The MICEFA (The Interuniversity Mission for the Coordination of Franco-American Exchanges) organizes academic exchange programs with American university partners. MICEFA's mission is to act as a point of entry to all the French universities who are members of the consortium. In addition, MICEFA provides the services of a Study Abroad office for universities who do not have one in Paris as well as support services for those who do.
MICEFA is a consortium of 15 French universities that offers the opportunity to study in many fields and in diverse environments. The universities are located in and around Paris and include the Sorbonne and the Institut Catholique de Paris. Fluency or a very advanced level in French is required in order to enroll in university courses taught in French. The chosen field of study as well as the level of language proficiency will be a factor when selecting a university. Students must attend the orientation and French language program upon arrival, the cost of which must be paid for by the student. Students will also receive practical information about living and studying in Paris during the orientation.
Fine or Applied Arts
The MICEFA Study Center course list can be found here: MICEFA Course List 2019-2020.pdf
MICEFA Grade UM Grade
1 MICEFA credit = 1 UM credit
2 ECTS credits = 1 UM credit
Room and Board:
The MICEFA staff will provide assistance in your search for housing. The staff will not go to the housing options with students, but they are able to provide very good advice about location, cost, and information about the rental process. There are very few dorms and student residences in Paris; therefore, the main options are an apartment, the rental of a room in a family’s apartment or house, or home stay. The office does have a list of rental apartments, shared rentals, and homestay which is available on a first-come first-served basis. The office also refers students to the American Church housing listings as well as to the France USA Contact FUSA
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. MICEFA strongly recommends against renting an apartment before actually seeing it. MICEFA's housing brochure can be viewed here: Housing with MICEFA.pdf
Fall: Late August to early February