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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Partner Areas of Study: Art History, English, French, History, Sociology
Language of Instruction: French Housing Options: Homestay
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Internship Available: No
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden On-Site Language Course Required: Yes
Credits: 6 Language Prerequisite: 104 - Four semesters of language instruction (or the equivalent) required
Academic Level: 3. Junior, 4. Senior
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Paris Summer - Advanced Language

Program Overview

Paris Summer

Learn about French culture and history while improving your French language abilities—all while studying in one of the most famous cities in the world. Paris becomes your classroom: see ballets at the opera, visit open air markets, take tours of local neighborhoods, and more.

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NOTE: Program dates listed in Studio Abroad are approximate. Please refer to IES Abroad predeparture materials for planning travel.

Why Paris?

You know what it's like to fall in love—but Paris won't break your heart. You'll want to spend all of your time admiring cultural icons like the Eiffel Tower. You'll get lost in the city's exquisite art scene. You'll want to savor the decadent French cuisine at local restaurants. You'll take long walks along the River Seine and wander aimlessly through the city streets for hours. All in the name of love. Je t'aime, Paris!

Student Life

Whether it's an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, housing that is well-located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path—we're all about our student services. To find out more specific details, click here and select the Student Life tab.

About IES Abroad

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 6,000 study abroad students every year. From our headquarters in Chicago to our 115+ study abroad programs in more than 35 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences.

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What is it really like to live in Paris? Check out our virtual tour of all the places you'll come to know and love when you study abroad there—including where you'll live and learn. Take the tour!

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Academics & Curriculum

Participants on this program earn 6 credits through French language and area studies courses. All courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise specified, are taught in French, and incorporate class-related excursions in Paris including visits to art museums, architectural wonders, and historic landmarks. Course options are determined by language proficiency. Depending on the level of French determined by a language placed exam, students take on one of the following course loads:

  • The advanced French language course and one area studies course
  • Two French-taught area studies courses

Students interested in learning more about course offerings can find information here.

Accommodation & Meals

Participants often live in a French home in Paris or its surrounding banlieues (suburbs). Participants eat breakfast daily and three evening meals per week with their hosts; other meals are available at university cafeterias and inexpensive restaurants.

A limited number of apartments are also available for an additional fee. Internet access is available via Ethernet cable. Rooms are single studios, and each apartment has a private bathroom and small kitchenette. An IES Abroad Resident Assistant lives on-site. Meals are not included.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.