Application Deadline & Fee

             February 15, 2024; $75                 Application fee is non-refundable.

Program Dates

              Travel: June 2 - 29,  2024                  Hybrid Courses: Full summer semester

Program Details

Monumental France

Delve into French culture and enhance your linguistic proficiency as you immerse yourself in the French way of life. Through engaging activities and premier language classes, you'll explore the intricacies of French culture while you enrich your UVU education. You'll also experience the authentic French lifestyle firsthand, by residing with welcoming host families and embarking on excursions in and around the enchanting metropolis of Paris and the seductive coastal city of Nice. Seize this incredible opportunity to bolster your confidence to speak the French language, and to join your classmates on a cultural adventure you will never forget.

Program Sites:

  •  Paris

o Museums

o Versailles

o Louvre

o Arc de Triomphe

o Tour Eiffel

o Montmartre, Sacré Cœur

o Musée d’Orsay

o Musée Rodin

o Musée de l’Orangerie

o Sainte-Chapelle

o Notre Dame

o And so much more …

  •  Nice

o Monaco

o Èze

o Cannes

o Saint-Paul de Vence

o Musée Matisse

o Musée Chagall

o And so much more …

Anticipated Curriculum

*Student must take both of these courses. Both courses can be counted toward the minor in French.

LANG 291R  Independent Study (3 credits)

FREN 490R Special Topics in French (3 credits)


Course pre-requisites may be waived for students admitted into the study abroad program by the faculty program director.

Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure

Minimum G.P.A.: 2.0 or Higher

Prerequisite Course(s):Students must have taken at least FREN 1010 prior to commencement of program or receive permission from program director to participate.

Physical Requirements: Significant walking. Students must be 100% self-reliant and able to navigate a large metro system on their own as they travel to/from class. Must be able to easily climb stairs, navigate cobblestone streets, and navigate large crowds with ease.

Each international destination has its own Covid-19 rules and it is the traveler's responsibility to find out what is required. UVU will not be responsible for covering the cost of hotel quarantine or COVID testing in foreign destinations. Students may be required to test negative for COVID at their own expense by host countries as a condition for entry.

*Accessibility services vary from country to country. Contact the Office of Education Abroad if you require such services. Students with significant physical or mental health needs should discuss their suitability for study abroad travel with their medical professional, UVU Student Health Services, UVU Accessibility Services, and/or family before making the decision to apply.

Estimated Program Fee*

This fee covers in-country housing and local transportation, course registration and materials at language institutes in Paris and Nice, breakfast and dinner daily with host family, and access to weekly cultural activities and lectures. International insurance. The program fee does not include the listed Additional Estimated Costs. 


*This cost is tentative and based on program plans and the exchange rate at the time it was posted. This cost may or may not be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations, program revisions , and program date changes.

*Within 5 days of acceptance into a Study Abroad program, you will be required to pay a $500 non-refundable commitment deposit to confirm your spot. See the Refunds and Cancellation policy.

Additional Estimated Costs

The student is responsible for these additional costs:

  • UVU study abroad tuition* ($990 for 6 credits at $165 per credit hour)
  • International Flight (approx $1200-$2000+)
  • Meals (approx $400 for lunches)
  • Discretionary spending (approx $100 - $500 based on personal spending needs)
  • Passport ($165)
  • ETIAS European Travel Authorization (approx $8)

Students over the age of 73 at the time of travel may be required to purchase a supplemental international health and evacuation insurance plan through GeoBlue (approx $200-$500+)

Students should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for travel disruptions including lost luggage, possible COVID tests or quarantine stays if required by the host country for entry or exit, missed flights, etc.

All students are required to pay a $75 non-refundable application fee .


*UVU study abroad tuition is charged as an additional study abroad fee in your student account. It is separate from the study abroad program fee and regular UVU summer tuition. It is not factored into the "equal payment" calculation of the UVU Tuition Table. Study Abroad students are advised to only take study abroad courses during the block of their study abroad program.


There are some scholarship opportunities that are available from UVU and nationally including the exclusively French designated Howard & Mary D. Nelson Endowed Scholarship. These scholarships are competitive and have varying application dates. Please click here for more information.

Financial Aid & Employee Tuition Waivers

Pell Grants and Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Speak to the UVU Study Abroad Advisor (LA 111) and a Financial Aid Advisor for more information (BA 105).

UVU Faculty/Staff Dependent Tuition Waiver benefits may not be used to pay for study abroad tuition or fees.

Program Director

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Travel Report

Students are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department’s country information webpage for the most up-to-date information on travel advisories, entry, exit, and visa requirements, safety, security, health, and other important travel factors.