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  • Locations: Angers, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Costs (Click term to view): Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Language of instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing Options: Home stay
Class Eligibility: 01 First Year, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Non-UD Students: Yes
Language coursework offered: Yes Field of study: Foreign Languages
Program Advisor: Erin Gahimer Academic Level: Undergraduate
Max credit hours: 6 CAP-Approved Courses: No
Program Description:

Language Immersion: Angers, France

About the Program

As the capital of Anjou and gateway to the Loire valley, Angers is distinguished for the richness of its heritage and its cultural and economic dynamism. Angers’ metropolitan population of 260,000 is home to more than 30,000 students, and the town is located
equidistant from Paris (less than two hours by high-speed train) and the Atlantic Ocean. The towers of the nearby castle fortress guard over the town and its museums, gardens, shops, restaurants, art festivals, and student life.
This total immersion program combines intensive language courses at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest (UCO) with organized evening activities and weekend excursions with students from all over the world also studying in Angers. Students attend language classes during the day and stay with French host families to experience total immersion in French language and culture. The program includes two day-long and one evening excursion to nearby sights. Additional excursions and afternoon trips in and near Angers are offered and organized by UCO.
Students in good academic standing who have completed FRN 141, or the equivalent, are invited to apply.


Curricular Options

Students select one of the courses for a total of 6 credit hours.

FRN 270. Intermediate Study Abroad (6 credit hours composed of two 3 credit hour courses). Prerequisite: FRN 141.
Intermediate intensive study in a foreign country/region whose everyday language is French. Instruction in language, culture and civilization. Conducted in French. Available only during the summer session. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. 

FRN 370. Advanced Study Abroad (6 credit hours composed of two 3 credit hour courses). Prerequisite: FRN 202 or equivalent.
Advanced intensive study in a foreign country/region whose everyday language is French, treating its language, culture, and civilization. Conducted in French. Available only during the summer session. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. 


Dr. Nicola Work, Associate Professor, Department of Global Languages and Culture (Site Coordinator)


Students must be 18 years of age and eligible to take courses for credit at the University of Dayton. Participants in the program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students in good academic standing with a GPA below 2.5 may petition the Center for International Programs for consideration. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing, and have completed FRN 141, or the equivalent.

Pre-Departure Orientation

For all University of Dayton summer programs, pre-departure orientations play a critical role in making a study abroad a valuable learning experience.  All students accepted to participate in University of Dayton’s summer programs are required to take the pre-departure course, UDI 220: MAXIE - Prepare (Maximizing your International Experience). This course helps students develop intercultural communication and sensitivity skills and techniques that can be used in any context, as well as learn site-specific strategies to be employed in-country. Students will be given time to clarify academic and personal goals prior to departure. UDI 220 is a required class for your education abroad experience. It is divided into two parts: the first part involves meeting as a group during the semester prior to departure (5 class meetings plus 2 sessions on concepts of culture and health and safety abroad); the second part includes meeting upon returning to campus in the semester following the in-country experience (two class meetings). The schedule for your MAXIE course is as follows:

Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm
UDI 220 - MC
Rike 213

Classes begin the week of March 6, 2017 and last until the end of April.

Once students have changed their status to “committed” in the application system, they should register for UDI 220 via Porches by searching Spring 2018, Mini-Courses (as the Department), selecting UDI 220, and finding the correct section number.

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Program Reviews:
Emma Margaret Doroff, Summer 2015 Participant
This program was the best month I have ever had in my life. I made lifelong friends, learned about the culture, and it helped me find myself and what I truly would like to do upon graduation. I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Madeline Louise Bouchard, Summer 2013 Participant
It was a challenge to adjust to such a different culture at first, however, by the end I wish I had more time there. The experience is invaluable.

Nicole L Smith, Summer 2013 Participant
Take advantage of the weekend excursions. Sign up early! These trips are an amazing way to see other parts of France from castles to national monuments. Communicate with your host family. Speak up at dinner. Of course you won't know the same amount of French as your parents but that's okay. It will only get better.

A hunger to experience so much more of the world, that's so beautifully diverse.
     — Andrew Vollmer, Summer 2014
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This program is currently not accepting applications.