Study Abroad in Paris: Optional Orientation

Orientation is now optional

Great news for students who require more flexibility in their study abroad plans: The Orientation in Cannes is now optional. Students who do not select this orientation receive a price reduction of $1,000.

Optional Orientation in Cannes

To ensure students obtain the maximum benefit from their stay in France, AIFS arranges a 2-week language and cultural orientation in Cannes that includes language classes at all levels of proficiency. Recommended for 2 credits.

Collège International de Cannes
Cannes is a sunny Mediterranean resort with a mild climate. Classes are taught by the faculty of the Collège, which issues transcripts for the orientation program. The Collège is a private institution of higher learning founded in 1931 and is certified by the National Ministry of Education. Situated about a mile from the Old Port and elegant boutiques on the world famous Boulevard de la Croisette, the Collège is set in spacious and attractive grounds. Students generally walk or take a bus to the city center. Facilities at the Collège include a theater, small library, snack bar, T.V. room and volleyball court.

Orientation housing and meals
Students stay in Collège dorms (bed linen and towels are provided) and receive three meals a day in the Collège dining hall.

Orientation language courses

  • Elementary French 100/A1
  • Elementary French 150/A2
  • Intermediate French 200/B1
  • Advanced French 300/B2
  • Superior French 400/C1
  • Experienced French 450/C2
All levels are available in both fall and spring and are worth 2 credits each. Transcripts are issued by the Collège International de Cannes. Classes meet 15 hours a week in small groups of approximately 15. Emphasis is on written French, basic grammar, pronunciation, phrases and vocabulary needed for everyday life. Work on written skills helps prepare students for the placement test in Paris.

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