Study Abroad in Grenoble, France

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AIFS in Grenoble Resident Director, Summer Program

AIFS Resident Director

Miranda Rea


Bonjour! After obtaining my degree in England I joined AIFS in the London office in 1989. I moved to France in 1990 and have been the Resident Director here in Grenoble since the fall of 1994. I'm here to provide support, encouragement and a friendly face to you during your stay in Grenoble. I know a great deal about the culture, language and lifestyle of France and am looking forward to sharing it with you! I choose the families with whom AIFS students stay with great care.

When I am not working, I love swimming, participating in local activities, walking my dog and enjoying French cuisine. I am also a bit of a traveler myself; I spent a year as a volunteer and teacher in Zambia, Africa.

You'll find Grenoble to be a wonderful city and I'm here to help you out with any questions you may have.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

Housing and Meals

Homestay Family

A rewarding way to learn French, gain a unique and personal insight into French culture and integrate into the local community.

  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Single room with study area and a shared bathroom
  • Access to laundry facilities

Optional Student Residence ($345)

Live in a French and International student residence.

  • Shared double room (contact Admissions Officer for single room fee supplement)
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom facilities

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Grenoble

Cultural Activities

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of French culture, a wealth of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee. The climate in Grenoble is usually ideal in June for outdoor activities. The Resident Director organizes a variety of activities which may include:

  • Walking tours of Grenoble
  • Discovering Bastille Grenoble by cable car
  • Visits to local museums such as:
    • Musée de Grenoble
    • Musée Archéologique Saint Laurent
    • Musée Dauphinois
    • Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation
  • Cuisine class
  • Wine and cheese tasting class
  • Visit to Chartreuse museum
  • Hiking in the local mountains
  • Group picnics/visits to local markets
  • French movie
  • Trip to Château de Vizille (birthplace of the French Revolution)
  • Day excursions to local places of interest such as:
    • Annecy
    • Lyon
    • Chartreuse
    • Vercors
  • Farewell dinner

Please note that students may pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.

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