Studies in a Francophone Environment - Studies in a Francophone Environment

Study Abroad Program in Dijon, France

Students at all levels of proficiency in French have the opportunity of spending a winter term (or full year) at the CIEF (Centre International d’Etudes Françaises) on the Université de Bourgogne campus in Dijon, which is located about 300 km southeast of Paris.

Students will register for courses via letter of permission and will receive grades on a Pass/Fail basis. The courses will be noted on the student’s academic record as transfer credits.

Upon arrival at the CIEF, students are placed in the appropriate proficiency level, which corresponds to first, second or third year transfer credits at Dalhousie. Students will receive 15 credit hours per term.

In addition to compulsory language courses, the CIEF offers courses in French literature, civilization, history, art history, music, economics, political science, philosophy, and more.

Study Work International Fund (SWIF) funding up to $2,000 may be available through the International Centre.

An information session is held in November of each year, with applications due early in the new year. For information, consult the website at or contact or 902 494-2430.