This program is designed for you to immerse yourself in French language (regardless of French language ability) while also learning more about French culture, politics and society. This program contains courses covering many disciplines, with coursework in history, sociology, political science, French culture and civilization. You will study at the international language institute (CIDEF) of the Université Catholique de l'Ouest, taking courses with US and other international students. You will live with a French family for a fully immersive experience. Students studying in the summer sessions have the option of living in a university residence hall. Angers is a lively university community of more than 30,000 students, making it a lively city with a prominent youth culture. Angers is also a city of deep history, with a castle and churches dating back to the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.