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Featuring CCIS Programs

IFALPES, France Summer

Annecy, France (Europe)

Quick Facts

Intensive Summer Session for Beginners
Session I: June 3 - July 7,2018
Session II:  July 1- August 4, 2018
Session I and II: June 3 - August 4, 2018

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018
Costs:  $3,072 CCIS Member | $3,472 Non-CCIS Member 
*Please note higher cost for session I and II combined $4,098 Member | $4,498 non-Member

Summer Session for Non- Beginners

Session I: June 3 - June 30,2018
Session II:  July 1- July 28, 2018
Session III: August 5- September 1, 2018
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018
Costs:  $3,751 CCIS Member | $4,151 Non-CCIS Member


Program Overview

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


Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Truman State University
Rosa Virginia Mendez
Assistant Director

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(660) 785-4076

This program is sponsored and administered by Truman State University.

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 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.

Credits: Credits vary
Instructor's Language: French

Student Life & Housing

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. The program has an international student body, planned excursions can be included at an 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 and 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 - $1,205, 12 weeks - $1,805
*Bedroom + private shower, WC and kitchen to be shared
Crockery not included Reservation Fee: $95.00

Duration & Costs


Intensive Summer Session for Beginners

Session I: June 3 - July 7,2018
Session II:  July 1- August 4, 2018
Session I and II: June 3 - August 4, 2018

Summer Session for Non- Beginners

Session I: June 3 - June 30,2018
Session II:  July 1- July 28, 2018
Session III: August 5- September 1, 2018

Intensive Session I or II: $3,072 CCIS Member | $3,472 Non-CCIS Member
Intensive Session I and II: $4,098 CCIS Member | $4,498 Non-CCIS Member
Non-Beginner Session: $3,751 CCIS Member | $4,151 Non-CCIS Member

Costs Included: Instructional costs, CISI health insurance, $500 accommodation deposit.

Costs Not Included: Estimated costs include airfare ($1,500), personal and miscellaneous expenses ($2,000), room and board ($520-$850/month), daily commuting expenses, passport and visa

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
Class Standing: Students must be freshman standing or higher
Required Material: Students must submit a transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose, and a valid passport

Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!

Supplemental Application Material

Your CCIS application has two parts, 1) you will complete an online application form with general information and 2) each program may have supplemental forms that need to be completed and submitted via email. Please download the supplemental application materials to your computer.

Do not fill forms out in your web browser. Submit the completed supplemental application material directly to your study abroad advisor or to the program sponsor. Make sure to check with your study abroad office to learn how they want applications submitted.

Two academic references
Official copy of transcript
Color copy of passport (biographical page)

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