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  • Locations: Angers, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 04/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 04/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2023 05/02/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2024 04/01/2024 09/03/2024 TBA TBA
Spring 2024 04/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2024 05/02/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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:
UCIE Program Coordinator: Monica Ratliff Program: Exchange
Program Type: Study Abroad Eligibility Restrictions: Yes
GPA (Minimum Requirement): 3.0 Language Prerequisite: Yes
Language of Instruction: French Language Courses Offered: Yes
Credit Hours: Dormitory, Homestay or Host Family
Program Description:



Program Description:

UCO Angers Exchange Picture

 Learn the language and French culture through CIDEF at the Unviersité Catholique de l’Ouest!

The CIDEF (International Center of French Studies) offers French language and culture courses from beginner level A1 to the advanced level C1 with a number of hours of language adapted.
Students customize their program (from 18h to 21h per week) with optional courses adapted to the appropriate language level.
Academic year: fall semester (October through January) spring semester (early February to early June).
Three summer sessions: July, August and September.

• Limited enrollment
• Custom support
• Housing Service (families, households) within the University 
• Equivalent credits
• Ability to pursue a university course on site 
• Wide range of courses  
• Excursions and activities organized by the center throughout the year
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Academic Course Information:

 CIDEF offers a wide range of French courses (art history, French literature, socio-economic news…). Courses are offered from the beginning level all the way up to advanced level and need to be approved by your French language professors before departing. Also, students will take a placement test at UCO to ensure that they are in the proper level when they arrive.

Please click here to be redirected to CIDEF site in order to start looking at the courses offered. 
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 Angers France

Meals and Accommodations:

There are various accommodation and meal formulas offered by UCO. 
Students can choose to stay in apartments (foyers) or with a homestay family. 
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 Students must have taken beginning level French and have a GPA of at least 3.0.
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Before You Leave:

Students will be required by the University Center for International Education (UCIE) to complete a mandatory pre-departure orientation a few weeks before departure.

Students must also be sure they have submitted all necessary documents and payments to the UCIE.

Students must be sure to submit their proposed course sheet to their study abroad advisor before departure if they plan to receive academic credit for their courses.
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Getting There:

Students will be responsible for purchasing their own tickets to and from their study abroad location. Please be sure to check with your program in order to know what dates you need to arrive and depart.

Students may purchase tickets however they choose. STA travel Student and Universe Travel are two travel agencies that we recommend.
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Program Costs:

A non-refundable application fee of $100 is due at the time of application.

Students will pay UCO's tuition when they arrive in Angers for the courses they take abroad.

Students will also be responsible for housing, meals, airfare, as well as any extra travel expenses.
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Affording the Program:

WSU financial aid might be applicable to your chosen program.  To learn more about your specific financial aid options you should contact to make an appointment with the financial aid advisor.

Click here to learn about other Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities.

Many students reach out to family, friends, and community and religious organizations for support.  Some choose to create an online funding site, others send out letters requesting support.
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Passports and Visas:

A valid passport is required for all international travel. It is best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. The UCIE is an official US Passport Center and we can help you with your photo and passport processing needs.  See here for more information.

Some study abroad destinations will require you to obtain a visa.  A visa is permission given to you by your host country to allow you to enter the country for a specific amount of time.  In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage.

The UCIE is happy to guide you to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.
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Health and Safety:

WSU is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

WSU faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. Please consider reviewing the following sites for further information:
US Department of State
US Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)
International SOS ( for medical and security advice. WSU membership #: 11BSGC000054

Before travel WSU students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in several ways including:
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad
  • Get advice on how to travel with your medication
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad

WSU faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)   in case of an emergency abroad.

Students are required to purchase the Wallach Travel Insurance for exchange programs that do not offer built-in insurance options.
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Contacts and More Information:

University Center for International Education (UCIE)

Program Coordinator:

Monica Ratliff
Education Abroad Coordinator
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