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Université Catholique de l'Ouest

Université Catholique de l'Ouest
Spend the semester in Angers, France studying French language, literature and civilization.
Location: 
Angers, France
Language of Instruction: 
French
Term: 
Fall
Spring
Academic Disciplines: 
French
History
History of Art
Education--French
Humanities
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Highlights: 
  • Receive approximately 18 hours of French credit per semester
  • Live with a French host family to improve French language skills 
  • The program includes several one-day excursions and cultural visits around France
  • Scholarships available from the Department of French & Italian
    • Click here to read more about the scholarship for semester study
    • Click here to read more about the Clyde E. Jacobs Scholarship for a full academic year
Program Summary: 

The Université Catholique de l'Ouest is a private institution of higher education with approximately 11,000 students. The University offers degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences as well as in theology. It is also home to the Centre International d'Etudes Francaises (C.I.D.E.F.), an internationally renowned school for French as a foreign language.

The scenic campus of the Université Catholique de l'Ouest, located in town, is just a short walk from the train station or the museums, shops, and restaurants of the town center.

Location: 

Angers is the historic capital of the Anjou region in western France. A lively university town, Angers counts nearly 33,000 students among its 250,000 inhabitants. With its universities and textile mills, Angers has served as an important cultural and industrial center since the Middle Ages. The castles and wine cellars of the nearby Loire valley also contribute to the character of the region. Located only an hour and a half by train from Paris, Angers provides an excellent base from which to discover French culture.
 

Academic Information: 

KU students take courses in French language and civilization at the C.I.D.E.F., a special language center attached to the University. Founded in 1947, the C.I.D.E.F. welcomes about 1400 foreign students from 50 countries annually.

The C.I.D.E.F. tests and places each student in language classes appropriate to the student's level in French. Levels range from beginner to advanced. C.I.D.E.F. courses are designed to help students reach fluency in both spoken and written French. Teaching methods are up-to-date and the facilities available to students include a library, three language labs, classrooms with audio-visual equipment and a computer room.

KU students will receive approximately 18 hours of credit per semester in French. The particular courses for which the student receives credit will depend on the student's level and previous course work in French. A typical schedule at the C.I.D.E.F. would include courses in subjects such as grammar, composition, phonetics, conversation, translation and civilization. All credit earned will be counted as KU credit.

Angers Course Equivalencies

Housing: 

The university housing services will arrange homestays for students on a semester program. Typically, the student will rent a room in a house belonging to a French family. The level of contact with the family will depend on the individuals involved.

Fall semester: During the September portion of your stay, the host family provides all breakfasts and dinners. During the rest of the semester (October to December), the host family provides all breakfasts and 3 dinners per week.

Spring semester: All breakfasts and three dinners per week are included in the program fee.

Life Abroad: 

Student Life

Since the C.I.D.E.F. is situated on the campus of the Université Catholique de l'Ouest, KU students will have the opportunity to be in contact with French university students. Due to the number of students in Angers there are many student activities ranging from sports to music and theatre.

Cultural Activities

There are several one-day cultural visits organized by the C.I.D.E.F. which may include: 

•  Le Mont St. Michel, Saint-Malo
•  The châteaux of the Loire Valley
•  D-Day landing site in Normandy

The cost of the visits is included in the program fees. Students will find more information about these activities at the start of the semester. 

Eligibility: 

Open to KU undergraduates who have had at least one semester of college-level French and who have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.  

Add Course: 
Compréhension écrite
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Expression écrite
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Grammaire
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Phonétique
niveau Moyen 2 degrees or higher
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Étude Socio-Culturelle
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Actualité Socio-Économique de la France
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Littérature XIX siécle
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Littérature XX siécle
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Histoire de la Musique
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Philosophie française
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
La Vie politique française sous la Ve République
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Langue
Equivalent credit depends upon student's level in French at KU and upon level of study at the CIDEF. The C.I.D.E.F. tests and places each student in language classes appropriate to the student's level in French. Levels range from beginner to advanced.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
5
Langue
Equivalent credit depends upon student's level in French at KU and upon level of study at the CIDEF. The C.I.D.E.F. tests and places each student in language classes appropriate to the student's level in French. Levels range from beginner to advanced.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Langue
Equivalent credit depends upon student's level in French at KU and upon level of study at the CIDEF. The C.I.D.E.F. tests and places each student in language classes appropriate to the student's level in French. Levels range from beginner to advanced.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Langue
Equivalent credit depends upon student's level in French at KU and upon level of study at the CIDEF. The C.I.D.E.F. tests and places each student in language classes appropriate to the student's level in French. Levels range from beginner to advanced.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Langue
This course is worth one to six credit hours. Equivalent credit depends upon student's level in French at KU and upon level of study at the CIDEF. The C.I.D.E.F. tests and places each student in language classes appropriate to the student's level in French. Levels range from beginner to advanced.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Langue
Equivalent credit depends upon student's level in French at KU and upon level of study at the CIDEF. The C.I.D.E.F. tests and places each student in language classes appropriate to the student's level in French. Levels range from beginner to advanced.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Langue
Equivalent credit depends upon student's level in French at KU and upon level of study at the CIDEF. The C.I.D.E.F. tests and places each student in language classes appropriate to the student's level in French. Levels range from beginner to advanced.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Langue
Equivalent credit depends upon student's level in French at KU and upon level of study at the CIDEF. The C.I.D.E.F. tests and places each student in language classes appropriate to the student's level in French. Levels range from beginner to advanced.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Langue
Equivalent credit depends upon student's level in French at KU and upon level of study at the CIDEF. The C.I.D.E.F. tests and places each student in language classes appropriate to the student's level in French. Levels range from beginner to advanced.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Français des Affaires
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Images et Cultures
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Images et Cultures
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Histoire de France
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Histoire de France
This course is worth one to five credit hours.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Compréhension orale
This course is worth one to six credit hours. Equivalent credit depends upon student's level in French at KU and upon level of study at the CIDEF. The C.I.D.E.F. tests and places each student in language classes appropriate to the student's level in French. Levels range from beginner to advanced.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Compréhension orale
Equivalent credit depends upon student's level in French at KU and upon level of study at the CIDEF. The C.I.D.E.F. tests and places each student in language classes appropriate to the student's level in French. Levels range from beginner to advanced.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Compréhension orale
Equivalent credit depends upon student's level in French at KU and upon level of study at the CIDEF. The C.I.D.E.F. tests and places each student in language classes appropriate to the student's level in French. Levels range from beginner to advanced.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Expression orale
Equivalent credit depends upon student's level in French at KU and upon level of study at the CIDEF. The C.I.D.E.F. tests and places each student in language classes appropriate to the student's level in French. Levels range from beginner to advanced.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Expression orale
Equivalent credit depends upon student's level in French at KU and upon level of study at the CIDEF. The C.I.D.E.F. tests and places each student in language classes appropriate to the student's level in French. Levels range from beginner to advanced.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Histoire de l'Art
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Histoire de l'Art
This course is worth one to six credit hours.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Français de la mode
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Français du tourisme
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Cultures et découvertes
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Cultures et découvertes
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
French
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3

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