Apply to CUPA Summer

Application Procedure

CUPA Summer

Applications are considered for acceptance as they are received. Applying early is highly recommended. Late applications will be considered if space allows.

May 1: EXTENDED deadline for summer applicants

Via our online application form, you will provide us with the information we need in order to review your candidacy. Fill in this form carefully and completely. Please note that you can save your application while in progress, and return to finish it later.

As part of the online application, you will be asked to submit a variety of additional materials (personal statement, ID photos, etc.). Before starting your application, read through the list below to be aware of what documents you will be asked to provide.

Once you have completed your application you will be asked to send a $35 application fee
to the following address:

P.O. Box 9611
North Amherst, MA 01059

Application Materials


Required for all applicants


In addition to filling out information about your secondary and college education, you will be asked to upload a transcript from your current university. We do accept unofficial transcripts as long as they include the following information:

  • Name and address of the school
  • Student’s name
  • Dates of attendance
  • Names of individual courses completed
  • Number of contact hours per week for each course
  • Length of the term
  • Grade or evaluation received for each course
  • Grading scale (i.e.: A = Excellent, F = Failure) or a description of the grading system.

If your school will be sending your transcript directly to our Admissions Office, you can leave the transcript field blank.

Official transcripts should be sent to the following address:
P.O. Box 9611
North Amherst, MA 01059

Official e-transcripts should be sent to :


Required for all applicants


You will be asked to fill out the contact information for two recommenders:

  • French Department Recommendation
  • Study Abroad Office approval

Upon submission of your application, an email will be sent to these three individuals with an attached recommendation form that they will fill out and return to us.

Personal Statements

Required for all applicants


You will be asked to submit two essays, one in English stating your reasons why you want to participate in CUPA Summer (250-350 words) and one in French which answers the following question: Décrivez votre rapport à la langue française (premier contact, expériences marquantes, rencontres décisives, frustrations éventuelles…) et l’évolution de votre attitude envers la langue. Quelle place le français pourrait-il occuper dans votre vie future ? (500-750 words)