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French Advising Guide

A comprehensive and practical understanding and use of the French language helps develop intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills, and an appreciation of the humanistic context of international, especially French-speaking, cultures.

Global Learning for French Students

Begin planning as early as possible
  • Determine how education abroad fits into your overall degree plan with your academic advisor.
  • Begin the process your freshman year.
Going abroad your sophomore year is ideal
  • Finding applicable coursework is easier earlier in your major, before you reach upper-division requirements.
  • Studying abroad in the last semester of your senior year may delay graduation.
Financial aid and scholarships may be applied to education abroad opportunities

 

 

 

Visit mystudyabroad.wsu.edu to browse additional program options.

Featured Programs

Bilateral Exchange: University of Liverpool
Location:
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Term:
Academic year, September-June | Fall, September-January* | Spring, February-June
Cost:
Academic Year, $27,835 | Semester, $15,202
Features:
The University of Liverpool (UoL) was founded in 1881 as University College Liverpool and it is the original ‘redbrick’ university, a term used to describe older civic universities in the UK. As one of the founding members of the prestigious Russell Group representing the top 24 research universities in the UK, it boasts many strong programs ranking them in the top 1% of universities worldwide for internationally recognized research.
*Must stay through January


Bilateral Exchange: Stirling University
Location:
Stirling, Scotland
Term:
Academic year, September-May | Fall, September-December | Spring, February-May
Cost:
Academic year, $24,681 | Semester, $13,708
Features:
The University of Stirling campus has been described as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Nestled beneath the Ochil Hills, the campus covers 310 acres and has a beautiful loch and 18th century Airthrey Castle at its heart. Located where the Scottish highlands and lowlands meet, it’s no surprise that Stirling is known as ‘the heart of Scotland.’ On your doorstep is the peace and tranquility of unspoiled mountains, lochs, and shores, perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, and sailing. The University of Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence enabling students to develop their skill sets for excellent careers and producing innovative research and creating a critical mass of sporting expertise and excellence.


ISEP Exchange: Massey University
Location:
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Term:
Fall, July-November | Spring, February-June
Cost:
WSU Tuition + ISEP fees
Features:
Massey University’s Palmerston north campus is home to around 9,000 students. Massey’s original campus is bicycle-friendly and set among beautiful park-like grounds. It is made up of 2 locations split by the Manawatu River. Turitea is across the river from the city and Hokowhitu is on the city side. One-third of the people living in Palmerston North are between the ages of 15 and 30. Many are students, making Palmerston North a young person’s city with a lively social scene. The city center is vibrant with its many cafes, pubs, live theater, and live music.


ISEP Exchange: Université de Lausanne
Location:
Lausanne, Switzerland
Term: Academic year, September-June | Fall, September-January* | Spring, February-July 
Cost:
WSU Tuition + ISEP fees
Features:
The university offers strong programs in business, sciences (biology, geosciences, and environment), humanities, law, theology, and sport. In addition, it offers French as a foreign language course to exchange students.
*Must stay through January

L’art de Vivre in Paris
Location:
Paris, France
Term:
Summer
Cost:
$9,997
Features:
Layered with both history and all things avant-garde and ultramodern, Paris retains an enduring prestige through the ages. We are excited to offer L’art de Vivre in Paris, a faculty-led summer study abroad program in Paris. This 6-week immersive program will be centrally located within proximity of Paris’ most renowned cultural, artistic, and academic institutions.

API: French Language and Culture Studies in the French Alps, Université Grenoble Alpes (CUEF)
Location:
Grenoble, France
Term:
Academic year, August-May | Fall, August-December | Summer
Cost:
Academic year, $25,700 | Semester, $13,350 | Summer, $5,190
Features:
This program is designed to help students who want to study abroad in Grenoble improve their written and spoken French (via grammar, vocabulary, and language activities), as well as increase the students’ knowledge of various areas of French culture and civilization including literature, history, cinema, arts, politics and economics, and business. API has included the European Framework language-level designations to help students estimate which level they might place into and to be aware of the levels that can appear on their transcript. The CUEF levels correspond to those of the European Framework.



ISA: French Language and Liberal Arts, Institut Catholique de Paris
Location:
Paris, France
Term:
Academic year, August-May | Fall, August-December | Spring, January-May
Cost:
Academic year, $28,950 | Semester, $14,850
Features:
Designed to hone your knowledge of French language and culture, this program offers courses to international students in all levels of French, from beginning to advanced. French language courses are taught in French, while culture and civilization courses (covering topics such as art, literature, communications, gastronomy, fashion, and politics) are taught in either French or English. The higher your language level is, the more opportunity you will have for taking culture and civilization courses. All courses are taught by host university faculty at the Catho’s Institut de Langue et de Culture Française (ILCF).


 

USAC: Study Abroad in Pau, France
Location:
Pau, France
Term:
Academic year, September-May | Fall, September-December | Spring, January-May | Summer
Cost:
Academic year, $18,660 | Semester, $9,580 | Summer, $4,280
Features:
Live in charming Pau, a lovely small city set against a stunning backdrop of the Pyrenees and with more green space per inhabitant than any other European city. Choose from courses in Intensive French plus a choice of electives. Enjoy field trips to the Pyrenees and the French Basque coast. Take the optional Paris/Loire Tour and soak up all the “City of Light” has to offer. Participate in sports activities such as skiing, hiking, yoga, dance, and more.



USAC: Study Abroad in Lyon, France
Location:
Lyon, France
Term:
Fall, August-December | Spring, January-May | Summer
Cost:
Fall, $11,330 | Spring, $11,850 | Summer, $4,880
Features:
Live in France’s third-largest city, home to an international mix of people and architecture from over 2 millennia. Study intensive French language, from Second-Year French and up, and an array of electives taught in both French and English. Enjoy field trips to the French Alps and Bourgogne. Take the optional tours in Marseille and the Mediterranean coast in the fall; Provence including visits to Orange, Avignon, Arles and the Camargue in the spring; or Paris during the summer sessions. Walk or bike along the banks of the scenic Rhône and Saône rivers; take weekend trips to ski or snowboard in the French Alps; enjoy some of Lyon’s famous home-style cooking; explore shops and make international friends.