Toulouse, France

Summer in Toulouse

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Information for term Summer in Toulouse

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 11 – Aug 6, 2022 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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Take French language, business, art, history, and French Gastronomy courses in a city recently voted the best city to study abroad in France. An immersive co-curricular program includes excursions, field trips, and cultural activities. Through these experiences, you will become members of the vibrant Toulouse community and will learn firsthand about French culture, business, art, and history.

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  • Engage in conversations

    on topics related to everyday life including home, school, and leisure activities.

  • Investigate

    the role and value of historical facts and myths leading to the French sense of identity.

  • Compare

    the French educational system and classroom experience with that of the United States.

  • in the metropolitan area

  • universities in the city

  • museums


Location & Culture

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Situated the South of France between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, Toulouse offers easy access to ocean and  mountains - not to mention music and art festivals. The fourth largest city in France with the second-largest student population in the country, Toulouse offers students the opportunity to learn about France’s past and present while experiencing life in a dynamic city.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Toulouse.

The Culture


Take day trips to spots like 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.


Volunteering. Complete a non-credit community engagement activity at a food bank, women’s shelter, senior center, after-school tutoring program, or an organic farm.

Daily Life

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    All housing is within a 30-40-minute commute to CIEE.

    Homestays: Live with a French family, with or without another CIEE student, and immerse yourself in the city’s language and culture. Each student has an individual room.

    Shared Apartments: Students can live in a studio apartment shared with another CIEE student. If local health and safety regulations permit, each apartment will have two single beds, a small kitchen and bathroom.

    Housing is tight in Toulouse. If we can’t accommodate your first housing choice, we’ll let you know before you arrive.


    Homestays: Students typically eat weekday breakfasts and dinners and all meals on weekends - which are included in the study abroad fee - at the home.

    Shared Apartments: Meals are not included.

  • Getting Around

    Students walk and use the metro and buses to get around. There’s also a bike-share system.

Toulouse, France

Where You'll Study

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    All homestays and apartments are located in the city of Toulouse and within 30 minutes, by public transportation, of CIEE.


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Students choose one, two, or three 4-week sessions and immerse themselves in France’s art, history, and culture. Courses include the opportunity to explore French business, art history, and/or French Gastronomy and nutrition. Students can also enroll in an optional Communicative French Language course taught in French (1 credit). In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.

CIEE classes take place in the historic district of Toulouse, in the middle of the vibrant city center and close to all the main commercial facilities, Institut Catholique de Toulouse, and cultural sites.



Language Prerequisites

There are no language prerequisites for this program.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

All students must enroll in one 3-credit CIEE course per session.

Program Credit

Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
Communicative French Language course: 1 U.S. semester/1.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students notice striking differences between education systems. Professors in France tend to be more formal than in the United States and do not see it as their role to give encouragement or individual attention to students. As a result, French students are generally very self-disciplined and self-directed. Classes will typically meet Monday through Friday. Students are expected to complete all the homework assigned and take exams when scheduled.

Class Format

Classes will be taken with other CIEE students only.


Grades are based on essays, written tests, oral presentations, out-of-class project reports, class participation, and final exams. Students can expect at least one midterm and one final exam during the term. The final exam can account for as much as 50% of the final grade. French professors use a French grading scale of 0–20, with 10 considered a minimal passing grade. All final grades will be converted into U.S. letter grades.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction


Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


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Course Information

Course Notes
Students studying in Toulouse for multiple sessions may only take the Communicative French Language course once.
“(GI)” denotes courses that originated at CIEE’s Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple Global Institutes and CIEE Sites.

Summer 2022 CIEE Courses

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Summer Session I

Semester Credit

Summer Session II

Semester Credit

Summer Session III

Semester Credit

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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.


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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

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
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

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 & Fees

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Dates & 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.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session III 2022 4 weeks Deadline Passed Jul 11, 2022 Aug 6, 2022
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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 = $2,831 **

Housing = $925 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $4,250

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 = $450

International Airfare = $800 ††

Books & Supplies = $25

Personal expenses = $500 †††

Other = $25 ††††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,800

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global 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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

*** Homestays include breakfasts and dinners and all meals on weekends. Shared Apartments do not include meals

For students living in residence (meals not included). Students living at host families should budget $ 300

†† Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

††† This can vary a lot depending on individuals' lifestyle

†††† Covid test to enter the US, if required

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, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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