University of Caen

University of Caen in Normandy, is just north of Paris where you will immerse yourself in the French language. Extraordinarily affordable programs as short as three weeks allow you to study intensive French language in a friendly, safe, welcoming environment. New this year is the History progam; Immerse yourself in the history of the battle of Normandy and visit D-Day landing sites.

Program Overview

Intensive language program for an immediate immersion into French culture, promoting the acquisition of increasing autonomy in a variety of communication situations. Program open to anyone over 18, with no pre-requisites of diploma and/or French proficiency: however, beginners are not accepted for session 2. The daily courses are taught by teachers of CARRE INTERNATIONAL, specialists of French as a Foreign Language. The program is also aiming towards the cultural discovery of local heritage and, newly this year, towards the immersion into the history of the battle of Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Linguistic training:

  •  45 hours of language training, every morning, Monday through Friday:

 -systematic work on oral and written communication situations;
 -reinforcement of grammatical structure;
 -vocabulary enrichment;
 phonetic and prosodic work in language lab.

  • 15 hours of cultural modules (civilization, literature, history of Art), 3 sessions per week in the afternoon.

New this year!  (session 1 or 2 - "History program" identical for both sessions - 70 hrs of training/session)
 -45 hours of language training
 -15 hours of "History program" in English + guided visits of D-Day landmarks.

Cultural activities

A 50 hour program of cultural activities is offered during each session along with the language training.
Afternoons and evenings are reserved for the University of Caen, its surroundings (Bayeux, Mont Saint-Michel, D-Day landing sites...)
and the French culture (Music Festival, National Day...). A one-day excursion is organized every weekend.

ScheduleAlthough this year's registration dates for the summer programs have passed, we believe they should be similar for 2015.
Session 1: June 10th-June 27th
Session 2: July 1st-July 18th

Tuition FeesModule 1 (session 1 or 2): $713
Module 2 (session 1 or 2): $930
Module 1 (sessions 1 and 2) including DELF: $1,581
Module 1+2 including DELF: $1839

Room and Board
University Residence: $326 (one session) $638 (2 sessions) Additional night: $25Host Family (half-board): $611 (one session) $1,222
Meals at University restaurant: $8.50/meal

Certification1 session: attestation de participation
2 sessions: DELF certification (A2-B2)
(registration fee to an exam included)