Study Abroad in Cannes, France

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Study Abroad in Cannes: Academics

Campus International de Cannes (CIC)

Founded in 1931, the Collège International de Cannes is a private institution of higher learning that draws students from around the world. The CiC was founded on the principles of international harmony and tolerance, with the express purpose of introducing foreign students to the French language and culture.

The Collège has 22 classrooms, a theater, a recreation room, a volleyball court, a communal kitchen, a sun terrace and a magnificent courtyard where the beautiful flowers change according to the season. It is situated on spacious grounds next to the Mediterranean Sea and is within walking distance of the Old Port and city center.

Academic Overview & Policies

French language is available at four levels from elementary to advanced. Students take a placement test after arrival in order to determine the appropriate level. Consecutive sessions can be combined.

Attendance in class is mandatory and strictly enforced. CiC policy is that students who miss a day of class for any reason other than medical will lose full or partial credit.

Credit Classes are held for 15 hours per week Monday through Friday and are recommended for 4, 8 and 12 semester credits depending on the program, or combination of programs, selected. An additional one-credit elective course is available to students taking Sessions 3. It is at the discretion of each student’s college or university to decide how many credits to award. Students should consult with their university advisors prior to participating in the program to have course credit pre-approved.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Textbooks Students should budget approximately €30 for required textbooks (refundable if books are returned).

Transcripts Students will receive a transcript from the Collège International de Cannes. One official copy will be sent to the student’s home institution on completion of the program.

All students take a language course. Level is determined by a placement test after arrival in Cannes regardless of previous study. Students are advised to gain course pre-approval from their home institution for several different levels of French language in order to ensure that they receive credit for the level that they test into. Fifteen hours of instruction are given each week. Recommended credit hours are shown in parentheses and are dependent on length of program selected.

U.S. Council of Europe Definition
French 180 A1.0, A1.1, A1.2, A1.3
French 280 A2.1, A2.2, A2.3, B1.1
French 380 B1.2, B1.3, B2.1, B2.2
French 480 B2.3, C1.1, C1.2, C1.3, C2


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