The University of Houston
613 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, Texas 77204-3006
The Angers program is a faculty-led study abroad program in France which allows students to take University of Houston courses in a “total immersion” environment during the summer. UH courses, designed only for our group, are taught at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, in the heart of the city of Angers, a historic university town, 90 minutes by TGV train from Paris. Students stay with families and participate in tours and excursions organized by program director, Dr. Giacchetti.
Courses offered include FREN 2301 & 2302 (accelerated one year program), and advanced-level courses at the 3000 and 4000 level, which count toward the minor and the major.Read testimonials from past students!
May 22 – June 23, 2013
Information and Forms
- Application and Course Enrollment form
- Family Placement Form
- Schedule of Payments
- Class Schedule and Itinerary
- Scholarship & OISP Mandatory documents
- Passport and Travel Information
- Travel Form
- Program Rules
- Program Check List
Silin Study Abroad
French Government Study Abroad
“The program went above and beyond my expectations and it became the experience of a lifetime.” (Erica Aguirre, 3000 level).
“I wanted to say that it was life changing- the experience helped me grow as a person in ways I never expected. I also made a great group of lifelong friends!” (Jessi Bowman, 2000 level).
“Studying abroad in this program drastically improved my French, introduced me to an entirely different cultural perspective, and made the coursework completely engaging and fun-- definitely one of the best decisions I've ever made.” (Traci Elsner, 3000 level).
“I had the most amazing time in Angers. It was definitely a life changing experience, I feel like I learned so much about who I am and what I want. (. . .) This experience would not have been the same without your guidance.” (Andrea Gallagher, 2000 level).
“The study abroad program (. . .) challenged me both academically and personally by allowing me to be immersed in the language I am learning…. It was truly a rewarding experience.” (Estibaliz Garcia, 3000 level).
“Choosing to go on the Angers Program was one of the best decisions I have ever made and an experience I could never forget!” (Erin O’Malley, 3000 level).
“In all honesty, the time during which I was living in Angers was the happiest month of my life. It made me consider living there.” (Jack Silverman, 2000 level).
“You were such a great director for this program! I couldn't have imagined a better experience.” (Megan Soh, 2000 level)
“Such an Awesome Adventure & life defining moment for me!” (Kimberly Holiday-Coleman, 2000 level)
Studying in Angers was one of my greatest life experiences. (. . .) When I was in Angers, I took full advantage of the culture and the time I had with my host family.(Salman Ghanchi, 3000 level)
"Taking the classes, learning the culture, and practicing the language were all major selling points for this trip, but above all, I made friends and memories that will last a life time. I learned not only about another culture but about myself I would do it all over again."(Nicholas Pessarra, 3000 level)