About MICEFA | Who Is Eligible? | Courses I Housing I Video | Flight and Arrival I Visas I Orientation and Excursions I Costs | Insurance | Financial Aid | Applications
What is MICEFA?
MICEFA is an acronym for Mission Inter-Universitaire de Coordination des Echanges Franco-Américains, which represents 15 campuses of the Université de Paris. A complete list of member campuses can be found on the MICEFA website.
Who is Eligible to Participate?
Students with any major may participate in the program because MICEFA offers a rich opportunity for students to study a variety of fields, from anthropology to zoology. French language majors will find a large selection of language and literature courses available to them as well as courses in business, communications and law.
Students need to be very mature and independent as they will have minimal supervision.
In this program you are assigned to one of the 15 Parisian campuses at which to study. You will be directly enrolled into your Parisian university system on or about the time of arrival in Paris. This means that you will not be able to see the course offerings, in most cases, before departure.
It is because of this that interested participants should meet with their advisors and go over, in general terms, the types of courses they can take when abroad. Neither SUNY Oswego nor MICEFA can provide you in advance with a list of courses to be offered.
During the orientation and registration period in Paris, students can then reopen the dialogue with their advisors by providing the course information to get final approval. For more information on the courses that MICEFA's campus partners offer, please see their descriptions on MICEFA's website.
Students participating in the MICEFA program will be responsible for making their own housing arrangements. This process takes place during the first week of in-country orientation. During the pre-departure process, prior to arrival in France, MICEFA will offer to arrange temporary housing for participants. Students may also choose to make their own temporary arrangements if they so choose. Specifics on the temporary housing will be provided upon acceptance to the program.
Flight and Arrival Information
Students in this program will be responsible for making their own flight arrangments to Paris. Upon acceptance to the program, students will be provided with the arrival date, time, and location to start the MICEFA in-country orientation.
All participants in this program are required to apply for and obtain a long stay student visa at the French Consulate in New York City. More details and instructions on obtaining the French visa are provided upon acceptance. Note: Non-US passport holders (or dual European Union citizens) may require different procedures. Please contact the program specialist for more details.
Orientation and Excursions
Orientation will be provided. During that time, you will be advised on permanent housing and campus selection.
Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.
All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (https://www.geobluestudents.com
) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.