Angers Sell


Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Student Year
Sophomore, Junior
Courses Offered By
All Colleges/Schools, College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, Keough School of Global Affairs, Mendoza College of Business

Come and enjoy la douceur angevine !

Notre Dame’s program in Angers has been offered since 1966, in partnership with the Université Catholique de l’Ouest. Situated in the historic Loire Valley at the confluence of the Maine and Loire rivers, Angers is less than two hours by train from Paris and about one hour from the Atlantic port city of Nantes. The heart of the city, with a 12th-century cathedral and a 13th-century castle, plus winding, narrow streets and old houses, maintains its medieval charm. Angers is a perfect gateway for exploring the Loire Valley, wider France, and Europe.

The program, originally designed for French majors, can accommodate any students, regardless of their major, who want to acquire proficiency in the French language. All classes are taught in French and are tailored for each student’s level of French. Many courses have been approved for University requirements. Offered courses include French language, French literature, history, philosophy, theology, art history, political science, and the social sciences.

The CIDEF (Centre International d’Etudes Françaises), a center that belongs to the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, will organize students’ academic experience by providing classes tailored for international students and living experience by providing homestay and on-site excursions and activities. Students more advanced in the French language can direct-enroll at the university for some or all of their classes with native students.


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