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Academics - January Term 2022

Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises (ILCF)

ILCF is a department of the Catholic University of Paris, a highly respected private university approved and recognized by the French Ministry of Education. Re-founded in 1948, ILCF is an establishment of intellectual and research excellence. It welcomes 2,500 students every year from all over the world who want to learn French and take courses to become acquainted with French culture and civilization in a French environment. The J-term program offers an art history course in architecture taught in English.

Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne (CCFS)

The prestige of the Sorbonne is matched by few educational institutions. A centralized institution from its foundation until 1968, the Sorbonne is now one of the dozen or so independent units of the University of Paris. Dating back to 1919, the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne has the status of a private institution for the teaching of French as a foreign language and courses about French culture and civilization. The J-term program offers a fine art course in French fashion taught in English.

Academic Overview

Admissions Requirements Open to high school graduates and first year, sophomore, junior and senior college students with a minimum 2.5 GPA (2.8 for American Business School). Lower GPAs will be considered on a case by case basis. No previous French language study required. Evidence of academic ability is required in the form of your most recent transcript.

Attendance is required for full credit. Unexcused absences are not permitted.

Credit hours are in parentheses. Classes are held for 3 or 4 hours a day, Monday through Friday for a total of 45 hours.

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

Transcripts are issued by the Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises or the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne. One official copy will be sent to the student’s home institution on completion of the program.

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