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Spend the month of June on the French Riviera with DePauw!

The DePauw in Nice, France program is a 4-week living-learning program on the historic French Riviera! The program is a unique blend of intensive in-class study, meaningful real-life immersion activities, and linguistic immersion with carefully chosen Niçois families.  This hybrid method has proven productive, engaging, and dynamic. At its core, each class meets in small groups focusing on oral production and grammatical accuracy. In the classroom, students work closely with each instructor; outside the classroom, students are surrounded by opportunities to practice what they've learned.  

Apply Here for June 2022!


The DePauw in Nice program runs the month of June.  This four-week program is the equivalent of one semester on campus and students receive one credit for the class that they take.  In addition, students receive one extended-studies credit.


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Tuition and Residential Fees:

All students enrolled at an accredited higher education institution receive a 50% discount on tuition regardless of their financial aid status.  Residential fee includes private room in a family home, breakfast and most dinners, and student activities in Nice and surrounding areas.  Rates subject to change.  Not Included: Transportation to and from Nice. 

$6600.00 - 50%
= $3,300.00
$2626.00 $5,926.00

Total price includes:

  • 1 credit for course taken
  • additionally, the program counts as one Extended Studies experience
  • housing with a host family for 4 weeks
  • breakfast 7 days a week/dinner 5 days a week
  • all excursions
  • unlimited bus and tram pass for length of the trip
Ask us about scholarship opportunities!

housing and courses


Students are individually housed with host families curated through globally recognized educational organizations providing world-class cultural and pedagogical amenities. Housing with host families provides DePauw students with a once-in-a-lifetime cultural and linguistic experience designed to fully immerse participants in Francophone life and culture. All host families are carefully vetted to meet the highest international standards. Families are centrally located providing quick access to the city’s vibrant cultural center. Housing fees include a private bedroom in a host family’s residence as well as breakfast and dinner 7 days a week (students are responsible for purchasing daily lunches).


Courses for the DePauw in Nice summer program are specifically designed for the immersive atmosphere of the summer experience. Students learn in classrooms as well as in cafés, markets, streets, and surrounding towns that have a made the French Riviera famous around the world.

Courses include

  • GFS 101: Intensive Elementary French (no prior French necessary)

  • GFS 110: Review of Elementary French 

  • GFS 200-level: Exciting, content-based intermediate-level courses that engage students with topics of high interdisciplinary interest. Previous topics have including: Sex, Gender, and Identity in Contemporary FranceImmigration through the Eyes of ChildrenScreening Borders in Contemporary French and Francophone Media 

  • 300-level courses: Exciting, content-based advanced-level courses that engage students with topics of high interdisciplinary interest.  Previous topics have included: Queer Francophone Identities; Plural Voices in Literature; #Metoo in France 

  • 200/300-level courses in English !


Nice, France is known throughout the world as a cosmopolitan hub that offers visitors a unique blend of cultures from around the world.  Participants in the DePauw in Nice program will have the opportunity to explore Nice’s many museums, markets, restaurants, cafés, and festivals in addition to the many planned weekly activities.

Past excursions have included Mediterranean cruises, visits to the Picasso, Chagall, and Matisse museums, a wine course in a 14th century wine cellar, visits to St. Tropez, Cannes, Eze, Antibes, as well as pétanque tournaments in the backcountry and much more! 



Tucked between the pristine waters of the Baie des Anges and the breathtaking lower Alps, the city of Nice is often called Nissa la Belle (Nice the beautiful) for good reason.  Designated a UNESCO world heritage site, Nice is located in the south of France in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France, an area eulogized by artists, writers, and diplomates.  Whether you prefer taking in the Mediterranean sun on one of Nice’s world-famous beaches, taking a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais, eating one of the local delicacies in the city’s historic center, or visiting the city’s many museums and markets, Nice is the perfect place to spend your summer learning or continuing your French education.

Learn more about Nice, France!


Cheira LewisProfessor Cheira Lewis

 A native of Toulouse, Prof Lewis has been teaching at DePauw for 11 years. 


CJ GomolkaAssociate Professor CJ Gomolka

Prof Gomolka has been teaching at DePauw for 7 years and lived in Nice for a year.  Read more about Prof. Gomolka here.