Study abroad in France

Study abroad in France
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Studying abroad in France is the best way to immerse yourself into the French culture and lifestyle, while also improving your French language skills. Discover the charm of Paris and of the French Riviera in Nice. Whichever city you'll choose for your study abroad program in France, EF will make sure you learn French and have an unforgettable time. Get in touch so we can discuss your options.

Study abroad in France

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EF Languages Abroad

EF Languages Abroad

14-25 years
2-24 weeks
Learn a language faster at an accredited EF school. Choose from 10 languages in 50 destinations. Start any Monday.
Destination: France
City: ParisNice
EF Languages Abroad

EF Languages Abroad

25+ years
1-24 weeks
Boost your global career with personalised language courses in one of the world´s greatest cities. Designed for Adults and Professionals.
Destination: France
City: ParisNice
EF Language Year Abroad

EF Language Year Abroad

16+ years
6, 9 or 11 months
Combine language and academic studies at a school abroad. Prepare for an official language exam and gain work experience.
Destination: France
City: ParisNice
EF Languages Abroad

EF Languages Abroad

50+ years
2-24 weeks
Take time for yourself with our language courses abroad designed for adults aged 50+. Enjoy varied lessons, and activities specially catered to your interests.
Destination: France
City: Nice

French is one of world's the most spoken languages

For a few hundred years after the Enlightenment, French was the language of the elite. All nobles, royalty and intellectuals across Europe spoke to each other in French, and studying French was a sign of both good training and good taste. Today, English has taken over as the international language of business, but French is still one of the most popular second languages. When you enroll in a French study abroad program, you'll be gaining a valuable skill that can make a significant difference in your job prospects and open up new opportunities for an international career. Make an intellectual investment in your future and learn why you should sign up for a French study abroad program today. 

Why study in France with EF?

There are countless reasons to choose EF Education First for your language learning journey abroad in France. With over 55 years of experience, we are globally recognized for our accredited language courses and our innovative EF Method, which guarantees your progress in French. Our state-of-the-art language schools and campuses in Paris and Nice offer a welcoming environment where you can personalize your language course and start any Monday. You'll be learning with friends from over 100 countries, allowing you to immerse yourself in the language and culture of France while making lasting international connections. And with 24/7 support from start to finish, you can rest assured that we'll be with you every step of the way. Whether you're looking to prepare for a language exam, gain skills for a specific industry, or simply explore French culture, EF Education First is the perfect choice for your study abroad experience in France. Join our global community of language learners and start your journey to fluency today!

French study abroad programs:

If you want to study in France, EF has an array of programs you can choose from. You can choose based on how demanding you want your course to be:

  • EF Intensive Course: 32 lessons per week
  • EF General Course: 20 lessons per week with customized options.
  • EF Basic Course: 20 lessons per week for beginners.

These programs cater to learners of all levels and are offered in both Paris and Nice. Before departure, you will be required to complete a short quiz to determine your French language proficiency. Based on your results, our experienced staff will place you in a class with students of a similar level, ensuring a personalized and effective learning experience tailored to your needs.

You can further personalize your study abroad program in France by choosing Special Interest electives (SPINs), which combine language learning with your professional aspirations or personal interests. The SPINs offered in our French schools include Sustainability, Business French, Journalism, Acting, Preparation for the DELF exam and much more.

Accommodation options in France

You can customize your accommodation according to your needs when you study in France. Many choose to stay with a French host family, where you can enjoy the comfort and security of living in a home while surrounding yourself with French native speakers. Others opt to stay in one of our Student Residences with students from around the world. This is a better option for those who want flexibility and lots of social activities. Regardless of which accommodation option you choose, you'll get lots of practice speaking French by simply living and studying in France.

Frequently asked questions

Can I study in France without speaking French?

Yes, EF offers French language courses for all levels, including beginner-level courses, so students can study in France even if they don't speak any French.

Are there any activities during a study abroad program in France?

Our staff organizes a wide array of activities throughout the year. If you study in France, your weekly schedule will include a mix of classes, study visits, outdoor activities, sports, excursions, evening events, and much more, to make the most of your study abroad experience in France. From morning to night, you will find opportunities to speak French with other students, discover your destination, and learn while having fun.

How much does it cost to study in France?

The cost of studying in France can vary depending on a number of factors including which program you choose, how long you plan to study in France, what type of accommodation you prefer and which destination you choose. For more information on our prices, request a free price quotation for the program of your dreams.

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