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Community College in France

Each year, the Community College in France Bootcamps have brought together community college students from across the US to study in France. These 2 to 3-week, English-speaking programs are designed to provide high quality, culturally immersive study abroad opportunities for students who have been historically under-represented in study abroad. Students explore current global issues in sustainability and human rights, gain professional development, and go on site visits to discover France and its culture.

2020 French Embassy Bootcamps:

Applications are now open for summer 2020!

Sciences & Technologies for Sports

June 8 – June 17, 2020
The n+i network works with the top 50 French engineering schools to offer a bootcamp in sports and sustainable development for 20 community college students from the Los Angeles Community College District.

Female Business Founders

May 25 – June 7, 2020
How do we achieve gender equality? IUT Le Havre, is offering a bootcamp to explore gender equity in the workplace and what education programs are doing to ensure equality and opportunity for women in business and entrepreneurship.

Green Innovation in Industry, Sciences, & for All

May 25 – June 7, 2020
IUT Le Creusot’s bootcamp ties the humanities and social sciences with STEM to explore sustainable innovation. Through workshops, language study, cultural excursions, and site visits this program will consider the ethical, social, and sustainable values that influence eco-innovation.

Mountains in a Changing World

June 22 – July 10, 2020
At the crossroads of three mountain ranges the Grenoble region is one of the highest territories in the French Alps. This bootcamp from Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) attracts students from around the world to study rural and urban mountain environments from historical, economic, sociological, and natural sciences perspectives.

Sustainable Design

July 6 – July 19, 2020
The ENSAD (Higher College of Decorative Arts) in Paris is offering a bootcamp in sustainable design. Discover how design can be an ecological catalyst, by shaping our lifestyles and habits and impacting the interaction between humans and their environment.

How to Apply

  1. Submit the short application form.
  2. Submit your application materials: Send a copy of your letter of motivation and your transcript to mathilde.labregere@diplomatie.gouv.fr. Students who wish to apply to more than one bootcamp should submit one letter of motivation for each program that interests them.
  3. Obtain a nomination from your community college: Ask a representative from your community college to send an email to mathilde.labregere@diplomatie.gouv.fr, confirming your nomination for the program.


1st Round Applications: February 17, 2020
2nd Round Applications: March 16, 2020

Other Recommended Summer Programs

The following programs are offered through our partners and provide high-quality, accessibly priced study abroad opportunities for community college students. These programs are not subsidized by the French Embassy. Please check the information provided for each program for details on cost and how to apply.

Industrial Challenges in France

May 25 - June 12, 2020, Polytech Montpellier: FLOW summer program

Sustainability Movement in France

May 25 - June 6, 2020, ESAIP (Engineering School)

Rendez-Vous : Sustainable Development

June 17 - June 26, 2020n+i network

Urban Sustainability

June 12 - 26, 2020, IUT Lumière Lyon 2