University of Bourgogne (Dijon)


    University of Bourgogne (Dijon), France
    French Language & Culture: 20 – 22 hrs / wk
    4 wks: $1495 / Sem: $2495 / Yr: $4395 USD

    The Program

    The University of Bourgogne in Dijon is a well respected university. Every year, more than 2000 students from around the world come to Dijon to attend. Semester programs, and summer terms are offered. Started in 1985, the program for foreign students has since attracted over 26,000 students.

    The Location

    The University of Bourgogne is located in Dijon, the capital of the famous Burgundy region. Burgundy is well known worldwide for its 40 million bottles of wine produced every year, as well as its medieval history. Dijon sits at the tip of the Cote d’Or wine region, and boasts a colorful collection of churches, abbeys, museums, and lively sidewalk cafes. In June, Dijon’s Ete Musical invites many of the worlds best symphonies. And yes, Dijon is the home of the infamous “Grey Poupon” mustard.


    French Language: all levels – elementary through advanced, 4 levels. Courses offered year-around by the “Semester, or by the Summer “Terms”. Also, there is a “preparatory” course prior to the Fall Semester for improvement of French ability before the Semester begins. Courses are 20 hours per week during the semester, and up to 22 hrs. per week during the summer, M-F. All students take a placement test to determine level. (see listing)

    Cultural Courses include: French Literature, Philosophy, Theatre, History, History of Art, Music, Economy of France, French Cooking, Modern French Society. Students must be “intermediate” level (Niveau 2) before enrolling in the cultural courses. All courses taught in French.

    Beginner Level: Designed for students who wish to acquire a good command of simple syntax and basic vocabulary in one or two semesters. Two courses are offered: one for complete beginners (Debutante 1), the other for students having already acquired elementary notions of the language(Debutante 2). Students at this level may also attend optional courses, but workshops in French Culture, adapted to their level, are available.

    French 101, 102 (Elementary French I & II). Courses focus on acquiring solid basics of French language. Emphasis is on listening and speaking, with writing comprehension included as well. Mastering daily situations such as shopping, using public transportation, meeting people are all included in these courses.

    Lower Intermediate: This level enables students to master complex syntax and everyday vocabulary. Emphasis is oral practice. Students may attend optional courses in French culture adapted to their level.

    French 201, 202 (Lower and Upper Elementary)

    Upper Intermediate: Designed for students who have adequate command of written and oral French. Emphasis on improving communication skills.

    Advanced: Focuses on complex structures of written and oral French. Current events are used as basic course materials.

    French 301, 401 (Advanced and Superior Level)

    Higher: Teaching at this level takes place during the 2nd semester only. This course is designed for students who wish to specialize in the French Language, and is based on complex texts dealing with human sciences, literature, etc. Course aims to develop the expression of abstract ideas in a foreign language. In addition to language classes, optional courses in French Culture, students are required to attend two tutorials at the Faculte des Lettres with French Students.

    NOTE: All courses are university level and taught by qualified faculty. Upon completing the term, CSA students receive a transcript from the University. Course description details can be obtained from the instructor upon starting the class

    Examinations: Examinations for Beginners and Lower Intermediate give students access to a higher level. Upper Intermediate, Advanced and Higher prepare students for the “Certificat Pratique de Langue Francaise” (1st Grade), the Diplome d’Etudes Francaises (2nd Grade), and the Diplome Superieur d’Etudes Francaises (3rd Grade).

    Academic Credit

    Students earn 12-15 semester credits for each semester. 4 hours of class per day, 20 hours per week. 3-4 credits per month are earned for the Summer sessions.

    Financial Aid

    Yes, you can use your financial aid on this program. Please have your Financial Aid office email us a “Consortium Agreement” to complete and sign. CSA does not offer any scholarships or financial aid, we can only assist you in using your home school’s financial aid on this program.

    The earlier the better, since it takes time to process. Overall, CSA does not offer any financial aid, we can only assist you in obtaining and using your aid from your home school on these programs.


    Students may participate with French students in university club activities: drama, choral, orchestra, photography, film, etc. May join numerous sports activities. Invitations from local French families.

    Excursions: Several excursions are arranged by the school: (Burgundy, Paris, Versailles, Provence, etc.) (Cost extra: $10 – $300 depending on destination)


    Campus residence (dorm), single rooms only. Meals taken at campus cafeteria and deli. During summer, only deli on campus, and can cook in residence. Campus cafeteria meals cost approximately $250 USD per month – pay there.

    Host family housing also available nearby campus. Meals (2 daily) included.

    Housing costs approximately:

    Approximately will cost:
    4 weeks: $500 USD (no meals)
    6 weeks: $800 USD (no meals)
    8 weeks: $1000 USD (no meals)

    Approximately: $1900 USD

    HOST FAMILY (off campus – nearby)
    * 2 Meals included
    Approximately: $35 USD per day

    NOTE: Housing can be paid there upon check-in, or added to the balance and paid prior arrival (USD).
    Credit card may be accepted.

    NOTE: Can arrange own housing if you prefer.

    Dates and Fees

    Exact dates given upon inquiry, and in your admission docs.


    * French Language: 20 hrs per week
    * All levels accepted, beginner thru advanced
    * Specific dates given upon inquiry, and in your docs
    * Placement test on start date.

    4 weeks June (early) – June (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: June 4th – 29th
    Sample 2019 Dates: June 3rd – 28th
    $1495 USD
    4 weeks July (early) – July (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: July 2nd – 27th
    Sample 2019 Dates: July 1st – 26th
    4 weeks August (early) – August (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: July 30th – August 24th
    Sample 2019 Dates: July 29th – August 23rd
    4 weeks September (early) – September (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: Aug 27th – Sept 21st
    Sample 2019 Dates: Aug 26th – Sept 20th
    6 weeks June (early) – July (mid)
    Sample 2018 Dates: June 4th – July 13th
    Sample 2019 Dates: June 3rd – July 12th
    6 weeks July (early) – August (mid)
    Sample 2018 Dates: July 2nd – August 10th
    Sample 2019 Dates: July 1st – August 9th
    6 weeks August (early) – September (mid)
    Sample 2018 Dates: July 30th – September 7th
    Sample 2019 Dates: July 29th – September 6th
    8 weeks June (early) – July (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: June 4th – July 27th
    Sample 2019 Dates: June 3rd – July 26th
    8 weeks July (early) – August (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: July 2nd – August 24th
    Sample 2019 Dates: July 1st – August 23rd
    8 weeks July (late) – September (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: July 30th – September 21st
    Sample 2019 Dates: July 29th – September 20th



    September (mid) – January (mid)
    Sample Dates: September 24th, 2018 – January 18th, 2019
    Sample 2019 Dates: September 23rd, 2019 – January 17th, 2020
    $2495 USD


    January (late) – May (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: January 29th – May 25th, 2018
    Sample 2019 Dates: January 28th – May 24th, 2019
    Sample 2020 Dates: January 27th – May 22nd, 2020
    $2495 USD


    September (mid) – May (late)
    Sample Dates: September 24th, 2018 – May 24th, 2019
    Sample 2019 Dates: September 23rd, 2019 – May 22nd, 2020
    $4395 USD


    Programs are open to all adults. High school students, college students, teachers, working adults, professionals, and retired persons are all encouraged to apply. All beginners (debutants) must enroll in the “Niveau 1” (elementary course). All students will be given a placement test upon arrival to determine French ability. Minimum age is 18. For summer terms, 17 yrs old permitted with parent consent letter.

    Passport and visa required for programs longer than three months. “Letter of enrollment” will be provided by CSA…which is needed to obtain a Visa. After arrival into Dijon, students will also be required to obtain a “residence permit”. Students should bring 4-6 extra passport size photos for the residency permit. Campus Director will inform students where to go in Dijon to obtain the permit…(part of orientation).


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