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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Summer 2020 02/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/29/2020 07/31/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Students must arrive in the host city and check into the program housing on the program start date. The program officially ends on the end date, and students must check out of the housing facilities at that time. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from the program and should WAIT to purchase airfare until they have been officially instructed by the Faculty Director, Program Provider, and/or Host University.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type(s): Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Home Campus: Non-U of U, U of U: Utah Campus
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Undergraduate U of U Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: French
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency, Beginning Host Language Click here for a definition of this term Badge Opportunities: Language Immersion
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Course Prerequisite(s), Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18 Click here for a definition of this term Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Assessment, Pre & Post Commitments
Program Description:

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Students will take courses at the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes Françaises (CUEF) in Grenoble. The CUEF is one of the best academic programs in France for French as a foreign language. It is an ideal setting for students to learn and practice basic French language skills. The CUEF also offers a selection of more advanced topics.  Grenoble could not be better situated, with the Alps, Provence, the Mediterranean, and even Switzerland and Italy easily accessible.  


  • Available credit(s): 6-8 credits
  • Applicants are required to enroll in 2 of the program courses
    • Please consult with your Faculty Director and Academic Advisor to determine course enrollment
  • Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites


  • The Centre Universitaire d'Etudes Françaises offers dynamic excursions to regional cities such as Lyon as well as many outdoor adventures. Some activities are free, whereas others are at an additional cost to the student. Excursions will not be included in the billable program cost. Students will be able to opt into excursions on-site.  
  • Potential activities include:
    • White water rafting 
    • Hiking
    • Museums
    • City visits
    • Exploring the Alps


In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
Badge Opportunities
The Learning Abroad Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above are included in this program. Some programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options.  Students interested in earning multiple Learning Abroad Badges can participate in the Global U Program and receive special recognition at graduation.
This program automatically earns the Language Immersion Badge:
  • As part of the program, students concentrate on improving language skills and understanding the interaction between culture and language.  
  • Students will have the opportunity to practice using these skills in a variety of authentic and challenging settings.


  • Paula Collmar
    • Professor
    • World Languages and Cultures


  • See Housing Type(s) above
  • Participants are required to use the program housing facilities
  • Housing is included in the program cost


  • Click on the Budget Sheet link above for information about ESTIMATED costs
  • Participants should read the full Withdrawal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying
  • Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
  • Financial Aid might apply, visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information


The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's eligibility requirements, financial policies, conduct standards, administrative procedures, academic expectations, as well as visa and passport guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs. ALL participants are subject to the rules and regulations in the Learning Abroad Handbook. It is every participant's responsibility to read the Learning Abroad Handbook and contact Learning Abroad with any questions.

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Program Reviews:
JULIANNE LIU, Summer 2019 Participant
Grenoble truly is like the Salt Lake of France as it's a sizable, but not overwhelming city surrounded by beautiful mountains and recreational activities. In addition to the activities in the urban center (especially if you like museums!), definitely take advantage of the transisère and flixbus to visit nearby areas. You have plenty of opportunities to completely immerse yourself in the language and culture and improve your French proficiency, from attending your classes and living with your host family to interacting with locals in every other setting. Make the most of your experience by challenging yourself to try new things and speaking French as much as you can! Also, before you go, do some research on the cool region you'll be staying in to learn about their history. Bon courage !

AUBRIE AAGARD, Summer 2019 Participant
It's really amazing how much of the language you can learn when you do an immersive experience like this. I got so close with my host mom, and through her I met some very cool French people that I'm still in touch with! Grenoble is beautiful, the mountains surrounding it have so many lakes and hikes, and from there we were only a couple hours from Switzerland and Germany!

Summer 2018 Participant
Educational while simultaneously being THE MOST FUN!

DIANA CASTRO, Summer 2018 Participant
Overall, this program is a great way to start your immersion experience in the French language. You gain so much knowledge from culture, diversity to being able to have a full on conversation with someone native in that country. I would definitely do it again.!