GRENOBLE: API

Grenoble, France

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - Intensive Language: Late September - Mid December; Language and Culture Program: Late August - Mid December
  • Spring Semester - Language and Culture Program: Early January - Mid May ; Intensive Language Studies: Mid January - Late April
  • Summer Full - June - August (exact dates TBA)

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 1
  • Spring Semester - October 1
  • Summer Full - March 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

API provides beginning to high-level coursework for both the language and the non-language student, in English (in some locations) and the foreign language of the host country.

Courses

API provides beginning to high-level coursework for both the language and the non-language student. Northeastern students earn 8 credits during a summer session (enrolled in two courses) and 16 credits during the semester (enrolled in four courses). Choose from the following two programs:

  • Intensive Language Studies This course is designed for students who want to improve their written and oral command of French. Universite Stendhal offers four levels of courses: beginner, intermediate, advanced and superior. Along with their intensives, students also learn about French culture in their classes.
  • Language and Culture Studies This program allows students at the high-intermediate, advanced, and superior levels to build on their French language proficiency while improving their understanding of the French culture and history through numerous electives. Intermediate (200) level students should be at a high-intermediate level to participate in this program, and must have successfully completed at least 3 semesters of college level French. Advanced (300) level students must have completed at least 4-5 semesters of college level French. Superior (400) level students must be near fluent in French.

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Host University

Grenoble, France is situated in the French Alps, three hours southeast from Paris. It is home to two of the largest and richest natural parks in France and possesses a wealth of art, history and culture. Established in 1389, the University Stendhal is one of the oldest in Europe. A longtime educational institution for French students, the department of the university for foreign students was established in 1896. With over 100 years of history and quality education, the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.75
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Online OISP application
    • API Application Forms

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • Official Transcript
    • University Contact Information Form (available once API online application completed)
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
    • Students must pay the $150 application fee (due upon submission of the application) and the $400 confirmation payment (due approximately 2 weeks after acceptance) directly to API.  These payments will then be applied to the total cost of program lodging and insurance.  These payments are necessary to guarantee your commitment and place on the program.

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Cost

Fall 2014 or Spring 2015: $21,367

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($21,267), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

France, Grenoble: API Intensive Language Studies Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

France, Grenoble: API Language and Culture Studies Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

 

Summer 2014: $10,295

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,195), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

France, Grenoble: API Intensive Language and Language and Culture Studies Study Abroad Program Budget (Summer)

 

Accommodations

Most students live with a host family and are provided two meals per day. Depending on availability, students may also have the option of living in a residence hall where no meals are included.

Destination

The setting of this alpine city is what truly makes it unique. For a panoramic view of the city and surrounding mountains, take a ride on the téléphérique, or cable car, to the Fort de la Bastille. From there, explore the hiking trails and the Grottes (caves) that were used as a defense many centuries ago. With a student population of 60,000, Grenoble is an ideal place to learn French. The slower pace of the city and the friendliness of the inhabitants make it easy to practice the language with locals. The city has several museums, numerous parks and plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities (skiing, hiking, biking). For the avid traveler, Grenoble is an excellent starting point for exploration, situated only three hours from Paris by high speed train and very close to Switzerland and Italy.