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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Areas of Study: Art History, Economics, French, History, Literature, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics
Language of Instruction: English, French Housing Options: Shared Apartment
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Internship Available: No
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden On-Site Language Course Required: No
Credits: 15 + Language Prerequisite: 103 - Three semesters of language instruction (or the equivalent) required
Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Description:
Paris Night

Institut Catholique de Paris


Founded in 1875, Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP) is the inheritor of the Medieval Liberal Art College and the Sorbonne, the oldest academic institution in France. It is centrally located in "The City of Lights", having been built upon the site of an old Carmelite convent from the 17th century. ICP is a place of serenity and history, a unique environment conducive to study, research and campus life. This study abroad option is perfect for students seeking to improve their French.

Academics & Curriculum

ICP courses are offered in ECT. American students typically enroll in 30 ECT worth of courses to earn 15 CUA credits. Students need at least 6 ECT in any given subject to fulfill a required course at Catholic University. While a few courses are available in English, most are taught in French. A full list of courses can be found here.

Accommodation & Meals

Participants on this program live in shared, furnished apartments offered through an independent housing provider.  Apartments are typically located no more than 45 minutes away from campus.

The apartment includes double rooms furnished with broadband internet (pack an ethernet cable!), washer and drying rack, shared bathroom, and kitchen, which includes a refrigerator, stove, oven, cookware, utensils, and dishes. The rooms include a shared desk with a clean, thick mattresses in good condition, clean pillows in good condition, bed linens (one set per resident), comforters (one per resident), and towels (two per resident).

All students have access to the on-campus student cafeteria for a quick snack or to a food truck inside the campus.

Exchange Scholars

Exchange Scholar programs at The Catholic University of America provide an immersive international experience for a limited number of highly qualified students.  This exclusive opportunity enables students to study at a select group of prestigious universities worldwide.  Exchange partner schools are selected on the basis of mission, academic excellence, dedication to internationalization, and a commitment to research.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017
Rolling Admission 01/17/2018 06/02/2018
NOTE: Students should arrive on Jan. 16 and depart on June 3, 2018
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 09/12/2018 06/08/2019
NOTE: Dates are tentative. Please consult with the Office of Education Abroad and/or ICP staff before booking flights.
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed