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Exchange Program · Spring or Fall · Semester or Academic Year

Program Overview

You can study French for one or two semesters at the Université d'Orléans in the city of Joan of Arc, located one hour south of Paris. You will attend classes for approximately 20 hours per week and take part in optional afternoon activities like singing and theater. Some previous knowledge of French is required (FREN 2010 or equivalent).

Paperwork* - Students are required to fill out the Student Disposition and Readiness Survey for this program. *You are also required to fill out the APSU Study-Abroad Application.  Click here

12-18 credit-hours per semester

Register for FREN 3050: Semester Study in France. Classes offered at the Université d'Orléans include French composition, grammar, speaking, phonetics, listening, composition and cinema.

Lodging and Meals
You will stay in a single room in a dormitory located on campus or close to public transportation. Meals are available in the student cafeterias.

Level 5**per semester includes airfare, visa, APSU tuition, housing, meals, French student social security, residence permit.

**Price is based upon the estimated cost of the program and grouped into levels. Level 1 - $2k-3k, Level 2 - $3k-4k, Level 3 - $4k-5k, Level 4 -  $5k-6k, Level 5 - $6k-7k. Prices are subject to change due to increase in airfare, fluctuation of currency exchange and changes in tuition and fee rates. Estimated cost may not include airfare, APSU tuition, or health coverage unless specified. You should also budget funds for personal expenses based upon your spending habits.

Financial aid

This program provides a $100 scholarship for each semester you participate. You will receive the sum shortly after the beginning of each semester. Your current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. Call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with financial aid counselor, Cathy Naef. Additional scholarships and travel grants are available through the Office of International Education. Scholarship information.

Payment Schedule and Deadlines

  • Apply for fall semester by Feb. 1.
  • Apply for spring semester by Sept. 1.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $225 is due when you apply.
  • If you are accepted to begin study in the fall, your admission and housing applications are due to the Université d'Orléans by mid-May. For study in the spring, paperwork is due mid-October.
  • Register for FREN 3050 during the APSU class registration for the semester in which you will study abroad. A French student visa is required for this program.

Contact Dr. Karen Sorenson, professor of languages and literature, at (931) 221-6246 or or Dr. Christophe Konkobo, assistant professor of languages and literature, at (931) 221-7596 or

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Please review the Student Code of Conduct that applies to all students participating in APSU study-abroad and exchange programs.

Austin Peay University reserves the right to make cancellations, date and fee adjustments and any other changes that may be required.

Student Testimonies and Blogs

Study Abroad Blogs

"One of my favorite moments was seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time. I was with a couple of my friends and we walked from the Louvre Museum all the way to the Eiffel Tower. It did not look that far away, probably because it is so BIG, but I think we walked almost 2 hours to get there. Not only did I get to see the Eiffel Tower in the end, but I got to walk along the Seine River and see Paris in a way a probably would not have if I just rode the Metro there."

Danielle, France 2009



More information about Orléans, France can be obtained through the links below.

Université d'Orléans, City of d'Orléans, Office of Tourism


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