CUEF Grenoble, France


Grenoble is located in the heart of the French Alps and is a cultural and economic capital of southwestern France. The University has 50,000 students in a town of 500,000 inhabitants. Close to Switzerland, Italy and the Mediterranean, Grenoble 's outstanding location in the Alps provides the opportunity to take part in a large variety of excursions. Mountain sports such as hiking, skiing, snowboarding and rock climbing are the most popular and are possible all year round. The closest ski resorts are 30 kilometers away from downtown.

The cultural life of Grenoble is rich and varied: cinemas, theatres, concert halls, art galleries, cafes and museums (including a renowned contemporary art museum). The town also organizes special events every year such as the International Festival for European Theatre, the Short Films Outdoor Festival, the Jazz Festival and other activities. Grenoble is a terrific university town with plenty to offer international students.

Student Body

Although a number of American students study at the CUEF, the flavor is truly international. Italy, Japan, Switzerland and Germany are only a few of the countries that send students regularly to study at CUEF.


CUEF arranges homestays for all students. Students will apply for a host family at the same time they apply to the program.

Academic Calendar

CUEF's calendar follows the American calendar with fall and spring semesters. Summer months provide for intensive language study as well as specialized programs.

Curriculum and Special Features

The beauty of CUEF is that it offers many possibilities. Your own program will depend on your needs and interests as well as your level. If you can study abroad for two semesters, your level will increase dramatically.

You can earn up to 16 credit hours for a semester-long program of study. During May term and summer, you can earn 4 credit-hours per month. In addition to intensive language courses, other courses are available such as Civilization, Contemporary French Politics and Economy, French Cinema, and French and Francophone Literature. The more advanced level offers several different options, such as European Political Economy or Twentieth Century French Literature. All courses previously listed at the intermediate level and above count toward the French major and minor.

Investment and Dates

Spring Semester 2017 (January 19 - May 19, 2017) — $6,090 *

June Term (June 6 - June 30, 2017) — 2,100 *

* Costs are estimated and depend on Euro/Dollar exchange. Includes tuition, room, board. Does not include airfare, train, spending money.

For additional information, please contact:

Susan Ross
Associate Provost for Experiential Learning
(570) 321-4204