Scholarships for American students and teachers

Each year the French Embassy in the Unites States offers a variety of opportunities for American students and teachers to study in France, either for a few weeks or for one year. In order to be informed and to apply, you must visit the French Embassy cultural services’ website ( Please find below a list of the scholarships offered for 2011 :

1/ English Teaching Assistant Program

The French Embassy in the United States offers approximately 1,000 assistantships to American citizens who are 20 to 30 years of age and who have received or will receive their university degree. The student will be responsible for teaching 12 hours of conversational English per week. He will receive approximately 750 € (after taxes) per month. The program starts around mid-September 2011 and will finish in mid-June 2012 at the end of the school year.
- For more information, Contact Ms Carolyn Collins:
Sign up at
Deadline, January 1st 2011

2/ Short-Term Pedagogical Courses/Training

The French Embassy in the United States offers scholarships to foreign language teachers who are American citizens or permanent residents and who are primary or secondary education teachers. These scholarships give candidates the chance to study for three weeks in France, usually during the month of July, in a training center that
specializes in foreign language education. The scholarship covers a round-trip train ticket from Paris to the area where you will be staying, tuition, training and a part of housing fees and meals.
- For more information:

3/ Chateaubriand Scholarships

The French Embassy in the United States offers 20 research scholarships to American doctoral students in Humanities or Social Sciences. All candidates must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled in an American university. The scholarship covers one round-trip plane ticket to France, a monthly stipend of 1,400 € during nine months and health insurance.
- For more information:

4/ Youth International Meeting Program:

This program, run every yearly the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (Bureau of International Cooperation and Development-DGCID) through the embassies reaches over 600 young Francophones between 18 and 25 from around 60 countries. Within the framework of about forty sessions lasting around 10 days, established by national and local associations, to discover France over the summer through different cultural approaches.
- For more information:


Since 1999, CODOFIL (Council for the development of French in Louisiana) has had accords with the MICEFA (Interuniversity Mission for the Coordination of Franco- American Exchanges). The CODOFIL/MICEFA exchange program offers a unique opportunity to Louisiana students to study one year in France!
The student will pay tuition fees and administrative fees at his Louisiana University, and then will study for a maximum of one academic year at a participating Parisian university.
Once you arrive in Paris, the student will participate in a 3-week orientation. Please note that the student is responsible for paying for housing, transportation, books, meals and other daily expenses.
- For more information about this exchange program, please contact CODOFIL at
In order to participate in this program during the 2011-2012 academic year, the application form should be returned to CODOFIL by March 1, 2011.

To have more information concerning all the scholarship programs offered by Belgium, Canada and Louisiana to allow Louisiana students to study in a French speaking country, please contact the Codofil:

217 West Main Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
Tel: 800-259-5810

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