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Community College in France

Community college professionals play a key role in the success of the Community College in France initiative and the promotion of mutual understanding. Here are some ways you can further contribute to our objectives and help make international exchange more accessible for your students.

Participate in the Bootcamps

The Bootcamps offers high-quality experiential learning opportunities tailored to the needs of community college students. This program is also open to community college professionals! Faculty, administrators, international education professionals are all eligible to apply.

Participating in this program gives you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the French higher education system, connect with French counterparts and gain innovative ideas to implement upon your return.

Please be aware that Community College in France is primarily an opportunity for students. Administrators are accepted on a limited, space-available basis. Priority will be given to those who clearly demonstrate how they can be an asset to their Community College in pursuing new partnerships.

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The deadline for application is January 31, 2023


“Thank you for allowing me to be a participant!  I learned a lot and because you had this program I was able to continue offering a program to students in the industrial technology program an international experience that they would not have ever been able to do.  I hope to offer a program soon, and quite possibly with a partnership with a French institution for students”.

Chris Miller, Heartland Community College, 2022          

Support your Students

Communication Toolkit

The communication toolkit helps you share these exciting opportunities with your students and your campus community. You will find the detailed programs of the Bootcamps as well as template emails to send to your students.

Other communication material:


Students who apply to the Bootcamps are required to secure a nomination from their community college. The nomination is to confirm that the student is indeed enrolled in a community college.

A community college professional should send a brief email with the name of the applicant they wish to nominate to communitycollegefrance@frenchculture.org


The programs are designed to be as affordable as possible. However, we strongly encourage students to seek additional scholarships and funding to make this experience as cost neutral as possible. Please inform your students of any funding that might be available at your community college

Build Partnerships 

The FACE Foundation and the French Embassy in the U.S. promote and support collaboration between U.S. community colleges and French higher education institutions.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you would like to connect with a French institution. We would be more than happy to guide you in building new partnerships and creating new study-abroad programs.

We are proud of our collaborations with the following community colleges and organizations:

Apply for Funding

We highly encourage community colleges to submit a proposal for funding to the Transatlantic Mobility Program (TMP) which aims at increasing student mobility by supporting U.S. and French Higher Education Institutions in expanding their capacity to grow and diversify study-abroad opportunities. With this grant, we want to help you create new study-abroad programs that will give your students and faculty the opportunity to participate in exchange programs with France.

Since 2018, a total of 7 Community colleges received the TMP grant.

Contact us

Look for us at annual conferences with AACC, CCID, and NAFSA to learn more about our programs.

Contact us at: communitycollegefrance@frenchculture.org