University of Nice (Riviera Summer)


    University of Nice: Summer
    French Language & Culture Studies
    75 hrs per 3 week terms: July / August
    $1595 USD – Minimum age is 18 yrs

    Nice France

    The Program / Location

    Study French language this summer at the University of Nice. Every summer, students from all over the world come to the French Riviera town of Nice to study French and enjoy the summer activities there.

    Nice, the largest city on the French Riviera, is situated in a beautiful location, with its 10 kilometers long beach and mountainous backdrop. It is a perfect location to attend summer French courses. The town is full of history, with the Cimiez Roman ruins dating back to 200 or 300 BC, and its old town narrow passageways dating back to the 15th century. Surrounding areas include famous places like Monaco, Cannes, St. Tropez, Antibes, and St. Paul Vence. Italy is only 30 minutes away.

    Classes are 3 hrs in the morning (9-12 am), with cultural workshops related to better understanding French culture held on some afternoons. Teaching method is based on the Council of Europe’s suggestions for modern languages. College credit can be earned on this program. Early registration is advised !

    Minimum age is 18.

    Courses – French Language / Culture Workshops

    75 hours of classes per 3 week session: 3 hrs of French Language in the morning (9 – 12), and cultural workshops on some afternoons between 1:30 – 3:30. All levels are offered: beginner – advanced. All students take a placement test upon arrival check-in. Each session = 75 class hours, which earns 6 ECTS credits. 3 – 4 college credits in USA. Program ongoing every Summer. Specific dates given upon inquiry, and in your admission docs.

    France cultural workshops are offered on some afternoons that emphasize comprehension and expression in French, both oral and written. Schedule given upon arrival check-in and after the placement test.

    At the end of each session, students may take the “Test de Connaissance de Francais (TCF), for an extra cost of 80 – 120 euros. The TCF is a test of various levels by the Ministry of Education. Certificate issued.

    Activities – Excursions

    Guided excursions are organized to several locations: Ville De Nice, Quartier de Cimiez, Monaco, And St. Paul de Vence. Check schedule upon arrival check-in. They are optional, and cost an extra fee to particpate. Not included in the program cost.


    Housing is available in campus residences, nearby student flats, and host families. Pay directly there for your housing. Rates vary. CSA will provide additional housing details with your confirmation documents.

    • University Residence: $1200 – $1500 USD per month (4 weeks)
    • Student Flat: $1500 – $1800 USD per month (4 weeks – estimate)
    • French Host Family + 2 meals daily: $1800 USD per month (4 weeks – estimate).
    • You can also arrange other housing if you prefer.
    • Airport pick-up service to your housing available.

    Dates and Fees

    • 75 hours of classes per session
    • All levels offered: beginner, intermediate, advanced.
    • Housing and Excursions not included (extra)
    • Placement test given upon arrival check-in.
    • Exact dates given upon inquiry, and in your admission docs

    SUMMER SESSIONS – Ongoing Every Summer

    * Specific dates given upon inquiry, and in your docs

    3 weeks July (early) – July (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: July 3rd – 25th
    Sample 2019 Dates: July 2nd – 24th
    $1595 USD
    3 weeks August (early) – August (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: August 1st – 22nd
    Sample 2019 Dates: August 1st – 22nd
    $1595 USD
    6 weeks July (early) – August (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: July 3rd – August 22nd
    Sample 2019 Dates: July 2nd – August 22nd
    $2995 USD

    Nice France


    Open to all students and adults. Minimum age is 18.

    Early registration is advised !

    July – before April 30th is advised.
    August – before May 30th advised.

    Contact CSA by email if registering after these dates. Space may be available !!


    Register Now - to get started. Pay balance or deposit to confirm (reserve / docs). Early registration advised.