This program is designed for students who already have some background in French and are at the intermediate level or above. The French Language & Culture program allows you to improve your language skills, while increasing your knowledge of culture and history. You'll enroll in a combination of language courses and electives – including subject areas like literature, history, culture, and the art of France – all taught in French. Students in the superior level may enroll in courses directly at the university and take classes with local French students.
Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Grenoble is often referred to as the intellectual and economic capital of the Alps. Over the years, the city has developed into a major center in the fields of physics, computer science, and nanotechnology; more than 200 multinational corporations have made chosen Grenoble as the base of their European operations. You can take French language classes at Stendhal University's Centre Universitare d'Etudes Françaises or study business at the renowned Grenoble Ecole de Management, which is ranked among the world's top 50 business schools.
Experience all that Grenoble has to offer through organized CEA activities, or use your spare time to explore the miles of hiking trails, lakes, and ski slopes that make the Alps famous. In the winter, race down Olympic slopes or snowboard the Alpine trails. During the rest of the year, enjoy windsurfing, kayaking, or hang gliding. Four national parks, as well as endless student sports clubs, make the French Alps an ideal environment for students who love the outdoors.