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MICEFA, Universities of Paris

MICEFA is an association created in 1985 that brings together 16 Universities in Paris and the region of Ile de France and over 60 North American partner Universities in both the United States and Canada. This association promotes cultural and scientific cooperation between France and North America. Students are able to take a wide range of coursework in French, or can choose coursework taught in English while learning French during the time they are in Paris.

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Academic Eligibility

  • 2.75 GPA or higher at the time of application
  • One semester completed at Sacramento State
  • Sophomore or higher standing (30+ units completed)
  • Spring-only students: completion of French 1A at the time of departure

Course Information

Course Offerings

Available Courses

Students with strong French language abilities are able to take coursework in taught in French.

Areas of study taught in English:

  • American Studies
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Film
  • General Education - Upper/Lower Division; Areas C & D
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Physics
  • Political Science

Please note some areas listed offer very limited number of courses in English.

Paris 8 Saint Denis, Paris 10 Nanterre and Paris 12 Est Créteil offer French as a Foreign Language at the beginning level in Fall.

Estimated Costs

*Indicates fees paid directly to CSUS – tuition and insurance rates subject to change.

Estimated cost of MICEFA
Expense One Semester Two Semesters
Tuition and Fees* $3,684 $7,368
Insurance* $300 $500
Airfare $1,200 $1,200
Housing $4,000 $6,500
Personal Expenses $4,000 $7,500
Total $13,184 $23,068

Housing Options

MICEFA will offer assistance in finding housing after students arrive, and there are multiple options for housing: Host families, demi au pair, student residences, studio apartments and a listing of nearly 150 landlords offering a wide variety of offers (studio, apartments, maid’s room all over Paris). Permanent housing is not arranged prior to arrival. We recommend that students arrange temporary housing for when they first arrive in Paris, then use the time to discover the city and the school they will be attending, then find housing with the assistance of the housing coordinator onsite.

Please note, although it can be very useful to start your research before arrival, we do NOT recommend you rent an apartment unseen from a stranger!