Ethan Adair Lovell, Fall 2012 Participant
CIDEF is a wonderful close-knit community, and the level of French instruction there is wonderful. I found involvement with CIDEF incredibly rewarding. Also, the ability to travel, put myself outside of my comfort zone, and meet new people every day.
Maria Alba Ferrara, Fall 2015 Participant
I loved Angers. Its a really beautiful city and everything was within walking distance. It was small enough that everything was accesible and safe but big enough to keep me curious and adventuring.
Meghan Lynne Ketcham, Spring 2016 Participant
There is not a lot of homework, so spend your free time wisely. Keep busy, especially in the first month, to keep from getting homesick. France is very rainy and cold in February, so spend time with your host family, try to cook some warm French food and try your hand at reading a novel in French when the weather is bad.