Toulouse, France

French Language & Culture

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Information for term French Language & Culture

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 11 – Aug 7, 2021 (4 weeks)


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Take your talent in French to the next level in the "pink city".

Accelerate your French with four weeks of language immersion in the bustling, beautiful, and student-friendly city of Toulouse in southern France. Your skills will skyrocket as you put them to daily use in and around the Pink City. Eat exquisite pastries, window shop on streets lined with funky or chic boutiques, explore museums, and take it all in.

After morning language classes, you’ll spend an hour per day practicing your skills out in the community – speaking and reading French in markets, cafes, and parks. Later in the afternoon, enjoy small group gatherings with your CIEE peers and French host siblings and guided excursions to culturally and historically significant sites with your program leader, a French local expert.

You’ll see a side of Toulouse that tourists usually miss. CIEE steeps you in the rich culture of this region – its food, art, natural beauty, and thousands of years of French and Roman history and architecture. Living with a local homestay gives you plenty of time to practice French as you prepare and share meals, shop at local markets, and get in tune with the local customs and rhythms of everyday life.

The Take-Aways

  • Language

    60 hours of instruction in French by CIEE professors

  • College Credit

    4 college credits may be used to apply toward your future college degree, to demonstrate your ability to do college-level work, or to test out of a language level in college

  • Certificate

    A certificate of learning in French, and documented language growth through pre- and post-program testing

Location & Culture

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Explore the rich culture of the region – its food, art, natural beauty, architecture and more!

A bustling mix of old and new, La Ville Rose (the Pink City) was the kingdom capital in the 5th century. Today it is the center of France’s aerospace and space industries.

Founded in 1229, the University of Toulouse is one of the oldest in Europe. The substantial student population there has spawned interesting music festivals, clubs, and a lively cultural scene.

Take time to taste southern France’s world-class cuisine – sampling specialties at local cafés in different locales during your stay. Toulouse has a number of distinctive dishes that use local produce. Cassoulet, the classic dish of the region, is an irresistible stew of duck, saucisse of Toulouse and herbs. The sausage is also a popular treat on its own.

Daily Life

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Daily Life

"After my trip with CIEE I have definitely grown in ways I never could if I had stayed in the US."

Learn more about daily life on a high school study abroad program by reading our blog posts above.

  • Housing

    Carefully Screened Homestay

  • Local Support

    24/7 Support from your CIEE program leader and in-country CIEE staff members

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Sample Activities

Get excited about all the things you could do during your time abroad. Here are a few sample activities and excursions:


  • Prepare pastries, crêpes, and other delicious dishes of the region.
  • View the stunning Basilica of St. Sernin.
  • Stroll through lush botanical gardens, browse in colorful markets, shop (or window shop) in fashionable boutiques.
  • Visit the Airspace & Aircraft museum (Aeroscopia) and learn about the history of Airbus
  • Tour museums, art galleries, architectural landmarks, and other cultural attractions.​

Download a sample itinerary ›

Please note this list of activities is based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to both adapt to local circumstances, covid-related measures and restrictions and participant feedback. Our goal when revising itineraries is always to enhance your experience. Every activity is designed to provide you with a deep immersion in your topic, local culture and sights. Get ready for maximum fun!

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees


  • At least one year of High School French. For intensive language immersion, see our Rennes program.
  • Program open to all current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 
  • For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our Scholarship page.

Application Fee


Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insurance, but do not cover the cost of flights. More details about tuition inclusions can be found here.

Optional College Credit Fee

$150  Learn more 


Application Due

Start Date

End Date


Summer Session II 2021 4 weeks Rolling Admissions Jul 11, 2021 Aug 7, 2021


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