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The API French Language Immersion Program provides students with the opportunity to study intensive French language at the Institut Catholique de Paris, located in the 6th arrondissement (or neighborhood) of Paris. Students can earn 5 U.S. college semester credits upon successful completion of their studies. Students will live with local host families who provide students with half-board and laundry once per week. Most classes will be held in the mornings, allowing for participation in API cultural and recreational activities in the afternoons and evenings.
Note: Students can receive $100 for each applicant they refer to an API high school summer program (excluding the Parsons Paris Pre-College program). The applicant must include the student's name as the referral source on the online application.
Excursions: Examples of day trips and excursions may include trips to Normandy (Mont Saint-Michel & Saint-Malo), Versailles, and Giverny.
API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns. Students on this program may experience day trips to locations such as Normandy, Giverny, and more!
TOTAL CREDITS - 5 semester credits (U.S. college credits)
The API French Language Immersion Program provides students with the opportunity to study intensive French language at the Institut Catholique de Paris, located in the 6th arrondissement (or neighborhood) of Paris. Students can earn 5 U.S. college semester credits upon successful completion of their studies. Most classes will be held in the mornings, allowing for participation in API cultural and recreational activities in the afternoons and evenings.
Classes are taught in French. A placement exam will be administered prior to arrival to determine each student's level of language proficiency. The summer session provides a general overview of French language studies for all levels. Students will have 21 hours of class per week: 18 hours of French language plus 2 workshops in phonetics or written French, depending on each student's level and ability. Students will earn a total of 84 contact hours for the summer session.
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!
*Itinerary subject to change. Cultural activities may include cooking sessions, a bike tour, pastry & cheese hunts, visits to the cinema and theater, as well as museums and perfumeries, tours of Montmartre and the Luxembourg Gardens, etc.
The language courses at the ICP allow students to maximize their French proficiency through studying grammar, vocabulary and phonetics. Students take 21 hours of class per week. During the Summer 1 session, students will take 21 hours of French language only. During the Summer 2 session, students will take 18 hours of French langauge and 3 hours of phonetics each week.
Language of Instruction: French
Recommended US semester credits: 5
Students in the French language and culture program will live with a local host family. Host families provide 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.