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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden Program Type: Exchange
Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior Areas of Study: Art History, Economics, French, History, Literature, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Credits: 15 +
Language Prerequisite: 103 - Three semesters of language instruction (or the equivalent) required On-Site Language Course Required: No
Language of Instruction: English, French Housing Options: Shared Apartment
Internship Available: No COVID-19 Vaccine Required: No
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

Full course load = 24 ECT per semester (Students may not take less than this)

ICP courses are offered in ECT. American students typically enroll in 24 ECT worth of courses to earn 15 CUA credits. Students need at least 5 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. Simply choose the faculty department you're interested in, and then click "Brochure" (on the right side, under Programme).

Accommodation & Meals

Participants on this program live in furnished apartments offered through an independent housing provider. Apartments are studios with a bathroom and small kitchenette, while the building also features common areas for socializing. Apartments are located approximately 30 to 45 minutes by public transit from campus. Students should plan ahead for their commutes to class - this is a great time to get some reading done or catch a glimpse of a different part of the city.

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
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** 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.

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