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Semester exchange programs allow students the opportunity earn USF college credit from a diverse set of subject abroad, while still paying an equivalent to USF cost. Students are enrolled abroad and take class, live, and socialize with local French and other international students, gaining a truly enriching experience and in depth cultural immersion for one to two semesters.
Exchange programs are competitive and students are encouraged to begin the application process early to better focus on their personal statement and gather the needed recommendations.
The universities that are part of MICEFA are spread throughout the city of Paris, ranging from campuses right in the heart of the city to some in the surrounding suburbs. What more can be said about Paris other than "It's Paris!!" A center for politics, culture, art, and European life for centuries a student cannot help but fall in love with the history, grandeur, and sheer "joie de vivre." Experience it first hand with USF's exchange!
MICEFA is a consortium of Parisian universities, offering USF students the chance to study at some of the top French universities and select from a diverse curriculum. Students may select a few courses from one university and a few from others, combining the best of each for the ideal schedule. Many students take advantage of MICEFA's intensive French language program for three weeks prior to beginning their main studies.
The exchange program cost is based upon in-state tuition rates for a full-time course load. Out-of-State and International students also pay the same rate for the purposes of study abroad programs.
Not included in this cost:
Housing abroad (arranged with and paid to host school)
Additional travel or medical insurance
Any transportation fees
Passport and Visa fees
Any additional or personal expenses
In addition, students are expected to pay Emergency medical insurance in the amount of $1.53/daily.
How and When to Pay
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Health and Safety
USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.
Students are given the offer of temporary housing in Paris for the first two weeks. MICEFA will then help students find reasonably priced apartments in Paris near their universities. Students may also choose to stay with either a host family or work as an Au Pair while in Paris.