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  • Locations: Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
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Program Description:

University of Geneva Short-term Exchange
Maison des Langues - Program of French Courses

Switzerland - Universite de Geneve - campus 2
Location Geneva, Switzerland
Program description Enjoy an intensive course learning the world's most romantic language in the picturesque heart of Europe, tucked between the breathtaking Swiss alps and the iconic Lac Léman. University of Sydney students have the opportunity to spend 3 weeks of their summer holidays in Geneva, the diplomatic capital of the world. 
This program is intended to take students up to the requirements of level B2 in French (CEFR) and is therefore destined for students at “intermediate level“ (B1.1. – B1.2).
  • 3 weeks of courses with 5 hours of course and individual work a day for a total of 70 hours of work per session.

At the end of the program, students should be capable of:
  • Presenting a structured and persuasive oral and written argument
  • Giving instructions and advice, while modalising their speech
  • Drawing up a formal letter (of application, of complaint, etc.)
  • Reading literary texts and professional reports
  • Giving an account of the content of a complex document, in their scope of interest
Program dates Session 1: 6 February 2017 - 17 February 2017 

Application deadline 20 October 2016
Places available TBC
Eligibility criteria This program is intended to take students up to the requirements of level B2 in French (CEFR) and is therefore destined for students at “intermediate level“ (B1.1. – B1.2).
Please refer to the University of Sydney's website for full eligibility criteria here.
Host Institution Academic Credit One session (50 hours) with a 2-hour written exam and 30-minute oral exam is worth 5 ECTS. Students who complete additional personal work on a book (112.5 hours) can obtain 2.5 additional ECTS for a total of 7.5 ECTS. To obtain 15 ECTS, students must complete the same requirements over the 2 consecutive sessions.
University of Sydney Credit / Not-for-credit Please contact your faculty office with the below form to submit an application for credit. Participation in any study abroad program does not guarantee credit and will require faculty assessment of individual applications-for-credit.
Arts and Social Sciences


Language Classes are instructed in French.
Fees and scholarships
2017 Program fees:  Tuition fee-waiver for students selected through the International Exchange Program.

Additional costs (not included in program fee):
Accommodation, airfare, travel insurance, visa, personal expenses and additional travel.
Scholarship available:  AUD$1,000  (merit-based, application required)

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.

Location overview
Geneva is home to a home to a wealth of cultural institutions such as the Grand Theatre and an internationally acclaimed opera house. It is only a few hours by train to most European capitals and is usually rated among the top five world cities for quality of life.
Contact for more information Fiona White, Exchange Coordinator 
Sydney Global Mobility