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Maryland-in-Nice (France)

Nice, France
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
2.75
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
Yes
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
French

students in nice
Explore French language and culture in the heart of the French Riviera.

Located on Cote d'Azur, Nice is a dynamic cosmopolitan city of about 300,000 people rich in history, art and architecture . The city is known for its arts, festivals, tourism and location on the Mediterranean Sea and the foothills of the Alps. Students are immersed in the French language through their coursework and housing options, and have opportunities through the program and own their own to explore the many cultural offerings of Nice and of France.

Get a taste of local life:

  • Maryland-in-Nice alumni photo album
  • Promotional clip for the Rond des Facs, an annual race run by the faculty of the Universite de Nice

What students say:

"It was a great way to improve my language skills, I loved the cultural immersion and it was a lot of fun to build those relationships.” Nice Alumnus Fall 2014

"I thought that Nice was the perfect study abroad host city. It was a beautiful location that was close to other towns and beaches that made for great and easy day-trips. I can't imagine studying abroad in a better place.” Nice Alumnus Spring 2015

You must be in good academic and judicial standing and you must not have any registration blocks to participate in this program. The minimum GPA for this program is listed above.

UMD and non-UMD sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply to this program. The program is open to students with diverse language abilities. To qualify for the Beginner French Track you must meet the minimum requirement of a "B" or better in FREN103 or the equivalent thereof prior to your semester abroad. To qualify for the Advanced French Track, you must also meet the minimum requirement of a "B" or better in two 200-level FREN classes prior to your semester abroad.

If you are interested in this program but do not meet the eligibility requirements, make an appointment with your EA advisor to discuss program options.

Students study French culture with University of Maryland resident faculty, and take French language and elective courses at the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes en Français Langue Étagère (CUEFLE). A department of the Université de Nice, CUEFLE is designed to provide an intensive academic French language experience.

  • Students in the "Advanced French Track" take 9 credits of French language and two elective courses at the CUEFLE.
  • Students participating on the Beginner French Track enroll in two English-language courses through the IES Abroad Nice Center to supplement their French language and culture studies. These courses are in addition to the 9 credits of French language taken at the CUEFLE. Please refer to the IES Abroad Nice Center Course Equivalencies.

The University of Nice is a public French university with an approximate enrollment of 25,000 students. The University is divided into four separate campuses spread throughout the city and suburbs of Nice. Maryland-in-Nice participants will attend classes at the Carlone campus, which is perched on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean and a short bus ride from downtown Nice. In addition to the CUEFLE, the Unité de Formation et de Recherche Lettres, Arts et Sciences Humaines (UFR LASH) and UFR Espaces et Cultures are also located at this campus. The Carlone campus provides students access to a library, languages resources center as well as student services offices for sports and athletic activities.

Maryland-in-Nice is a hybrid program. This means that you will earn both resident and transfer credit during your semester abroad.

For more details on the academic structure of this program, course specifics, and academic policies, please refer to the Maryland-in-Nice Academic Overview.

Students can opt to live either in a home stay with a French family, or in a local apartment. Those students who choose to live in a home stay are provided two meals per day in addition to lodging. Students otherwise can opt to live alone in a studio apartment, or with other students on the program in an apartment; this option requires students to purchase and prepare their own meals. For more information on housing options, review the Housing Overview.

Fall Budget

Costs listed are for fall 2017. 

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Bursar's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $1,200
This fee is charged to your account when the application status is changed from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $186
Tuition $5,704
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, academic and advising support, course related activities, on-campus and in-country orientations, excursions, one month bus pass, and teaching services.
Housing Fee $4,110
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE $11,200
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $2,000
Passport $140
Visa $250
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,300
Course materials $250
Optional international trip cancellation/interruption insurance $350
Personal expenses and individual travel (estimate) $2,500
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $18,040

Year Budget

These costs are from academic year 2017-2018. 

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Bursar's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $1,200
This fee is charged to your account when the application status is changed from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $371
Tuition $11,409
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, academic and advising support, course related activities, on-campus and in-country orientations, excursions, one month bus pass, and teaching services.
Housing Fee $8,220
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE $21,900
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $4,000
Passport $140
Visa $250
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,300
Course materials $500
Optional international trip cancellation/interruption insurance $350
Personal expenses and individual travel (estimate) $5,000
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $32,790

Spring Budget

These costs are from spring 2018.

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Bursar's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $1,200
This fee is charged to your account when the application status is changed from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $186
Tuition $5,704
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, academic and advising support, course related activities, on-campus and in-country orientations, excursions, one month bus pass, and teaching services.
Housing Fee $4,110
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE $11,200
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $2,000
Passport $140
Visa $250
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,300
Course materials $250
Optional international trip cancellation/interruption insurance $350
Personal expenses and individual travel (estimate) $2,500
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $18,040

 

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:

PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancelation due to low enrollment.

Conrad Zeutenhorst is the regional advisor for France and coordinates the administration of the Maryland-in-Nice program. Conrad advises prospective students and can answer questions about the program and living in France. He coordinates program admissions, course registration, pre-departure orientation and other logistical aspects of the program. Conrad is the primary point of contact for students before they go to Nice and upon return to College Park.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017 09/01/2017 12/20/2017
Click here to view the full Maryland-in-Nice Academic Calendar
Year (Fall-Spring) 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017 09/01/2017 05/09/2018
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017 01/12/2018 05/09/2018
Click here to view the full Maryland-in-Nice Academic Calendar