The Centre Internationale d’Etudes Françaises (C.I.D.E.F.) is a higher education institution specializing in teaching French as a foreign language to adults. The center is one of several institutes that make up the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, which is one of the five best private universities in France. Located in Angers, France, 1.5 hours by train from Paris and Charles de Gaulle airport, C.I.D.E.F.’s small city campus is surrounded by a park and is only a 10-minute walk from the train station located in the city center. Each year, the center welcomes nearly 400 students from over 30 countries.
Students may study for a full academic year or a spring semester at C.I.D.E.F. All instruction is conducted in French. To participate in the program, students must have attained an intermediate proficiency in French (French 202). Students pay Randolph College tuition plus room and board costs in Angers.
For additional information, visit the C.I.D.E.F. website.