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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
  • Optional international excursion

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
  • Entry requirement: valid passport (if participating in the international excursion)
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Oct 5, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 $1,850 Sep 21, 2020 Sep 28, 2020
Fall Nov 2, 2020 - Nov 27, 2020 $1,850 Oct 19, 2020 Oct 26, 2020
Spring Jan 4, 2021 - Jan 29, 2021 $1,850 Dec 21, 2020 Dec 28, 2020
Spring Feb 1, 2021 - Feb 26, 2021 $1,850 Jan 18, 2021 Jan 25, 2021
Spring Mar 1, 2021 - Mar 26, 2021 $1,850 Feb 15, 2021 Feb 22, 2021
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.

Program participants will have the opportunity to culminate their virtual learning experience with an optional 7-16 day excursion in March 2021! Participants will experience the rich cultural heritage of the country of their choice through various tours, visits to historic sites, and opportunities to experience the local culture firsthand. Participants interested in this option may select one excursion and will be charged an additional fee. Please note that participants must be 18 or older by the program start date. The international excursions require minimum enrollment per location and itineraries are subject to change.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

- Airport reception
- API safety orientation
- Housing
- API welcome dinner and several group meals (some meals on own)
- Medical and life insurance
- In-country transportation
- Entrance fees
- Social and cultural activities

Fall

The week will include guided tours of each city, including Barcelona’s famous Barrio de Grácia neighborhood and a bicycle excursion through central Madrid. Students will also participate in activities designed specifically to expose students to local culture and history, to include language exchanges with local Spaniards and visits to local organizations, including a Spanish ham company – the best ham in the world! In addition, students will dive into the local culture with a flamenco show, rumba workshop, cooking class, and more. Several group meals are included throughout the week to connect and reflect on each day, and of course the week would not be complete without some churros & chocolate!

March dates: March 22-30, 2021

Price: $2280

The week will include a guided tour of central London, including Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, and a flight on the London Eye. Students will also participate in activities designed specifically to expose students to local culture and history, such as a trip to the Bank of England museum, a tour of British Parliament, as well as the opportunity to participate in a guest lecture on the LSE campus! In addition, students will dive into the local culture with tours of Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, a West End Theatre show, and more. The week also includes a day trip to Paris by train for students to explore the City of Lights! Several group meals are included throughout the week to connect and reflect on each day, and of course the week would not be complete without some fish & chips!

March dates: March 22-30, 2021

Price: $2,150

The week will include guided tours of each city, including Rome’s famous Trastevere neighborhood, the Gucci Garden in Florence, and St. Mark's Square in Venice. Students will also participate in activities designed specifically to expose them to local culture and history, ranging from museums and art galleries, a wine tasting event, an Italian cooking class, a glass blowing demonstration on the Venetian island of Murano, and more. Several group meals are included throughout the week to connect and reflect on each day, and of course the week would not be complete without some pizza and gelato!

March dates: March 22-30, 2021

Price: $2280

Spring

The week will include guided tours of each city, including Barcelona’s famous Barrio de Grácia neighborhood and a bicycle excursion through central Madrid. Students will also participate in activities designed specifically to expose students to local culture and history, to include language exchanges with local Spaniards and visits to local organizations, including a Spanish ham company – the best ham in the world! In addition, students will dive into the local culture with a flamenco show, rumba workshop, cooking class, and more. Several group meals are included throughout the week to connect and reflect on each day, and of course the week would not be complete without some churros & chocolate!

March dates: March 22-30, 2021

Price: $2280

The week will include a guided tour of central London, including Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, and a flight on the London Eye. Students will also participate in activities designed specifically to expose students to local culture and history, such as a trip to the Bank of England museum, a tour of British Parliament, as well as the opportunity to participate in a guest lecture on the LSE campus! In addition, students will dive into the local culture with tours of Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, a West End Theatre show, and more. The week also includes a day trip to Paris by train for students to explore the City of Lights! Several group meals are included throughout the week to connect and reflect on each day, and of course the week would not be complete without some fish & chips!

March dates: March 22-30, 2021

Price: $2,150

The week will include guided tours of each city, including Rome’s famous Trastevere neighborhood, the Gucci Garden in Florence, and St. Mark's Square in Venice. Students will also participate in activities designed specifically to expose them to local culture and history, ranging from museums and art galleries, a wine tasting event, an Italian cooking class, a glass blowing demonstration on the Venetian island of Murano, and more. Several group meals are included throughout the week to connect and reflect on each day, and of course the week would not be complete without some pizza and gelato!

March dates: March 22-30, 2021

Price: $2280

Summer

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  

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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  

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