Founded in 1432, the Université de Caen enrolls 24,000 students including about 2,000 foreign students from 50 countries. Located in the Normandy region not far from the D-Day beaches and the English Channel, the Université de Caen offers courses for a full immersion experience or French language and culture courses for international students at the Département de Formations en Langues. Students studying in Caen for a full-year with a high level of French have the opportunity to teach English in local middle or high schools.
Campus 1Caen, France20,000+ on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in CaenLanguage(s) spoken on campus: French
Caen is a growing city famed for its two Roman abbeys and its 11th-century castle which houses a museum. Normandy's beaches and monuments make it an enjoyable area to visit. Paris is about two hours away by train.
The campus of Université de Caen is walking distance from the old city, where students can enjoy quaint streets with shops and cafes. Students actually walk through a moat and castle from the old city to reach the main quad. Université de Caen's campus has a very open and "U.S. campus" feel. The original campus was destroyed during World War II. A new campus was rebuilt, giving Université de Caen a more modern feel.
Students can enjoy multiple student restaurants on campus where meals cost around three euros. There is a student union on campus as well with a coffee shop where students often gather. The campus also has an excellent gym with workout facilities and a lap pool that students can enjoy for a small fee. It’s very easy to get involved in student life at Université de Caen. Students should take advantage of the many student associations and club sports!
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