Study Abroad in Paris

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Paris

Just thinking of Paris conjures up scenes of charming cafes, delicious baguettes, long strolls along the Seine, and visiting the Eiffel Tower at night. It’s no wonder it is a popular destination for study abroad in France. This beautiful city is rich in culture, world class museums, entertainment, great food, and home to Ivy League universities, such as the Sorbonne and SciencesPo. Those who study in Paris will find that its central location in Western Europe makes traveling easy and affordable to neighboring European and African countries. From art students to history buffs, and every major in between, study abroad in Paris has something for everyone to enjoy.

Study Abroad in Paris

Paris is home to a variety of academic institutions, including French universities, foreign universities, and numerous language schools. Therefore, you can find study abroad programs in Paris for practically any major in both English and French. The most popular areas of study in Paris are fashion, art, art history, history, international relations, architecture, women's studies, literature, political science, and French language studies.

Everything about the French university experience is different from the American one, especially when it comes to courses. The majority of French courses are divided into two sections or séances; each one meets about one to three hours a week. These séancess are the cours magistral (CM) and the travaux dirigés (TD), and range from three to five credits. At the beginning of the semester, your “prof” (what French students call professors) will give you the syllabus called the programme or calendrier des séances. This will outline when you will have your assignments, which are usually devoir sur table, an essay written in class using your texts for reference and support. ...

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Marist-Mod'Spe Paris Fashion Program

Experience in-depth fashion study at the center of the French fashion industry! Marist College and ModSpe Paris have partnered to offer students a study abroad program that is highly-focused on international fashion. With all fashion coursework in English, the program offers students not (yet) fluent in the French language an opportunity to engage with leaders in the field. Semester, academic y...

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New York University Paris

NYU Paris is located on the Left Bank in the Latin Quarter, a neighborhood known for its rich culture, relaxed atmosphere, and storied intellectual history. The new facility offers ample classroom space, a computer lab, reading room, student lounge, and administrative offices. NYU staff encourage cultural exchanges with local students by organizing food tastings and walking tours. Staff also pl...

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ELI-Experiential Learning International

Study abroad in Paris, the City of Lights, with ELI. Students can spend a semester studying European Studies, Economics, Political Science, and more, alongside international and local students. ELI accepts American and Canadian students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and strong French language skills.

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Inspiring Summer and Semester Programs in France

Immerse yourself in the French culture and lifestyle by studying abroad with SAI Programs. Hosted by the American University of Paris and the Paris American Academy, students can spend up to 15 weeks and gain a maximum of 15 academic credits. Discover the beauty of Paris through weekly cultural activities and excursions provided by SAI Programs.

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APA Paris: Advanced Program

Become a true Parisian and take classes in French amongst French students with APA Paris' Advanced study abroad program. Build your schedule by choosing 4-5 classes, in any field of study, at our schools of higher learning and University of Paris partner institutions, in-house electives, or replacing a class with an independent study. Receive weekly one-on-one language help with one of our prof...

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CUPA - Center for University Programs Abroad

Study abroad in Paris, France with CUPA. This program is open to American participants and offers courses in Fashion Design and Merchandising, International Policy and Diplomacy, and Studio Arts at 11 different institutions including the Universite Paris- Sorbonne, Ecole du Louvre, and Universite Pierre et Marie Curie. Students are required to have taken at least five semesters of college-level...

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Spend Your Semester or Summer in France with AIFS

Indulge in the City of Lights while studying abroad with AIFS. American students can study and earn credits from the prestigious La Sorbonne, the Catholic University of Paris, or at the University of Paris IV. The programs are open to students of any degree level, with a minimum of 2.5 GPA. Both universities also accept students with no previous French language experience. The universities prov...

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Cultural Immersion Through Study Programs in France

Develop a higher fluency in French and study abroad in Paris with IES Abroad. Students can take part in programs in Business & International Affairs, French Studies, and Language for a Semester or a whole Academic Year. IES lets students participate in optional field trips, live with a host family, and study at the Sorbonne, Institut Catholique de Paris, Universitie de Paris VIII, and other not...

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Athena Study Abroad in Paris, France

The very city of Paris itself will be your classroom in this program with Athena Study Abroad! The Paris, France program focuses on the interaction of students with their surroundings-the city of Paris itself. Classes do not only take place in traditional classrooms, but also venture out to prominent aspects of Parisian culture, such as the Louvre or even walking the streets to learn about P...

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Budget Academic Programs in Paris with CSA!

Experience city life in Paris through CSA's Budget Study Abroad programs. Students can study at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and the Catholic University of Paris, two of the city's notable schools. Aside from French language and culture, students can study a wide selection of other courses such as History, Political Science, and Sociology.