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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Semester / Year Abroad What Financial Aid Applies?: All Current Aid, GI Bill
Language of Instruction: English, French Language Study Requirement: Yes
Internship: Yes Housing: Apartment, Residence Hall
Prereq. Language Study: 3 semesters college-level French or equivalent Meal Plan: Plan Available
Recommended for Chapman Majors: Art, Communication Studies, Film Studies/ Film Production/ Creative Producing/ Screenwriting/ Screen Acting, French, Political Science, Sociology, Theatre
Program Description:

Cannes, France
  • Earn credits studying abroad in Cannes; no previous French language study is required.
  • Cannes Film Festival Internships and Volunteer Opportunities are available (spring semester only).
  • Enjoy cultural and social activities such as a visit to a Cistercian monastery, a pottery workshop, wine and cheese tasting, trips to the opera, ballet and art museums and more.
  • Excursions include 2-days in Provence, 4-days in Paris, a visit to St. Tropez, a day trip to Monaco, a visit to Ile Sainte Marguerite, a day trip to Grasse and a visit to Antibes and the Picasso Museum.
  • An optional 3-day visit to Florence, Italy is also available.
  • A 2-night tour of London, England, is included for students on the AIFS Flight Package.
Learn More About this Program
Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!  
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.


The Chapman Cannes Film Festival Internship (Spring only): Chapman students accepted to the AIFS Cannes Semester Abroad program can partake in a 3 credit internship during the Cannes Film Festival in May. Interns will work for production, distribution, or marketing companies to learn about the business side of film. Chapman students accepted for the AIFS Cannes program are automatically considered for the internship and will be required to attend several meetings and complete a resume and cover letter critique in the fall semester.

Academic Information

Chapman University maintains a record of the courses that previous study abroad students have taken, and the equivalent Chapman credit that was granted for each course. To view the course equivalencies for this program, click “Sample Pre-Approved Courses” at the top of each program brochure page. Please note that Sample Pre-Approved Courses are courses that have been previously requested by a Chapman student for credit. It is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution.

You may view the entire course catalog for this program by following these instructions:
  1. Go to the AIFS Cannes website
  2. Choose the correct semester and year under the “Campus International de Cannes” heading. More than one semester is provided per option, so choose the option that includes the semester you are planning to be abroad (e.g. If you plan to study abroad Spring 2019, choose “Fall 2018 and Spring 2019”)
  3. Click on “Courses” tab under the “Program Info” heading
Students are encouraged to request additional or revised equivalencies during the pre-departure process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.
Credit and Grading Transfer

Credits from the Collège International de Cannes will transfer as follows:
Credits at the Collège International de Cannes Credit at Chapman
45 hours 3 credits

Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.

Grades will transfer according to the following scale:
Grade at the Collège International de Cannes Grade at Chapman University
16 - 20 A
14 - 15 B+
12 - 13 B-
10 - 11 C
0 - 9 F

All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Classes taken as ‘Pass/Fail’ will not be accepted, with the exception of internships. Internships must be approved by the Center for Global Education.

This program is currently not accepting applications.