Universite de CaenExchange University Contact:
Pnone: 33 (0) 23156 6532
Fax: 33 (0) 23156 6565
Course Selection:Students must first register for a semester or year abroad on the Bears Abroad website:
Each student must register for 12-18 credit hours at Baylor in order to maintain full-time status. Students complete the Equivalent Course Approval Form, ask the exchange program director to sign it, and submit it to the Center for International Education (CIE). The CIE will register each student for the semester abroad. Once students are accepted to the host university, they will take a placement exam that determines which courses they will register for at the host university. Students do not officially register for courses at the host university until after their arrival in France.
Each student will pay all tuition costs directly to Baylor, at the same rate as if the student were on campus. In addition to this, some additional application fees are required.
Housing Procedures:Students may stay in either a residence hall, which offers single rooms w/shared bathrooms, or with a French family. Please note that a family stay is at an additional cost of 14 euros per day (in addition to paying room and board to Baylor). The Caen Exchange Program study abroad coordinator at Baylor will contact Eve Hilairet at the University of Caen with your lodging preferences once you have begun the application process.
Students living in the dormitory must fill in the following online application:
All students must pay room and board to Baylor. (11 meal plan/dorm plan) Once in Caen, you will receive a food allowance in euros from Eve Hilairet. You must open a bank account in France in order to deposit and cash your monthly checks. You will need an address and/or proof of residence from your host family in order to open a bank account. Students have found Societe Generale bank to the most helpful.
Health Procedures:Each student is REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A HEALTH AND LEGAL RELEASE BEFORE DEPARTURE. Also, each student is required to carry HTH International Health Insurance.
All students should have adequate medical insurance. All students are required to purchase a student insurance medical card once they arrive in France. A student insurance card costs roughly 200 euros.
Legal Documents Required:
*Students must fill out a pre-inscription online form through the website: http://www.unicaen.fr/ci/Web/Index.htm
*As for visas, the students must first apply to Campus France. Once they have their "attestation" they can make an appointment with the Consulate:
EACH STUDENT MUST REQUEST FOR HIS OR HER OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT TO BE SENT TO BAYLOR IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR COURSES.
Mr. Robert Leis
Exchange Program and Study Abroad Advisor
One Bear Place #97012
Waco, TX 76798-7012
Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, including airfare. Airport pick-up service from the Charles de Gaulle airport to Caen is available through Albion transportation services:
Each student must attend PRE-DEPARTURE orientation at Baylor, offered through the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.
The DELF Exam:
Students taking classes in Caen will be given the opportunity to take the DELF exam. The DELF (Diplome d'etudes en langue francaise) is the official French-language diploma awarded by France's Ministry of National Education. It is recognized around the world and is valid for life. The cost of taking the exam is roughly 100 euros.