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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/07/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Direct Enroll
Program Description:
Program Highlights


Whether you are just starting to learn French or you are well advanced, the French Language and Culture Institute (ILCF Paris) is the perfect place to study French in Paris. Students come from all over the world to learn French language, culture, and civilization in a private university.

"Only Paris is worthy of Rome; only Rome is worthy of Paris." When you visit Paris, you will see how true that statement is. Like Rome, Paris is a major world city with ties and influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts. Not to mention the cultural importance of Paris to France and the World. Some famous sights easily accessible by public transportation include the Musée du Louvre, Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris, and the Tour Eiffel.

ILCF is part of the Catholic Institute of Paris (ICP) and is located in the heart of Paris, near the students' Latin Quarter, the existentialists' Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir), and the painters' Montparnasse (Picasso, Modigliani, Chagall).

Learn from the best, among 50 qualified and experienced French professors, all specialists of FLE (French as a Foreign Language), and many authors of FLE books. ILCF is one of the best foreign language institutes in France.


Academic Programs

You can choose to combine one or more courses: General language, Oral French, Written French, French Phonetics, French culture and civilization (Fine Arts and cinema, communication, history, geography, literature, philosophy, politics, economy...), French for Business, Synthetic writting and argumentation, Proficiency in French, France and Europe: culture courses taught in English.

Note: There are different enrollment options. In order to get a French student visa, you need to take 21h per week.

After Your Trip:
Take STA4000G at EIU to fulfill your senior-seminar requirement!


You can combine one or more courses: General language, Written French (15h/wk in July only), Workshops: oral and written practice, phonetics, Cinema session (15h/wk in July only), Teachers training (18h/wk in July only)—this programme is recognized by European programmes Comenius and Gruntvig, Business French (18h/wk in July only), Worshops and conferences (7h/wk in July only)

  • One session: May, June, or July session
  • 2 sessions: May/June sessions or or June/July sessions
Note: The Program Fee is set-up for one-session only. If you would like to do two sessions, then OSA will adjust your fee.


Student Life & Housing

There is always something to do in Paris. Learn more about Student Life at the Institute by visiting the website.

ILCF provides accommodation services for students who do not wish to make arrangements on their own.

Accommodation within a family: estimated Costs: €99 (booking fee) + €980 per month

Housing within a residence, a hostel or a flat: the Jobs and Accommodation Office ( can advise you once you are pre-registered at the ILCF. They can give you addresses for housing in residences, student hostels, apartments, etc. Costs may vary widely.


Foreign Entry Requirements


To enter France, you must have a valid passport. If you are a U.S. citizen and do not currently have a valid passport, or if your passport will expire during the time you will be overseas, please go to the U.S. State Department web site for information on how to apply for/renew your passport.

Stays exceeding 90 days require a visa.  To apply for a visa it requires a passport (3 months validity after departure), 4 long-stay visa applications, 5 recent passport sized photos, 3 copies proof of sufficient funds, proof of valid medical insurance, 3 copies police clearance (obtained from police department in U.S.), and a letter certifying that no paid activity will occur. For more details on the application process, please contact the Embassy of France (202/944-6200 or or the General Consulate in Chicago (312/787-5359).

Travel Document Systems (TDS) can also provide you with helpful information on every country, including entry requirements, cultural information, travel conditions, economy, and more.

You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.

**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **

Please note that EIU does not own, operate, or sponsor this program.