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  • Locations: Nice, France
  • Program Terms: Summer I
  • Budget Sheets: Summer I
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer I 2024 03/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission 06/27/2024 07/29/2024
NOTE: Students will need to depart on 6/26 to arrive in Nice on 6/27 due to the time change.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English, French Housing Options: Program arranged housing, Residence Hall
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Type: Study Abroad SUNY Code: 446
Program Coordinator: Alyssa Chamberlain -
Program Description:
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The Site
Nice is a large, attractive city in the south of France with beautiful beaches, a rich cultural heritage, and a charming city center filled with shops, cafes, and night-life. Nice is the regional capital of the area known as the French Riviera and it's economy is based almost entirely on the service, tourism, and high-tech sectors. Nice's airport is the second busiest in France with excellent connections to the rest of France and Europe. Nice is near Monaco, Cannes, St. Tropez and other popular destinations along the Mediterranean.

The Program and Courses

Situated at the University of Côte d'Azur, the International Summer University of Nice (UIEN) is a four-week program that provides small group instruction in the French language, as well as language workshops focused on French literature, culture, and civilization. SUNY Oswego's Office of International Education and Programs has a Resident Director on-site to assist with welcoming students to Nice, scheduled airport pick up, housing placement, orientation, transportation, day trip excursions, and overall program support.

SUNY Oswego offers the French as a Foreign language (FLE) program for a total of 6 US credits in French language. Students will receive an email with a language placement exam prior to their arrival in Nice to determine the level of their credits. 

Beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of language are offered. Teaching is oriented toward the acquisition or improvement of oral and written French, with language learning closely linked to study of culture. Advanced technological approaches to language learning are used. Courses are taught in French.

Course Descriptions
 A1 Syllabus French A2 Syllabus French A1 Syllabus English A2 Syllabus English
B1 Syllabus French B2 Syllabus French B1 Syllabus English B2 Syllabus English
C1 Syllabus French   C1 Syllabus English  

Please note that the dates have not been confirmed yet for Summer 2024.

During this course, students will take one course worth 6 US credits. The class is heavily focused on language-literature helping students of all levels to improve their oral communication skills while also developing their written language abilities in professional, academic and everyday situations. The course also includes collaboration with other professors during the French language workshops. The workshops aim to provide students with as much practice as possible in diverse aspects of French language and culture. Depending upon the chosen theme of the lesson, emphasis is placed varyingly upon comprehension. 

After classes, a complete program of cultural visits and activities are offered as a supplement, in order to discover the heritage of the Côte d’Azur: the Principality of Monaco, the Perfumery of Grasse, the Chagall, Matisse, Picasso museums, the Lérins Islands and much more. Language and culture workshop lessons are taught Monday to Friday in the mornings (9am-1pm) and the cultural activities and visits are three afternoons per week.

Housing and Meals
Students will be housed in a residence hall close to the Côte d'Azur University. Each student will have their own studio apartment that is fully furnished and equipped, including all linens and WiFi. Lunch will be provided in either local restaurants or on-campus dining facilities during class days. All other meals will be the responsibility of the student.

Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information. Please note that the Summer 2024 cost has not been released yet.



All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.

Flight Information
Students participating in this program are responsible for making their own round-trip flight arrangements to Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, where they will be met by the Resident Director and taken to their accommodations. Further instructions on arrival dates, times, and location will be given post-acceptance.

Financial Aid
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.

Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at for further details.


A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 5 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.

Updated: 2/23/2024