International Education and Internship Opportunities in France

aerial shot of Angers, France

Study abroad in France! Through our partnership with Ircom University, STU students can study or complete an internship at Ircom’s Angers and Lyon campuses. Eligible students can apply for funding through the Global Skills Opportunities (GSO) program.


Opportunities Include:


International Exchange

  • Political Science, Humanities, Angers and Lyon campuses, semester 1 (Sept- Dec), French Instruction only, B1 French Language Proficiency (equivalent to intermediate) required.
  • Communications, Angers campus only, semester 1 (Sept- Dec), French Instruction only, B1 French Language Proficiency (equivalent to intermediate) required.
  • Exchange program costs- tuition and fees paid to STU (no international fees), students are responsible for travel and accommodations.

Summer French Language Program

  • French as a Foreign Language, 3 weeks (2024: Monday, August 26 – Friday, September 13), Angers campus only, no program fee, student is responsible for travel and accommodations.  


Paid Internship- Conversational English Teacher

  • Angers and Lyon campuses, (4 months Sept-Dec or Jan-Apr), English-language credited internships, no program fee, student is responsible for travel and accommodations.

Click here for the program descriptions.


GSO Funding Available:

Funding through Global Skills Opportunity (GSO) is available to eligible students this year. Students can receive a GSO grant for in-person travel, only once throughout their university degree. Grants are available for up to $5,000 CAD to help with trip costs.

Recipients of GSO funding can only receive funding once during their entire time as St. Thomas University students for in-person experiences. All recipients of funding must:

  • Be a registered STU student before and during the experience, in good academic standing.
  • Be a Canadan Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Complete pre-departure and post-experience questionnaires from the GSO portal.
  • Participate in pre-departure workshops and preparation sessions and/or educational modules.
  • Abide by all St. Thomas University policies before and during the trip.
  • The application for GSO funding link will be provided to eligible students once applications are reviewed and approved.

Apply for any one of these opportunities through the International Exchange Program, minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Completed 30 credit hours.
  • Minimum GPA requirement of a 3.0, except for the 3-week French as a Foreign Language program, which has a minimum requirement of a 2.5 GPA.
  • Submit application by the deadline of May 15, 2024.


If you would like to inquire further, contact Carrie Monteith-Levesque,, or visit GMH 203.