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Featuring CCIS Programs

IFALPES, France

Annecy, France (Europe)



Quick Facts

Fall 2020
Dates:  August 31  December 11
Application Deadline: May 1
Costs:  $TBD CCIS Member | $TBD Non-Member

Spring 2020
Spring Sesson I

Dates: January 6  - April 18
Application Deadline:  November 15, 2019
Costs:  $6,375 CCIS Member | $6,775 Non-Member

Spring Sesson II
Dates:
 February 2 - May 16 
Application Deadline: November 15, 2019
Costs: $6,375 CCIS Member | $6,775 Non-Member





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* Please note there is a required $500 non-refundable housing deposit. The deposit will be applied to your program fee.
 

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 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.

 



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Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Brookdale Community College
Janice Thomas
Director, International Center

Questions? Contact me
studyabroad@brookdalecc.edu
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.

Course Offerings
Intensive French

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.

Students are in class 15-30 hours per week and earn 15 credits over the course of the program. The program emphasizes grammar, oral comprehension, oral expressions, reading, writing with all focusing on French culture and civilization.

The goal of the Institute is to encourage the use of spoken French by students outside of classes.

For course syllabi, click here. For IFALPES Grading system click here.

 

Credits: 15 credits

Instructor's Language: French

 

Student Life & Housing

Student Life

Students can take part in a monthly activity program offered all year-long. Activities include mountain hikes, visits to local places of interest, boating on the lake, picnics at the beach, ski excursions, cheese tasting, and trips to local nearby towns. Some activities incur a modest fee. IFALPES students are encouraged to mix with students attending the local university.
 

Housing

Students may be housed in French homestay with breakfast and evening meals included. Most students choose this arrangement, though homestays with only "bed and breakfast" are available as well as the opportunity to live in shared apartments with other students.

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.

 

Host family with breakfast: $2,550

Host family with breakfast and dinner: $3,523


Shared Apartment: $630/month; Private bedroom in a flat with 2 - 4 other bedrooms. All the communal areas are shared: bathroom, washrooms, kitchen, and lounge.

Student Residence: $505/month; Dormitory with private room; shared bathroom, lounge and kitchen on each floor.   

Duration & Costs

Duration
Fall 2020: August 31 - December 11, 2020
Spring 2020: January 6 - April 18, 2020 or February 2- May 16, 2020


Costs

Fall 2020: $TBD CCIS Members | $TBD CCIS Non-Members
Spring 2020: $6,375 CCIS Members | $6,775 CCIS Non-Members

Costs Included:
Administrative fees, Tuition, Insurance, Orientation, Non-refundable Housing Deposit

Costs Not Included: Airfare, Housing, Meals, Personal Expenses, Visa, 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

Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1

Eligibility Requirements

 

Minimum GPA: Students must have a 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale

Minimum Age: 18


Minimum Class Standing: Students must have freshman standing or higher

Visa:  A visa will be required to study in France during the fall and spring terms. We recommend that students apply in enough time to obtain the visa. Detailed instructions are provided after acceptance to the program.

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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Noel Sterett

"I had the time of my life in the beautiful city of Chambery and found my semester abroad not only to be an academically enriching experience but also an extremely enjoyable time. IFALPES has great teachers and does an excellent job organizing a whole host of exciting excursions from amazing ski trips to weekends in Venice. I came away with a greater understanding of the French language, many strong friendships, and many wonderful memories of all I was able to do while I was there."