Study Abroad in Grenoble: Overview
Spend a semester surrounded by the crystal- clear air and snow-capped mountains of the French Alps. Situated in south eastern France, Grenoble is located in one of the loveliest areas of the country - “une ville alpine par excellence”. The town itself lies at the crossroads between the valleys and the mountains which comprise the Dauphiné region. From Roman times to the 1968 Winter Olympics and on to today, Grenoble has attracted visitors from all over the world. With its 200,000 inhabitants, Grenoble is small enough to feel like a town, but large enough to offer all the amenities of a busy city (cultural festivals, theaters, museums)
Program at a glance
- Full academic year, fall or spring semester
- Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors
- 2.5 minimum GPA required
- Program fee includes tuition, housing, most meals, excursions
and cultural activities, airfare if selected, trip to Paris, and more
- One (recent) year of college French required
- Courses taught in both English and French in business, economics, fine arts, history, literature, political science and sociology, plus French language. Those taking French seminars must place into intermediate French
- The local AIFS Resident Director and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
- Student visa required. Must be obtained before departing the U.S.
- Transcripts issued by the Centre Universitaire d’Etudes Francaises (CUEF) of the University of Grenoble III
Application and scholarship deadlines
- Application deadlines: May 15 (fall); October 15 (spring)
- AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships available. The scholarship application deadlines are April 15 (fall semester or academic year); September 15 (spring).
*Please note that applications, deposits and balance of fees arriving after the required deadline are subject to late fees.