June 12, 2024
4.5 - 235 Reviews

Study Abroad in French Alps

The French Alps offer a stunning landscape of snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and picturesque mountain towns. Nestled in the heart of the Alps is our study abroad program, which provides American college students with an unforgettable opportunity to immerse themselves in French language and culture while studying at a prestigious university in the region.

Located just a few hours from Geneva, Switzerland, our program offers easy access to some of the world's most breathtaking natural wonders, including Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe, and the Aiguille du Midi, a stunning summit with unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains.

In addition to its natural beauty, the French Alps region boasts a rich cultural heritage, with numerous museums, art galleries, and historic landmarks to explore. One popular attraction is the Château de Chambéry, a medieval castle that once served as the seat of the House of Savoy. The town of Annecy, known as the "Venice of the Alps," is also a must-visit destination, with its charming canals, winding streets, and colorful houses.

For those interested in outdoor activities, the French Alps offer a wide range of opportunities, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter to hiking, biking, and paragliding in the summer. The region also has a thriving culinary scene, with a variety of delicious local specialties to sample, including fondue, raclette, and tartiflette.

As with any study abroad program, safety is a top priority for our students. The French Alps region is generally considered safe, with low levels of crime and a friendly local community. The program also provides comprehensive support services to ensure that students have a positive and fulfilling experience while abroad.

Please note that the number of American students studying in the French Alps region varies from year to year. However, our program is a popular choice for American college students seeking a unique study abroad experience in France. It is important to take common-sense precautions when studying abroad, such as being aware of your surroundings and following local laws and customs. The cost of living in the French Alps region can be more affordable than in other major European cities, but students should still budget accordingly and take advantage of student discounts on attractions, transportation, and food.

Below you will find our list of Study Abroad and Internship programs in the French Alps region. It is an index to international education in the region, listing university-level study abroad, internships, volunteer opportunities, and intensive language school programs oriented to American college and university students. Some pre-college and post-graduate study abroad options are also included. We invite you to read the student reviews, see the ratings scores, and use this site to compare programs and understand what other students have encountered during their education abroad.

You can also see other study abroad programs in France or use our advanced program search.

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Study Abroad Reviews for ISEP Exchange: Chambéry - Exchange Program at Université de Savoie
ISEP Exchange: Chambéry - Exchange Program at Université de Savoie

Explore Chambéry, in the heart of the French Alps, with its historical buildings, museums, and opportunities for skiing and water sports. ISEP participants can choose from...

5.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for AIFS: Grenoble - Grenoble School of Management
AIFS: Grenoble - Grenoble School of Management

Spend a semester or academic year in the idyllic city of Grenoble, France with AIFS! You’ll earn up to 15 credits per semester studying at the prestigious Grenoble École d...

4.7

6 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for AIFS: Grenoble - University of Grenoble - French Language and Culture and Intensive French Language
AIFS: Grenoble - University of Grenoble - French Language and Culture and Intensive French Language

Spend a summer, semester or academic year in the idyllic city of Grenoble, France with AIFS!  You’ll earn up to 17 credits per semester through the Intensive French Langua...

5.0

3 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for API (Academic Programs International): Grenoble - Université des Alpes
API (Academic Programs International): Grenoble - Université des Alpes

The setting of this alpine city is what truly makes it unique. For a panoramic view of the city and surrounding mountains, take a ride on the téléphérique, or cable car, t...

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0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CEA CAPA Education Abroad: French Alps, France
CEA CAPA Education Abroad: French Alps, France
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Claim your flight credit & study abroad with CEA CAPA Education Abroad! Learn More

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the city of Grenoble in the French Alps combines the best of both worlds: A playground for outdoor enthusiasts and a center of Europea...

5.0

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Universite de Savoie: Chambery - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Universite de Savoie: Chambery - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

With 14 000 students, a rich variety of multidisciplinary education and 19 research laboratories with an international reputation, the University of Savoie is an establish...

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Study Abroad Reviews for Université Grenoble Alpes: Grenoble - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Université Grenoble Alpes: Grenoble - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

The Université Grenoble Alpes already features in the top 100 and top 200 universities in major international rankings (Reuters, Shanghai, Times Higher Education and QS fo...

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Study Abroad Reviews for Université Grenoble Alpes - CUEF - University Center for French Studies
Université Grenoble Alpes - CUEF - University Center for French Studies

Because of the disciplinary fields of study which it covers (Languages, Literature, Communication and Language Sciences), Stendhal University is naturally turned towards t...

4.5

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for Grenoble Ecole de Management: Grenoble - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Grenoble Ecole de Management: Grenoble - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

For the past 30 years, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) has developed its role in France and abroad as a leader among French business schools. We have helped shape the f...

4.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for API (Academic Programs International): Grenoble - Gap Year Intensive Language Studies
API (Academic Programs International): Grenoble - Gap Year Intensive Language Studies

This program is designed for intensive French language study at all levels. All students take a comprehensive French language course that focuses on writing, oral expressi...

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Study Abroad Reviews for France Study Abroad Reflections: Comprehensive Reviews of Past Programs
France Study Abroad Reflections: Comprehensive Reviews of Past Programs
Metz, France: Paris, France: Aix-en-Provence, France plus 55 other locations

Find your dream Study Abroad Program in France at Abroad101 and this directory of Study Abroad Programs, Rankings and Reviews.Future students are drawn to Abroad101 for th...

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Study Abroad Reviews for Youth For Understanding (YFU): YFU Programs in France
Youth For Understanding (YFU): YFU Programs in France
Aix-en-Provence, France: Alès, France: Amiens, France plus 56 other locations

Bonjour! Known for food, art, dance, music, literature and much more, France is a country that is easy to fall in love with. You will experience the joy of living, or “joi...

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