Nice, France Summer Study Abroad Program

July 2017

Program Description

• Classes are at the University of Nice, Campus Carlone, during the month of July,
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. (with Wednesday afternoons free for excursions)
• Courses taught by native speakers are available for every level of French (except complete beginners)
• Students earn 10 EWU credits in French, which may be applicable to French majors and minors
• Housing is walking distance or a short bus ride to campus
• Minimum age is 18. Participants must have a valid passport
• Multiple excursions and events organized by the University of Nice staff

This program is also designed to give teachers the opportunity to work toward the Master's of Education non-thesis degree with a major in French at Eastern Washington University. These candidates must attend the Institute in Nice twice and take one summer quarter at EWU. Candidates may take an extra five credits each summer in Independent Studies (French 499 or 599) for a total of 15 credits per summer.

You can visit EWU's Nice France study abroad page here for more information.

During the Week

Walking tours of various typical handicraft workshops and the flower market in the old town of Nice; visits to the Chagall and Matisse museums, the Musée d'Archeologie, the Lascaris Palace (Baroque art treasures), the Contemporary and Modern Art Museum, the Fine Arts Museum (Impressionists), and various dynamic galleries.

Weekend Outings

Discover the nearby cities of Cannes, Antibes, and Monte Carlo, and Provence villages such as Eze and St. Paul de Vence. You will be asked to book and pay for those excursions in which you would like to participate.


Theater, cinema, musical events, jazz festivals, discotheques, beach barbecues, petanque game and more.


Enjoy swimming at the free beaches. Other sports such as volleyball, tennis, wind surfing and scuba diving are also available (some at additional expense).

Admission: High School Diploma, Eligibility Requirements, and Class Information

  • 10 Eastern Washington University credits may be earned

Credits may be Obtained in the Following Classes:

French 296 Conversational French, 1-10 cr
French 201 French Grammar and Composition, 5 cr
French 202 French Grammar and Composition , 5 cr
French 310 Advanced Grammar and Composition, 5 cr
French 320 French Civilization and Culture, 4 cr
French 321 French Civilization and Culture, 4 cr

French 397 Workshop Short Course Conference, 1-5 cr
French 398 Seminar, 1-5 cr
French 496 Experimental Course, 1-5 cr
French 498 Seminar, 1-5 
French 410 French Stylistics. 3 cr

French 415 Applied Linguistics, 5 cr
French 499 Directed Studies, 1-5 c
A noncredit option is available.

Note: All students (except first year) must take a placement exam, given on the first day of the session. The exam determines in which section (not level) the students are placed.

For all students a Certificate of Attendance will be issued upon request by the Program Director. 

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Study Abroad or Prof. Margaret Heady:

Patterson Hall 133J
Phone: 509.359.2861