Rice in France

Join us for Rice in France, a six-week study abroad program. While there, students will take two French courses at the 300 level with a Rice CLIC faculty and a local instructor from our partner institution. During the six weeks, students will be immersed in the language and culture through homestay, excursions, community service experiences, and meetings with local language partners. Students will receive Rice credit for both courses and they will also count toward the CLIC Language Certificate. You are eligible to apply if you have taken FREN 264 (or will be taking it during Spring 2024) or have been placed into a 300-level FREN course or have taken a 300-level FREN course (some exceptions may apply). Students who have already taken 400-level FREN courses are no longer eligible.

Rice in France Facts

Prerequisite FREN 264 or Placement in FREN 300
Location Toulouse, France
Program Dates (tentative) June 2 - July 13, 2024
Courses FREN 304 and FREN 306
Applications Open November 15, 2023
Application Deadline January 21, 2024

See below for more important dates.

Estimated Program Cost

Expense Rice Students Pay
Tuition* $7,200
Airfare (estimated Houston - Toulouse) $1,700
Daily Lunch $420
Local Transportation included
Books and Suplies included
Personal Expenses $250 - $500
Sub-total $2,370 - $2,620
Total $9,570 - $9,820

Learn about financial aid options at this link: Rice in Country Financial Aid

For more information please contact the Faculty Leader, Dr. Maryam Emami (me8@rice.edu)

Fall Information Session

Wednesday, October 4, 2023


Info Session with Financial Aid

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Application Period

November 15, 2023 - January 21, 2024

Spring Information Session

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Decision and Scholarship Notification

February 16, 2024


Acceptance Deadline

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Deadline to drop Rice in Country Courses

March 10, 2024


Pre-Departure Orientation

April 23, 2024


Rice in France

June 2 - July 13, 2024