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Universite de Lausanne Short-term Exchange
Lausanne, Switzerland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
Program Type:
Exchange Short-Term
Short-term Type:
Intensive Language
Short-term Duration:
2-3 weeks
Program Description:


Intensive course in French as a foreign language

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Program dates: 29 January – 16 February 2018
Application deadline: 17 September 2017
Duration: 3 weeks


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Program Description
Get into the French rhythm in the Heart of Winter!

From the 30th of January to the 17th of February 2017, 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).

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Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in French.
Academic credits: 5CTS or 10 ECTS
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.  

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Useful Information 

Local Overview
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!
Students are required to organise their own accommodation in Lausanne. You can find a list of hotels, B&Bs et.c. on the Tourist Information Office website

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Program fee: 700CHF

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 Korea University.
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 Korea for this program.

Other costs involved: flights, transport, accommodation and living expenses.
Sydney Abroad scholarships:  AUD$1,000  (merit-based, assessed after acceptance onto program)

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

Before you apply
Review the course information from Lausanne University and ensure that you think this will fit within your degree requirements. You can review your degree requirements, electives, core units e.t.c in your course handbook. Ensure you refer to the handbook for the year you commenced your current course at the University of Sydney.

After you submit your application
Applications will be assessed after the deadline. We will then liaise with your faculty to check if you are able to receive credit for this program. Once this is finalised the status of your application will be updated.