Strasbourg Center & French Language Institute
This option is designed for students with intermediate French language skills who wish to study French language and culture. Students in this option will enroll at the Institut International d’Etudes Françaises (IIEF) of the Université de Strasbourg alongside other international students from around the world.
- Minimum GPA: 3.0
- Open to visiting students
- Credit hours: 12-19
- Language prerequisite: Three to four semesters of college-level French or the equivalent
These classes are designed especially for students of many nationalities who are not yet able to study side by side with French students. International institute students enroll in 6 credits of intensive language study and additional 1-credit courses in areas such as French literature, history, political institutions, and culture.
Schedule permitting, students may combine IIEF course work with courses or internships offered through the SU Center.
(3 credits; required for Strasbourg students)
The Strasbourg program begins with a Signature Seminar. This 3-credit course serves as an introduction to some of the most pressing issues facing Europe today. You will see firsthand how history, geography, and politics are woven together to create multi-layered European identities. The fall seminar, which begins in Berlin, takes the group to Wroclaw, Poland, and Vienna, Austria. The spring seminar begins in Paris and travels to Amsterdam and Cologne, Germany.
During your semester in Strasbourg, you will live with French hosts, either within the city of Strasbourg or in the immediate outskirts on a bus or tram line. Living with a host family allows you to use the French you’ve learned in class and develop insights into French culture and daily life. Hosts vary from families to single professionals. Continental breakfasts are provided by the host family every day, and evening meals are provided weekdays. For the midday meal, students will usually eat at cafés or student restaurants.
The housing coordinator in Strasbourg makes the placements based on extensive experience with each host, many of whom have welcomed students into their homes for a decade or more. Host families are much-loved by alumni
, and often become second families to students after they leave.
The cost of the SU Strasbourg program includes SU tuition and a program fee. Financial aid is available
. For a complete breakdown of costs, we have prepared a budget sheet (Strasbourg Planning Budget 2017-18.pdf
) for students and their families. The academic calendars at foreign universities may differ from the SU Center academic calendar and may require additional housing days based on the student's registration. This billing may occur after the program has begun.
Hear from SU Strasbourg Alumni!
Talk to our SU Strasbourg global ambassadors
if you have any questions about the program - they are students who have just recently returned from a semester in Strasbourg. You can also check out our program reviews on GoOverseas.com
Caitlin Jarvis, admissions counselor for SU Strasbourg: email@example.com