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Lausanne French Intensive Program

Lausanne French Intensive Program

This intensive French Language homestay program is offered in alternate summers in Lausanne, Switzerland for advanced students of French. All instruction is in French, and students take a pledge to speak only in French throughout their stay.

Program Dates

May 7, 2022 - June 30, 2022

Dates above indicate a planned departure date from the US and in-country return departure date.


Tuition: $1,865 per unit (same as Malibu tuition per unit)

Room & Board: $4,904

Program Specific Costs:

  • City Bed Tax: $140 (approximate)
  • Swiss Health Insurance: $216 (approximate)
  • Global Health Fee: $168

Required Vital Documents and Deadlines

Completed IP Document Submission Form including the following documents:

  • Passport Copy
  • Health Clearance Form and Flight Itinerary
    • Programs departing in May 2022: Due March 11, 2022
  • Visa Copy (if applicable for non-U.S. passport holders): April 22, 2022

Course Requirements

8 units required. Students must take one course in May (FRE 252 or FRE 395), and all students will take FRE 350 in June.

Course Offerings

FRE 252 Second-Year French II (4)

Prerequisite: FRE 251 or equivalent competency

As in FRE 251, this course emphasizes language production skills, but focus is on composition and reading literary texts to prepare students for upper-division courses. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- before they can advance to subsequent courses. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-division courses.

FRE 350 French for the Professions (4)

Prerequisite: FRE 252 or equivalent competency

Intensive practice in professional French, both spoken and written.

FRE 395 Tour de Suisse (4)

Prerequisite: FRE 252 equivalent competency

Survey of the Francophone presence in la Suisse Romande, including historical, political, economic, social, and cultural factors. This course includes excursions to Swiss historical and cultural sites.


Last Updated: 8.16.21