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  • Locations: Caen, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
  • Courses Offered
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/01/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/01/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Foreign Language - French, Liberal Arts - International Studies
Academic College: Any
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Language courses available:
Yes
Language requirement:
Yes
Language of instruction:
French
Program Advisor:
Kerri Vance
Housing: Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
Yes
Classification: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
University Wide Exchange
Program Description:

Université de Caen
 

Study Abroad Advisor

Kerri Vance
kvance@tamu.edu


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Helpful Links

Universite de Caen Homepage
University Welcome Video

Living in France
Normandy Tourism Guide
 

Université de Caen
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Caen, France

About 
 
The Universite de Caen is listed among France's oldest universities. Its founding, dating back to 1432, was confirmed in 1452. Currently, the University of Caen offers degrees in many disciplines and has eleven teaching and research faculties/UFRs and six institutes. Universite de Caen has a student population of more than 25,000.

Caen is located in Normandy, France, in a region between lush-green landscapes and fine-sand beaches. Steeped in history from medieval conquests to the remains of World War II, Caen has something to offer any adventurous visiting student. Discovering a city with a rich historical heritage is taking all the advantages of a city matching culture and leisure to modern and innovating infrastructures. It is even in the proximity of Paris for your week-end escapades (and even to England, with 3 daily ferry links).

Eligibility
  • Open to ALL majors 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • MUST take four semesters of French, up to the 202 level
  • Attend TAMU for at least one semester prior to application
  • Junior or Senior classification preferred, can be Sophomore at the time of application
  • Provide 2 letters of recommendation 
  • Provide official TAMU transcript
  • Must attend ALL program-specific orientations  

Courses

On the Caen exchange program, students register for classes in the French Center (C.E.F.E); applicants must complete a French placement test (online) after acceptance to the program prior to arrival at U Caen to be placed in the appropriate level for French language instruction. CEFE is the French Language Institute of U Caen; A&M students study French with other international students who participate in the CEFE program as opposed to studying with local French students in the university proper. Exchange students are permitted to register for courses in the university proper (except for medicine and pharmacy) provided French language skills are at an advanced level for university class attendance and participation, and provided all course prerequisites are met.
 
Housing

Students have the choice between of three different housing option
  1. Accommodation in a University Residence Hall: Residences are located on the main campus or close by with direct transport by TVR. Single room are 9x2   with a washbasin; showers and toilets in common on each floor; bedding and towels provided.
  2. Accommodation with a French family (upon special request): The host family arrangement is strongly recommended for a total cultural and linguistic immersion. Students are provided single rooms in the homes on a half-board basis (breakfast and dinner). There is limited placement with host families.
  3. Other possibilities: Students can find housing on their own upon arrival in Caen, though this is not the easiest nor the most desirable, but it is an option if students so choose.
 
Cost
One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
 
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M - billed to University Account
Texas A&M Tuition & Fees $5,200
Exchange Program Administrative Fee $300
Accommodations & Meals $3,500
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $1,400
Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, Misc. $1,345
Meals $1,000
Personal Spending $1,500+
Total Estimated Cost $14,245+
Texas A&M Semester Cost $13,726+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

Additional Information 
 
Funding

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding or visit for walk-in advising. 

 
Scholarships
 
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13

 
Financial Aid
 
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."

Former Texas A&M Exchange Student