Spend a summer in the scenic city of Grenoble, France with AIFS! Choose from a variety of course options offered by Université Grenoble Alpes, an innovative university with more than 60,000 students. Located on the outskirts of Grenoble at Saint-Martin-d’Hères, the campus offers a swimming pool, tennis courts, a climbing wall and stunning views of the French Alps.
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
5 semester credits
Courses offered in French language
Homestay with a French family. Additional housing options are available, see Optional Components for more details
Breakfast and dinner with host family
to places of local interest such as: Annecy or Lyon, Chartreuse and Vercors
Walking tours, excursions, visits to museums, wine and cheese tastings, hiking in the mountains, visits to local markets, trip to Château de Vizille
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Provence (2 days)
A rewarding way to learn French, gain a unique and personal insight into French culture and integrate into the local community.
Live in a French and International student residence.
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Grenoble.
Grenoble lies at the crossroads between the valleys and the mountains which comprise the Dauphiné region. The “Capital of the Alps”, dominated by majestic mountains such as Chartreuse, Belledonne and Vercors, provides the ideal location for those who enjoy the outdoors.
From Roman times to the 1968 Winter Olympics and on to today, Grenoble has attracted visitors from all over the world.
With its 200,000 inhabitants, Grenoble is small enough to feel like a town, but large enough to offer all the amenities of a busy city (cultural festivals, theaters, museums).
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.
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:
Please note that students may pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.
Sightseeing visits to Arles, Les Baux-de-Provence, Avignon, the Palace of the Popes and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Includes round-trip transportation, hotel accommodations and one group dinner.
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.)