See the World with The University of New Orleans

Go to Paris via UNO's Exchange Program
with MICEFA!

MICEFA is a non-profit consortium in which most Parisian universities are members. It was created in 1985 in order to promote cultural and scientific cooperation between France and the US.

The mission of the MICEFA/UNO exchange program is to facilitate the exchange of students and faculty. Each year, students are welcomed by MICEFA from UNO and other MICEFA American partners. We offer reciprocal exemption of tuition fees and facilitation of credits.

The many prestigious universties available in Paris, including the Sorbonne, with its various pedagogies, curricula and emphasis on different fields allows MICEFA to offer a wide variety of courses in many different areas of study. MICEFA offers a professional faculty and staff to assist with selection of courses and transfer of credits to UNO and vice versa. Each student recieves much individual attention.

Humanities, social sciences, pre-law, and business are among the fields in which courses are offered. Special programs do exist for medical school, law school and engineering as well. French language and culture courses are also avaialble.

After arrival, MICEFA reviews each student's case very carefully. Based on various factors, such as language proficiency and area of study, the student is assigned by MICEFA to one of the member universities.

Here is a downloadable pdf with more information on MICEFA and the various universities it has partnerships with.

If you are interested in studying abroad via UNO's exchange program with MICEFA click here.

If you are coming to UNO via an exchange program through MICEFA click here.

The MICEFA Consortium includes Fourteen French universities in the Parisian area :

    • Catholic University of Paris
    • University of Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris 1)
    • University of Paris – Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3)
    • University of Paris – Sorbonne (Paris 4)
    • University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris 6)
    • University of Paris – Diderot (Paris 7)
    • University of Paris 8 – Vincennes – Saint Denis (Paris 8)
    • University of Paris West – Nanterre – La Défense (Paris 10)
    • University of Paris South – Orsay (Paris 11)
    • University of Paris East Creteil – Val de Marne University (Paris 12)
    • University of Paris North – Villetaneuse (Paris 13)
    • University of Paris East – Marne la Vallée
    • University of Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines
    • University of Evry Val d’Essonne

Useful Websites

French Embassy in the US

French Consulate in Houston (the New Orleans French Consulate is an Honorary Consulate and does not handle visas)

French Government Tourist Office

Note: Intermediate language skills in French are required. MICEFA also offers intensive French courses before each semester.


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