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Study Abroad | Cannes

France | Collège International de Cannes | Summer 2023
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  • Summer 2023


Spend a summer in the sunny resort city of Cannes, France with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at Campus International de Cannes. Situated on spacious grounds next to the Mediterranean Sea, the campus is within walking distance of the Old Port and city center. 

What’s Included

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.

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  • Tuition

    Up to 13 semester credits (subject to sessions chosen)

  • Courses

    Courses offered in French language

  • Housing

    Double or triple rooms in the Collège residence hall or in a French homestay

  • Meals

    Residence students: Breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday and breakfast and brunch on weekends

    Homestay students: Breakfast every day at the homestay, lunch Monday through Friday and brunch at weekends in the Collège cafeteria

  • Excursions

    to destinations including Monaco, Gorges du Verdon, Nice and Antibes or Grasse

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    Such as visits to museums, boat trips and local activities

  • On-Site Resident Director

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from campus

  • Excursions

    Paris (3 days) Sessions 2 and 3 only 

Program Details: Study Abroad | Cannes Session 1

Program is closed


April 30, 2023May 26, 2023




Collège International de Cannes

Application Deadline

March 1, 2023

Inclusive Fees



Open to High School Graduate, First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum of 2.0 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • Foreign Language
  • French Language

Global Themes

  • Language, History and Culture
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AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

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 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 view changes 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. 

  • Foreign Language
  • French Language

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 1one-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 180A1.0, A1.1, A1.2, A1.3 
French 280A2.1, A2.2, A2.3, B1.1 
French 380B1.2, B1.3, B2.1, B2.2 
French 480B2.3, C1.1, C1.2, C1.3, C2 
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Living Abroad

REsidence Halls

The residence is situated opposite the beach, near the old town which is one of the most beautiful parts of Cannes. Many rooms overlook the palm trees in the courtyard to the Mediterranean beyond – perfect for a morning swim before class!

  • Double or triple room
  • Laundry facilities available for approximately 5 euros
  • 14 meals per week (breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday and breakfast and brunch on weekends)
  • Limited number of rooms with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or single rooms are available for an additional fee. Contact your Admissions Officer for details.


Students who want to experience real immersion in the language and culture of France may choose to stay with a French family.

  • Double room with another AIFS or international student
  • Single rooms can be requested for an additional fee
  • Laundry wash and change of bed linen once a week
  • Breakfast every day at the homestay and lunch Monday through Friday and brunch at weekends in the Collège cafeteria
  • The number of host families in Cannes is limited so if you are interested in this unique opportunity please apply early.

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Cannes.


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.

AIFS in Cannes Resident Director, Summer Program

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Sandrine Passeron

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 the tourism industry 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.

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

The mild climate of the French Riviera is ideal to enjoy outdoor life and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea is a favorite activity. To help you get a true taste of French culture, a range of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee. Previous activities have included:

  • Visits to some of the Riviera’s many museums
  • Boat trip to St. Marguerite island
  • Visit to Cistercian monastery on St. Honorat Island
  • Boat trip to St. Tropez
  • Excursions to Monaco, Nice, Gorges du Verdon (French Grand Canyon)
  • Half-day sightseeing to Antibes; Perched villages or Grasse
  • Afternoon at the cinema to see a movie in French
  • Ice cream or crêpes afternoon – French speaking only!
  • Fireworks display
  • Farewell party

Activities vary by session and not all of them will be offered. Students may need to pay a small additional fee for some of those listed above.


This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Cannes and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of France. Previous excursions have included:

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

Paris (Sessions 2 and 3 only)

Sightseeing of major monuments like Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées. Includes round-trip transportation, hotel accommodations, entrance fees, daily breakfasts and free time to explore. * A minimum enrollment of 10 is required for the tour to run.
  • France
  • 3 Days
  • $795
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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.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines


  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    March 1, 2023
  • Deposit Deadline
    March 21, 2023
  • Scholarship Deadline
    March 1, 2023
  • Visa Deadline****
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    April 29, 2023
  • Program Begins
    April 30, 2023
  • Program Ends
    May 26, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    May 27, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.
  • **** AIFS Abroad offers visa processing services to applicants who enroll into the program by this date. All other applicants who enroll after this date will be responsible for securing their own visa with guidance from AIFS Abroad.

Optional Flight Package

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.)

Depature City


  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Newark
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Washington/Dulles
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