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Art History in Florence. Biomedical Engineering in Barcelona. Comparative Healthcare Systems in Havana. Global Business in London. With API Customized Programs, some of the best learning happens outside of the classroom walls. The world is your classroom. API is ready to help you develop your next customized or faculty-led program.
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Experience the world from anywhere in the world with API’s virtual programs. Tackle global challenges, study a new language with native speakers, give your resume a global edge, and more! Want to go abroad and go virtual? You can mix and match your programs to do both at the same time.
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Paris is well known as one of the most intellectual and intriguing cities in the world. The city maintains its status as the premier city in France and a leader in politics, art and fashion; every section of the city has its own unique charm and makes Paris a city like no other. For the history lover, the tour should begin in the heart of old Paris, the Ile de la Cité, which lies in the middle of the Seine River. Here one can explore the Cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Paris, the Palais de Justice and a hidden jewel, Sainte Chapelle. For the art lover, the city holds countless museums, all boasting incredible collections. Some of the most popular include the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Musée Rodin and Centre Georges Pompidou. Tucked away in the city’s twenty arrondissements, or districts, are many more amazing sights and sounds waiting to be discovered.
API students will study abroad at the Institut Catholique de Paris while pursuing their gap year in Paris. Founded in 1948, the ILCF (Institut de Langue et de Cultures Françaises) is a department within the Institut Catholique de Paris. Courses are available in French and in English at the ILCF. The ILCF welcomes more than 2,000 foreign students each year, representing more than 60 different nationalities.
“The API Paris staff was amazing! They make a great team and truly make everyone feel at home."
API students in Paris have the opportunity to give back to their local community through various volunteer projects, including entertaining children at a local children's hospital, and distributing meals to those in need.
Hike up the Eiffel Tower
Roam the charming side streets of Montmartre
Visit the catacombs
Paris Fashion Week (September-October)
Paris Carnival (March-April)
Le Tour de France (June-July)
The Institut Catholique de Paris is a private French university founded in 1875 that offers a variety of French language and culture programs to students at all levels.
Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!
Francine Bost-Millischer will be one of your Resident Directors in Paris and a resource for you on-site.
Violaine will be your Academic Coordinator in Paris and will assist you in achieving your educational goals with us in France!