CIEF is one of the oldest centers of French language teaching, culture and civilization in France (born in 1901). It is a member of the ADCUEFE-CAMPUS FLE.
This reference center is also resolutely turned towards the introduction of new classes and educational innovations and it works all year round (also offering training and organizing excursions to discover the treasures of the region and France).
Its size (about 800 students each year) allows to build privileged and personalized relationships between the teaching team and the participants in its programs.
The verdant and welcoming Dijon campus promotes linguistic immersion and interculturality. The international student is constantly at the center of all our concerns and we hope that his passage to CIEF is a key step in his reflection as a citizen of an ever more open and cosmopolitan world.
Our region, located in the center and the heart of Europe, is rich in history and a millenary heritage: architecture, art, gastronomy, wines of Burgundy…
Its capital, Dijon metropolis, located at 1h35 by TGV from Paris, has all the assets of a city combining history, modernity and economic dynamism.
Just an hour and a half from Paris, there is a city that has many attractions to seduce the great traveller : DIJON. A city with a rich and fascinating cultural heritage that can be discovered by walking through the narrow, picturesque streets, enabling you to admire the many bell towers and glazed tiles combined with the white stone of its houses. Offering the prospect of a relaxing stroll, its historic center is easy to walk through and transports you to streets marked by the history of the Dukes of Burgundy, of which Dijon was the capital. The Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, the Museum of Fine Arts, half-timbered houses and private mansions will mark out your walk.
You will be accompanied during your stroll by the delicious smells of beef bourguignon, poached eggs, snails, and Burgundy wines which testify to a culinary tradition contributing to the very best of French gastronomy. In fact, Dijon is one of only three cities in France to be awarded the title `City of Gastronomy`.
Dijon is famed for the many comforts and amenities it offers.
The city is full of opportunities for students who would like to come and study in Dijon but also enjoy the rich and diverse cultural offerings to which they can have access at preferential prices due to the Culture Card. Cinema, concerts, operas… are then easily available within the students' budget.
In short, Dijon is a city whose character and traditions will not escape visitors. Without giving up modernity, it has been able to adapt to its time and its inhabitants. Between the gastronomic and wine experiences, the walks among the most picturesque monuments and historic buildings, the traveller or the student will certainly find many assets for a stay in the capital of the Dukes of Burgundy.