The Jacques Lefevre Institute

A Christian Liberal Arts Extension College in French Language and Cultural Studies

The Jacques Lefevre Institute
is an evangelical extension college in French language and cultural studies. A non-profit corporation in both the U.S. and France, the Institute has its own Center, called Domaine l’Estuaire, in Franceville on the Normandy coast. Working in partnership with North American Christian College and University French Departments, the Institute exists to help Christian college students grow in their use of the French language, in their love for French culture and people, and in their appreciation for the spiritual heritage and opportunities that exist within the francophone world.


is a small town on the Normandy coast just 2 ½ hours from Paris and 20 minutes from Caen. Cafés, shops, crêperies, bakery, butcher and grocer provide many opportunities to connect with French people and practice your French on a daily basis. The town square and kiosk host a number of activities including concerts and open-air markets.





Chez Vous Summer! is an intensive six-week study-abroad experience for Christian College and University students



A full SEMESTER PROGRAM that combines enrollment at the University of Caen (U-Caen) along with a ministry internship at the Institute itself.

This program and internship provide a full semester of language credit (15-16 hours), while also giving each student a fuller experience of French life and ministry – serving others and helping to strengthen God’s work in France.

Here is more:
Program Information
Application Sheet
Reference Sheet



MissionFrance Program Information

Mission France is a 10-day service-learning experience for High School groups.
Here is more:
Program Flyer Sample



SpringFling program information Spring-Fling is a 8-day educational trip for faculty and staff of our partner universities in the US and Canada.
Here is more:
Program Flyer Sample


For other program information and internship opportunities, please contact the Institute directly.



The Jacques Lefevre Institute
PO Box 448
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone/Fax: (630) 682-0308

Normandy and U.S.

Director: Stephen Darling
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The Jacques Lefevre Institute is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization.




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Through our French Association we are also a member of:


Conseil National des Evangeliques de FranceConseil National des Evangéliques de France



Fédération de Missions Evangéliques Francophones




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