Introduction to France
France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval and port cities, tranquil villages, mountains and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is known worldwide for its couture fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its sophisticated cuisine and its wines. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the immense Palace of Versailles are testaments to its long history.
Metropolitan France has four broad climate zones:
- An oceanic climate in the west and northwest: warm (but not hot) summers and cool (but not cold) winters
- A semi-continental climate in the northeast: hot summers and cold winters
- A Mediterranean climate in the south and southeast: hot summers and mild winters
- A mountain (or alpine) climate in the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Massif Central, the Jura and the Vosges: mild summers and cold winters
Except in the south which has generally dry summers, rain is evenly dispersed throughout the year in the rest of the country.
In the overseas regions, there are three broad types of climate:
- A tropical climate in most overseas regions: high constant temperature throughout the year with a dry and a wet season
- An equatorial climate in French Guiana: high constant temperature throughout the year with even precipitation throughout the year
- A subpolar climate in Saint Pierre and Miquelon and in most of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands: short mild summers and long very cold winters
Advantages of Study in France
If all of the things that we’ve already told you about France were not enough, what if we told you that the country has one of the most prestigious education systems in the world, as well? Whether you are an individual seeking undergraduate studies, postgraduate schooling or something else, an amazing education can easily be found in the country. No matter what region that you go to there are numerous universities and educational institutions offering world-class education for people far and wide. There is a reason that so many people choose to come to France to receive their education and when it is the best education that you require, it is well worth your time to look at the colleges and universities that are available throughout the country.
As a student at one of these institutions you can rest assured that you will receive an amazing education, while also enjoying the many other things that are to be loved in the country. The universities in France offer students the chance to attend their institutions on a full and part time basis, with a number of class schedules and courses available. These courses will all vary by the college, as will the times that you can attend. However, it is quite easy to find something that accommodates your schedule and allows you to go to university in your own time.
Education in France
The French educational system is highly centralized and organized, with many subdivisions. It is divided into three stages:
- Primary education (enseignement primaire);
- Secondary education (enseignement secondaire);
- Higher education (enseignement supérieur). The following degrees are recognized by the Bologna Process (EU recognition):
- Licence and Licence Professionnelle (Bachelor)
- Master (Master)
- Doctorat (Doctorate)
France Universities & Colleges
- Istituto Marangoni
- University Jean Monnet
- Select Course
- Select Institute
- Apply for Admission through GIEC Study Abroad
- Process for Visa
- Pay University Fee if Visa is approved