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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: Fall,
Program Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: KU applicants only
Program Cost: Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/15/2015 ** Rolling Admission 02/02/2016 06/04/2016

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Direct Enrollment Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Ingrid Horton
Language of Instruction:
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:
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.
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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:
Laurie Catherine Winkel, Fall 2012 Participant
People will tell study abroad students that immersion will happen and they will just pick the language right up--that is not entirely true! It takes guts and a lot of putting yourself out there. I had a lot of socially awkward moments and I was regularly frustrated with my language level. I opened my eyes and ears and started noticing everything and my French skills skyrocketed in large part due to hard work. It was so worth it. I would certainly advise students that they'll have fun no matter what, but if they dive headfirst into the social challenges of an unknown culture, it will take a lot of courage but will be their greatest pride. And it's the only way to become fluent.
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.
Spring 2012 Participant
Be open to meeting people from other countries. Even though there may be a language barrier and it may be difficult, once you break through it will be the most rewarding thing you will have done.
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