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Spending a summer immersed in French language study is the best way to:
  • perfect your accent
  • improve your vocabulary
  • practice your grammar
  • absorb the culture
  • keep your mind sharp for the fall school semester

Not only do you get to enjoy your summer in a beautiful location mingling with wonderfully hospitable Francophones, but you will also earn valuable course credit and impress your fellow students with your newly acquired skills.

In order for your French summer experience to count for UMass Dartmouth class credit, students should discuss their study abroad plans with a member of the French faculty.

Start your search for the right summer program at the .

Students can choose to travel abroad or take any number of summer immersion programs, right here in the USA. Please do your own careful research of the respective summer schools, as the Boivin Center assumes no responsibility for quality of the these programs.

Here is a sampling of the enormous variety of intensive French summer programs that exist:

Within the U.S.

Middlebury, VT - Middlebury College

Cambridge, MA - Harvard University

Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan Summer Language Institute

Berkely, CA - University of California

In Canada

Québec City, Canada - Université Laval

Montreal, Canada - through Eurolingua Institute

Ottawa, Canada - through Capital Language Centres


Brussels, Belgium - through Amira Language School

Leysen, Switzerland - through CP Language Institutes

Paris, France - through Accord Language Schools

Montpellier, France - through SUNY@Albany

Nice, France - through Languages

Cannes, France - through Institut Grand Bleu

Bordeaux, France - through Amerispan

Loire Valley, France - through Immersion France

French Riviera - through French Language Holidays

Ile de Re, France - through France Pass

Sancerre, France - through Coeur de France

Roanne, France - through Ecole de Trois Ponts

Normandy, France - through the Center for Study Abroad

Aix-en-Provence, France - through French-American Exchange

Grenoble, France - through Boston University

Taillores, France (French Alps) - through Tufts University


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