France: IFALPES Summer

CCIS Summer Study Abroad in Annecy or Chamb´┐Żry, France

Program Overview¹

IFALPES, the Institut Français des Alpes specializes in the teaching of French language courses. The methodology is direct and communicative, and the program is intensive -- four hours or more daily. The student body is drawn from countries around the world, not just American students. The academic program is under the supervision of the IPAC School of Management.  Annecy is located at the foot of the Alpine massifs and sits on the purest lake of Europe and has breathtaking scenery.  Known as the "Venice of the Alps, with its canals, Old Town, lake, castles, famous hotels and restaurants, Annecy is a bustling city all year round with lots to see and do.  Annecy offers students cultural and athletic activities within a very pleasant urban environment. 

Photo by: Kari Kangas

¹ For students who have read about this program in our print catalog, IFALPES is no longer accepting students at their Chambéry campus.


Academic Profile

IFALPES in Annecy


IFALPES is a leading French language training institute that operates in cooperation with institutes and academic institutions both in France and abroad.  IFALPES has the "Qualité FLE" accreditation from the French Ministry of Education.  The student body is international, not just American students, with students from many nations who are in France to learn French. 

Course Offerings

Intensive French (all levels)
Super Intensive 30 hours a week = 4 weeks 6.0, 8 weeks 12.0, 12 weeks 18.0 Intensive

20 hours a week = 4 weeks 4.0, 8 weeks - 8.0, 12 weeks - 12.0

Academic Highlights

The Institute is open all year round. French language courses: beginning, intermediate, advanced are specifically designed for those interested in learning or becoming more proficient in the French language. The teaching methods are based on active participation by students (Communicative Method) and the scope of the program includes understanding, speaking, reading, writing and cross-cultural studies. The academic program is under the supervision of the IPAC School of Management. The goal of the Institute is to encourage the use of spoken French by students outside of classes.


Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

A meal plan, usually breakfast and evening meal, is available in “demi-pension” arrangement in the French homestay. Students in dorms are normally responsible for meals. International student body. Planned excursions at extra cost. Summer program offers hiking, boating, visits to historical and cultural sites, led by an IFALPES staff member.


Students may opt for a French homestay or for student residence/dormitory-type accommodations.

Host family Bed & Breakfast
4 weeks: $670.00

8 weeks: $1,335.00

12 weeks: $ 1,995.00

Host family half board
4 weeks: $930

8 weeks: $1,860

12 weeks: $2,790

Shared apartment*
4 weeks: $605

8 weeks: $1205

12 weeks: $1,805

*Bedroom + private shower, WC and kitchen to be shared
Crockery not included

Reservation Fee: $95.00


IFALPES Summer Program Details


For Beginners:

Session I  June 1 - July 3, 2015 (5 weeks of 20 lessons, 80 hours: 4 credits)

Session II June 29 - July 31, 2015 (5 weeks of 20 lessons, 80 hours: 4 credits)

For non beginners:

June 1 - June 26, 2015 (4 weeks of 40 lessons, 120 hours: 6 credits)

June 29 - July 24, 2015 (4 weeks of 40 lessons, 120 hours: 6 credits) 

Application Deadline(s)

April 1, 2015

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA 2.5 on 4.0 scale; freshman standing or higher; transcript; two letters of recommendation and statement of purpose.



Academic Levels

All levels in intensive French


CCIS Members:

5 weeks/80 hours: $2,888.00

4 weeks/120 hours: $3,603.00

Add $300 to cost for Non-CCIS Members

*All prices, dates, courses are subject to change without prior notification.

Truman requires a $350 deposit upon acceptance to the program.  Miami-Dade charges a $130 application fee                                                                                                         

Costs Included

Instructional costs, CCIS and sponsor fees, health insurance, $500 housing deposit

Costs Not Included

Estimated:  Airfare ($1,500), personal and miscellaneous expenses ($2,000), room and board ($520-$850/month), daily commuting expenses, passport and visa

Entry Requirements

Valid passport

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.

Related Links

Wikipedia - Annecy


Your Adventure in the French Alpes Begins Here

Submit Application Materials To:


Program Sponsor #1:

Joanne Michaud, Program Manager
Miami Dade College
300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Room 1403-1
Miami FL 33132
Email: or

Phone: 305-237-3008


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Program Sponsor #2:

Rosa Virginia Mendez, Study Abroad Advisor

Truman State University
Center for International Education/Study Abroad
Baldwin Hall 118
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-4076
(660) 785-7473 (Fax)

How do I apply?

Before beginning the application process, you should first speak with the study abroad office at your home institution, or your academic advisor if your home institution does not have a study abroad office. The required application forms are below. Please download application materials to your computer. Do NOT fill forms out in your web browser.

1.) CCIS Application Form & Instructions
2.) CCIS Student Recommendation Form

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.