The AIM Overseas Intensive French in Vichy offers classes taught at 15 different levels, this French program based in Vichy, France is for anyone with an interest in French and the French culture.

Taught in partnership with Clermont-Ferrand Universities, this top language program offers you the chance to immerse yourself in the French language through both sessions and workshops. Covering topics such as French civilisation, French songs and French media, and with additional field trips and cultural activities on offer, this program is sure to leave you wanting more!

Fields of study

  • French language

You can contact the Global Experiences team for course syllabi or AIM Overseas for specific information on your program of interest.

Find more information regarding specific courses on the AIM Overseas website.

Credit Equivalent

7.5 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 7.5 ECTS (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact AIM Overseas for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by AIM overseas.

AIM Overseas programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

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The program fee is approximately $4,590 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the AIM Overseas website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the AIM Overseas website.

Bethanie - 2017

Over January and February 2017, I participated in short-term exchange to Cavilam in Vichy, a small town in the south of France. The opportunity to continue my French studies in France enabled me to dramatically improve all aspects of my language abilities. I was able to completely immerse myself in French culture by studying French at university for 5 days a week and by living with a host family who did not speak any English. 

Read more of Bethanie's story here. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program have now closed.

Program Dates

Start: 05 January 2020
End: 01 February 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Vichy, France
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​