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This program provides a general overview of French language and culture to all levels for those who wish to study abroad in Paris for a summer session.

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

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

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

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of French speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport

During the program, students have the opportunity to broaden their classroom education through several organized excursions, which are included in the price of the program. Overnight lodging, breakfast, entrance fees and transportation to and from the excursion locations are included. Although excursions are subject to change depending on availability, weather and other factors, students are provided with an itinerary for their program excursions prior to departure.

  • 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.

  • Giverny and Auvers Sur Oise

    Giverny offers visitors a treat as they visit the former residence of Claude Monet where the artist lived and worked. Once in Giverny, the visitor is at the heart of an adorable village, where Claude Monet’s former residence stands. This beautiful mansion and garden where the impressionist lived and painted his famous waterlily paintings are open to your eyes and senses. Walking down the paths of the garden is like entering one of Claude Monet’s painting. The village close by is Auvers sur Oise where Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Théo are buried. Auvers inspired Van Gogh during his short stay at the Auberge Ravoux producing 70 paintings among which Auvers’s medieval church. Daubigny, Cézanne, Pissaro and later Vlaminkor Wickenden also stayed in this picturesque village along the Oise river.

  • Loire Valley

    Visiting the Loire Valley palaces is like visiting 16th century Renaissance France when fortified medieval fortresses were transformed into delicate castles inspired by Italian architecture. Such is the case of le Château d’Amboise where Leonardo da Vinci was buried.

    The Château de Chenonceau is an exceptional site not only because of its original design, the richness of its collections, its furniture and its decorations, but also because of its destiny, since it was loved, administrated and protected by women.

    Depending on the program, the students may also enjoy an ultimate experience: a traditional boat ride on the Loire river. Also, depending on the program, the students can experience the splendor of Chambord’s castle and its exceptional architectural creation that draws its inspiration from the French tradition as much as from the new ideas of the Italian Renaissance.

  • 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.

  • Champagne

    This region is famous for its production of Champagne as well as its architecture. One highlight of the region is the gothic cathedral in the town of Reims. The Notre-Dame de Reims was entirely rebuilt after being bombed during World War I and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Normandy, Mont Sant-Michel, Saint Malo

    Discovery of one of the most visited monuments in France, the Mont-Saint Michel. When arriving on spot the students discover wonderful landscapes: open water, sand dunes, saltwater meadows, marshes… Students love the walk in the quick sands in the bay, and explore the abbey and its impressive history started in 708. During the weekend, they also discover the fortified town of Saint-Malo surrounded by its 17th century walls.

    Depending on the program, students may also walk on Omaha beach and visit the museum explaining World War II and the D-Day.

  • Giverny and Auvers Sur Oise

    Giverny offers visitors a treat as they visit the former residence of Claude Monet where the artist lived and worked until Once in Giverny, the visitor is at the heart of an adorable village where Claude Monet’s former residence stands. This beautiful mansion and garden where the impressionist lived and painted his famous waterlily paintings are open to your eyes and senses. The visit continues to Auvers sur Oise where Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Théo are buried. Auvers inspired Van Gogh during his short stay at the Auberge Ravoux producing 70 paintings among which Auvers’s medieval church. Daubigny, Cézanne, Pissaro, and later Vlaminkor Wickenden also stayed in this picturesque village along the Oise river.

  • Loire Valley

    Visiting the Loire Valley palaces is like visiting 16th century Renaissance France when fortified medieval fortresses were transformed into delicate castles inspired by Italian architecture. Such is the case of le Château d’Amboise where Leonardo da Vinci was buried.

    The Château de Chenonceau is an exceptional site not only because of its original design, the richness of its collections, its furniture and its decorations, but also because of its destiny, since it was loved, administrated and protected by women.

    Depending on the program, the students may also enjoy an ultimate experience: a traditional boat ride on the Loire river. Also, depending on the program, the students can experience the splendor of Chambord’s castle and its exceptional architectural creation that draws its inspiration from the French tradition as much as from the new ideas of the Italian Renaissance.

  • Champagne

    This region is famous for its production of Champagne as well as its architecture. One highlight of the region is the gothic cathedral in the town of Reims. The Notre-Dame de Reims was entirely rebuilt after being bombed during World War I and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • 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.

  • Normandy, Mont Sant-Michel, Saint Malo

    Discovery of one of the most visited monuments in France, the Mont-Saint Michel. When arriving on spot the students discover wonderful landscapes: open water, sand dunes, saltwater meadows, marshes… Students love the walk in the quick sands in the bay, and explore the abbey and its impressive history started in 708. During the weekend, they also discover the fortified town of Saint-Malo surrounded by its 17th century walls.

    Depending on the program, students may also walk on Omaha beach and visit the museum explaining World War II and the D-Day.

What You’ll Study

PROGRAM DETAILS

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 semester credits per session (up to 12 total)

This program provides a general overview of French language and culture to all levels for those who wish to study abroad in Paris for a summer session.

Students take 21 hours of class per week. During the June session, coursework will be comprised exclusively of French language study in the mornings from 9am – 12pm Monday through Friday, as well as in the afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. During the July session, students will have French language study in the mornings Monday through Friday and on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons (18 hours per week), along with phonetics classes on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons (3 hours per week).

TRANSCRIPTS

All courses are taught at and transcripts are issued by the Institut Catholique de Paris upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Francine Bost-Millischer

    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

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

    Email - rebecca.cott@apiabroad.com

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    Laure Bettencourt

    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 Peladan

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

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.

Intensive French Language - ICP Summer

Students take 21 hours of class per week. During the June session, coursework will be comprised exclusively of French language study in the mornings from 9am – 12pm Monday through Friday, as well as in the afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. During the July session, students will have French language study in the mornings Monday through Friday and on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons (18 hours per week), along with phonetics classes on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons (3 hours per week).

Language of Instruction: French   

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Intensive French Language - ICP Summer

Students take 21 hours of class per week. During the June session, coursework will be comprised exclusively of French language study in the mornings from 9am – 12pm Monday through Friday, as well as in the afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. During the July session, students will have French language study in the mornings Monday through Friday and on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons (18 hours per week), along with phonetics classes on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons (3 hours per week).

Language of Instruction: French   

View Syllabus   

Intensive French Language - ICP Summer

Students take 21 hours of class per week. During the June session, coursework will be comprised exclusively of French language study in the mornings from 9am – 12pm Monday through Friday, as well as in the afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. During the July session, students will have French language study in the mornings Monday through Friday and on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons (18 hours per week), along with phonetics classes on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons (3 hours per week).

Language of Instruction: French   

View Syllabus   

Highlights
  • Classes taught in 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.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 2 Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 1, 2019 $5,480 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019
Summer 1 Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019 $5,480 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019
Summer 1 and 2 Combined Jun 1, 2019 - Aug 1, 2019 $9,580 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019