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Featuring CCIS Programs

IFALPES, France Summer

Annecy, France (Europe)



Quick Facts

2024 SUMMER SESSIONS 

Term Dates

Homestay Family

Room only

(No meals)

Homestay Family

Breakfast

Homestay Family

Breakfast & Dinner

Student Residence Bernard Chevron

(No meals)

Spring 2025

Tentative dates

  • Start: Jan 6
  • End: Apr 11
$ 7,370 $ 7,700 $ 8,700 $ 6,550
Fall 2024
  • Start: Sep 2
  • End: Dec 15
$ 7,170 $ 7,400 $ 8,400 $ 6,100
Summer 2024
  • Session I: Jun 3 - Jun 21
  • Session II: Jun 10 - Jun 28
  • Session III: Jul 1 - Jul 19
$ 2,850 $ 2,950 $ 3,100 $ 2,700
































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Please note that if you see dates or costs for a prior term above, that future terms will have similar dates and costs.  We will update info as soon as it becomes available.
 

*A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due within two weeks of acceptance. This deposit is applied towards the program cost and paid to the College of Staten Island. 

Click here for IFALPES Semester Programs


 

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.





Enjoy this video of beautiful Annecy, France!
 



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Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

College of Staten Island, CUNY
Gonzalo Villena
ELI Director

Questions? Contact me
studyab@csi.cuny.edu
Tel:(718) 982-2100

This program is sponsored and administered by the College of Staten Island CUNY.
 

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

 

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 sample course descriptions, click
hereFor the IFALPES education system, click here.
 

Credits: 3 credits per summer 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

The housing that is included in the program cost is a French homestay with a host family that includes daily breakfast and dinner.  This is very popular arrangement, where students benefit from the opportunity to learn about French culture and practice the French they are learning, and it gives students the added benefit to get to know a host family.  Students may also choose to have a homestay that includes only breakfast at a lower cost.
 

Other option for summer is to stay in a Student Residence called the Bernard Chevron
Bernard Chevron - Furnished single room with a shared bathroom (among 4 students) and a shared kitchen (among 6-8 students) – Year-round housing
Here are some photos:

https://www.residence-chevron.ideis.fr/
 
Students are then responsible for the cost of all meals in the student residences option.  Students self-cater meals by shopping and preparing their own meals in the kitchen or by eating out in cafes.  In choosing a student residence option, there is a discount off the Program Cost.

All housing options are based on availability. Some options may be more limited than other options.

Students complete a housing questionnaire to indicate their needs and choices, and, in the case of homestay, the degree of involvement desired with hosts. The term "family" is used loosely, as the possibilities are many and not limited to "traditional" families.
 


 

Duration & Costs

2024 SUMMER SESSIONS 
 

Term Dates

Homestay Family

Room only

(No meals)

Homestay Family

Breakfast

Homestay Family

Breakfast & Dinner

Student Residence Bernard Chevron

(No meals)

Spring 2025

Tentative dates

  • Start: Jan 6
  • End: Apr 11
$ 7,370 $ 7,700 $ 8,700 $ 6,550
Fall 2024
  • Start: Sep 2
  • End: Dec 15
$ 7,170 $ 7,400 $ 8,400 $ 6,100
Summer 2024
  • Session I: Jun 3 - Jun 21
  • Session II: Jun 10 - Jun 28
  • Session III: Jul 1 - Jul 19
$ 2,850 $ 2,950 $ 3,100 $ 2,700

































* NOTE: Non-City University of New York (CUNY) and CUNY Non-New York State Resident students should contact program to confirm Program Costs above.  These program costs may not apply.

 *A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due within two weeks of acceptance. This deposit is applied towards the program cost and paid to the College of Staten Island. 

Please note that if you see dates or costs for a prior term above, that future terms will have similar dates and costs.  We will update info as soon as it becomes available.
 

 
Costs Included: Instructional costs, fees, Housing in a Homestay with a French family and daily breakfast and dinner, CISI health insurance, pre-departure orientation..
 
Costs Not Included: international airfare (NYC-Geneva $850-$1,200), personal expenses ($1,000+/month), other housing options may lower your housing cost $220-280 per month {see Housing above}, meals cost are $1,000-1,200/month for 3 meals/day.

Note on Meals and Expenses: 
Meals cost will go down if you choose a host famliy option that includes breakfast and dinner.  Then you are only eating lunches out daily.  The average price for a meal in the least expensive restaurant costs between 10 and 15 EUR. In gourmet restaurants, menus can be more expensive.  A more affordable option where you can have a meal anywhere in France are the bistros, brasseries and crepe stands.  Some bistros serve substantial meals, and a crepe can take the place of lunch and prices are from 5 to 8 EUR.
If you choose a housing option that does not include meals, your meals cost will be considerably higher.  One person can expect to spend on average about 250 – 300 EUR/month on groceries in Paris, but less in the provinces or in a place like Annecy.  That is if you spend the time to shop and cook.
You can also use 
the Numbeo website to check out other prices and costs in France.

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

Eligibility Requirements
- Minimum class standing - students must have completed at least one semester (minimum 12 semester credit hours) of college-level coursework at the time of application.
- 2.5 GPA or higher
- Students must be at least 18 years of age


Applications to Include
- Official transcripts
- One letter of recommendation from a teacher who knows the applicant from a classroom setting
- Statement of purpose


Application Deadlines
March 15


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!



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