- Location: France - Toulouse
- GPA Requirements: 2.75 GPA
- Program Structure: Hybrid
- Application Deadline: February 20 for fall programs and September 20 for spring programs
- Program Term(s): Fall, Spring, academic year
- Official Website: Business + Culture in Toulouse, France (CIEE)
Fall 2023: August 30th – December 16th
Spring 2024: January 4th – May 20th
Fall 2024: September 4th – December 21st
Where: Toulouse, France
In the South of France between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, Toulouse is consistently rated as one of the best places to live and study in France. Home to French aerospace giant Airbus and other top technology companies, Toulouse has become a European aerospace and technology hub. Toulouse offers program participants the opportunity to experience life in a dynamic French city with top-rated universities, quaint neighborhoods, and wonderful café-lined squares.
Explore business, economics, history, art and art history, international affairs, and culture while improving your French language skills. Students select from courses at CIEE’s partner schools, Toulouse Business School (TBS) and Institut Catholique de Toulouse (ICT), as well as CIEE Toulouse. The option to take part in an internship offers students hands-on experience in international business. All courses are taught in English and are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.
Students take the following courses:
One French language course (4 credits)
At least one CIEE Culture course (3 credits each)
At least one CIEE Business course (3 credits each)
Any combination of CIEE and/or local university courses at Toulouse Business School or Institut Catholique de Toulouse for 5-8 credits
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
CIEE Internship course: 3 U.S. semester/quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100-120 internship placement hours
Toulouse Business School (TBS) courses: typically 1.5-2.5 U.S. semester/2.25-3.75 quarter credits; 75-125 notional hours
Institut Catholique de Toulouse (ICT) courses: typically 1-3 U.S. semester/1.5-4.5 quarter credits; 50-150 notional hours
For a full list of course offerings, visit CIEE’s website here.
Housing & Student Life
Students live in with French homestay families in various Toulouse communities. Two meals on weekdays and three meals on weekends are included in the program. You typically eat weekday breakfasts and dinners with your homestay family. You may purchase lunches at local cafes, restaurants and markets throughout the city.
Allegheny students must apply for approval to study off-campus from the Global Education office AND apply directly to their chosen program.For this program, students should work on the Allegheny approval application at the same time as the host program application. The Allegheny approval application deadline is February 20 for fall programs and September 20 for spring programs. Study away approval applications will be reviewed immediately following the appropriate semester deadline. The separate application deadline to apply directly to this program will vary and could be before or after Allegheny’s approval application due date. Check directly on their website (linked at the top of this page) for deadline information. For more information about the study away application process, please visit the application steps page.
Visa & Immigration information
If you are a U.S. citizen, you will apply for a visa before departing the United States. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please contact the French consulate in your home country for visa requirements.
Fees & Costs
Students pay Allegheny tuition, double room, meal plan C, and an off campus study fee of $800. Allegheny financial aid, except work study/campus employment, is applied to program costs. Tuition includes housing, homestay meals, international travel insurance (CIEE iNext), and transcript administration fees. Allegheny students do not have to pay the program deposit requested by CIEE. Estimated additional costs include: weekday lunches ($1,200), CIEE application fee, books and supplies (approx. $200), international airfare & local transportation (approx. $1400), visa fees, and personal expenses.
Below find information on estimated costs for a semester abroad. You will receive a bill from Allegheny College, as you normally would, for the amount shown under “Costs Paid to Allegheny College.” All other study away program costs will be paid directly to a non-Allegheny entity and are listed in part two below. These amounts are estimates and will vary depending on individual choices. A total estimated cost of attendance for this program is shown at the bottom.
All financial aid awards can be applied to study abroad costs with the exception of federal work study awards and certain tuition exchange scholarships. For more information, visit our page about Financing Study Away.
Part One: Costs Paid to Allegheny College
|Tuition (12 to 20 credits)
Students do not pay tuition directly to CIEE. Instead, students continue to pay tuition to Allegheny College. This fee includes academic related expenses, CIEE iNext travel insurance, CIEE deposit.
|Housing – Double Room Rate
– Students live in with French homestay families in various Toulouse communities
|Meals – Gator Blue Plan
– Homestay includes two meals a day on weekdays and three meals a day on weekends. You may purchase lunches at local cafes, restaurants and markets throughout the city.
|Study Away Fee||$800|
|SUBTOTAL Paid to Allegheny College||$34,848|
Part Two: Costs Paid to non-Allegheny Entity
|Estimated Costs for Additional Meals||$800|
|Estimated Visa and Immigration Expenses (French visa fee and Campus France fees total about $165. Additional cost included here for possible travel to consulate for visa application||$465|
|Estimated Books and Academic Materials||$200|
|Estimated Local Transportation||$60|
|Estimated Personal Expenses
Personal expenses include: the basic expenses for laundry, toiletries and other incidental expenses. It does not include an estimate for personal travel, entertainment or social outings.
|SUBTOTAL Paid to NON-Allegheny entity||$2,975|
TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE
|Subtotal Part One: Fees paid to Allegheny College (in section 1. above) PLUS||$34,848|
|Subtotal Part Two: Fees paid to non-Allegheny entity (in section 2. above)||$ 2,975|
|TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE||$37,823 ***|
|***Compare this to a semester at Allegheny in Meadville.|
Study Away Fee includes: administrative support, transcript translation and processing, pre-departure orientation, and emergency travel insurance.