Study Abroad in France This Summer: Film & Fashion in Cannes!

March 2, 2023
study abroad in france this summer

Hoping to study abroad in France this summer? We have the perfect program for you: Summer Film and Fashion in Cannes! API’s collaboration with Parsons Paris and the ESRA International Film School bring together a fully immersive learning experience with a focus on Fashion and Filmmaking in the iconic setting on the French Riviera. Read on to learn more about this new API program. 

The Location: Cannes You Believe It?

Cannes, France is a coastal city located in the French Riviera known for luxury and the arts. It’s also home to the famous international Cannes Film Festival, and with nearly 300 days of sunshine annually, it’s the perfect place to spend the summer. While not in class, you can walk down the Promenade de la Croisette and see Cannes’ sandy beaches, luxury hotels, and more. Not to mention, it’s well connected to France and the rest of Europe via plane, trains, and buses, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities for new adventures!

The Program Hosted by Parsons Paris and ESRA International Film School

Study abroad in France this summer by spending 3 weeks learning filmmaking and fashion by selecting one of three courses taught by industry leaders: Introduction to Filmmaking, Fashion Film, or Fashion, Film, and Gender. Additionally, one of the special things about this program is the unique collaboration between API and two globally recognized art schools: Parsons Paris and ERSA International Film School

Parsons Paris, which is part of The New School and Parsons School of Design in New York City, offers innovative English language bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. These programs cover topics in  fashion, strategic design management, art, media, and technology. ESRA International Film School, offers undergraduate and graduate programs specializing in theoretical and practical training in the fields of film and television, sound, music and animation.

The combination of these two schools provides the framework for an enriching and immersive program, allowing you the opportunity to learn from the experts. Additionally, you’ll participate in cultural events like the Firework Festival, a day trip to Sainte-Marguerite Island, an overnight excursion to Marseille for the Marseille Film Festival, and more! Lastly, you’ll be right on the beach, staying just 15 minutes from campus and 10 minutes by bus from downtown Cannes. All in all, the Summer Film and Fashion program in Cannes will help you gain hands-on filmmaking experience with a beautiful backdrop! 

Apply for a Summer to Remember – Applications Due Soon!

Ready to immerse yourself in one of the most popular destinations in the south of France? Applications are due March 27th and we’re here to help you get there! If you have any questions about the application process, don’t hesitate to reach out. Let us know where you are in the process at [email protected] or chat with us on our website Monday – Friday from 8AM – 6PM.


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