Community College Study Abroad

Community College Study Abroad

Bringing study abroad opportunities to Community College students across the US.

More than one-third of U.S. undergraduate students attend community colleges. Yet fewer than 2% of students who study abroad are from community colleges.  

Community College in France (CCF) offers a framework by which these students can participate in short-term summer programs or degree-granting programs in France. 

Immersive Summer Programs in France

CCF’s two-week, intensive summer programs offer high-quality academics, multi-disciplinary and project-based learning, and an enriching and supportive personal experience abroad.  

Learn about the most recent edition of the CCF summer programs, which focused on sustainability, and read testimonials from students here


Tuition and program fees (including lodging, meals, activities/visits and local public transportation) total to $2,400, and the French Embassy offers scholarships of $1,400 to help students in precarious financial situations.

How to Apply

The call for applications is now open!

5 programs will be offered in the summer 2024:

To apply, candidates should:

  • Fill out the application form
  • Send their most recent transcript
  • Ask their advisor to certify their enrollment at a community college for the 2023-2024 academic year. This should take the form of an email sent to

The deadline for applications is January 31st! 


The Community College in France program is also open to Community College administrators and faculty. By attending one of the Bootcamps they will: 

  1. Get a better understanding of the French higher education system; 
  2. Meet their French counterparts;  
  3. Discuss opportunities for collaboration between the two institutions  

The program cost amounts to $1,000. 

Interested candidates should apply by January 31st, using the online application form. 


Consult the CCF FAQ for further information 

Opportunities for CCF Alumni

Community College students can transfer to French universities to pursue either a Masters Degree in engineering from CESI – Ecole d’Ingénieurs (or one of the top 50 engineering schools of then+i networkin France) or a Bachelors Degree fromRennes School of Business.  
Community College in France is Part of the Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Initiative, a joint commitment between the U.S. Department of State and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to increase and diversify student mobility between the U.S. and France, Community College in France is also supported by FACE Foundationand the L’Oréal Fund for Women.