Study Abroad Programs - Université d’Angers
Université d’Angers has a very active student life, with opportunities for involvement in sports, lectures, movies, and a whole variety of student clubs and organizations.The town of Angers (population 260,000) is located along the banks of the river Maine in the verdant region of the Loire Valley. Angers is best known for its medieval Chateau that looms large over the city and houses one of the oldest tapestry collections in the world. In recent years, Angers has become quite the cosmopolitan city with a plethora of cultural events, museums, shopping, restaurants and cafés. With the arrival of the high-speed train, the trip between Angers and Paris has been reduced to just over an hour.
Prof. Jane Smith in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics is the faculty coordinator for this direct exchange program. Students can contact Prof. Smith to learn more about the academic program at Université d’Angers.
Areas of Study:
In French – French Language and Culture, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.
In English – Business Administration (limited course selection at the undergraduate and graduate level).
Minimum overall GPA 3.0
A minimum 5 semesters of French language study is required for this exchange program if the student is applying for the French Language program.
No language requirement for students applying for the Business program.
Fall semester – early September to early January
Spring semester – late January to June
A minimum of two years college-level French study is required. All courses are taught in French. Students can take classes at the French Language Center for Foreigners (CeLFE). In addition to course work in French language, culture, and theatre taught by CeLFE, students may enroll in one or two classes with French students in the departments of Modern Languages, History, and Psychology. For credit transfer equivalency between Universite d’Angers and UMaine see below:
# CeLFE credits = # UMaine credits generally at the 300 level
# Angers credit hours per week x 1.5 = # UMaine credits
L1 – transfers usually as 200 level courses
L2 – transfers usually as 300 level courses
L3 – transfers usually as 400 level courses
M1 – transfers usually as 500 level courses
Estimated budget for one semester:
- Tuition – 15 credit hours of in-state or out-of-state tuition to UMaine
- Fees – mandatory fees for 15 credit hours to UMaine (Unified fee, Activity fee, Communication fee and Rec Center fee)
- Housing – $2,000
- Housing deposit – $350
- Food – $1,500 – $2,000
- Airfare – $1,200
- French health insurance – $300
- Textbooks – $400
- Transportation – $500
- French visa application fee – $70 and travel expenses to French consulate in Boston
- Residence permit (OFII registration) – $200 with the medical examination
- Personal expenses – vary
- International student information
- Guide to studying at Angers - information about housing, costs of living, food, transportation, etc.
Schedule a meeting with the Study Abroad Advisor to start the study abroad process at 207-581-1509.