Location
  • France
Term
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, Work study, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
High School Diploma Associates Bachelors
Housing
Apartment Host Family
Language
English

Pricing

Price Details
Included: Personalized Pre-departure Advising; Tuition & Registration; Travel Medical Insurance; On-site Orientation; Housing; Volunteer Opportunities; On-site Staff Support; Excursions and Cultural Engagement; Host Institution Services & Amenities and more. Scholarships available.
What's Included
Some Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes
Jun 20, 2023
Mar 19, 2024
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About Program

With its 300+ sunny days a year, world-class museums, galleries, and sandy beaches, the Côte d’Azur (literally “azure coast”) or “French Riviera,” as English speakers refer to it, affords 71 miles of Mediterranean coastline along the southeast corner of France. The region’s sub-tropical climate has drawn many famous visitors and expats, including Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel, and Pablo Picasso.

There, you can immerse yourself in French language and culture at our partner university, the Centre International d'Antibes, or take science, engineering, or business courses in English at the Bachelors Program at SKEMA Business School. As it is home to the Cannes Film Festival, the French Riviera is a great location to engage in a hands-on internship during this world-famous event. Excursions to cities like Provence and Grasse will round out your experience abroad.

Interested? Click the “Visit Site” button to learn what’s waiting for you!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

CEA CAPA provides, in conjunction with Diversity Abroad, Destination Guides which provide resources and tips for Black/African-American students, Latinx students, Asian American students, and all other students of color.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Through our personalized advising, CEA CAPA takes steps to understand the needs of a diversity of student identities like the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to diversity and identity training, CEA CAPA leadership engage in continuous department level project work to identify and revise policies and practices using the appropriate Justice, Equity, Diversity or Inclusion lens as a frame to reduce bias and barriers that impact students, faculty, and staff. CEA CAPA is intentional in elevating diverse student voices and providing a platform for a broad array of identities to share their experiences abroad. The CEA CAPA World Blog promotes stories and personal experiences from the perspectives of diverse student bloggers and vloggers.

Neurodivergent Support

CEA CAPA is willing and able to assist students with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Students are requested to disclose disabilities through the application health forms as part of their application and in discussion with their application advisor or program manager. The earlier CEA CAPA is made aware of learning or physical disabilities the better we can work with the student, institution, and overseas team to tailor an Individualized Education Program if necessary to support the student.

Impact

Sustainability

CEA CAPA makes a conscious effort to create study abroad experiences that leave a positive impact on host communities. Each location implements a variety of strategies to support the local community and promote sustainability. Examples include:

Use of recycling bins in Study Center locations and in CEA CAPA housing

Signage in CEA CAPA housing urging students to limit water and electricity usage

Students are often given reusable bags and water bottles upon arrival to limit single plastic use

Students are provided with instructions for acquiring transportation passes to promote use of public transportation rather than taxis

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on learning experiences that transform the world abroad into a classroom
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising, including visa and immigration support
  • Courses offered in English that fulfill major and general graduation requirements
  • Comprehensive on-site support, including 24/7 emergency phone
  • Career workshops, Internships Abroad, and Alumni Ambassador positions

Scholarships

CEA CAPA Scholarships and Financial Aid

CEA CAPA is committed to increasing access to study and interning abroad. We offer more than $2 million each year in scholarships, affiliations, and grant programs.

Value
$100 - $5,000

Program Reviews

4.92 Rating
based on 25 reviews
  • 5 rating 92%
  • 4 rating 8%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 3.95
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.8
  • Housing 4.8
  • Safety 4.9
Showing 1 - 8 of 25 reviews
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Jake
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

French Riviera

As a student studying abroad in a continent I had never been before, I had such an amazing experience. From start to finish, CEA CAPA helped so much with my adjustment into a new country (and a new continent). From social programs with fellow study abroad students, to cultural immersion events, I had an amazing semester learning so much about French culture and lifestyle. My housing was excellent, and had everything I needed to cook and live, and I felt as if I had such a strong and unique experience, with intensive and interesting academics at SKEMA.

9 people found this review helpful.
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Jake
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

French Riviera

As a student studying abroad in a continent I had never been before, I had such an amazing experience. From start to finish, CEA CAPA helped so much with my adjustment into a new country (and a new continent). From social programs with fellow study abroad students, to cultural immersion events, I had an amazing semester learning so much about French culture and lifestyle. My housing was excellent, and had everything I needed to cook and live, and I felt as if I had such a strong and unique experience, with intensive and interesting academics at SKEMA.

12 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Jake! Thanks for your feedback on your study abroad experience in the French Riviera! So happy to hear you had an amazing semester.

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cassidy
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

French Riviera Fall 2023

I loved that I chose to study abroad in the French Riviera! I enjoyed meeting so many new people and getting to travel all the time. Being able to study and live in a place for 4 months was definitely a huge learning experience and one that I wouldn't take for granted. Traveling on the weekends and making plans taught me a lot and sometimes was stressful, so it was fun to have the scheduled field trips. Something that I would note was that the school we went to was unorganized and further away.

12 people found this review helpful.
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Riley
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Studying Abroad on the French Riviera with CEA CAPA Abroad

I studied abroad with CEA CAPA Abroad in the French Riviera. It was honestly one of the most amazing experiences of my life and I will be forever grateful for that opportunity. Everything about the French Riv is nice, the weather, the people, and just the overall atmosphere. I couldn't not have picked a more perfect destination for my study abroad experience. The school I attended was called SKEMA Business School, and they actually have several campuses across the world, including one in the U.S. The academics heavily varied from what I am used to back in the states but overall, I did learn so much from all of my professors there and I would highly recommend this program to others looking to study abroad. Personally, my workload was very manageable and the way the classes are set up allowed for me to have a lot of free time to spend on the French Riv or travel elsewhere in Europe. Also, by studying abroad with CEA CAPA, there was on-site staff in the city I was living in and they were so helpful and such amazing people. If I had a question or concern about literally anything, they were always there with answers, solutions, and just help in general. There are also so many other incentives through studying abroad with CEA CAPA, for instance, help with the visa process, housing taken care of, airport pickup on arrival, cool excursions around the area, and more. I loved my time studying abroad with CEA CAPA and would do it over and over again.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I could go back in time and study abroad all over again, the one thing I would change is putting myself out there more and making friends with fellow students who weren't also studying abroad in the same program as me. I didn't realize that this is what I did at first but after some reflection I realized that I met the people in my program with CEA CAPA and although I did meet and make connections with people outside of the program, I don't think I put myself out there enough to make friends with others that I could've vibed with and had more fun.
Pros
  • Living on the French Riviera
  • Meeting the coolest new people
  • Having the time of life in a life changing experience
Cons
  • No cons!
13 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Riley! Thanks for sharing your fantastic feedback about your 5/5 experience with CEA CAPA in the French Riv. Your semester sounds like an incredible journey!

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Emma
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The best experience of my life!

I loved my experience studying abroad in The French Riviera! I met so many amazing people and got to experience so many cool places including Nice, Aix-en-Provence, St. Maurgarite, Paris, etc. My favorite part was expiring and spending time with the other girls in my program. I made some amazing friendships that helped me through home sickness during my journey. Although there was some challenges, studying abroad was the best decision I ever made in my life! I hope I can go back and visit Antibes some day!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-racking moment was the traveling part to France. I was super nervous and didn't know what to expect. Upon arrival I had a lot of anxiety and it took me a couple days to adjust. I overcame this by talking about it with the other students and keeping myself busy trying new things with them! I truly couldn't have made it through this journey without the support of the other students in my program and CEA CAPA staff!
25 people found this review helpful.
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Juliana
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

CEA CAPA Education Abroad: French Riveria

Oh my goodness -- this experience was so transformative. From my arrival in France to my departure the CEA staff was incredible. They were supportive, encouraging, informative, thorough, and fun! Antibes, my home there, was dreamy, quaint, and safe. It was the absolute perfect location in France. It was right on the beach, with a view of the French Alps. Italy was a one hour train ride away, and Paris was a five hour train ride away. The food was incredible, the locals were kind, and the school was so educational. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the French Riviera and my study abroad experience there.

Pros
  • Beautiful sights
  • Safe location
  • Amazing food
38 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hey Juliana! So glad your experience in Antibes was dreamy, quaint, and that you felt incredibly safe. Thanks for sharing your French Riviera feedback!

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Molly
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Molly's Study Abroad Experience

I had an absolutely incredible experience living in the picturesque town of Antibes in the French Riviera. From the moment I arrived, I was captivated by the stunning Mediterranean views, charming cobblestone streets, and the relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. Travelling from Antibes was so easy with a train station within walking distance. I was able to go explore other countries almost every weekend, with Antibes being the perfect place to come home to. Whether lounging on the golden beaches, wandering through the quaint Old Town, or exploring nearby glamorous destinations, every day felt like a dream. Antibes, with its undeniable beauty and cultural, left an undeniable mark on my heart.

Pros
  • Beaches surrounding the town
  • Easy Travel to other destinations
  • Amazing CEA CAPA leaders
Cons
  • NONE
33 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Molly! Thanks for sharing about your incredible experience in Antibes! It looks picture-perfect and we're so glad you got to participate in this program!

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Taylor
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Fall Semester 2021

My experience was very special because it was my first time out of the United States. I was anxious and frightened about what lied ahead not knowing how traveling that far went. All together, it was the most life changing experience I have ever had and I am so grateful for the opportunity. The program made me felt so safe and after a week or so of adjusting; I felt at home. The little things like going to the grocery store were so fun because of the culture difference and scenery. Studying abroad helped with my self growth and self reliance.

Pros
  • Self growth
  • Independence
  • One in a lifetime chance
Cons
  • Homesick (very rarely)
  • Time difference from family
  • Goes by too fast
101 people found this review helpful.

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