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The intensive month session provides a general overview of French language study for all levels for those who wish to study abroad in Paris for a short term. Students attend French language classes according to their level and ability. Overnight excursions are not included in the cost of the intensive month sessions but can be added for an extra fee when available.
*Please note the application deadline has been extended for the Spring session. Additional fees may apply.
TOTAL CREDITS - 4 credits per month session
The intensive month session provides a general overview of French language study for all levels for those who wish to study abroad in Paris for a short-term. Students attend French language classes according to their level and ability. Overnight excursions are not included in the cost of the intensive month sessions but can be added for an extra fee when available.
This program is for students at all levels. Classes are taught at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. A student’s French level is based on a placement test administered by the ICP.
The intensive month is offered in January. Students take 21 hours of class per week for a total of 63 contact hours, or 4 semester credits. The classes take place every morning, Monday through Friday, and Tuesday/Thursday afternoons.
The Intensive Month session can also be added to a semester program, providing an excellent means by which to improve French language proficiency prior to starting semester studies.
Students receive a transcript from the Institut Catholique de Paris upon completion of their program.
Francine Bost-Millischer will be one of your Resident Directors in Paris and a resource for you on-site.
Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!
Violaine will be your Academic Coordinator in Paris and will assist you in achieving your educational goals with us in France!
Most API partner universities in France operate on the contact hour system, wherein the number of credits earned depends on the time spent in class. To determine the conversion of contact hours to U.S. semester credits, divide the contact hours available by 15.
The intensive month is offered in January and September. Students take 21 hours of class per week for a total of 63 contact hours, or 4 semester credits. The classes take place every morning, Monday through Friday, and Tuesday/Thursday afternoons.
Language of Instruction: French
Students who choose to live with families are provided with five breakfast meals and two dinner meals per week with the family, along with a grocery stipend card to offset the cost of meals. Host families serve as a unique introduction into French culture and may be made up of a married couple with children, retirement-age couples, or a divorced or widowed woman with or without children. Most families live in apartments with 2-4 bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a living/dining area. In some cases, there may be another API or international student in the same apartment. While most family placements offer a single room, some students share a double room.
Students also have the option of living in shared apartments that are located throughout Paris. Most are designed to house 4 students in double-occupancy bedrooms, though some may be larger. Meals are not provided, however, apartments are equipped with kitchen appliances, and students receive a grocery stipend card to offset the cost of meals.
Students in the dorm generally live in single rooms. Some rooms may be equipped with a sink, though students share bathroom and kitchen facilities. Most of the other students in the dorm are American. Students who select the dorm option are responsible for their own meals, though they will receive a grocery stipend card to offset the cost of meals.