Why study in France
France, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. One of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, is also a prominent hub for students aspiring to study abroad. From the dazzling city lights and sights of Paris to the coastal sun and fun of the French Riviera, students love the romanticism of France.
The majority of programs offering the chance to study in France for free are taught in the native language. However, there are a growing number of opportunities to study in English, particularly at the graduate level. Alternatively, you can also attend a preparatory school to perfect your French skills before beginning your degree, but you’ll have to pay for this.
Programs are available in such diverse locations as cosmopolitan Paris or medieval Avignon, with options in either French or English. Even if you chose to enroll in a study abroad program in France taught in English, some prior French language study is highly recommended, especially if you are living outside of the main centers. Be aware that occasional union protests can shut the country down. But hey, it’s all part of the experience.
The top universities in France vary according to the rankings. But Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris stay on top among all the major universities in France across all three lists. France also has five of the top 100 student-friendly cities in the world. Paris alone has approximately 18 universities which cater to students from France as well as around the world. Living costs in France are also relatively affordable compared to other European countries.
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