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Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: French
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Field of Study: Accounting, Advertising, Aerospace Engineering, African Studies, American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Art - Graphic Design, Art - Interior Design, Art History, Art Studio, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Bioengineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Child and Family Development, Chinese, City Planning and Urban Studies, Civil Engineering, Classics, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Counseling, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Dance, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Energy Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film and New Media, Finance, Foods and Nutrition, French, Geography, Geological Sciences, German, Health Science, History, Humanities, Information Systems, International Business, International Security and Conflict Resolution, International Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Kinesiology, Latin American Studies, LGBT Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics/Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Music, Nursing, Oceanography and Marine Sciences, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Public Relations, Religious Studies, Russian and Central/Eastern European Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Sustainability, Television, Theatre Arts, Women's Studies
Housing Options: Apartment or Flat Program Type: SDSU Exchange
Program Description:
University Profile
MICEFA (Mision Interuniversitaire de Coordination des Echanges Franco Americains) is a consortium of most of the Universities of Paris and its region. MICEFA provides North American visiting students with a three- to four-week orientation and intensive language program, designed to assist with academic preparation and cultural adaptation. Depending on the student's proficiency in French, they may attend any of the fourteen member universities. In addition to the courses that North American students can take in one of fourteen ‘Ile de France’ universities, MICEFA offers 5 to 6 courses per semester in French taught by Parisian university faculty.

This program is designed for students with advanced language skills who are prepared to study primarily within the regular curriculum of the cooperating branches of the Universities of Paris as well as in coursework designed for nonnative speakers.

Academic Notes
Review the
MICEFA Brochure of Universities.pdf  and the Undergraduate Course Catalogue 2017-18.docx for subject areas available at each university.

Prior to departure for the program, students meet with MICEFA coordinators via Skype to identify the university that would best fit their academic plans. MICEFA places students at the university upon their arrival in Paris, and students will not finalize their courses until this time. Please note that MICEFA is not able to provide course syllabi but only the course descriptions as provided in the brochures and course catalogue above.

Students must be prepared for rigorous coursework taught in French and an independent pace. A few
English-Classes-in-Paris (1).xlsx at each university are available. 

Language Notes
All courses are taught in French therefore applicants must have completed the Intermediate level of French (French 210 and 221) or demonstrate equivalent fluency. Some upper-division French is strongly recommended.

Program Dates
Fall semester: Mid-September to late January (final exams may conflict with start of SDSU spring term)
Spring semester: Early February to early June
Housing and Meals
All participants must arrange their own housing accommodations in Paris. See the
2017-18 MICEFA WELCOME-PACKET.pdf for more information and the MICEFA Cost of Participation.pdf

Insurance Requirement
All SDSU students are required by the Chancellor's office to be enrolled in the CSU Foreign Traveler Insurance Program (CSU FTIP) for their program abroad. The insurance charge which will appear on the student's account services billing. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure. For more information on costs, refer to the website.

Students under the age of 28 are also required to register with French national health insurance or social security in order to see a doctor or obtain medication while in France. The cost for this is 215 euros for the university year.

Passport and Visa
You must have a valid passport to participate on an exchange program. Your passport must be valid for the duration of the program and for at least 6 months past the program end date to be eligible to receive a student visa.

Exchange students are required to obtain a French student visa to study in France. Visit the website for the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles to get information about visa requirements for France. Students will receive more information on the French student visa process once they have been nominated for the program. If you hold a passport from a country other than the U.S., be sure to understand what you will need for entry pertaining to your citizenship at the time of participation.

Please note: If you plan to travel to other countries during your stay in France you must be aware of the requirements for entry. Visit the Department of State website for more details for each country.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/20/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA