Toulouse, France

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Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Aug 30 – Dec 22, 2018 (16 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Aug 29 – Dec 21, 2019 (16 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Dates: Jan 3 – May 18, 2019 (19 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Aug 30, 2018 – May 18, 2019 (37 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Want to study art, history, and language in a location recently voted the best city to study abroad in France? With its unique pink terracotta architecture, Toulouse is a breathtaking city to explore. Students are immersed into the vibrant Toulouse community, which has a lively music scene, a booming aerospace industry, welcoming host families, and endless opportunities to improve French fluency.

  • Spend the day

    at a cheese tasting, a music festival or take in a professional rugby game.

  • Take a multi-day

    excursion exploring Paris, Sète or Marseille.

  • Study at L’Institut Catholique de Toulouse

    an heir of the Medieval University founded in 1229.

  • UNESCO World Heritage sites

    2
  • students

    103,000
  • miles from Paris

    420

Location & Culture

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In the South of France between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, Toulouse is consistently rated as one of the best places to live and study in France. Home to French aerospace giant Airbus and other top technology companies, Toulouse has become a European aerospace and technology hub. Toulouse offers program participants the opportunity to experience life in a dynamic French city with top-rated universities, quaint neighborhoods, and wonderful café-lined squares.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Visit the medieval city of Carcassonne, the city of Albi, go on a hike in the Pyrenees or visit an organic farm in the Ariège department.
  • Partner with local French students who will show you Toulouse’s most popular sites.
  • Enjoy the pleasant year-round climate of Toulouse, while you visit the city’s historical  district, monuments, and immigrant neighborhood.
  • Take in a show at the Toulouse Capitole theater.
  • Make new friends during a game of petanque, similar to bocce.

PROJECTS

Volunteering. Volunteer at a food bank, women’s shelter, primary or secondary school, or local independent movie theatre, tutor children after school, or work on an organic farm.

Internships. Intern at a local organization and gain insight into French working environment in a non-profit organizations or business.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays: You will live with French homestay families in various Toulouse communities.

  • MEALS

    Two meals on weekdays and three meals on weekends are included in the study abroad program fee. You typically eat weekday breakfasts and dinners with your homestay family. You may purchase lunches at local cafes, restaurants, and markets located throughout the city.

Toulouse, France

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE STUDY CENTER IN TOULOUSE

    The CIEE Study Center is located in the historical part of Toulouse.

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    L’INSTITUT CATHOLIQUE de TOULOUSE

    The Institut Catholique de Toulouse is conveniently located downtown, only one block away from the CIEE Study Center.

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What you need to know

The program details

CIEE is located in the historical part of Toulouse, on rue Pharaon. Courses are taught by faculty from a variety of local universities, while language courses are taught by faculty from the Institut Catholique de Toulouse. The Institut Catholique de Toulouse is an academic center made up of faculties, organizations, and schools enriched by its diversity in social backgrounds and cultures.

Students are expected to invest time in French language study and use their language skills in everyday life with French students, homestay families, and members of the Toulouse community. Although most of the direct enrollment and specialized CIEE courses are taught in English, students are expected to use French as much as possible outside of class.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Classes in which CIEE students enroll normally meet Monday through Friday, with excursions typically taking place on weekends. Language classes typically meet twice a week (2 sessions of 2 hours each). Student course schedules may change during the semester. The Center Director will work closely with each student to make sure that students are clear about their weekly and semester schedules. Students are expected to complete all of the work given and take exams when scheduled.

  • GRADING

    Grading is based on essays, written tests, oral presentations, out-of-class project reports, class participation, and final exams. In general, French professors use a French grading scale of 0–20, with 10 considered a minimal passing grade. The Center Director converts all final grades into U.S. letter grades using an international grade conversion chart.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Professors in France tend to be more formal than in the U.S. and see themselves as specialists who are there to impart their knowledge. French students are generally very self-disciplined and judge courses by the quality and quantity of information taught. Syllabi are seldom as detailed as in the U.S., and students are responsible for determining what information is most important. Students should remain open to new teaching methods and styles and take this as part of their foreign study experience. The CIEE Toulouse team is available to help students navigate the local academic culture.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit for the semester: 15–18 semester / 22.5–27 quarter hours
  • CIEE Elective Courses: 45 contact hours, credit - 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course; French Language Courses: 60 contact hours, credit - 4 semester/6 quarter hours per course
  • Most Institut Catholique de Toulouse courses: 18-30 contact hours, credit - 1-2.5 semester / 1.5-3.75 quarter hours per course.

Students on this program will take:

  • One French Language course
  • At least one CIEE culture course
  • A combination of CIEE and Institut Catholique de Toulouse elective courses for a total of 8-11 semester credits

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Spring 2019 Courses

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FRENCH LANGUAGE COURSES

These courses will be taken at the CIEE study center with experienced professors from Institut Catholique de Toulouse (ICT).

  • FREN 1001 TOFR: French - Beginning I
  • FREN 1002 TOFR: French - Beginning II
  • FREN 2001 TOFR: French - Intermediate I
  • FREN 2002 TOFR: French - Intermediate II
  • FREN 3002 TOFR: French - Advanced I

*FREN 3002 TOFR: French - Advanced I (requires 4+ semesters of college-level French or equivalent)

CIEE ELECTIVE COURSES

INSTITUT CATHOLIQUE DE TOULOUSE (ICT) – FACULTÉ LIBRE DES LETTRES ET DES SCIENCES HUMAINES

ICT courses are offered on a weekly basis for a total number of contact hours ranging from 10 to 36 hours. Please note that some courses are offered in English, French, and Spanish. You can choose to follow courses either in French, English, or a combination of the two. The following list is merely a sample list. Students will receive detailed course information upon acceptance into the program.

COMMUNICATION
The Council of Europe 
European Construction 
Marketing Fundamentals 
Benchmarking 
Political Economy of Communication 
Making of European Matters 
Community Assets and Cohesion Policy 
Digital Marketing
Working and Negotiating in a Multicultural Environment 
Project Management 
Cobranding 
Mediation and Conflict Resolution 
Marketing Trends 
International Trade: Main Actors and Challenges Import and Export Operations 
Operational Marketing: Price and Communication 
International Sales Management 
International Business Communication 
International Project Management 
International Marketing 
Financial Accounting 

BUSINESS
Companies’ Internationalization Strategies (offered in French)
International Trade (offered in French)
Introduction to Accounting (offered in French)
Import, Export (offered in French)
Mathematics – Statistics (offered in French)
Main Economic Issues (offered in French)
Logistics and Geographical Approaches (offered in French)
Trade Negotiation Techniques (offered in French)
International Business (offered in English)
International Project Management (offered in English)
International Marketing (offered in English)
Financial Accounting (offered in English)
Civilization : English Perspective on World News (offered in French)

HISTORY
Roman History (offered in French)
Medieval History (offered in French)
Geography (offered in French)
Modern History (offered in French)
Contemporary History (offered in French)
Geography (offered in French)
Introduction to Art History : methodological approach (offered in French)
Urban Planning in Brazil (offered in French)
Art Object : from Creation to Exhibition (offered in French)
Modern History (offered in French)
Contemporary History (offered in French)
Geography (offered in French)

LITERATURE
Literature : History of European Literature (offered in French)
French Literature : Tales and Other Youth Literature (offered in French)
Literary Genres (offered in French)
General Linguistics (offered in French)
French Literature: 16th Century (offered in French)
Comparative Literature : Renaissance and Humanism (offered in French)
Medieval Literature and Literary Influences (offered in French)
Comparative Literature : Humanism and Utopia (offered in French)
French Literature: 20th – 21st Centuries (offered in French)
Comparative Literature : South Francophonies (offered in French)
New Literary Approaches (offered in French)

PSYCHOLOGY
Cognitive Psychology : Learning Process and Memory (offered in French)
Clinical Psychology : the Individual, the Subject, the Person (offered in French)
Developmental Psychology : 0-3 year-old Children (offered in French)
Psychotherapeutic Practices: Theories  (offered in French)
Developmental Psychology : 3-12 year-old Children (offered in French)
Social Psychology : Representation of Self and Others (offered in French)
Case Study : Therapeutic Management (offered in French)
Social Psychology : Representation of Self and Others (offered in French)
Cognitive Psychology  (offered in French)
Developmental Psychology : from 12 year-old to Adulthood (offered in French)
Introduction to Psycho-ontology (offered in French)
Introduction to Psychogerontology (offered in French)
Research Methods in Psychology (offered in French)

PHILOSOPHY
History of Antique Philosophy (offered in French)
Metaphysics I (offered in French)
History of Medieval Thoughts (offered in French)
Introduction to Ethics (offered in French)
Epistemology (offered in French)
Philosophy of Culture (offered in French)
Ontology (offered in French)
Philosophy of History (offered in French
Metaphysics II (offered in French)

MEDIATION
Introduction to Communication - Theories and Strategies (offered in French)
Introduction to Economy - Principles and Process (offered in French)
Introduction to Marketing - Strategies and Financing (offered in French)
Artistic Trends - Baroque, Rococo,  Neoclassicism, Romanticism (offered in French)
Scenography (offered in French)
Communication Strategy (principles) (offered in French)
Artistic Trends - Outsider Art, Pop Art, Urban Art (offered in French)
Contemporary Art Workshop  (offered in French)
Photography (offered in French)

EDUCATION
Cognitive-emotional Approaches to Learning (offered in French)
Sociology of Educational Facts (offered in French)
Conception of Learning Situations (offered in French)
Didactics and Pedagogy (offered in French)

Fall 2018 Courses

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FRENCH LANGUAGE COURSES

These courses will be taken at the CIEE study center with experienced professors from Institut Catholique de Toulouse (ICT).

*FREN 3002 TOFR: French - Advanced I (requires 4+ semesters of college-level French or equivalent)

CIEE CULTURE COURSES

INSTITUT CATHOLIQUE DE TOULOUSE (ICT)– FACULTÉ LIBRE DES LETTRES ET DES SCIENCES HUMAINES COURSES

The following sample course list includes courses at the 200- and 300- level.

COMMUNICATIONS (IN FRENCH)
Intercultural Communication
Sociosemiotic Analysis of Media
Communication and Consumer Law
Interpersonal Communication
Audiovisual Communication
Commercial and Non-commercial Communication
To Communicate in the Global World
French Political Organization
Crisis Communication
Diverse Society and Relationships with the Other
Political Economy of Communication
New Information and Communication Technologies
Social Networks
Communication and Tourism
Communication and Sport
Media and Journalist Law
Human Rights
Humanitarian Rights
Civil Society and Social Action
Communication and Culture
Geopolitics Fundamentals and Humanitarian help
United Nation System
Sustainable Development
Interreligious Sociology

COMMUNICATIONS (IN ENGLISH)
The European Union Supranational Source of Law
World News
Conflict Resolution Management
Intercultural Communication
To Communicate in the Global World
Resource Center and Multi Media
Institutions and Organisms of EU
Community Assets

HISTORY (IN FRENCH)
Contemporary History
Medieval History
Modern History
Ancient History
Archeology
Paleography
Art History
Roman History

FRENCH LITERATURE (IN FRENCH)
French Literature
Comparative Literature
Greek and Latin Literature
Medieval Literature
Sacred Texts in Literature

PSYCHOLOGY (IN FRENCH)
Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Psychotherapeutic Practices
Neurosciences
Cognitive Psychology
Philosophical Aspects of care

PHILOSOPHY (IN FRENCH)
History of Medieval Philosophy
History of Modern Philosophy
Anthropological Philosophy
Political Philosophy
German Philosophical Idealism
Epistemology
Aesthetics
Law Philosophy
Religion Philosophy
Life Philosophy
Arabic Philosophy
History Philosophy
Metaphysics

EDUCATIONAL STUDIES (IN FRENCH)
Teaching, Training, Educating: Historical Approach
Teaching, Training and Social Work: Philosophical and Ethical Approach
Initiation to Research in Educational Studies
Sociology of Education
Child, Adolescent, Adult: Psychological Approach
Didactics and Pedagogy

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some Meals (for those in Homestays)
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to French culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city  
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city.
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

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Fees & Housing

Fall 2018 16 weeks Aug 30, 2018 Dec 22, 2018
$15,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $11,233 **

Housing = $4,150 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $15,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,200

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $200

Visa Fees = $165 ††

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,900

Total Estimated Costs = $6,365

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes breakfast and dinner seven days a week

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† average cost, including Campus France fees

Academic year 2018-2019 37 weeks Aug 30, 2018 May 18, 2019
$30,685
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $21,918 **

Housing = $8,300 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $30,685

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,400

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $400

Visa Fees = $165 ††

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $5,800

Expenses during break = $900 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $11,765

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes breakfast and dinner seven days a week

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† average cost, including Campus France fees

††† academic year students who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

Spring 2019 19 weeks Nov 1, 2018 Jan 3, 2019 May 18, 2019
$16,450
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $11,833 **

Housing = $4,150 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $16,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,200

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $200

Visa Fees = $165

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,900

Total Estimated Costs = $6,365

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes breakfast and dinner seven days a week

Fall 2019 16 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Aug 29, 2019* Dec 21, 2019*

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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