** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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This program is designed for students who already have some background in French and are at the intermediate level or above. This program is most appropriate if you are interested in improving your French language skills while increasing your knowledge about French culture and history. Students will enroll in a combination of language courses and electives – including subject areas history, culture and the art of France – all of which are taught in French. Students in the superior level have the opportunity to enroll in courses directly at the University and to take courses with local French students.
Often referred to as the intellectual and economic capital of the Alps, Grenoble is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Over the years, the city has developed into a major scientific center in the fields of physics, computer science and applied mathematics. More than 100 multinational corporations have made Grenoble the base of their European operations. Students can take language classes at the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes Francaises (CUEF), considered one of the best French Language teaching centers in France or study business at the renowned Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Experience all that Grenoble has to offer through organized CEA activities, or use your spare time to explore the miles of hiking trails, lakes and ski slopes that make the Alps famous. In the winter, you can race down Olympic slopes or snowboard the Alpine trails. During the rest of the year, enjoy windsurfing, kayaking or hang gliding. Four national parks, as well as endless student sports and clubs, make this an ideal environment for students who love the outdoors.
All BW students are required to have international health insurance. Students will be automatically enrolled in this insurance. More information regarding insurance coverage will be provided once you begin an online application or contact Explorations for more details.
Current BW Status
You must be a current BW student and have completed at least one semester of on-campus study at BW before you may submit an application.
Your cumulative grade point average has to be 2.7 or above. If lower than a 2.7, students may appeal with the permission of the Explorations Director. See Explorations for more details.
Student Conduct Record
Serious or multiple violations of college policy may jeopardize your eligibility for Explorations/Study Abroad programs. You will not be eligible if you have been found in violation of any of the following policies within the past 12 months: alcohol, drugs, assault (any type), harassment, stalking, vandalism, theft and more (this list is not all-inclusive). Your student conduct record will be verified with the Residence Life Office during the BW application process.
Your account must be paid in full, or at least, making current payments to the University for the current term.
Students who choose to participate in this full semester program can expect to pay charges as a BW residential student--current tuition, room and board, for the respective semester. All of your financial aid and scholarships will apply. Students should expect to pay out of pocket for airfare and in-country expenses. These typically run between $2,000 and $4,000. However, this will depend on your personal spending habits. Depending on the type of housing you choose, it may be more expensive than BW housing. Please see Explorations for deatiled information regarding housing cost.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
In addition to federal aid, other forms of financial assistance may be available. Public and private organizations, businesses, and churches often award grants, loans, and fellowships to students traveling abroad. Scholarships may be awarded on the basis of personal attributes (ethnic or religious background, parents' field of employment,etc.) For more information about available scholarships/funding, please visit : my.bw.edu/Academics/Study-Abroad/Pages/Financial-Aid-and-Scholarships.aspx