Spend a semester or academic year in the sunny, artistic city of Cannes, France, with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at the Campus International de Cannes, located on spacious grounds next to the scenic Mediterranean Sea and within walking distance of the Old Port and vibrant city center.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Up to 18 semester credits depending on program selection
Wide variety of courses available; taught in English and French
Campus Residence or a French homestay
Breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday
4-day excursion to Paris and 2-day excursion to Provence. Day trips to Monaco, St. Tropez, and excursions to Antibes, Grasse and Île Sainte-Marguerite
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Florence, Italy (3 days)
Meet Katerina, a college student from @chapmanu who took over the AIFS Abroad Instagram story recently to answer questions about what it’s like to study abroad in Cannes, France during her spring semester! Watch as Katerina highlights what a typical day in the life looks like there.
Houses both French and other international students.
A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture of France. Some students find this aspect of the program the most rewarding. All families are carefully selected and have to meet strict requirements and standards in order to host students.
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Cannes
During the mid-semester break students are responsible for their own housing and meals. This is generally considered an opportunity to travel but you can choose to stay on campus or homestay and pay on-site for the additional nights and meals.
Cannes is renowned worldwide for the beauty of its setting and the magnificence of its festivals.
With a population of 70,000 people, Cannes provides all of the conveniences of cosmopolitan living. Situated on the shores of the Bay of La Napoule, it is well located for travel on the French Riviera.
The mild climate of the Côte d’Azur is also ideal for those who enjoy outdoor life.
Bonjour! I am a native of Cannes, and became the AIFS Resident Director here in 1999. I studied abroad for a year in England, a year in Spain and a third year in Scotland, encountering new adventures and challenges every day. It really changed me as a person and altered my perception of the world.
Along with traveling I enjoy discovering new cultures. I speak French, English, Spanish and conversational Italian. I have a Masters degree in Tourism Management and have worked in Greece, Norway, Tunisia and Ireland.
Whether it’s your first time abroad or your tenth time, every minute is sure to be a great experience. I look forward to helping you adjust to the new environment and sharing my culture with you. A très bientôt à Cannes!
The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.
In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of French life. Typical activities, tours and visits include:
You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some activities and events.
Cannes’ sunny climate is ideal for outdoor activities such as swimming and sailing. You can also participate in team sports including basketball, soccer and volleyball. Spring semester students can ski at Isola, a 2-hour drive away.
You can also take a landscape drawing course for an additional fee to be paid on campus.
Provence has been a source of creative inspiration for some of the world’s greatest artists including Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Picasso. On the AIFS program in Cannes you will have the opportunity to visit museums dedicated to these artists and find out more about what drew them to this beautiful region.
AIFS can arrange volunteer activities and non-credit internship placements across a variety of fields and a wide range of organizations. Recent placements have included:
Spend a day in Antibes with a visit to the Picasso Museum. Includes round-trip transportation and entrance fee.
Discover the medieval town of Grasse, the perfume capital of the world. Visit the International Perfume Museum and take a perfume-making lesson. Includes round-trip transportation and entrance fees.
Visit Fort Royal and the cell of the “Man in the Iron Mask.” Free time to go swimming or explore the Aleppo Forest. Includes round-trip transportation.
Visit the Oceanographic Museum and Saint Nicholas Cathedral (where Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly were married and are now buried). Includes round-trip transportation and entrance fees.
Visit the Musée de L’Annonciade and spend free time exploring. Includes round-trip transportation.
Guided sightseeing tour of major sights such as The Duomo, Ghiberti’s Baptistery Doors, Piazza della Signori, the Uffizi Gallery and more, with free time to explore. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, daily breakfasts and one group dinner.
Program is closed
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)
Social identity & access
One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.Learn more