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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/15/2019 01/06/2020 06/26/2020
NOTE: Program dates are estimates and are subject to change. Exact program dates will be provided by the host university upon acceptance.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: French
Minimum GPA: 3 Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Student Responsibility
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2 - Soph, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior, 5 - Grad Click here for a definition of this term Internship Possible: Yes
Program Length: Academic Year, Semester Language Requirement: Yes
Credits: 12 or more Minimum Language Requirement: 4 semesters of host language or equivalent
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Coordinator: Ramona Washington Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: UWM
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Art History, Business Administration, Communication, Conservation and Environmental Sciences, Cultural Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Finance, French, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies, Linguistics, Marketing, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Studies, Women's and Gender Studies
Program Description:


Overview

QUICK FACTS
Location: Paris, France
Official Language: French
Population: 2.2 million
Campus Size:

MICEFA (Mission Interuniversitaire de Coordination des Échanges Franco-
Americains)  is a consortium of many of the universities in and around Paris.  The MICEFA exchange is open to undergraduate and graduate students and is ideal for independent students with a high level of French proficiency.

More about MICEFA here
HOW IT WORKS
  1. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your study abroad courses.
  2. Complete the study abroad application process.*
  3. Receive application status notification by March 15 (Summer, Fall, Academic Year) or October 15 (Spring and UWinteriM).
  4. Pay UWM institution tuition (based on residency) OR comprehensive program fee.
  5. Pay housing and meals at the host institution.
  6. Have the experience of a lifetime in France!
APPLICATION PROCESS
Application items may include the following:
  • $100 application fee
  • Meeting with your academic advisor
  • Academic recommendation
  • Unofficial UWM transcript
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Read and e-sign required documents
  • Student statement
  • Language evaluation, if applicable
ELIGIBILITY
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore standing at the start of the program
  • Good academic standing 
  • No academic disciplinary record on campus
  • 4 semesters of host language or equivalent
ACADEMICS
With the advice of the MICFA Academic Director, each student selects an individualized study abroad program at one or two universities that make up the MICEFA program. There are 14 schools to choose from.

Students can choose to take a mix of full-immersion courses and courses designed for non-native French speakers. 

This is largely an immersion program and is best for independent students who are comfortable with figuring out a lot of academic and other logistical details on their own.

While MICEFA and UWM do offer support, students are expected to take the initiative and make sure that they are on the right track academically.

 
ROOM & BOARD
MICEFA can offer housing suggestions to students but ultimately students are responsible for finding their own lodging in Paris.

Students are also responsible for their own meals.

 
VISA & PASSPORT INFORMATION STUDENT TESTIMONIALS



Terms

SEMESTERS

FALL: September - January
SPRING: January - Late June
Credits:

*MICEFA sets orientation dates each semester but semester dates at the universities vary by school.
ACADEMIC YEAR
September - Late June/Early July




* MICEFA sets orientation dates each semester but semester dates at the universities vary by school.


Financial Information

Please see the top of the program page for cost information. Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.

Students will pay UWM tuition based on residency to UWM and room and board in the host country. Students need to be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 credits hours. Please refer to the Cost Information section at the top of this brochure for more financial information. Exchange programs can be very competitive and placements are limited.

Financial resources:
Study abroad financial planning 
Scholarships 



France Program Comparison:

 
Program CEPA  MICEFA Sciences Po
Type Study Abroad Exchange Exchange
Terms AY, Fall, Spring, Summer AY, Fall, Spring AY, Fall, Spring
Location Strasbourg, France ; Brussels, Belgium Paris Choice of: Dijon, Le Havre, Menton, Nancy, Paris, Poitiers, Reims
Housing Res. Hall, Castle, Château Independent Search Res. Hall, Independent Search
Minimum GPA 2.5 3.0 3.0
Languages English, French French French
Language Requirement (Semesters) 0 4 4
Areas of Study Accounting, Business, French, History, Law, Political Science... Anthropology, Art, CES, French, Gender Studies, JAMS, Linguistics, Sociology... Art History, Business, French, History, Literature, Women's & Gender Studies...

 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Center for International Education
Garland 138
Telephone:  414-229-4846
Website:  studyabroad.uwm.edu