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Paris, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Year (Fall - Spring)
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
Budget Sheets: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 09/15/2015
10/09/2015 TBA TBA

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English, French
Language Requirements:
French - 4 Semesters
Program Type:
USF Exchange
Eligibility Requirements:
Degree Seeking
Level of Study:
Graduate, Undergraduate
Open to:
USF Students Only
Credit Offered:
USF Credit
Program Advisor:
Rene Sanchez
Minimum GPA:
Sponsoring College:
University Wide
Program Primary Subject:
Architecture, Business, Marketing, and Finance, Computer and Information Sciences, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts and Art History, Health Sciences, Humanities, History, and Media Studies, Languages and Applied Linguistics, Mathematics, Natural and Physical Sciences, Performing Arts, Social Sciences
Program Description:
MICEFA: Mission Interuniversitaire de Coordination des Echanges Franco-Americains
USF Exchange Program
Variable by University: 12 - 18 weeks

Program Overview

Spend an entire semester in France!

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.


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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!

Official Paris Convention and Visitors' Bureau:


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Host Institution

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.

MICEFA Website:  

Also see the MICEFA Program Information Brochure for details on each French University:  MICEFA Program Information

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Academic Program and Course Information

All students may opt to take an intensive French language program for three weeks prior to beginning their course work.

Students should look carefully at the different universities offered by MICEFA to find the right program for them.

Please note: Only Dauphine University's Business program and some American studies programs are taught in English. All other programs are French based, including La Sorbonne's French language program.

French University's students may choose from: Click here for MICEFA's website


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Program Costs

The exchange program cost is based upon in-state tuition rates for a full-time course load. Out-of-State and International students pay the same rate for the purposes of study abroad programs.

Not included in this cost:

  • Airfare
  • Housing abroad (arranged with and paid to host school)
  • Meals
  • 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 $50/month. 


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Living Arrangements

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.

More information on MICEFA housing is on their website:


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Who Can Participate?

Students must be at least of sophomore standing when they attend, but may apply as freshman.

Students must have at minimum four semesters of college level French language courses.

Graduating seniors may not participate in their last semester as program dates and processing time would delay their intended graduation.

All majors are welcomed.

A 2.5 GPA minimum is considered competitive for consideration.


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Getting There

Students are asked to not purchase any tickets until they receive an acceptance letter from the host school overseas. This letter will have details on orientation dates and arrival airports.

Students are responsible for arranging their own flights and transportation to the host school.


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Medical Insurance and Travel Documentation

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.  

Every program participant MUST have a passport, valid six months from the date of travel. Students are responsible for their own immigration documents.


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Contacts for More Information

Questions regarding study abroad, program enrollment, registration and payment of fees:

Rene Sanchez
Education Abroad Office, International Affairs (loc. CGS 101)
University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Ave., CGS 101
Tampa, Florida 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-4314 Fax: (813) 974-4613

This program is currently not accepting applications.