016 03/15/2016
**
Rolling Admission 08/29/2016 12/17/2016
Spring 2017 10/01/2016 10/14/2016 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program after a decision has been reached and will be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Direct Enrollment Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Ingrid Horton
Language of Instruction:
French
Minimum GPA Eligibility:
2.5 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: No Open to graduate students: No
Fulfills KU Core Advanced Education Goal 4.2 - Culture and Diversity:
Yes
Program Description:

Funding your Study Abroad Program

The Office of Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.  KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program.  
 
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer and Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
 
For additional scholarship opportunities visit:  www.studyabroad.ku.edu/other-scholarship-opportunities

Department of French & Italian Study Abroad Scholarships are also available.  Please stop by 2103 Wescoe Hall for application and more information. 

Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to complete several documents for each study abroad application.  Below is a list of documents that will need to be completed for an application.

        a. Statement of Purpose
        b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
        c. Academic Plan and Approval Form - Angers (Spring or Fall)
        d. Autobiography
        e. Unofficial Transcript or
Advising Report
        f. 1 General Recommendation and 1 Langauge Recommendation
        g. Authorization to Release Student Information
        h. Student Conduct Verification

For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.



Program Ratings:
Overall Experience: 1 2 3 4 5
Academic Experiences: 1 2 3 4
Cultural Experience: 1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Amy Elizabeth Tadlock, Fall 2013 Participant
I loved meeting students from all over the world, as CIDEF is an international school. The excursions and cultural experiences made the program for me. The teachers were kind and understanding, which was incredibly helpful especially since when I arrived in Angers I struggled with speaking full sentences in French.
Carmen Ortiz, Spring 2015 Participant
I could really tell that my French was improving. When I first got to France I was so scared to speak French to anyone, but after a while I got over that fear and reminded myself that's why I was there! The immersion was really essential to my improvement.
Spring 2014 Participant
• Host family: I loved being able to live with my host mom. Living with her forced me to use French in my life outside of school. This definitely increased my ability to speak in French. • Schooling: I feel like my French ability increased immensely from my Langue class. Phonetics helped improve my accent and helped improve my oral comprehension. My history and socio culture class helped me learn a lot about Angers and France as a whole. My business French class helped show me the differences in language that occur in business as well as the differences between European and American businesses. • Excursions: I loved all the different excursions. They allowed me to see things that may be to difficult to see without a car/bus. My favorite was definitely going to the caves for the winery tour and troglodyte village. • Angers: As a city, I loved it. It was very calm, peaceful, and super laid back. It was a great place to be outdoors with friends.
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