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Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Amazing study abroad experience

This program was PERFECT for me. It combined so many essential components of what I wanted from my study abroad program: an apartment in the middle of the city (not a dorm!), integration into a local school, great on-site advisor, fun activities, but loads of independence. Every moment from the planning stages to the end of the semester was seamless with the help of the CIS staff. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Overall Rating

7/ 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    2

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    6

Overall, great quality and experiences.

As aforementioned, the main issue was the roommate situation for the first month. Following the resolution that came, everything else was fine. Communication is a lacking between program/university/students. There was never an introduction with a 'French buddy' as we were promised, not a lot of opportunities to interact with French students minus one party at the end of the program. The trips organized were great though.

Living Situation:
The flat was great, but the issue was the roommate. The screening process for roommates is HORRIBLE. I had a horrible first month due to severe roommate problems.

Program Administration:
A bit disorganized at times, to say the least. More communication would have resolved these issues.

Health and Safety:
Paris is reasonably safe, just be smart like you would in any other city.

Social Life:
You're on your own with this one; make friends quickly with the other members of your program and hope for the best in terms of making friends with non-Americans.