France-Semester and Summer Study Angers

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Learn French at CGE member university, UCO, in the heart of the Loire Valley

Take part in a semester program at University Catholique de l’Ouest (UCO), situated in beautiful downtown Angers, which is known to be one of the most pleasant and culturally diverse cities in France.

UCO has 12,000 students, including 1,200 foreign students from 81 nationalities who come each year to study French. Their training method, involving intensive practice, is designed to help students learn to understand and speak French within a few months. Students have the option of living with a French family in a homestay or living on campus.

ABOUT: Don't miss an amazing Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 study opportunity in incredible Angers!

COST: UCO costs are in Euro so please send an email to to get the current costs for tuition and housing.

Please check the UCO website and this LINK for Travel in France for updates for travel 



  • June 30 - July 24 (Arrival - June 28, Assessment test - June 29, Classes end - July 23)
  • August 4 - August 28  (Arrival - August 2, Assessment test - August 3, Classes end - August 27)
  • September 1 - September 25  (Arrival - August 30,  Assessment test - Aug. 31, Classes end - Sept. 24)

FALL 2023 DATES: October 4 - January 29
INSURANCE: Students are asked to provide their own health insurance through their home university or the CGE international insurance provided. Call 770-321-4897 to get the CGE policy sent for your review. 


SPRING 2024 DATES: January 30 - June 1

INSURANCE: Students are asked to provide their own health insurance through their home university or the CGE international insurance provided. Call 770-321-4897 to get the CGE policy sent for your review.  


Come and spend a fantastic moment learning and discovering French language and culture.
 *   1 placement test
 *   21 hours class/week
 *   1 cultural activity/week
 *   1 excursion/week-end 

 *   Housing & Meals
 *   Day and Half-day Excursions
 *   Sociocultural activities
 *   French partners
 *   Library

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BONUS: Additionally, Paris in less than 2 hours via the high-speed train!

COST: CONTACT YOUR INTERNATIONAL OFFICE and they will get the current USD tuition cost from the CGE office.  Approximate cost varies according to student's choice of living accommodation, the CGE office will also give more information regarding housing options.

STUDENTS are required now to provide proof of Insurance which is no longer provided by the French government for international students. CGE has an approved Insurance Policy at reduced rates. Email for information.
TAX:  Each student is required to pay a Euro Tax.
For Financial Aid - costs can be broken down into Tuition and Room/Board. Contact CGE office 770-321-4897 or email

Areas of study include:  

  •     Art History
  •     French History
  •     Philosophy
  •     Economic and Social Affairs
  •     Business French

For more information, look no further than Université Catholique de l’Ouest's CIDEF French language study official website for Internationals! Look for the flip through brochure.

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After you complete your CGE Study Abroad Application and receive your acceptance email, you will receive an email from a CGE Study Abroad representative with a step-by-step checklist of additional documentation required, as well as payment instructions.To submit the application, you must FIRST download and save it to your desktop, then fill with your information, and finally re-save before attaching it to an email and emailing it to If you fill the form directly without saving it first, the information will not be saved.

This includes:

  •     CGE's Financial Worksheet for Study Abroad -  This worksheet can aid your university's financial aid office in determining the best way to cover the cost of this program.
  •     CGE's Code of Conduct Form
  •     CGE's Release from Liability Form

*****Please also provide a scanned copy of the front inside picture page of your valid passport. You can send this to CGE via FAX to 770-321-4910 or via email to

Payment can be made via check or credit card. Please call the CGE office at 770-321-4897 to pay by credit card. Checks can be sent to:

        Consortium for Global Education
        1633 Mount Vernon Road, Ste. 200
        Atlanta, GA 30338

Helpful links

Want to hear more? Look no further than Université Catholique de l’Ouest's official website for Internationals!
For further inquiries into the program in France, please send an email to or call 770-321-4897.