Founded in 1432 by John of Lancaster, the University of Caen today accommodates almost 25,000 students. In 1944, during World War II, the university was destroyed by bombing. Reconstruction began in 1948, and the new university was inaugurated in 1957. Its logo, the Phoenix, symbolizes its rebirth. The town of Caen, about two hours north of Paris, is known for its historical buildings dating back to the reign of William The Conqueror, who is buried here.

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Transfer Courses: French Language

Semester: Spring

Application Deadline: September 23

Language of Instruction: French.

Housing/Meals: Prepayment of tuition and purchase of a housing and meal plan at FMU will cover the same expenses at Caen, where you will live in campus dorms.

Visa: See “Visas to France

Application: The application to the University of Caen, after you have been accepted to the FMU exchange program, will require a completed online application form, which must be processed immediately so that your letter of acceptance from Caen arrives in time to begin your visa application process.

Your FMU liaison, Dr. Zahnd, will assist you with the online application and the CampusFrance application process, and in making sure the correct housing and meal plan are selected for your FMU bill. Once you’ve received your acceptance packet you will apply for housing and purchase your plane tickets. These tickets are needed as part of the Visa application. You will also need to have additional documents for your Visa appointment.

An Orientation Meeting will be held for all students traveling abroad shortly before departure.

The world CAEN with underlined letters
Caen castle

FMU Liason:
Dr. Elizabeth Zahnd
Professor of French
CEMC 113-E | 843-661-1600 |