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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

Nice offers students an exciting and engaging place in which to study French language and culture. Located on Cote d'Azur, Nice is the fifth largest city in France and the center of the "French Silicon Valley". Combining modern innovations with traditions and history, Nice has museums, art galleries, shopping centers, sports arenas and easy access to both Mediterranean beaches and the Alps. Earning 18 credits per semester, students are immersed in the French language through their coursework, student language partner exchange and housing options. The program offers opportunities to explore the local region as well as other parts of France through excursions throughout the semester.

Maryland-in-Nice turned 30 in 2019! To commemorate the event, students on the fall cohort created this video describing their favorite aspects of the program. Check it out:

Maryland-in-Nice partners with the English Department the Universite de Nice to provide a language partner program where Maryland students meet up each week during the semester with a French-speaker. Students speak in French half of the time and in English for the other half. This is an exciting opportunity for students to meet their French peers, build connections and explore student life in Nice

Get a taste of local life:

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, students must meet the minimum requirement of a "B" or better in FREN203 or the equivalent thereof prior to the semester of your application. Students take a language placement test upon arriving in Nice to determine their appropriate language level.

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.

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 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, language resources center as well as student services offices for sports and athletic activities.

Maryland-in-Nice partners with the Universite de Nice English Department to provide a language partner program for Maryland students' meet up each week during the semester with a French-speaker. Students speak in French half of the time and in English for the other half. This is an exciting opportunity for students to meet their French peers, build connections and explore student life in Nice.

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 2019. 

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering'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 $209
Tuition $7,386
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 $3,640
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE $12,435
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $1,600
Passport $145
Visa $50
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,200
Course materials $315
Optional activities/ Incidental expenses (estimate) $1,600
Optional use of sports facilities  $137
Optional use of gym $78
Optional international trip cancellation/interruption insurance $350
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $17,960

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 Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering'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 2020.

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering'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 $209
Tuition $7,386
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 $3,640
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE $12,435
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $1,600
Passport $145
Visa $50
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,200
Course materials $315
Optional international trip cancellation/interruption insurance $350
Optional activities/Incidental expenses (estimate) $1,600
Optional use of sports facilities $137
Optional use of gym $78
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE (for students living in an apartment): $17,960

 

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
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/11/2019 01/08/2020 05/18/2020
Click here to view the full Maryland-in-Nice Academic Calendar
Year (Fall-Spring) 2020 03/01/2020 03/11/2020
Fall 2020 03/01/2020 03/11/2020