IES Abroad Paris Language Immersion
Immerse yourself in the French language in one of the most famous, beautiful, and culturally rich cities in the world. Paris will be your classroom as you explore the open-air markets, 19th-Century passageways, diverse neighborhoods, and so much more. You will discover that Paris is a city of tradition and innovation—a city alive with energy as it prepares for its green, sustainable future in addition to preparations to host the Summer Olympics in 2024.
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!
Academics & Curriculum
You will enroll in one or two courses depending on your language level. You either enroll in one language course, one language and one area studies course, or two area studies courses. All courses are taught in French at the IES Abroad Center by local faculty.
- Students with 2-3 semesters of French will enroll in Intermediate Intensive French Language and Culture.
- Students with 4-5 semesters of French will take Advanced Grammar & Culture and one French-taught area studies course.
- Students with 6 or more semesters of French will take two French-taught area studies courses.
Accommodation & Meals
Participants stay 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.
Students attending this program may consider applying to one or more of the following scholarships:
More scholarship opportunities can be found on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarship webpage.