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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

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.


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.

Payment Schedule and Deadlines:

The application for the fall is due by February 1st. The application for the spring semester is September 1st. A non-refundable application fee 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 by 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.

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 Cathy Naef or Jennifer Ellis.  Additional scholarships and travel grants are available through the Office of International Education.  View more information on financial aid.


Dr. Karen Sorenson (Languages and Literature) at (931) 221-6246 or
Dr. Christophe Konkobo (Languages and Literature) at (931) 221-7596 or

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Student Testimonies and 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