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Designed for students who wish to study abroad in Paris and take their courses with French students, this program allows students to select their courses from those offered at the Université Paris Dauphine. Classes are offered in English with other international students, and students can also select classes in French with local students if they have the sufficient language level. Students with the appropriate language level may complete a course for API students, taught in French by a local professor at the API Paris Center. Interested students may also choose to complete a teaching internship for an additional fee.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Monthly Transit Pass

Tutoring

Housing (including meals and laundry with some options)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores (2nd semester), juniors and seniors
  • Advanced/superior level of French preferred
  • University Approval Form
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
  • Submit API application, one letter of recommendation, statement of purpose, resume, and one official transcript to API
  • 2 passport I.D. photos
  • Online placement exam and interview with UMASS Amherst program coordinator
  • Supplemental application requirements are solicited upon receipt of API application
  • UMASS SYSTEM STUDENTS ONLY - Apply directly through the UMASS Amherst International Programs Office (IPO)
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Aug, 2021 - Jan, 2022 $15,980 Apr 1, 2021 Jun 1, 2021

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and the surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Paris programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • French Châteaux

    Students will have the unique opportunity to explore an authentic French château and its surroundings in the Ile de France, name given to the Greater Paris region.

  • Alsace & Germany

    The Alsace region is located in the Rhine plaine in the north eastern part of France.

    It is bordered by Germany and Switzerland. Over the centuries Alsace has been back and of forth under the control of France and Germany. It is well known for its flowery villages with timbered houses, its wine road, its blue Vosges mountains and forests with pleasant pine scents as well as its medieval eagles nest castles. A stop on the other side of the Rhine will be a nice opportunity to discover a part of the Schwarzwald region in Germany giving this three days excursion an international dimension.

  • Normandy

    On the Alabaster Coast, the gigantic chalky cliffs of Etretat are unmissable, but the dynamic ports are worth the detour: Le Havre turned to the seas of the whole world or Dieppe and the incessant ferry traffic with the English coasts. The pebble beaches also book beautiful shows; located in the valleys, they are particularly photogenic at low tide.

    A bit further in the South, you find Honfleur which is the city best known for its picturesque old pond, characterized by its houses with slate facade, and for having been represented many times by artists, including Monet and Johan Barthold Jongkind, that contributed to the appearance of the Impressionism.

  • Nantes

    The city of Nantes, dynamic, particularly attractive, occupies a central position on the west. Capital of its department, Loire-Atlantique, it is also the main city of its region. Near the sea, its own vineyard and its own terroir. Also, due to its rich History, Nantes is a multicultural city: it used to be the capital of Brittany until the 15th century. The port town quickly became an important hub of triangular trade, and more particularly of slave trade in the 18th century.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 credits per semester

Designed for students who wish to study abroad in Paris and take their courses with French students, this program allows students to select their courses from those offered at the Université Paris Dauphine. Classes are offered in English with other international students, and students can also select classes in French with local students if they have the sufficient language level. Students with the appropriate language level may complete a course for API students, taught in French by a local professor at the API Paris Center. Interested students may also choose to complete a teaching internship for an additional fee. Note - this program has limited availability - apply early!

UNIVERSITÉ PARIS DAUPHINE

Established in 1968, the Université Paris Dauphine is a leading business school in France. Its campus is located next to the Bois de Boulogne and supports a strong international student body. Roughly one-fourth of Dauphine’s student population is made up of international students. Dauphine specializes in the fields of organizational sciences and decision making. It also offers courses in management, economy, law, political science, sociology, applied mathematics, information technology and data processing. Courses are predominantly taught in French, but numerous options are available to take coursework in English as well. To prepare for the immersion experience, students complete preparatory program or “stage” aimed at introducing visiting students to the French academic system and the campus. Admission to this program is selective.

TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts are issued by the University of Massachusetts Amherst upon completion of the program.

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    Francine Bost-Millischer will be one of your Resident Directors in Paris and a resource for you on-site.

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    Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - [email protected]

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    Laure Bettencourt will be your Student Life Coordinator in Paris and will assist you in adjusting to life in France!

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    Violaine will be your Academic Coordinator in Paris and will assist you in achieving your educational goals with us in France!

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    Milena Duviviez

    Milena will be your Student Life Coordinator in Paris and will assist you in adjusting to life in France!

COURSE OFFERINGS

Students will be able to choose from a variety of subject areas taught in French, including:

  • Communication
  • Comptabilité
  • Contrôle de gestion
  • Droit
  • Finance de marché
  • Français
  • Gestion commerciale
  • Informatique
  • Langues
  • Logistique
  • Marketing
  • Mathématiques
  • Organisation
  • Ressources humaines
  • Sports
  • Statistiques
  • Stratégie
  • Systèmes d’Information

A number of courses are also available in English. Subjects available in English vary per semester and may include:

  • Culture & Civilization
  • Economics
  • Gender Studies
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Literature

CREDIT INFORMATION

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. credits, divide the contact hours available by 15.

Dauphine Course Information

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Language of Instruction: French   

Université Paris Dauphine Class Catalog

Histoire de la Gastronomique Française (History of French Cuisine) - API Course

Who has never dreamt of chocolate mousse, foie gras, or fondue? Why is France so attached to its cuisine and culinary traditions? How did they develop and what role do they play within daily life as well as national identity? How could the French indulge themselves in fastuous and lengthy meals and joyfully continue to speak about food while eating? What does eating mean? This course is designed to understand the role and place of French Cuisine within its society from an historical point of view, and to put into practice this “savoir vivre français” by cooking some traditional dishes and sharing them together. This is a reading and research class, with a cooking and tasting component.

Language of Instruction: French   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Highlights
  • Enroll in classes with French students
    • Classes taught in French (some courses available in English)
      • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
        • Teaching internships available (for credit)
          • International excursion during some semesters

    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.

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