France

Study Abroad In France

Known for its amazing landscapes, history, and its internationally recognized cuisine, France offers a great opportunity to learn and study about the fascinating European culture. France is one of the most popular destinations among UCO students for it's expansive resource of rich history and culture. Students are able to see firsthand the things they learn from their textbooks unfold come alive in three dimension. We welcome you to participate in one of the most popular program offered to you by the Centre for Global Competency. Please check out the following information to learn more about our partner universities in France. 

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Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle
La Rochelle, France

Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle is one of the most popular programs among UCO students. It offers a variety of business classes as well as French courses. La Rochelle is a perfect program for students who have low French proficiency.

Since February 2011, two of the school's programs have been recognized by the EPAS: the Bachelor in International Business and Master in Management (ESC) programs. No more than two programs can be accredited in each round of evaluations, so this is a very encouraging double success for the school, which can now offer these students a program that is balanced, coherent, international and compliant with demanding specifications.The objective of the EPAS (link to EFMD website) is to evaluate and accredit (for a maximum duration of five years) the best business and management programs on offer (undergraduate and Bachelor degrees, Masters or Doctorates), compare them against international standards and ultimately work towards their improvement.

A one thousand year old city with its eye on the future, La Rochelle is a beautiful and generous city that manages to preserve exceptional natural and architectural assets while developing its own area in an innovative, sensitive and harmonious way.Nestling at the heart of the Atlantic sea front, the city has been able to turn its solid maritime base into a fantastic economic, tourism and cultural asset. La Rochelle is the capital of the Charente-Maritime region and has 76,711 residents; it is one of the most attractive and dynamic cities in France.

Language Requirement:

English

Estimated Montly Living Expenses:

Housing - $300 to $600
Meals - $250 to $350
Personal Expenses - $400 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (Government Medical Insurance might be required - $300)

Click here to visit Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle website

 

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University of Burgundy
Dijon, France

The University of Burgundy (UB) sinks its roots deep into the history of France. The origins of UB go back to the times of the French monarchy, with the founding of the Dijon faculty of law in 1722, at the instigation of King Louis XV of France. After the French Revolution, between 1805 and 1809, Emperor Napoleon I of France founded the faculties of Science, Arts and Medicine, at the heart of Dijon. 150 years later, in the 1950's, the entire University, along with its new faculties, settled on the beautiful current campus, at the doors of the city center.

Over the past 20 years, five other campuses have been created all across Burgundy. Each one of them contributes to making UB the leading higher education and research institution in the region. Dijon has one of the best preserved medieval centers in France. It is easy to walk and see the sites, with lots of pedestrian walking streets. You'll sample some of France's finest cuisine. Dijon offers many cultural activities, including a wealth of museums and annual festivals, including the L'Été Musical (Musical Summer), a classical music festival in June.

Dijon, the capital of the Burgundy region, is famous for its mustard and you'll find plenty of it in Dijon's shops. Dijon also has an interesting medieval core--most of it pedestrian only--Renaissance mansions, and eight museums. Dijon today is a modern regional capital with many cultural events, shops, and restaurants.

Language Requirement:

Intermediate / Advanced French

Estimated Montly Living Expenses:

Housing - $300 to $600
Meals - $250 to $350
Personal Expenses - $400 to $500
Medical Insurance - $ 90 (Goverment Medical Insurance might be required - $300)

 

Click here to visit the University of Burgundy website

 

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University of Jules Verne
Amiens, France

The University of Picardie Jules Verne (Université de Picardie Jules Verne) is a university located in Amiens, France, and is under the Academy of Amiens. It was founded in 1970 and is organized in 12 Faculties. Many of UCO student who are majoring in French use this program to improve in their French Proficiency.

Amiens is a city and commune in northern France, 120 km (75 mi) north of Paris and 100 km (62 mi) south-west of Lille. It was badly scarred during both world wars, but restored sensitively afterwards. The cathedral is the main reason to visit, but St-Leu, the renovated medieval artisans' quarter north of the cathedral with its network of canals, has considerable charm. Amiens has an unmistakably northern feel; some parts of the city look rather Flemish, while the redbrick nineteenth-century workers' houses beyond the center are reminiscent of the English Midlands and North.

Language Requirement:

Intermediate / Advanced French

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - $300 to $600
Meals - $250 to $350
Personal Expenses - $400 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (Goverment Medical Insurance might be required - $300)

Click here to visit the University of Jules Verne website

 

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University of Savoie
Chambery, France

The University of Savoie is a training and multidisciplinary research. Located in Savoie and Haute-Savoie plays its role of establishing close to its 12,000 students that offer privileged conditions of study. Open to the world, it has built a particularly close relationship with neighboring Switzerland and Italy and opened its research and training internationally. Key player in local and regional development, the University of Savoie is in permanent contact with the socio-professional. Many of UCO student who are majoring in French use this program to improve in their French Proficiency.

Town of Art and History in the heart of Savoy, Chambery offers to its visitors a very important conservation area vividly highlighted by the houses in the old streets and by its listed historical buildings. Dominated by the castle of the Dukes of Savoy, the old town of Chambery is one of the most remarkable old neighborhoods in France. A town of culture, Chambéry has prestigious buildings such as the Charles Dullin, theatre, five museums including the Sciences and Techniques Gallery, one of the biggest chimes in Europe, and in contemporary architecture the Andre Malraux cultural center, the Jean Jacques Rousseau Médiathèque and the Manège Congress Centre. 

This entire heritage is enhanced by a floodlighting program, which was awarded a first national prize of the Cities of Light by the Academy of Streets Performance. As far as nature is concerned, Chambery is located near the most important ski resorts in Europe, the largest natural lakes in France, the Bourget Lake and the Aiguebelette Lake - the jewel of the Savoyard foothills. Chambery is the gateway to the regional natural parks of Chartreuse and of the Bauges and to the Vanoise National Park.

Language requirement:

Intermediate/ Advanced French

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - $300 to $600
Meals - $250 to $350
Personal Expenses - $400 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (Goverment Medical Insurance might be required - $300)

Courses Available in French:

There are several fields of studies in this particular university (Arts, Language, and Literature)
There are no classes taught in English. 

 

Click here to visit the University of Savoie website

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