Universite Clermont Auvergne has over 14,000 students at its main campus in Clermont-Ferrand (population 140,000) and on several satellite campuses, including one in Vichy (population 26,000). Both Clermont-Ferrand and Vichy are in the Auvergne region in the center of France. Paris is about 3.5 hours away by train, and the Mediterranean coast is approximately the same distance from the UCA campus. UCA is a comprehensive university, offering bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees in Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Language and Cultural Studies, and Science and Technology.
There are two different types of study abroad opportunities at UCA:
A) Vichy: International Business with French Program – taught in English (for TCNJ majors in the School of Business, including International Business, and International Studies, plus Liberal Learning courses for students in any major)
B) Clermont-Ferrand: Intensive French as a Foreign Language and/or regular classes with French students in French
A) Vichy: International Business with French – Each semester there are a slate of classes, taught in English, with a focus upon international business and the European Union. Students also have an option to complete a research project that will be guided by a member of the UCA faculty. Each student will also take a unit of French language – absolute beginners will take the introductory level of French, and there are more intermediate and advanced levels of French on offer.
B) Intensive French as a Foreign Language and/or regular classes with French students in French – There is an intensive French language program at six levels on the main Clermont-Ferrand campus, with students from around the world intent on improving their French language skills. As language is the key to opening up the mysteries of any culture, students in French classes will learn much about French civilization and have all the tools necessary to explore the city, the surrounding countryside, and the highlights of French culture throughout the country.
A student who has advanced French language skills who would like to take courses with French students may construct a course of study at UCA.
Student accommodations are available in Clermont-Ferrand in university residence halls and private student residences.
For more information about the TCNJ exchange with the Universite Clermont Auvergne, France please email firstname.lastname@example.org