F.A.Q.

Get answers to common questions about the program. Please contact us for additional information.

Who can apply?

Undergraduate AND Graduate students of any discipline may apply. Applicants must be in good academic standing at an accredited university. Applicants should be at least 18 years old. A diverse student population is a program objective.

How do you apply?

Complete the application on the Go Abroad Portal which will include a writing sample (details on the portal) as well as uploading a transcript and answering some basic questions. The Bursar’s Office will bill you for a $300 down payment once you’ve been accepted and you have marked that you are committed into the program. If you are committed, the down payment is applied to your total program cost. If you withdraw from the program after being accepted and committed, the down payment is non-refundable.

When will I find out if I am accepted?

The Cannes Study Abroad Program is currently set up as rolling admissions. Meaning, the sooner you apply the sooner you’ll be interviewed and accepted into the program. The Directors for the program and the Distance Learning Coordinator will meet shortly after applications are completed to review your application and will then contact you to set up an interview. You should be notified within ten days after your interview on the status of your application. It is possible that you would be placed on a waiting list to be accepted at a later date pending withdrawals from the program.

What is the language of instruction?

All courses will be taught in English.

What is the program and tuition cost?

Program fees are typically around $2,400 which includes housing, health insurance, festival badges, Internet costs, European cell phones, welcome and closing dinner, and other classroom related expenses. The program fee is subject to change depending on number of students enrolled and misc. program changes. Students will also pay for 6-hours of in-state tuition. In 2016 the total cost for tuition was $1,872.00 before scholarships or federal funding were applied. Tuition rates for 2017 have not been determined at this time.

The HOPE scholarship applies to qualifying in-state students. For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the UGA Bursar’s website at www.bursar.uga.edu

Non-UGA students: An additional application and $60 processing fee is required for non-UGA students to enroll at UGA and receive Transient Student status. Visit here for complete details about Transient Student status and how to complete an online Transient Student application. Contact one of the program co-directors to confirm when you have started the application process. Non-UGA students will be charged $250 in addition to their tuition (unless they are a student at another SEC or Georgia state institution), which is assessed by the UGA Bursar’s office.

What is NOT covered?

Your roundtrip airfare to France and train and bus travel between Nice, Cannes, and Juan-les-Pin, meals, personal purchases and entertainment, etc. These costs can add up if you are not careful, so please be prepared to cover them.

Can I get Honors Credit for these courses?

Almost all of the courses offered in Cannes can be adjusted to become available for Honors Credit, pending approval by the instructor and the Honors College. Ask the Director or your respective Professor(s) for more information.

Is there a computer lab in Cannes?

The program does not at this time maintain a computer lab. Students are strongly encouraged to bring laptop computers with them. For internet connections, students should use the connection in the student residence and internet cafes in Cannes and Juan-les-Pins.

How do I get into events at the festival?

The program will arrange badges for all students in the program. These official Festival Badges allow admittance to all events at the festival.

Where can I get further information?

If you have questions not answered here, please contact the Distance Learning Coordinator, Rebekah Ryan. Email: rryan26@uga.edu Phone: 706-542-4181 Office: 311A- Journalism Building.