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  May 30 - July 1, 2016 (5 weeks of 20 lessons, 80 hours: 4 credits)

Session II July 4 - August 5, 2016 (5 weeks of 20 lessons, 80 hours: 4 credits)

For non beginners:

May 30 - June 24, 2016 (4 weeks of 40 lessons, 120 hours: 6 credits)

July 4 - July 29, 2016 (4 weeks of 40 lessons, 120 hours: 6 credits) 

Application Deadline(s)

April 1, 2016

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:

Beginners: 5 weeks/4 credits: $3,036; 10 weeks/8 credits: $4,026; Add $400 for Non-CCIS

Non-Beginners: 4 weeks/6 credits: $3,751; 8 weeks/12 credits $5,472 / Add $400 for Non-CCIS

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

Truman requires a $350 deposit upon acceptance to the program. 

Costs Included

Instructional costs, CCIS and sponsor fees, health insurance, $500 accommodation 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:

Rosa Virginia Mendez, Study Abroad Advisor

Truman State University
Center for International Education Abroad
Grim Hall 202
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-4076
(660) 785-7473 (Fax)


To apply through Truman State University:


Please send the following materials to or the address listed above by the application deadline.

1. CCIS Online Application & Instructions

2. CCIS Online Student Recommendation (2)

3. Official copy of transcript

4. Color copy of passport


To download the application and recommendation forms, click "save as" then save the form to your desktop or downloads. Once you have completed your form, you must SAVE IT FIRST. DO NOT CLICK "SUBMIT" until you have SAVED your form or the recipient will receive a BLANK form. Once you have saved it, click "submit" and THEN email your completed form as an attachment to  

(Students: DO NOT send the recommendation form to your evaluators as an attachment. Please only send the page URL) 


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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.