CEA: French Alps, France

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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 European economic and intellectual thought. Studying abroad in the French Alps puts... read more

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In short, I learned so much about myself through this experience and gained lifelong friends. I fell in love with France and their culture and know I will go back soon. It was the best decision I ever made to study abroad for a whole academic year. - Chapman University View Entire Review
I made friends from all over the world and the U.S. I love gaining different perspectives and learning about people's experiences from other countries. Grenoble is also a really livable city and I enjoyed being there very much. I had so much fun everyday and I learned a lot of French in the process. I can't express enough how am... - West Chester University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
Past Review Defying Gravity
I gained further confidence in my aptitudes in the French language. Although I finished my French major before leaving, I went to Grenoble sensing the need for improvement. When I looked at the scores on my 'Attestation' I could see the desired progress had been made. Grenoble was another stepping stone in my academic career as ... - University of Connecticut View Entire Review
It was most definitely worthwhile. I learned how exciting traveling can be and how with the right program it isn't hard to adapt to a new country. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I improved my listening skills, and I was able to learn different writing styles. - Western Washington University View Entire Review
I made great friends,learned about French culture, practised the language. - Texas A&M - College Station View Entire Review
My time abroad has taught me not only a lot about French and international cultures, but also about my own culture and myself. I know myself better now than I ever expected to. - Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville View Entire Review
My speaking and listening skills have definitely improved. I tried some interesting food. I met many interesting people both in my program and through the school and dorm. I think it was a worthwhile experience. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
a different perspective on the world, greater appreciation of all different kinds of people -- it was definitely worthwhile! - University of Alabama - Birmingham View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA Global Education: French Alps, France
It was absolutely worthwhile. You have to be open to anything to make it so. - Clemson University View Entire Review
As I have already mentioned. I did choose the same program twice and benefited from the following: drastic French language improvement, an international network of friends from Mexico to Norway, increased knowledge of French culture and cuisine, and an excellent education in international business and finance. - Union University View Entire Review
HELL YES! - Seattle Pacific University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA Global Education: French Alps, France
After studying abroad, I realized how important it is for students to experience another culture. It truly broadens your horizons beyond the classroom. Taking public transportation, shopping, enjoying the nightlife, and hiking through the mountains were all things that contributed to this awareness for me. My adventure in France... - University of North Texas - Health Science Center at Fort Worth View Entire Review
September 01, 2017 Experience Of A Lifetime
I learned how to be independent and live and travel alone. I also improved my French to the point of near fluency and made amazing friends. I am no longer afraid of taking chances. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA: French Alps, France
I learned major life lessons and was able to get out of my comfort zone and grow as a whole. - University of Oklahoma View Entire Review
I learned so much not only about myself, but about other people. Now the world doesn't seem so big and strangers don't seem so strange. - Point Loma Nazarene University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA: French Alps, France
I learned a lot about myself and my eyes were opened wide by friends from all over the world. I advanced in my knowledge and skills of the French language and made memories that I will be reliving for the rest of my life. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
Everything that CEA offers is so well organized and gives you the best tools for integrating into Grenoble. Patrick really puts his heart into the program and it shows--I couldn't have asked for a better trip. - Texas A&M - College Station View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself, who I want to be, the lifestyle I want to live, and my place in this world. You have to lose yourself to find yourself sometimes and this is a great place to do it. - Valley City State University View Entire Review
I learned so much it's hard to describes in words, I learned so much about myself and what I was capable of, I'm practically a new person. I'm more outgoing and willing to talk to people and I'm not afraid to do something by myself. - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA Global Education: French Alps, France
It was very worthwhile. There are plenty of other languages to learn. This is just the beginning of my international experience. - University of Wisconsin - Stout View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
Very worthwile. Horizons expanded from previous state. I will be continuing graduate study in the French language and would like to return to the South-East region of France to continue research. - Grand Valley State University View Entire Review
yes, i gained a better understanding of the french culture and was able to improve my language skills considerably. This program has made me want to live in Grenoble permanently. - Texas A&M - College Station View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA Global Education: French Alps, France
If i told you all the qualities and understandings i have obtained from my study abroad program, i would be typing for a long time. I never regret making the decision to study abroad, especially in Grenoble. I love it so much and the people in it. I have learned to grow in different ways as a person as a result and i have been... - Gannon University View Entire Review

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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 European economic and intellectual thought. Studying abroad in the French Alps puts a wonderland of natural beauty at your fingertips; explore the miles of hiking trails and Olympic ski slopes that surround Grenoble, or try your hand at windsurfing, kayaking, or hang gliding in the area's many national parks. The city is also a center in the fields of physics, computer science, and nanotechnology, as well as a center for business and language learning. Take French classes at Université Grenoble-Alpes, study business at Grenoble Ecole de Management (ranked amongst the world's top 50 business schools), and gain hands-on experience through our volunteering and career/re-entry workshop opportunities. Wherever your academic, career, and personal interests lie, you'll find the right program for you in the French Alps.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Volunteer
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Business
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • French Language, Literature
  • Legal Professions and Studies
  • Social Sciences
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1997
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CEA Scholarships

For CEA students who seek a global learning experience.

$400-$3000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing why it is important to gain “a new way of seeing things” and how you will achieve this while studying abroad: "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." – Henry Miller

For CEA students who are interested in pursuing a career with global ties.

$400-$2000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 3.0; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (both found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing your career goals and how the skills and attributes you hope to gain while studying abroad will support your professional endeavors: "All major hiring companies need global citizens. Global sensitivities, global perspective, global insight, along with maturity and a capacity for risk-taking, are exactly the skills every major organization is looking for – in every industry." – Kevin Gill, Global Director of Staffing for Honeywell

For CEA students who wish to study abroad in France and are involved in co-curricular activities centered on multi-cultural or international issues at their home campus. CEA studying at our sites in Aix-en-Provence, Paris, the French Alps, and the French Riviera are eligible to apply.

$1,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay describing your involvement in co-curricular activities centered on multi-cultural and international issues

For CEA students who demonstrate a high need for additional funding.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and Financial Need Scholarship Form (Found on CEA website -- work with the financial aid office at your home institution to complete the form)

For CEA students who excel academically.

$750-$3,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 3.7; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (both found on CEA website); and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing how you look forward to ‘learning, unlearning, and relearning’ and how you will accomplish your learning/unlearning goals during your study abroad experience: "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." – Alvin Toffler

For CEA students from diverse backgrounds or students who have had a personal experience with diversity

$400-$2,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application & Recommendation Form (both found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing how your experience with diversity has prepared you for your study abroad experience: "Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends." – Maya Angelou

CEA has partnered with the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative that strives to double the number of U.S. college students who study abroad, to offer this scholarship to CEA students

$400-$750

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application & Recommendation Form (both found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on how you plan to utilize your international experience to connect your home community and other international communities before, during, and after your time abroad.

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