French Study Abroad in World Languages and Cultures

Earn credit while studying French abroad for a month, a summer, a semester, or an entire year in a variety of settings. Please visit the CMU Office of Study Abroad website for more information.


Chicoutimi, Québec: Université de Québec à Chicoutimi ​

Fall or Spring: 15 credits
Summer: 3-6 credits

Prof. Amy Ransom

Nice, France: Institut Pour les Affaires et la Gestion

Fall or Spring: See advisor

Prof. Leïla Ennaïli ​ ​

Pau, France: University Studies Abroad Consortium ​

Fall or Spring: 15 credits
Summer: 4-8 credits

Prof. Leïla Ennaïli ​ ​

Aix, France: Institut Américain Universitaire

Fall or Spring: 15 credits
Summer: 4-8 credits

Prof. Christi Brookes ​


Scholarships for French study abroad

Our department offers several scholarships to help fund your French studies abroad. Amounts vary by year and by the number of applications.

  • CMU/UQAC Scholarship for study in Chicoutimi.
  • Edana DuGuay Scholarship for study in France.
  • Gilles Labrie Scholarship.
  • CMU International Programs Scholarships.


Chicoutimi: Université du Québec

  • An international yet personalized language experience through French courses, cultural activities and outdoor recreation.
  • Students are placed according to their individual level in classes that are small and emphasize spoken French.
  • Chicoutimi is located north of Quebec City in the Saguenay area, famous for its spectacular scenery.
  • The population is 97% French-speaking. 


  • Fall Semester: September-December.
  • Winter Semester: January-April.
  • Spring Session: May-June.
  • Summer Session: July-August.
  • Business French: July.

Approximate costs

  • Semester: $1296 CDN.
  • Summer: $1875 CDN.
  • Business French: $1625 CDN.
  • Transportation and CMU enrollment fee not included.
  • Food and housing included in summer.


  • Semester: 15 credits.
  • Summer: 7 credits.
  • Business Course: 4 credits.
  • The Business French course can be combined with the Summer Session for a total of 7 credits.


  • Room with family.


  • 2.5 overall. Students of all French levels admitted.


  • CMU/UQAC Grant: $600.
  • CMU International Programs Awards: $200-$600.


Prof. Amy Ransom
Pearce 318
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Institut pour les Affiares et la Gestion (IPAG)

  • IPAG is an international-oriented business school located in beautiful Nice, France.
  • No prior knowledge of French is required. 
  • French language instruction and French history courses are available in addition to the English-language core business courses offered. 


  • Fall Semester: September - December.
  • Spring Semester: February - June.
  • Fall and Spring Semesters also possible.

Approximate cost

  • Tuition exchange.
  • Transportation and CMU enrollment fee not included.


  • Upon arrival, IPAG makes arrangements for a rental agent to help students find an apartment to rent in Nice. Apartment rent is comparable to the cost of renting an apartment in Mt. Pleasant.  


  • 2.5 overall.


  • Edana DuGuay Scholarship: $750.
  • CMU International Programs Awards: $200-$600.


Leila Ennaili
Pearce 313
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