Introduction Caen is located in the heart of Normandy in northern France: a few miles from the coast, the landing beaches, the bustling resort of Deauville and Cabourg, Norman Switzerland or Pays d’Auge and two hours northwest of Paris. As the city of William the Conqueror and as a key site of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War, Caen is well known for its history. The city has preserved the memory by erecting a memorial of peace: the Caen Memorial Museum. Normandy offers picturesque villages, green pastures, a warm welcome and it is the ideal spot for water-sports, hiking, horse riding and all open-air activities. Students will find it difficult to choose from the many places of interest to visit, or to choose from among the countless activities available. In Caen there is something for you whether your interest lies in history, art, architecture, gastronomy and sport or just enjoying the countryside. Caen is the perfect place to study and enjoy life! API offers an opportunity to study abroad in Caen at the Université de Caen, Basse-Normandie. This is one of Europe’s oldest academic institutions (founded in 1432) and is located in the center of Caen. It is a multi-disciplinary university, welcomes 24,000 students each year and offers at more than one hundred different programs. “Choosing to study abroad in Caen was, by far, the best decision I have made related to my French studies. I can't think of a better way to improve one's French and expand one's cultural knowledge than by staying in a beautiful, historic, and welcoming city such as Caen." Rachel P.