C'est FINI pour recommencer
A big MERCI BEAUCOUP to every student, professor, intern, buddy, visitor . . . who contributed to a unique Chez Vous Summer 2014! We were sad to see you leave, but know very well that one has to leave in order to come back. Que Dieu vous bénisse et à la prochaine !
Up to the last week of the summer program, the Institute is buzzing with activity - besides finishing the French Christian History class (including writing papers and a final exam), life is filled with cultural exchanges, historical excursions, meeting new people and so much more.
LA VIE DE L'ETE
Improving in French constantly not only thanks to class, but all these many opportunities to apply what one learns, experiencing a new culture and making French friends, serving in the local community, learning more about the Christian faith in a different context. This is what Chez Vous Summer student's daily life looks like.
Grab your seat!
There's still a chance to get into this summer program as we get into the Last-Minute Application Period: Apply now for the extraordinary language and cultural experience that you don't want to miss!
Apply early and . . .
. . . if accepted, you will receive a 25 Euro credit at the Institute's Cafe Bar. All you have to do is submit your completed Application Packet by January 18! More here
December 14 deadline:
To be considered for financial aid, please note that you must postmark or email your completed Chez Vous Application Packet by Dec. 14, 2013. More here
Regarde . . .
What does Chez Vous look like? Check out the photo section to see for yourself. Go!
The Institute staff is deeply sad to announce that our French friend and faithful buddy for the Chez Vous Summer program, Nicolle T., passed away this week. Nicolle played a vital role in the Institute's integration and acceptance in town. Our prayers go out to all her family members and friends. Official Announcement here.
Mise à jour
All material is updated for 2014. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Material for Summer 2014 is in the works. Be sure to check back for new dates and info by the end of the month!
How to express our gratitude for another blessed summer program?
MERCI BEAUCOUP to the students who participated in so many activities and brought joyful life to the Institute,
MERCI BEAUCOUP to the faithful professors who invested so much of their time and energy into academic as well as social apects of this experience,
MERCI BEAUCOUP to our French buddies who helped gain an even more in depth cultural experience and
MERCI BEAUCOUP to the interns/staff who served tirelessly to once again make this program happen.
One more week of Chez Vous Summer 2013 . . . c'est incroyable !
LES JOURNEES BIEN REMPLIES...
Studying French language, culture, history . . . practicing French with new French friends, serving in the community, experiencing Normandy . . . life at the Insitute is filled with lots of activity!
EN FRANCAIS, SVP !
First all-French day at the Institute and many more to come! Bon courage a tous les etudiants !
Chez Vous Summer has officially started! Bienvenue to our 8 students and Prof. H at the Institute !
Chez Vous Summer is looking forward to welcoming the first summer students and professor in less than a week! We are praying that all your trip preparations are going well.
Vivement le printemps
Even though winter is persisting by sending an exceptional snowstorm through Normandy, the Institute staff has been determined to stay focused on preparing for this summer as applications are being processed. We are now in the Last-Minute Application Period (more HERE) and there are still a few seats available for this summer -> this is your chance! APPLY NOW!
Come and be a part of this year's summer program! We are already in the Regular Application Period (until February 28). Check out the Apply Section for more information on what it is that you need to apply for this summer.
Early Application Period
A few more days left to apply during the Early Application Period! Fully-completed applications submitted by January 18 will be processed before any later applications and applicants accepted from this early period receive a 25 Euro credit at the Institute's Cafe Bar.
As we celebrate Christ's birth may His love and peace be with you, during this season as well as in the coming year. Have a blessed 2013!
Coming up . . .
If you consider applying for Financial Aid - remember that you have to send in the completed Application Packet by December 14! For more details click HERE or find the Financial Aid Application under APPLY.
Avancer encore plus ?
Get a Head-start on a specific Study-Track! - Oui, c'est possible ! For a modest additional fee you can audit the language course immediately preceding each specific Study-Track. Find out more!
des images de 2012
Take a look at photos of another wonderful summer at the Institute! CLICK HERE
It's always interesting to hear what our alumnae have to say about the program - check out the Comments section where some excerpts are shared - CLICK HERE and enjoy!
All information and forms are updated for Chez Vous Summer 2013. Go to StudyTracks to find out what courses the Institute offers and check out the Apply page for information on what it takes for you to be a part of this study-abroad program next summer. Bonne visite !
We are working on updating all the materials for the summer program of 2013 - check back soon for updates!
finir avec reconnaissance
As the Institute staff is wrapping up another great summer program, we are reminded to be thankful for all our wonderful students, professors and interns who have contributed to its success. Merci beaucoup a chaqu'un de vous !
la derniere ligne droite
Only three full days are left of this year's summer program. This morning our students once again served the community during their last "Action Service" (Merci pour votre service à la Redoute !) - and now they are studying for the final exam tomorrow! Etudiez bien et bon courage pour demain !
c'est si calme
It is very quiet at the Institute - Track C finished their last class this week (Felicitations!) and has left (most of them very early) this morning to go back home or on to other destinations, leaving the 3 Track E students who are having class this morning with Dr. Rusthoven and an excursion this afternoon . . . Merci pour un bon programme Groupe C - vous allez nous manquer et bon voyage !
j'apprends, tu apprends...
After several days in Paris last week, Tracks C and E have (re)adapted to the daily life at the Institute - going deeper and deeper into the French language, culture and history through the different aspects of the program.
Des Aurevoirs et des Bienvenues
This week the Institute has experienced a lot of change:
- Track A finished the second course (FELICITATIONS A TOUS !) and is now spending the last days of their program in Paris;
- Track C arrived well and has already plunged into their first course which is held at the University of Caen (BON COURAGE !)
Are you connected to the Chez Vous Summer Facebook page yet? Check out our profile now and like us to stay in touch with what's happening at the Institute. Looking forward to talking to you there!
Courage pour faire les bagages !
As the Institute is getting ready to start this year's Chez Vous Summer program, we also keep of all our students and professors who are getting ready for their trip in our prayers - happy preparing and happy packing! We are very much looking forward to welcoming you soon!
Seulement quatre semaines ...
. . . for Track A students to get ready for their trip to Normandy!
You really want to come to Chez Vous this Summer, but haven't applied yet and now you wonder if it's too late? Email us NOW - there are still a few seats available!
Tu te demandes . . .
. . . when to apply for the program? Well, NOW would be a perfect time! Only a few more days to apply during the Regular Application Period. More...
Need a Head-Start?
The Institute offers a limited number of places for students who want to get a Head-start on a specific Study-Track. For a modest additional fee you can audit the language course immediately preceding each specific Study-Track. Find out more!
Nous esperons . . .
. . . t'accueillir cet été! As this new year advances, we count down the days to the start of Chez Vous 2012. Even if there are still over a hundred days to go, remember that we are already in the Regular Application Period. So, no doddeling if you want to be a part of the program this summer: Get all your stuff together and send in your application now! More...
Encore quelques jours
A few more days left to apply for this year's program during the Early Application Period. Make sure you postmark your fully-completed application by January 20 to receive a 25€ credit in the Institute’s Café Bar. Details...
Joyeux Noël et bonne année 2012
Financial Aid application deadline
Applying for Financial Aid for Chez Vous Summer 2012? Remember that your complete Application Packet and more have to be postmarked by Friday, December 16! For details click here.
rêve ou réalité
What? You too? You love French and work hard to improve your language skills? You dream about going to France some day and learn more about French culture, spend time with real French people and in all of this living out your christian faith? - Stop dreaming and start working on your application, because Chez Vous Summer is the program for you! Read more . . .
we came, we saw and took a photo
Under Photos find this summer's pictures that show a variety of activities of the program - enjoy!
mise à jour
All program material is updated for Chez Vous Summer 2012.
We thank God for another great Chez Vous Summer program. As all the students, professors and interns have now moved on to other places, the Institute's staff has already started preparing info material for Chez Vous Summer 2012 . . . so make sure to check back soon for updates.
dernière ligne droite
The last week of this year's summer program has begun and seems to be another busy one - track E is finishing their French Civilization and Culture class (Bon courage à tous!) as well as going on some more excursions to learn more about the history that happened in Normandy.
les journées en français
Le matin on mange du bon pain.
Toute la matinée on boit du café français pour que pendant les cours on reste bien éveillé.
Au déjeuner on discute les idées pour plus tard et si on n'a rien de prévu comme une excursion pour découvrir la Normandie ou un rendez-vous avec les buddies, on reste au village où on se promène ou on bronze à la plage ... et avant qu'on puisse réagir, ce que l'on appelait "l'avenir" il y a encore un instant est devenu le présent.
Malgré les devoirs qui restent à faire (et ceux-là on aime guère), on passe du bon temps avec des amis et on est content que la journée ne soit pas encore finie…
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Wondering what Chez Vous Summer really looks like? Click here to find out.