University of Caen

Caen, France

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Caen is the capitol of Lower Normandy, France and was founded in the 11th Century by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England.  Impressive sites from its medieval past, including the remnants of William the Conqueror’s castle and two 11th Century churches, blend with modern reconstruction completed after the devastation of World War II.  Caen is within a 2-hour train ride from Paris.  The University’s Department of Language Studies (Département Formation en Langues – FLE) provides specialized French language courses for students at all levels.

Academic Subjects

French Language and Culture

Students take 20 hours/week of French language and culture (elementary through advanced levels) as determined by a placement test taken upon arrival in Caen.  Two courses are now offered in English as part of the program: French Literature and European Economics.  See the International Education Coordinator for specific course details and availability.


Students typically live in dorms located throughout the city. The university can also arrange for home stays which include full or partial board.

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Program Details

Language Requirement: None

Language of Instruction: French, (two courses offered in English)

Required GPA: 2.75

Term: Fall, Spring, Full Year

Program Costs

Students pay tuition, housing, and meal costs on-site in France.


Erin Beecher
Center for International Education
Barnard Hall, Rm 123
860 832 2043

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