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Begin or enhance your French language skills with an intensive, month-long virtual session with the Université Grenoble Alpes in France! Earn academic credit by completing French language coursework taught in French by native speakers.

What's Included?

  • Advising
  • Community-building activities and cultural resources in a digital learning workspace
  • Career readiness materials and support, including how to reflect this experience on a resume and at job interviews
  • Live events featuring native French speakers, cultural activities, opportunities to network and improve your language skills, and more
  • API Digital Badge: Global Agility
  • Post-program evaluation
  • Access to API alumni network & API Ambassador Program

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Open to gap students, freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Open to all levels of French speakers
  • University Approval Form (if applicable)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Apr 26, 2021 - May 26, 2021 $1,850 Apr 12, 2021 Apr 19, 2021
Summer May 31, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021 $1,850 May 17, 2021 May 24, 2021

Students pay a $150 application deposit with the initial application and a $400 confirmation payment upon acceptance. Students who apply on the application deadline are responsible for submitting 50% of the program fee with the application.

French language courses at all levels will be taught online synchronously (live) during the U.S. morning hours. Students also complete additional homework and receive feedback from professors in the course learning management system asynchronously (recorded).

Beginning French 1/A1

  • Develop written and oral communication skills (comprehension and expression)
  • Talk about yourself in real life communication situations
  • Master the basic structures of written and oral language
  • Become familiar with French culture
  • Participate in intercultural exchanges during the course
  • Perform tasks and interact with others in French

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Beginning French 2/A2

  • Develop your written and oral communication skills to be able to get by everyday life
  • Recount events in the past and explain your plans for the future
  • Understand most of the information given by the media
  • Grown your French vocabulary related to current situations and understand French sentence structure
  • Improve your pronunciation
  • Become familiar with French culture
  • Participate in intercultural exchanges during the course
  • Perform tasks and interact with others in French

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Intermediate French 1/B1

  • Develop written and oral communication skills to acquire linguistic fluency in real communication situations in French
  • Express feelings and opinions
  • Report someone's words
  • Argue in a simple way
  • Follow the key elements of a conference, a film, a program ...
  • Have a sufficiently clear and fluid pronunciation
  • Know the French culture
  • Participate in intercultural exchanges during the course
  • Perform tasks and interact in French

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Intermediate French 2/B2

  • Develop written and oral communication skills to acquire linguistic fluency in real life communication situations in French
  • Argue a position and justify it
  • Speak with clear and natural pronunciation
  • Develop complex sentences, maintain good grammatical control
  • Use a rich and varied vocabulary to adapt as necessary
  • Know the fundamental elements of French culture
  • Participate in intercultural exchanges during the course
  • Perform tasks and interact in French

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Advanced French C1

  • Develop written and oral communication skills to acquire linguistic precision in real French communication situations
  • Argue and justify your positions with ease and fluency
  • Speak effortlessly with clear and spontaneous pronunciation
  • Develop complex sentences, construct a clear and well-structured argument
  • Participate in a discussion on specialized abstract and complex subjects
  • Draw from a vast, well-mastered lexical repertoire
  • Know how to use periphrases to fill in the gaps
  • Understand cultural context
  • Participate in intercultural exchanges during the course
  • Perform tasks and interact in French

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Beginning French 1/A1

  • Develop written and oral communication skills (comprehension and expression)
  • Talk about yourself in real life communication situations
  • Master the basic structures of written and oral language
  • Become familiar with French culture
  • Participate in intercultural exchanges during the course
  • Perform tasks and interact with others in French

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

View Syllabus   

Beginning French 2/A2

  • Develop your written and oral communication skills to be able to get by everyday life
  • Recount events in the past and explain your plans for the future
  • Understand most of the information given by the media
  • Grown your French vocabulary related to current situations and understand French sentence structure
  • Improve your pronunciation
  • Become familiar with French culture
  • Participate in intercultural exchanges during the course
  • Perform tasks and interact with others in French

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

View Syllabus   

Intermediate French 1/B1

  • Develop written and oral communication skills to acquire linguistic fluency in real communication situations in French
  • Express feelings and opinions
  • Report someone's words
  • Argue in a simple way
  • Follow the key elements of a conference, a film, a program ...
  • Have a sufficiently clear and fluid pronunciation
  • Know the French culture
  • Participate in intercultural exchanges during the course
  • Perform tasks and interact in French

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

View Syllabus   

Intermediate French 2/B2

  • Develop written and oral communication skills to acquire linguistic fluency in real life communication situations in French
  • Argue a position and justify it
  • Speak with clear and natural pronunciation
  • Develop complex sentences, maintain good grammatical control
  • Use a rich and varied vocabulary to adapt as necessary
  • Know the fundamental elements of French culture
  • Participate in intercultural exchanges during the course
  • Perform tasks and interact in French

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

View Syllabus   

Advanced French C1

  • Develop written and oral communication skills to acquire linguistic precision in real French communication situations
  • Argue and justify your positions with ease and fluency
  • Speak effortlessly with clear and spontaneous pronunciation
  • Develop complex sentences, construct a clear and well-structured argument
  • Participate in a discussion on specialized abstract and complex subjects
  • Draw from a vast, well-mastered lexical repertoire
  • Know how to use periphrases to fill in the gaps
  • Understand cultural context
  • Participate in intercultural exchanges during the course
  • Perform tasks and interact in French

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

View Syllabus   

Beginning French 1/A1

  • Develop written and oral communication skills (comprehension and expression)
  • Talk about yourself in real life communication situations
  • Master the basic structures of written and oral language
  • Become familiar with French culture
  • Participate in intercultural exchanges during the course
  • Perform tasks and interact with others in French

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

View Syllabus   

Beginning French 2/A2

  • Develop your written and oral communication skills to be able to get by everyday life
  • Recount events in the past and explain your plans for the future
  • Understand most of the information given by the media
  • Grown your French vocabulary related to current situations and understand French sentence structure
  • Improve your pronunciation
  • Become familiar with French culture
  • Participate in intercultural exchanges during the course
  • Perform tasks and interact with others in French

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

View Syllabus   

Intermediate French 1/B1

  • Develop written and oral communication skills to acquire linguistic fluency in real communication situations in French
  • Express feelings and opinions
  • Report someone's words
  • Argue in a simple way
  • Follow the key elements of a conference, a film, a program ...
  • Have a sufficiently clear and fluid pronunciation
  • Know the French culture
  • Participate in intercultural exchanges during the course
  • Perform tasks and interact in French

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

View Syllabus   

Intermediate French 2/B2

  • Develop written and oral communication skills to acquire linguistic fluency in real life communication situations in French
  • Argue a position and justify it
  • Speak with clear and natural pronunciation
  • Develop complex sentences, maintain good grammatical control
  • Use a rich and varied vocabulary to adapt as necessary
  • Know the fundamental elements of French culture
  • Participate in intercultural exchanges during the course
  • Perform tasks and interact in French

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

View Syllabus   

Advanced French C1

  • Develop written and oral communication skills to acquire linguistic precision in real French communication situations
  • Argue and justify your positions with ease and fluency
  • Speak effortlessly with clear and spontaneous pronunciation
  • Develop complex sentences, construct a clear and well-structured argument
  • Participate in a discussion on specialized abstract and complex subjects
  • Draw from a vast, well-mastered lexical repertoire
  • Know how to use periphrases to fill in the gaps
  • Understand cultural context
  • Participate in intercultural exchanges during the course
  • Perform tasks and interact in French

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

View Syllabus