Intensive course in French as a foreign language (Cours de Vacances)
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland Program dates: 28 January 2019 - 15 February 2019 Application deadline: 15 October 2018 Duration: 3 weeks
Get into the French rhythm in the Heart of Winter!
The Cours de vacances offers intensive three-week courses allowing you to improve your French at the University of Lausanne. These courses are open to all non french-speakers over 17 years old who wish to improve their knowledge of the language.
IMPORTANT: Lausanne does not offer courses for complete beginners (no notion of French) during the winter. If you are a complete beginner (you have no elementary notion of French and you have never taken lessons), we offer six-week courses during the summer (July-Sept).
Language: Classes are instructed in French. Academic credits: 5CTS General conversion: 7.5ECTS = 6CP Sydney credits Relevant subject areas: French language B1 – C1
To be nominated for this exchange program you must be passing your current University of Sydney course and be eligible to receive credit for the program towards your current course. Eligibility for academic credit will be assessed by your faculty after you have submitted and application.
You must be enrolled at the University of Sydney while away on exchange, and take classes that have been approved by your faculty to be credited towards your Sydney degree.
Situated next to the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne on the shores of the Lake Geneva, the campus is one of the most scenic in the world. The views from the library across the sports fields encompass the lake and the French Alps. On a clear day Mont Blanc can be seen. Grazing sheep on the lakeshores help keep the campus lawn from growing too high!
Tuition: As part of our Exchange Program, nominated students in this program will be enrolled in an exchange unit of study at the University of Sydney and will pay tuition fees at Sydney for this unit. Exchange students will not pay tuition fees at the University of Lausanne. If you are not receiving credit for this program you can complete it as a Study Abroad student. Study Abroad students pay tuition fees to the University of Lausanne for this program.
Scholarships: Sydney Abroad is offering 5x $1000 Vice Chancellor's Mobility Scholarships available to applicants of this program.
Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility which begin in late-November 2018 onwards. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.
Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, visa, meals, other travel expenses.
Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Lausanne.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.
How to Apply
Planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.
It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbookpublished in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.
Example application timeline
1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit> 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application ('Apply now' below) > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance(October/November) > 6. Apply for OS HELP(if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!
Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.
Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.
If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com