** 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.
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.
Situated at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, the Nice International Summer University is a four-week program that provides small group instruction in the French language, as well as literature and civilization workshops. SUNY Oswego Education Abroad has a Resident Director on-site to assist with welcoming students to Nice, scheduled airport pick up, housing placement, orientation, day trip excursions, and overall program support.
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.
During this course, students will take two courses worth 3 US credits each. One course is a language-literature course for 3 US credits. The language-literature classes helps students of all levels to improve their oral communication skills while also developing their written language abilities in professional, academic and everyday situations. The remaining 3 US credits come from 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, emphasis is placed varyingly upon comprehension and expression, both oral and written.
Students will be housed in single student apartments close to the campus: Les Estudines Mediterranee. More information on the specific placement will be provided after acceptance during the pre-departure process.
The program does includes day excursions to Monaco, Cannes, and Italy with the Resident Director.
Flight and Arrival Information
Students in this program will be responsible for making their own flight arrangements to Nice. Upon acceptance to the program, students will be provided with the arrival date and time where they will be met by the Resident Director.
Participants in this program who have a US passport do NOT have to apply for a student visa. Note: Non-US passport holders (or dual European Union citizens) may require different procedures. Please contact the program coordinator for more details.
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.