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Featuring CCIS Programs

IFALPES, France Summer

Annecy, France (Europe)

Quick Facts


Session I: May 31 - June 25
Session II: June 28 - July 23 
Session III: August 2 - August 27

Application Deadline: 
April 1

One session:  $3,000 CCIS Member | $3400 Non-CCIS Member
Two sessions: $4,990 CCIS Member | $5,390 Non-CCIS Member
Three sessions: $7,030 CCIS Member | $7,430 Non-CCIS Member

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* Please note that program fee includes a required $500 non-refundable housing deposit.

Program Overview

IFALPES, the Institut Français des Alpes specializes in teaching the French language. 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.  Annecy is located at the foot of the Alpine massifs, sits on the purest lake of Europe, and has the most 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.


Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Brookdale Community College
Janice Thomas
Director, International Center

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(732) 224-2799

This program is sponsored and administered by Brookdale Community College. 

Academics & Program

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 students come from all over the world to learn French.

Course Offerings
Intensive French (all levels)

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). The scope of the program includes understanding, speaking, reading, writing and cross-cultural studies. The goal of the Institute is to encourage the use of spoken French by students outside of classes.

For course descriptions, click here.  For the IFALPES grading system, click here.
Credits: 4 credits per session
Instructor's Language: French

Student Life & Housing

Student Life
The summer program offers hiking, boating, visits to historical and cultural sites, led by an IFALPES staff member. Additional planned excursions can be included at an extra cost.

Housing options include homestay, student apartment, or a student residence hall. In the apartments and residence halls, students are responsible for all meals.

Host family with breakfast: $670/month 

Host family with breakfast and dinner: $930/month

Student Apartment: $750/month
Bedroom, private shower, bathroom, small kitchen

Student Residences:
Bedroom, shared bath and toilet, shared kitchen and lounge on each floor: $500/month
Bedroom, private bath and toilet, shared kitchen and lounge on each floor: $625/month
Studio apartment, private bath and kitchen: $715/month

(Note: Costs are from summer 2020; summer 2021 housing costs will be updated in December) 

Duration & Costs

Session I: May 31 - June 25
Session II: June 28 - July 23
Session III: August 2 - August 27


One session:  $3,000 CCIS Member | $3400 Non-CCIS Member
Two sessions: $4,990 CCIS Member | $5,130 Non-CCIS Member
Three sessions: $7,030 CCIS Member | $7,430 Non-CCIS Member

Costs Included: Instructional costs, CCIS and sponsor fees, CISI health insurance, $500 non-refundable housing deposit.
Costs Not Included: Estimated costs include airfare ($1,200), personal and miscellaneous expenses ($2,000/month), housing ($500 - $930/month), meals ($500 – $1,000/month), passport
All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.
Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadlines

April 1 

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA:
Students are required to have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Minimum Age: 18
Class Standing: Students must be freshman standing or higher

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