Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Pau, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
GPA: 2.50 Language of Instruction: French and/or English
Year in School: May apply as first year student; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Coordinator: Jenna Krosch
Additional Learning Opportunities: Internship Additional Eligibility: Good academic, conduct & financial standing at UWEC
Program Description:

pau banner
Program Summary & Location

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has partnered with University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) to offer students the opportunity to study French language and culture in Pau, pau photoFrance. The program is located at the University of Pau, situated about a mile and a half from the center of town. It features libraries, two dining halls, a café, several residence halls, and a variety of sports facilities. The university buildings all are relatively new and are much like those at U.S. colleges. More than 10,000 students are enrolled in the areas of humanities, sciences, polytechnic and business. The campus is well connected to the city by three bus lines. To learn more, visit the USAC site.

Pau is located in the Béarn region in southwestern France and is a picturesque city of 100,000. It offers spectacular scenery, a temperate climate all year long, and a fantastic location near both the Pyrénées mountains and the Atlantic coast-- and only an hour away from Spain!


To learn about eligibility requirements, academic course offerings, how courses transfer back to UW-Eau Claire, and the academic calendar, click the following button that pertains to the term you want to go abroad:
Academics - France: Pau Semester/Year Academics - France: Pau Summer

*Summer students: For those interested in going for just session I OR both session I & II, this program's start dates will be during finals week of spring semester (just session II participants will not be affected). Due to this, you may need to rearrange some spring finals once you know your spring courses. There is no guarantee that your faculty will allow this. If you have questions at this time, please contact your Study Abroad Coordinator, Jenna ( Otherwise, Jenna will be in touch should you be accepted to the program. 

Student Life

USAC provides an onsite resident director and staff to assist all students in the transition to studying in Pau. To see more on what resources they provide and what disability/health accommodations are available on the program, click on the following button: 
Support - France: Pau (USAC)

While on this program, students will have some field trips built into the program cost and some optional field trips/study tours for a very affordable rate. To see what field trips/study tours   might be offered, visit USAC's sitepau photo

Housing & Meals

You have two housing options in Pau: home-stays with a French family/host or university residence halls. Most USAC students opt to stay in homes. You will have an individual room, breakfast daily and two dinners each week. You may have your other meals at the university or make arrangements with your host to eat more often with them.

The residence halls are located on campus. No meals are included under residence halls option. However, you can eat on campus or prepare simple meals in your room. For all students, the university restaurant provides a wide range of food options for a modest cost (~3 euros/meal).


By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate.
 Spring 2019  Summer 2019  Academic Year 2019-2020

Learn More & How To Apply

Still have some questions? We have peer advisors for a variety of programs, click here to see if we have one available for this program. If there isn't a peer advisor, the study abroad coordinator would be happy to answer your questions. You can schedule an appointment with a peer advisor or coordinator by calling 715-836-4411. 

Explore pictures from past students

Resources from the CDC

Resources from the State Department

Ready to apply?! Click here to read our application instructions. Then return to this page and click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019 02/08/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 02/08/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.