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 shared, furnished apartments offered through an independent housing provider. 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.
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 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.