French Language and Culture in Nice is conducted in collaboration with French language institute France Langue. The program is designed to be an intensive language learning program with classes taught by the host institution as well as a cultural immersion experience through living with French host families and organized cultural excursions.
The program features French Language courses from beginning language to advanced and proficiency level courses, taught by the host institution in small classes to facilitate learning. Cultural excursions such as monument, museum, and neighborhood visits, organized by the host institution, complement and enrich student learning. Pre-departure and on-site orientations will prepare students to gain the most from the experience.
Known as the "Capital of the French Riviera," Nice is the fifth largest city in France and the regional capital of the Alpes Maritimes département. Bordering the country of Monaco and only a few miles from Italy, Nice is heavily influenced by Mediterranean culture. The city is particularly well known for its old town in the historic quarter and the famous "Promenade des Anglais" on the Mediterranean Sea. Nice has a vibrant art scene and is home to a total of 19 museums and galleries and 32 classified historical monuments including the Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art, Matisse Museum, Chagall Museum, Palais de Justice, Palais de la Préfecture, Eglise Sainte Réparate, Place Garibaldi, and Eglise Russe.
France Langue is an independent, accredited language institute offering intensive French language and culture courses with locations in Paris, Nice, Bordeaux, Biarritz and Fort-de-France (Martinique). Classes are in small groups. France Langue Nice is located in the heart of the city 15 minutes from the beach and the Promenade des Anglais, 5 minutes from the train station, and just a block away from commercial centers.
Who Can Participate
This program is open to:
1. All degree-seeking students within the USF Sytem
2. Others with permission of program faculty director
In this intensive program, students will enroll in language classes taught by France Langue faculty with in-country oversight by USFSP faculty. Courses meet in either morning or afternoon sessions Monday-Friday for anywhere from four hours to half the day. Courses will be determined by the student's level of proficiency or based upon the last semester of French language completed at USFSP or student's home institution. French classes are offered at all levels.
All Students will enroll in FRE 3470 French Overseas Study (2-3 credits) taught by USFSP faculty
AND select from one of the following courses, taught by France Langue faculty, listed below for a total of 6 credits:
FRE 1120 Beginning French I, 4 Credits
FRE 1121 Beginning French II, 4 Credits
FRE 2200 French III, 3 credits
FRE 2201 French IV, 3 credits
FRE 3420 Written French in Cultural Context, 3 credits
FRE 3234 Reading in French Literature and Culture, 3 credits
FRE 3440 French for Business, 3 credits
Credit Type: direct USFSP credit
In order to receive full credit for the program courses, students must attend any class meetings listed, complete an online pre- departure orientation in CANVAS, participate in all group activities on the program itinerary including any weekend excursions, and attend courses at the language institute. A link to access the orientation will be sent to students' USF email addresses prior to departure.
Program Charge: $3,950.00
Accompaniment and on-site program direction by USFSP instructor
Language classes taught by qualified language institute instructors
Course taught by USFSP instructor
Homestay accommodations (double or triple room) with breakfast and dinner daily
All program related, in-country transportation
Transfers from/to Nice Airport/train station
Walking guided tour of Nice (Promenade des Anglais, Old city, Harbor area…)
Half-day excursion in Antibes and visit of the Picasso Museum ( transportation by train)
Half-day excursion in Monaco ( transportation by train)
Guided tour of Saint Paul de Vence ( transportation by public bus)
Half-day excursion in Cannes ( transportation by train)
Guided tour of Eze village and visit of the Fragonard Perfumery ( transportation by public bus)
Visit of the Chagall and the Matisse Museums ( transportation by public bus)
A France Langue guide will lead the group during the excursions.
Tuition--6 credit hours (program courses)
*Group excursions subject to change
International Airfare (estimate $1500)
Personal spending (lunches at $10 each in Nice; entertainment to vary by individual)
Meals not listed above
How and When to Pay Payment Schedule
5 days after committing to the program or application deadline, whichever is first.
March 24, 2018
April 24, 2018
May 24, 2018
Payment Instructions (only after you have completed you have been accepted to the program and commit in the study abroad system):
Once you have been accepted to your program of choice, you will be asked to confirm your participation in the program by hitting the Commit button on your personal application page. Having confirmed your participation, the USFSP Education Abroad Office will place charges on your OASIS account. Students will be asked to make a confirmation payment toward the Study Abroad Program Cost (SAPD). Generally, this payment is $500, although certain programs may have alternate payment requirements as indicated on the specific program website.
Once you have committed to the program, you are financially liable for the Study Abroad Program Cost. Please carefully read your program-specific payment requirements as well as the Financial Terms and Conditions for your relevant program.
To make the payment:
ON-LINE (Please note: Do not use the on-line payment option if you have other outstanding charges on your account, as any payment will automatically be credited toward your on-campus charges)
Step 1: Go to USF Single-SignOn
Step 2: Log in using your USF Net ID.
Step 3: Click on OASIS on the top menu.
Step 4: On the Main Menu, go to "Student"
Step 5: On the Student Menu, go to "Tuition & Fees"
Step 6: Click on "Student Bill Payment" PLEASE NOTE: The USF Cashier's Office charges a 2.5% "convenience fee" for using a credit or bank card. If you use an online check you will not be charged the additional fee. They no longer accept VISA.
Step 1: Email the USFSP Education Abroad Office at email@example.com for a payment form. The form must be completed and signed by an authorized member of the Education Abroad Office.
Step 2: Take payment form to the USFSP Cashier's Office (BAY 132). You may pay only pay with check, cash or money order in person. Checks are payable to USF.
Step 3: Please keep a record of your payment for your records.
Post-Commitment Cancellation Policy:
You are liable for $100 plus non-recoverable program costs if you cancel at least 91 days prior to departure.*
You are liable for $300 plus non-recoverable program costs if you cancel 61 to 90 days prior to departure.*
You are liable for up to 100% of the program fee if you cancel 60 days or less prior to departure.*
Students must email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify USFSP Education Abroad of their cancellation.
Education Abroad will assess on a case-by-case basis the non-recoverable costs of the program for which the student is liable. Non-recoverable costs may exceed to-date funds collected by USFSP Education Abroad at time of student's withdraw from the program.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Funding
Many funding opportunities are available to USF students who are planning to study abroad. Please see our funding page for further details.
Note: The Education Abroad Scholarship application deadline for summer semester is February 16, 2018. However, applicants must be accepted and committed to the program as well as have paid the $500 Confirmation Payment in order to be considered for scholarships. This takes processing time. Therefore, we strongly advise applicants submit all parts of the scholarship application by February 1, 2018.
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.
USFSP 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.
All participants must be in possession of a valid U.S. Passport or a valid passport from their country of residence. Passports must have an expiration date at least 6 months after the student's scheduled return to the U.S. U.S. citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Europe. Non-U.S. citizens should check with their own country's consulate regarding visa requirements for the countries to be visited. International students within the USF System must also submit the Study or Research Abroad Approval eform, listed under "Other Services", in their istart account.
For detailed information on travel documents you may need for your trip please visit our Passport and Visa page.
Students should not book any flights or transportation until notified by Education Abroad later in spring once minimum enrollment for the program is met. Students are responsible for booking their own flights. Transfers to/from host family at beginning and end of program are included. Students must book transportation arriving at either Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport (NCE) or Gare de Nice- Ville train station between 8am-8pm on June 24 as well as book transportation departing after 12pm on July 15 from Nice Airport or Gare de Nice-Ville train station. Students who arrive/depart outside these times, or arrive/depart at other locations, must organize their own travel.
Students will board with local host families (double or triple room) selected by France Langue Nice. This provides a more in-depth understanding of daily life in France while enhancing language acquisition through interaction and the opportunity to practice speaking French outside the classroom. Breakfast and dinner is provided by the host families daily. Internet access should not be expected at the host family residences, but is available at France Langue Nice and at plentiful internet cafes.