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Enrich the time between high school and college in a gap program, differentiate your resume with an internship, or get class credit while you study abroad. Along the way, you’ll attend prestigious universities, enjoy career-accelerating experiences, and immerse yourself in France’s language, lifestyle and culture.

Paris France Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Destination Overview

Immerse yourself in French culture and the way of life in Cannes, Grenoble, or Paris!  Courses are taught in French at all levels, from beginning to superior. Classes are comprised of other foreign and American students.

Whether it’s gastronomic greatness, artistic endeavor or cultural cachet you’re looking for, there’s no doubt that France still sits right at the top of the European heap. France is the country for which the word chic was invented – seductive and aloof, old-fashioned and forward-looking, but always characterized by a certain je ne sais quoi. France is Europe’s most diverse, tasty, and, in many ways, exciting country to explore. With more than 60 million people, it features three distinct mountain ranges (the Alps, the Pyrenees and the Central), the Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, cosmopolitan cities, and sleepy villages.

Meet the Resident Directors in Grenoble

Cities in France with API Programs:

Cannes, France at twilight
Why Cannes
  • Home to the famous international Cannes Film Festival
  • Coastal city known for luxury and the arts
  • Located on the French Riviera 
  • Well connected to France and the rest of Europe via plane, trains, and buses.
  • This region of France offers nearly 300 days of sunshine annually
  • Walk down the Promenade de la Croisette and see Cannes’ sandy beaches, luxury hotels, and more!
Grenoble France
Why Grenoble
  • Live and study with the magnificent French Alps as your backdrop
  • Acclaimed French universities
  • Grenoble is known as a university town, with a vibrant and active student population
  • Amazing French cuisine
  • Its proximity to Switzerland, Italy, Monaco and the Mediterranean make it easy to travel and explore new places
  • Wonderful museums and rich culture
  • Fantastic hiking and biking opportunities
  • Great skiing and winter sports (site of 1968 Olympic Winter Games)
Grenoble France
Paris France Notre Dame
Why Paris
  • The iconic Eiffel Tower, famous Champs-Elysées, and some of the best museums in the world
  • World-class cosmopolitan city
  • Excellent French universities
  • Home to legendary artists, poets, politicians, and scientists 
  • Known the world over as a center for politics, as well as for exceptional art, cuisine, culture and fashion
  • One of the most romantic cities in the world, and often referred to as “The City of Love”
  • The opportunity to explore each of the city’s arrondissements (districts), each with its own unique personality and story
  • Hub for European travel

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

API is committed to providing enriching international experiences to its participants. We believe in the importance of promoting acceptance, dignity, and respect among people of all backgrounds. API demonstrates its commitment to inclusiveness by providing affordable and accessible programs, offering individualized support, and conducting ongoing diversity education and training for all API staff. No matter who you are or where you come from, API will support you during your journey abroad.

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“API provided me with the tools I needed to succeed, while also challenging me to grow personally, professionally, and academically. API staff were very supportive through the entire process of study abroad – from the pre-departure process, arrival, on-site staff, departure, to return home. I would definitely recommend studying abroad with API.”

~Stephanie M.
API Grenoble student
Student at Eiffel Tower in Paris
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