- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Language Prerequisites: Advanced French II (FREN102) or Intensive Advanced French II (FREN112)
- Language Evaluation: Two-part evaluation for French required of all applicants prior to application deadline (typically takes place two weeks before the application deadline)
In addition to your myGUABROAD application materials, you must complete the Middlebury application by the OGE deadline.
*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.
About the Program
The Middlebury School in Cameroon in located in a vibrant neighborhood of central Yaoundé. The Université Catholique d'Afrique Centrale
was established in 1991 through an agreement between the government of Cameroon and the Holy See. Initially focused on ecclesiastical studies, it quickly expanded its academic reach to include humanities and social sciences, which have gained it renown across the region. All coursework is conducted in French and the University enrolls roughly 4,000 students from neighboring countries and beyond.
With connections to three former European colonial powers (England, France, and Germany), modern-day Cameroon is often referred to as a miniature version of Africa because the range of its topography and climate is extensive and the country has hundreds of ethnic groups, who speak nearly as many languages. The primary means of communication are French and English, which is geographically split along former colonial lines.
- Full year: late August to mid/late June
- Fall: late August to late December
- Spring: early February to mid/late June
Fields of Study
Language of instruction is French.
Fields of study include: African Studies, Anthropology, Archeology, Art/Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, French, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology
You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.
A full courseload for this program is: Five courses including methodology course
You will take a combination of Middlebury-organized courses and courses at Middlebury’s host university, the Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale (UCAC). Middlebury will typically offer two-three courses per semester and some university courses may be taught in an intensive modular format (4-6 weeks).
*SFS students seeking a waiver for the Oral Proficiency exam requirement may take no more than one Middlebury course or one course catering to foreign students per semester.
The minimum passing grade for this program is: 9/20
You are expected to take all courses and complete all coursework in French. You will not receive credit for courses taught in English, or in which the readings are primarily in English, nor may you use such coursework to meet the requirement for a full courseload.
You are required to live in program housing.
You will live with a host family. You will be asked to indicate your housing preferences on a questionnaire. Using this information, Middlebury
will place you in a homestay. You will generally take breakfast and dinner with your host families.
We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.
With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.
To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website
. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website