CEA: French Riviera, France
More than 300 sunny days a year. World-class museums and galleries. Sandy beaches. Sound good? The French Riviera is the perfect spot to spend a semester or summer abroad, honing your French language skills and immersing into local culture. Nestle... read more
met the most amazing people, got to travel around Europe and make some of the best memories of my life Jennifer M - Hofstra University View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent, break out of daily worries and fears, push me into my comfort zone in the safest way. Kathryn Farrell - University of Northwestern, St. Paul View Entire Review
I learned a lot about being independent as I lived more or less on my own and didn't study abroad with anyone that I knew. I also learned a lot more about French culture and way of life. It was extremely worthwhile and I would do it again in a heartbeat. A student - Covenant College View Entire Review
My language skills have vastly improved since arriving here. The abroad experience also helps to build confidence and a sense of independence. It is nice to know that you have mastered another language, culture, transportation system, and food. If you can succeed in a situation as off-putting as that, you can succeed anywhere. A student - Northeastern University View Entire Review
I learned that there is an adventure in every opportunity. No matter the situation, there is always good things waiting for you. It was amazing to be in another country, experience a completely different culture and living like a local. It changed my life in so many unexpected ways. Jaclyn A - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
It was 100% worth it and I would do it all again the exact if I could. A student - University of South Carolina - Columbia View Entire Review
It will forever be the most amazing experience of my life, and the people i met along the way made it that much better. I couldnt have asked for a better group, a better place to be or a better program A student - Pace University View Entire Review
It was completely worthwhile and the greatest experience of my life. I learned so much about France and French culture, but also more about different parts of America. I have grown from this program in many ways, and I am more aware of other cultures and traditions now. Stephanie W - Quinnipiac University View Entire Review
The cost was definitely an issue (and will be when I go to pay it back) but it was worth every single penny. I gained a knowledge of French culture that simply cannot be acquired any other way than living in the country. I made some best friends for life (from America) and have such good French friends that I am visiting them in... Kelly N - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
Yes it was. I feel like I have more of a well-rounded world view. EricaAnn L - University of California - Berkeley View Entire Review
By Far Mason H - University of Wisconsin - Stout View Entire Review
Since returning to the US, I have become more involved with the International Education and Programs office at my home university so that I can hang out with international students traveling here. I'm fascinated with different clutures and I definitely hope to travel more and work internationally in the future. Traveling abroad ... Carolyn W - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo View Entire Review
I really learned more independence and trust in myself that I knew what I want and what I am doing in my life. I also learned a lot more French than I expected to! Evelyn Little - Washington State University View Entire Review
It was completely worthwhile! I learned to see different perspectives from around the world and that not everyone's culture is like mine. There are things that I like and don't like about other cultures - and that's ok! I also learned a lot about myself while abroad and truly became independent Samantha - Towson University View Entire Review
it takes time to learn, adapt, and feel comfortable in a new culture. A student - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
Yes it was worthwhile. I gained invaluable travel and cultural education and experiences that I will remember for the rest of my life. Courtney O - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the French culture and Europeans in general. I also learned a lot of language and practical skills. A student - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
It was the greatest experience I have had the opportunity to do. I loved being able to meet people from all over America who were in the program with me, as well as the French students and international students at Skema. jphead - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
A whole new outlook on life. Completely worthwhile. A student - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I loved studying abroad, however I would have liked the opportunity to meet more French students and more students at my own level of French. Almost everyone in my program (the people I normally hung out with outside of class) were below my French level and not interested in speaking French outside the classroom. Katherine J - Western Washington University View Entire Review
My study abroad experience allowed me to consider a wider range of options, different types of people, and different types of experiences. Most importantly I learned a considerable amount of myself. Studying abroad allowed me to grow and reflect on myself as well, while learning in a new culture and atmosphere with new people. T... Brittany S - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
By far the best thing I could have done. Changed my entire attitude, I am a differnt person for the better. CEA French Riviera worth more than 5 stars. Jessie C - Quinnipiac University View Entire Review
It broadened my cultural experience. I travel a lot which was wonderful. Wish I would have had more people in my program Megan C - University of Kansas View Entire Review
Without a doubt, would do it again in a chance Mason H - University of Wisconsin - Stout View Entire Review
More than 300 sunny days a year. World-class museums and galleries. Sandy beaches. Sound good? The French Riviera is the perfect spot to spend a semester or summer abroad, honing your French language skills and immersing into local culture. Nestled in the South of France at the crossroads of the Alps, Italy, Provence, and Monaco, this stunning locale has drawn visitors from around the world for centuries -- including luminaries such as Hemingway, Chanel, and Picasso -- thanks to its sub-tropical climate and beautiful scenery. Immerse yourself in the French language skills at our partner university, the Centre International d'Antibes, or take science, engineering, or business courses in English at SKEMA Euro-American Institute. The French Riviera is also home to the Cannes Film Festival; CEA students have the opportunity to engage in a hands-on internship (and mingle with the stars) during this world-famous event. Excursions to sites like St. Tropez, Nice, Eze, Monaco, and Provence round out the experience.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Communication and Media Studies
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- Legal Professions and Studies
- Social Sciences
- Computer and Information Sciences
- Biology and Biomedical Sciences
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For CEA students who seek a global learning experience.
For CEA students who are interested in pursuing a career with global ties.
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.
For CEA students who demonstrate a high need for additional funding.
For CEA students who excel academically.
For CEA students from diverse backgrounds or students who have had a personal experience with diversity
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