Study Abroad – France

Centre International D'Etudes Francaises, (International Center for French Language and Culture) at the UCO, Angers, France

Located about 2 hours south of Paris, the city of Angers, France, is situated in the famous valley of the River Loire, surrounded by some of the most beautiful castles in Europe.   
The University is located in the center of the city, which is known for its gardens and parks dating to the 14th century. The University has a long tradition of graduating scientists, poets, painters, architects and sculptors. Today, the University’s students represent almost 40 countries.
The city of Angers and the University present a rich cultural program during the summer. Events include concerts, art exhibits, plays, music festivals, lectures, discussions, and social gatherings. There also is a program of organized excursions guided by professors on the weekends to some of the most famous and historical sites in France.
Columbia College offers semester and summer programs at this center in Angers. Coursework includes beginning, elementary, intermediate or advanced French. Optional courses in French literature, civilization, commercial French and translation also are offered.
Tuition for the semester program is the same as a semester at Columbia College. AIRFARES ARE NOT INCLUDED, students must arrange and pay for their airfares separately.
For details about the International Center for French Language and Culture, go to Click on CIDEF from the center column "13 Instituts", and then choose "cours d'ete" (summer courses) or "annee universitaire" (semesters). Below are blogs written by students who have recently visited France.  
For more information, contact Dr. Corinne Mann at 803 786.3808 or