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Students in this program select a combination of international business courses taught in English, and may also brush up on their French language skills while abroad.

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

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

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

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

  • Bordeaux

    Bordeaux is one of the largest cities in France and is located in the South West of the country, not far from the Atlantic Ocean.

    The center of a legendary winegrowing region, this vibrant and sophisticated city is a top gourmet and cultural destination. Synonymous with fine wines, Bordeaux is one of France’s most beautiful and elegant cities - indeed, half the city is Unesco-listed, making it the largest urban World Heritage site. Visitors appreciate both the monumental stone architecture and attractive nooks and crannies of this city, with its fascinating historical and cultural heritage around every corner. Also, it is now fastly connected to Paris with a new TGV line connecting both cities in just over two hours.

  • 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.

  • Aix-En-Provence/Avignon

    Avignon is one of the most fascinating towns in southern France and known for its music festival, splendid houses and museums with rich works of art, mosaics and Romanesque and Gothic Sculptures. Students will visit the famous Pope’s Palace that was home to seven Popes from 1305 to 1378 before the papacy moved back to the Vatican. Near the palace is the famous half bridge Pont St. Bénezet, in which a popular children’s song was written describing folk dancing on the bridge.

  • 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.

  • Bruges

    Bruges, also called the “Venice of the North,” is an outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement. Picturesque cobbled lanes and dreamy canals link exceptionally photogenic market squares lined with soaring towers, historic churches, and old whitewashed almshouses. Flemish Belgium inspired some of the most famous Flemish Baroque painters such as Rubens.

  • Strasbourg

    The capital of the Alsace region, Strasbourg has one of Europe’s largest medieval quarters. In the Grand Île and Petite France, cobbled streets weave between creaking timber-framed houses that have survived for hundreds of years. The city is also the home of many European and international institutions, including the Council of Europe, on which the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament.

  • Burgundy

    Burgundy is one of France’s most famous wine-producing regions. Students on this excursion will have the chance to visit the renowned city and ancient capital of the region – Dijon – known overseas for its famous mustard, as well as Beaune. Beaune is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the district, also known the world over for its wine auctions.
  • Bordeaux

    Bordeaux is one of the largest cities in France and is located in the South West of the country, not far from the Atlantic Ocean.

    The center of a legendary winegrowing region, this vibrant and sophisticated city is a top gourmet and cultural destination. Synonymous with fine wines, Bordeaux is one of France’s most beautiful and elegant cities - indeed, half the city is Unesco-listed, making it the largest urban World Heritage site. Visitors appreciate both the monumental stone architecture and attractive nooks and crannies of this city, with its fascinating historical and cultural heritage around every corner. Also, it is now fastly connected to Paris with a new TGV line connecting both cities in just over two hours.

  • 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.

  • Bruges

    Bruges, also called the “Venice of the North,” is an outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement. Picturesque cobbled lanes and dreamy canals link exceptionally photogenic market squares lined with soaring towers, historic churches, and old whitewashed almshouses. Flemish Belgium inspired some of the most famous Flemish Baroque painters such as Rubens.

  • Strasbourg

    The capital of the Alsace region, Strasbourg has one of Europe’s largest medieval quarters. In the Grand Île and Petite France, cobbled streets weave between creaking timber-framed houses that have survived for hundreds of years. The city is also the home of many European and international institutions, including the Council of Europe, on which the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament.

  • Burgundy

    Burgundy is one of France’s most famous wine-producing regions. Students on this excursion will have the chance to visit the renowned city and ancient capital of the region – Dijon – known overseas for its famous mustard, as well as Beaune. Beaune is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the district, also known the world over for its wine auctions.
  • Angers

    Capital of Anjou, Angers is a city of Art and History, a haven of remarkable culture thanks to its Castle : King René, and to its Museum of Fine Arts where you will discover works dating from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century, at the Gothic Cathedral of Saint Maurice or the Museum Jean Lurçat which presents beautiful pieces of contemporary tapestry, echo of the beautiful hangings of the Château d'Angers. Located in the Loire Valley, Angers also has a natural wealth thanks to its three rivers flowing into the Loire.

  • Riviera

    The French Riviera, or “Côte d’Azur” in French is a mythical, known all over the world for its beaches and the authenticity and charm of its hinterland little villages.

    We will visit some of the famous cities by the Mediterranean sea, such as Cannes, Nice, Marseille or Antibes and also some genuine sites inland, such as Grasse or Saint Paul de Vence or even Bormes-les-Mimosas.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 semester credits

Students in this program select a combination of international business courses taught in English, and may also brush up on their French language skills while abroad.

Founded in 1974, PSB Paris School of Business (formerly ESG MS) is a European elite Grande Ecole management school that combines academic excellence, international awareness, and professional experiences.

Students will be able to select up to 6 business courses from the International BBA program. If they so choose, students may elect to pursue the Certificate of Business, wherein they will select 3 courses from one Major track, along with another 3 electives.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive a transcript from the Paris School of Business upon completion of their program. If a student enrolls in the API-led course or the teaching internship, they will receive a transcript from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. If a student enrolls in the University of Connecticut elective courses, they will receive a transcript from the University of Connecticut.

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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    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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    Laure Bettencourt 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 select up to 6 business courses from the International BBA program. If they so choose, students may elect to pursue the Certificate of Business, wherein they will select 3 courses from one Major track, along with another 3 electives.

Courses are available in the following areas:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Luxury Brand Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • International Business Electives
  • Teaching Internship

The following courses are examples of the courses that will be available each semester. Students should be flexible in their course choices as the official course schedule will become available closer to the program start date and will include a shortened list.

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.

Click here to view an example of the course catalog at Paris School of Business for Fall.

Click here to view an example of the course catalog at Paris School of Business for Spring.

Cost Accounting

This course aims at giving a basic understanding of concepts and tools of management accounting which include cost classification, and analysis, CVP and the different costing methods. Students will also be given an introduction to budgeting and KPIs.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Investment

The objective of the course is an introduction to the theory and practice of investment management. Topics covered include asset classes, asset allocation (asset classes), mutual funds.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Corporate Finance

This is a course in advanced corporate finance dealing with corporate valuation methods. It also covers capital budgeting decisions, optimal corporate structure dividend policy and option valuation.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Fundamentals of the Luxury Industry

The luxury industry surpassed 1 trillion euros’ retail sales value in 2015 worldwide. This industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in business. Changing consumer taste, developing markets and emerging technologies all represent enormous opportunity and challenges which luxury industry faces. In this course, students will take a closer look at the companies in this industry to see how the industry leaders frame the industry to overcome challenges and survive through the competition.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

History of Luxury

Luxury is a concept deeply rooted in our civilization. This course starts with a definition of luxury using evidence that every civilization has its own perception of luxury, each of which has an echo in our current society.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Luxury Merchandising

The course is a mix between academic theory combined with workshop/case studies and hands-on experiences (field work / on the site visits) in the luxury boutiques specialized in shoes, leather goods, accessories, cosmetics & perfumes, watches & jeweler, food & beverages. The course aims at giving students a comprehensive overview of the visual merchandising in the luxury industry and its impacts in business thanks to the recent new VM techniques and consequently, new challenges.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Operation Management

This course is mainly designed to approach the fundamentals of operations management, through simulation games and case studies. A strong focus is made on the understanding of the stakes of the OM, and its supportive function and role in the company.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Human Resource Management

This course will introduce and provide an overview of the major topics in human resource management (HRM). HRM is a fundamental component of the competitiveness, effectiveness, and sustainability of any organization, as it influences who is hired, how they are trained, evaluated, compensated, and what steps are taken to retain them.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Project Management

This course will introduce students to project management concepts, methods, and tools. The course will highlight project management’s value as an effective and efficient methodology for achieving specific business objectives through optimal use and control of resources and a management style designed to foster collaboration and commitment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Web Marketing

The aim of this course is to develop knowledge and examines digital marketing strategy and implementation as well as a detailed understanding of important digital channels and platforms. Participants will complete the course with a comprehensive knowledge of and experience with how to develop an integrated digital marketing strategy.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

International Marketing

This course will strengthen the concepts already acquired in international marketing by focusing on the all new marketing strategies as well as the differences between international marketing and domestic marketing.The main focus will be on ethnic marketing, viral marketing, and yield management.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Consumer Behavior

The objective of this course is to enable students to understand the essential theories of consumer behavior in an international perspective. The course will provide students with the basics of the consumer behavior, as a group of people as much as a single individual. In an international perspective, an emphasis is given in regards to cultural, lingual, and environment factors related to the consumer process.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Advertising

The objective of this course is to give students a good understanding of the media world to work in the advertising industry as advertising manager, a brand manager, a media planer in a media agency, an account manager, or in an advertising agency. The course will also cover ad sales in various media, including TV, print, the internet, and social media.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Organizational Behavior

This course will focus on the challenges faced by individuals in international corporations with respect to Interpersonal relationships, communication, diversity, individual decision making, motivating self and workforce, group behavior and leadership, corporate culture, and change and stress management.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Accounting

In this course, students will learn why financial accounting is essential to the running of corporations. There will be discussions about the basic principles of accounting, the major elements of financial statements, and stock valuation methods. journal entries and practical book keeping.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Business Law

["This course provides an introduction to the law from a business perspective. Topics include the nature and purpose of law","how law develops and changes","how new law is made","how to read and understand legislation and case law","how legally binding agreements (contracts) are created and enforced","property law","liability in tort law for negligence","and the law of agency."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Management

The objective of this course is to develop students’ understanding of modern management practices and to provide the background for further studies of management related subjects. Through the lectures, case studies and brainstorming exercises the students will improve their critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Marketing

The importance of marketing in management science The variety of fundamental concepts in marketing Marketing vocabulary to help with analysis of marketing phenomenon Oral presentation skills and teamwork

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

B1MKG044 Principles of Marketing

Topics covered in this course include:

  • The importance of marketing in management science
  • The variety of fundamental concepts in marketing
  • Marketing vocabulary to help with analysis of marketing phenomenon
  • Oral presentation skills and teamwork

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

Accounting

The course has a number of goals for the development of generic competences. After completing the course, the student should be able to: Analyze and frame problems in the accounting area Understand and evaluate accounting and auditing related issues from an ethical perspective Work effectively in team environments Plan conduct, and present investigations

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

B2MKG46 Advanced Marketing

["Articulate an in-depth understanding of a range of contemporary marketing issues, theories, practices, models, and phenomena","Evaluate and critique contemporary marketing practices and understand the best methods of implementation to maximize business performance","Be proficient in presenting, analyzing, discussing, evaluating, persuading, and making decisions regarding contemporary marketing initiatives within an organization"]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

B2INT004 International Relations

This course will seek to familiarize students with important concepts within the study of international relations. The course will address topics regarding political actors, systems and factors of (in) stability within an evolving international system. In addition, major theoretical schools of thought that will allow the class to make better sense of the world today.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Business Data Analytics

This course provides an introduction to research methods of the social sciences and to econometrics. Research methods are important for the understanding of the strengths, limitations, and possibilities of applied research in general, and of econometric research in particular.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Economics of Innovation

["The emphasis in this class is placed on the role or for creating incentives for firms to innovate. Topics covered include: why there may be too or too little much innovative activity","how laws may slow rather than help innovation","and the interaction between public and private sector innovation."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Introduction to Statistics

The objective of this course is to understand the mathematical language of finance. Students will study some basic rules of finance, analysis, and probabilities. The content will cover anything related to gross and compound interests, cash flow, annuities and probabilities with a specific review of basic statistical distribution functions (normal law, Pareto, Poisson).

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Doing Business in Europe

The purpose of this course is to understand the environmental and organizational issues confronted by firms doing business in Europe. These include various aspects of the external environment such as social, economic, political, cultural, legal, customer and competitive factors, as well as the strategic and organizational responses of organizations to the complex, diverse and dynamic business challenges in Europe.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Creativity & Design Thinking

The aim of this course is to understand designer’s sensibility and methods to match people’s needs by drawing upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, to explore what a viable business strategy can convert into customer value and market opportunity and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user. This course of Creativity and Design Thinking is solution focused and action oriented.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Basic Calculus

This course is designed to illustrate the applications of calculus to the management sciences. It will provide students with the knowledge of tools that will be needed in economics, accounting, marketing, finance, and statistics.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

Intercultural Communication

This course introduces key concepts and models of international communication. The objective of the course is to master the main communication tools and concepts in an international context.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Communication Skills

["Engaging in effective business communication (verbal and non-verbal)","Improving team skills\nImproving writing skills of various business messages\nDelivering a professional presentation"]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Business Law

This is a course that is designed to give students the knowledge they need regarding a basis of law while preparing students to make ethical, legally-minded professional decisions currently and in the future. This course shows students the impact of various laws and regulations in the business world and its companies. Students are also introduced to the implications of varying legal constraints in different environments.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

French Beginner

Students learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of need of a concrete type. They learn how to introduce themselves and ask or answer questions about personal details such as where they live, what they study and what they like in Paris for instance. They interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly.

Language of Instruction: French    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

French Intermediate

Oral comprehension* (Radio extracts and adapted activities) Written comprehension* Written production* Oral production* (presentation of a famous person, give one’s opinion, interact with an event) Cultural knowledge about Paris * Subjects, radio extracts, lexical and oral activities based on current events in art, leisure, advertising, etc.

Language of Instruction: French    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

La France De 1945 À Nos Jours (Post War France) API French Civilization

This elective course is taught in French by a French API professor. Offerings may vary per semester. Paris has been known as the "capital city of the nineteenth century" (regarding its architecture), where the post-WWII era has been a time of deep transformations in politics, society and culture. This course will examine a chronological presentation of the main events in the city of Paris, the daily life, buildings, movies, paintings, and theorical developments, the meaning or the main aspects of this era.

Language of Instruction: French   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

From Paris to the rest of the world: Modern and Post Modern Art

This elective course is taught in English by faculty from the University of Connecticut. Offerings may vary per semester. This course is a comparative analysis of artistic concepts, works and movements, important to the distinction between Modernism and Postmodernism in 20th Century Art. It will also study the geopolitical issues of Art. Through an examination of form and content distinguishable in works of various artistic disciplines (painting, sculpture, architecture, design), students will critically evaluate artistic language and expression that is representative of modern and post-modern ideologies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Cost Accounting

This course aims at giving a basic understanding of concepts and tools of management accounting which include cost classification, and analysis, CVP and the different costing methods. Students will also be given an introduction to budgeting and KPIs.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Investment

The objective of the course is an introduction to the theory and practice of investment management. Topics covered include asset classes, asset allocation (asset classes), mutual funds.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Corporate Finance

This is a course in advanced corporate finance dealing with corporate valuation methods. It also covers capital budgeting decisions, optimal corporate structure dividend policy and option valuation.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Fundamentals of the Luxury Industry

The luxury industry surpassed 1 trillion euros’ retail sales value in 2015 worldwide. This industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in business. Changing consumer taste, developing markets and emerging technologies all represent enormous opportunity and challenges which luxury industry faces. In this course, students will take a closer look at the companies in this industry to see how the industry leaders frame the industry to overcome challenges and survive through the competition.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

History of Luxury

Luxury is a concept deeply rooted in our civilization. This course starts with a definition of luxury using evidence that every civilization has its own perception of luxury, each of which has an echo in our current society.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Luxury Merchandising

The course is a mix between academic theory combined with workshop/case studies and hands-on experiences (field work / on the site visits) in the luxury boutiques specialized in shoes, leather goods, accessories, cosmetics & perfumes, watches & jeweler, food & beverages. The course aims at giving students a comprehensive overview of the visual merchandising in the luxury industry and its impacts in business thanks to the recent new VM techniques and consequently, new challenges.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Operation Management

This course is mainly designed to approach the fundamentals of operations management, through simulation games and case studies. A strong focus is made on the understanding of the stakes of the OM, and its supportive function and role in the company.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Human Resource Management

This course will introduce and provide an overview of the major topics in human resource management (HRM). HRM is a fundamental component of the competitiveness, effectiveness, and sustainability of any organization, as it influences who is hired, how they are trained, evaluated, compensated, and what steps are taken to retain them.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Project Management

This course will introduce students to project management concepts, methods, and tools. The course will highlight project management’s value as an effective and efficient methodology for achieving specific business objectives through optimal use and control of resources and a management style designed to foster collaboration and commitment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Web Marketing

The aim of this course is to develop knowledge and examines digital marketing strategy and implementation as well as a detailed understanding of important digital channels and platforms. Participants will complete the course with a comprehensive knowledge of and experience with how to develop an integrated digital marketing strategy.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

International Marketing

This course will strengthen the concepts already acquired in international marketing by focusing on the all new marketing strategies as well as the differences between international marketing and domestic marketing.The main focus will be on ethnic marketing, viral marketing, and yield management.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Consumer Behavior

The objective of this course is to enable students to understand the essential theories of consumer behavior in an international perspective. The course will provide students with the basics of the consumer behavior, as a group of people as much as a single individual. In an international perspective, an emphasis is given in regards to cultural, lingual, and environment factors related to the consumer process.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Advertising

The objective of this course is to give students a good understanding of the media world to work in the advertising industry as advertising manager, a brand manager, a media planer in a media agency, an account manager, or in an advertising agency. The course will also cover ad sales in various media, including TV, print, the internet, and social media.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Organizational Behavior

This course will focus on the challenges faced by individuals in international corporations with respect to Interpersonal relationships, communication, diversity, individual decision making, motivating self and workforce, group behavior and leadership, corporate culture, and change and stress management.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Accounting

In this course, students will learn why financial accounting is essential to the running of corporations. There will be discussions about the basic principles of accounting, the major elements of financial statements, and stock valuation methods. journal entries and practical book keeping.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Business Law

["This course provides an introduction to the law from a business perspective. Topics include the nature and purpose of law","how law develops and changes","how new law is made","how to read and understand legislation and case law","how legally binding agreements (contracts) are created and enforced","property law","liability in tort law for negligence","and the law of agency."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Management

The objective of this course is to develop students’ understanding of modern management practices and to provide the background for further studies of management related subjects. Through the lectures, case studies and brainstorming exercises the students will improve their critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Marketing

The importance of marketing in management science The variety of fundamental concepts in marketing Marketing vocabulary to help with analysis of marketing phenomenon Oral presentation skills and teamwork

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

B1MKG044 Principles of Marketing

Topics covered in this course include:

  • The importance of marketing in management science
  • The variety of fundamental concepts in marketing
  • Marketing vocabulary to help with analysis of marketing phenomenon
  • Oral presentation skills and teamwork

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

Accounting

The course has a number of goals for the development of generic competences. After completing the course, the student should be able to: Analyze and frame problems in the accounting area Understand and evaluate accounting and auditing related issues from an ethical perspective Work effectively in team environments Plan conduct, and present investigations

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

B2MKG46 Advanced Marketing

["Articulate an in-depth understanding of a range of contemporary marketing issues, theories, practices, models, and phenomena","Evaluate and critique contemporary marketing practices and understand the best methods of implementation to maximize business performance","Be proficient in presenting, analyzing, discussing, evaluating, persuading, and making decisions regarding contemporary marketing initiatives within an organization"]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

B2INT004 International Relations

This course will seek to familiarize students with important concepts within the study of international relations. The course will address topics regarding political actors, systems and factors of (in) stability within an evolving international system. In addition, major theoretical schools of thought that will allow the class to make better sense of the world today.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Business Data Analytics

This course provides an introduction to research methods of the social sciences and to econometrics. Research methods are important for the understanding of the strengths, limitations, and possibilities of applied research in general, and of econometric research in particular.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Economics of Innovation

["The emphasis in this class is placed on the role or for creating incentives for firms to innovate. Topics covered include: why there may be too or too little much innovative activity","how laws may slow rather than help innovation","and the interaction between public and private sector innovation."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Introduction to Statistics

The objective of this course is to understand the mathematical language of finance. Students will study some basic rules of finance, analysis, and probabilities. The content will cover anything related to gross and compound interests, cash flow, annuities and probabilities with a specific review of basic statistical distribution functions (normal law, Pareto, Poisson).

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Doing Business in Europe

The purpose of this course is to understand the environmental and organizational issues confronted by firms doing business in Europe. These include various aspects of the external environment such as social, economic, political, cultural, legal, customer and competitive factors, as well as the strategic and organizational responses of organizations to the complex, diverse and dynamic business challenges in Europe.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Creativity & Design Thinking

The aim of this course is to understand designer’s sensibility and methods to match people’s needs by drawing upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, to explore what a viable business strategy can convert into customer value and market opportunity and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user. This course of Creativity and Design Thinking is solution focused and action oriented.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Basic Calculus

This course is designed to illustrate the applications of calculus to the management sciences. It will provide students with the knowledge of tools that will be needed in economics, accounting, marketing, finance, and statistics.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

Intercultural Communication

This course introduces key concepts and models of international communication. The objective of the course is to master the main communication tools and concepts in an international context.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Communication Skills

["Engaging in effective business communication (verbal and non-verbal)","Improving team skills\nImproving writing skills of various business messages\nDelivering a professional presentation"]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Business Law

This is a course that is designed to give students the knowledge they need regarding a basis of law while preparing students to make ethical, legally-minded professional decisions currently and in the future. This course shows students the impact of various laws and regulations in the business world and its companies. Students are also introduced to the implications of varying legal constraints in different environments.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

French Beginner

Students learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of need of a concrete type. They learn how to introduce themselves and ask or answer questions about personal details such as where they live, what they study and what they like in Paris for instance. They interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly.

Language of Instruction: French    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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French Intermediate

Oral comprehension* (Radio extracts and adapted activities) Written comprehension* Written production* Oral production* (presentation of a famous person, give one’s opinion, interact with an event) Cultural knowledge about Paris * Subjects, radio extracts, lexical and oral activities based on current events in art, leisure, advertising, etc.

Language of Instruction: French    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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A French Experience: Paris Teaching Internship

All students with 4 semesters of college-level French (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in the teaching internship for an additional 3 credits. Beginning and intermediate-level students can also do the internship, but are not eligible to earn credit or a grade for the experience. Spaces are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. An additional fee is charged for the internship.

Language of Instruction: English    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Fashion in France: 18th-21st Century

This elective course is taught in English by faculty from the University of Connecticut. Offerings may vary per semester. This course survey of French fashion history from the late 17th century to the early 21st century. Throughout the semester you will become familiar with the main lines of fashion history (styles, personalities, designers). You will also learn about the history of Paris as a fashion industry hub and the origins of the French luxury fashion industry.

Language of Instruction: French   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Art History: From the Impressionists to Picasso

This elective course is taught in English by faculty from the University of Connecticut. Offerings may vary per semester. This course traces the artistic contribution to modernity in 19th -century and the first decades of 20th century French art, its utopian dimension, its different achievements and its decline. Art-movements, such as neo-classicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, postimpressionism, will be analyzed with regard to their respective claim for modernity.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Cultural History: Post-War France (1944-45) to Today

This elective course is taught in English by faculty from the University of Connecticut. Offerings may vary per semester. If Paris has been known as the "capital city of the nineteenth century (regarding its architecture or the design of the main avenues and boulevards, for example), the post-WWII era was a time of deep transformation in the way of life, in the political structure of French society, and in cultural and social representations as well. Based on a chronological presentation of the main events, focusing on the city of Paris, on daily life, buildings, movies, paintings, and theoretical developments, we will try to delineate the main aspects of this era.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Human Rights: Being International

This elective course is taught in English by faculty from the University of Connecticut. Offerings may vary per semester. This course offers an introduction to international Human Rights Law. Each class will be structured around a lecture and a case study with a focus on important human rights issues in France. Students will become acquainted with the fundamentals of human rights and will become aware of specific human rights issues that arise in France.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Histoire de la gastronomie française (History of French cuisine)

This elective course is taught in French by a French API professor. Offerings may vary per semester.

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, ethnological, and sociological 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.

Histoire de la mode en France (Fashion in France)

This elective course is taught in French by faculty from the University of Connecticut. Offerings may vary per semester. This course focuses on the development of costume and fashion in France from the late 17th Century to the present. Topics covered include: the influence of the state in organizing luxury industries (with Louis XIV, Napoleon); the Restoration and the Romantic Era; “Fin de Siècle” and Belle Epoque fashion; the Roaring Twenties; Wartime fashion; Haute couture and “Prêt à Porter”. Class time may be separated into lecture hours and site visits (museum, exhibitions, etc.) where students can see the original documents and/or appreciate the object of study in the wider cultural context of its time.

Cost Accounting

This course aims at giving a basic understanding of concepts and tools of management accounting which include cost classification, and analysis, CVP and the different costing methods. Students will also be given an introduction to budgeting and KPIs.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Principles of Investment

The objective of the course is an introduction to the theory and practice of investment management. Topics covered include asset classes, asset allocation (asset classes), mutual funds.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Corporate Finance

This is a course in advanced corporate finance dealing with corporate valuation methods. It also covers capital budgeting decisions, optimal corporate structure dividend policy and option valuation.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Fundamentals of the Luxury Industry

The luxury industry surpassed 1 trillion euros’ retail sales value in 2015 worldwide. This industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in business. Changing consumer taste, developing markets and emerging technologies all represent enormous opportunity and challenges which luxury industry faces. In this course, students will take a closer look at the companies in this industry to see how the industry leaders frame the industry to overcome challenges and survive through the competition.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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History of Luxury

Luxury is a concept deeply rooted in our civilization. This course starts with a definition of luxury using evidence that every civilization has its own perception of luxury, each of which has an echo in our current society.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Luxury Merchandising

The course is a mix between academic theory combined with workshop/case studies and hands-on experiences (field work / on the site visits) in the luxury boutiques specialized in shoes, leather goods, accessories, cosmetics & perfumes, watches & jeweler, food & beverages. The course aims at giving students a comprehensive overview of the visual merchandising in the luxury industry and its impacts in business thanks to the recent new VM techniques and consequently, new challenges.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Principles of Operation Management

This course is mainly designed to approach the fundamentals of operations management, through simulation games and case studies. A strong focus is made on the understanding of the stakes of the OM, and its supportive function and role in the company.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Human Resource Management

This course will introduce and provide an overview of the major topics in human resource management (HRM). HRM is a fundamental component of the competitiveness, effectiveness, and sustainability of any organization, as it influences who is hired, how they are trained, evaluated, compensated, and what steps are taken to retain them.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Project Management

This course will introduce students to project management concepts, methods, and tools. The course will highlight project management’s value as an effective and efficient methodology for achieving specific business objectives through optimal use and control of resources and a management style designed to foster collaboration and commitment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Web Marketing

The aim of this course is to develop knowledge and examines digital marketing strategy and implementation as well as a detailed understanding of important digital channels and platforms. Participants will complete the course with a comprehensive knowledge of and experience with how to develop an integrated digital marketing strategy.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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International Marketing

This course will strengthen the concepts already acquired in international marketing by focusing on the all new marketing strategies as well as the differences between international marketing and domestic marketing.The main focus will be on ethnic marketing, viral marketing, and yield management.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Consumer Behavior

The objective of this course is to enable students to understand the essential theories of consumer behavior in an international perspective. The course will provide students with the basics of the consumer behavior, as a group of people as much as a single individual. In an international perspective, an emphasis is given in regards to cultural, lingual, and environment factors related to the consumer process.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Principles of Advertising

The objective of this course is to give students a good understanding of the media world to work in the advertising industry as advertising manager, a brand manager, a media planer in a media agency, an account manager, or in an advertising agency. The course will also cover ad sales in various media, including TV, print, the internet, and social media.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Organizational Behavior

This course will focus on the challenges faced by individuals in international corporations with respect to Interpersonal relationships, communication, diversity, individual decision making, motivating self and workforce, group behavior and leadership, corporate culture, and change and stress management.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Principles of Accounting

In this course, students will learn why financial accounting is essential to the running of corporations. There will be discussions about the basic principles of accounting, the major elements of financial statements, and stock valuation methods. journal entries and practical book keeping.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Principles of Business Law

["This course provides an introduction to the law from a business perspective. Topics include the nature and purpose of law","how law develops and changes","how new law is made","how to read and understand legislation and case law","how legally binding agreements (contracts) are created and enforced","property law","liability in tort law for negligence","and the law of agency."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Principles of Management

The objective of this course is to develop students’ understanding of modern management practices and to provide the background for further studies of management related subjects. Through the lectures, case studies and brainstorming exercises the students will improve their critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Principles of Marketing

The importance of marketing in management science The variety of fundamental concepts in marketing Marketing vocabulary to help with analysis of marketing phenomenon Oral presentation skills and teamwork

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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B1MKG044 Principles of Marketing

Topics covered in this course include:

  • The importance of marketing in management science
  • The variety of fundamental concepts in marketing
  • Marketing vocabulary to help with analysis of marketing phenomenon
  • Oral presentation skills and teamwork

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

Accounting

The course has a number of goals for the development of generic competences. After completing the course, the student should be able to: Analyze and frame problems in the accounting area Understand and evaluate accounting and auditing related issues from an ethical perspective Work effectively in team environments Plan conduct, and present investigations

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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B2MKG46 Advanced Marketing

["Articulate an in-depth understanding of a range of contemporary marketing issues, theories, practices, models, and phenomena","Evaluate and critique contemporary marketing practices and understand the best methods of implementation to maximize business performance","Be proficient in presenting, analyzing, discussing, evaluating, persuading, and making decisions regarding contemporary marketing initiatives within an organization"]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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B2INT004 International Relations

This course will seek to familiarize students with important concepts within the study of international relations. The course will address topics regarding political actors, systems and factors of (in) stability within an evolving international system. In addition, major theoretical schools of thought that will allow the class to make better sense of the world today.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Business Data Analytics

This course provides an introduction to research methods of the social sciences and to econometrics. Research methods are important for the understanding of the strengths, limitations, and possibilities of applied research in general, and of econometric research in particular.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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Economics of Innovation

["The emphasis in this class is placed on the role or for creating incentives for firms to innovate. Topics covered include: why there may be too or too little much innovative activity","how laws may slow rather than help innovation","and the interaction between public and private sector innovation."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Introduction to Statistics

The objective of this course is to understand the mathematical language of finance. Students will study some basic rules of finance, analysis, and probabilities. The content will cover anything related to gross and compound interests, cash flow, annuities and probabilities with a specific review of basic statistical distribution functions (normal law, Pareto, Poisson).

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Doing Business in Europe

The purpose of this course is to understand the environmental and organizational issues confronted by firms doing business in Europe. These include various aspects of the external environment such as social, economic, political, cultural, legal, customer and competitive factors, as well as the strategic and organizational responses of organizations to the complex, diverse and dynamic business challenges in Europe.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Creativity & Design Thinking

The aim of this course is to understand designer’s sensibility and methods to match people’s needs by drawing upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, to explore what a viable business strategy can convert into customer value and market opportunity and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user. This course of Creativity and Design Thinking is solution focused and action oriented.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Basic Calculus

This course is designed to illustrate the applications of calculus to the management sciences. It will provide students with the knowledge of tools that will be needed in economics, accounting, marketing, finance, and statistics.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

Intercultural Communication

This course introduces key concepts and models of international communication. The objective of the course is to master the main communication tools and concepts in an international context.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Communication Skills

["Engaging in effective business communication (verbal and non-verbal)","Improving team skills\nImproving writing skills of various business messages\nDelivering a professional presentation"]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

Principles of Business Law

This is a course that is designed to give students the knowledge they need regarding a basis of law while preparing students to make ethical, legally-minded professional decisions currently and in the future. This course shows students the impact of various laws and regulations in the business world and its companies. Students are also introduced to the implications of varying legal constraints in different environments.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

French Beginner

Students learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of need of a concrete type. They learn how to introduce themselves and ask or answer questions about personal details such as where they live, what they study and what they like in Paris for instance. They interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly.

Language of Instruction: French    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

French Intermediate

Oral comprehension* (Radio extracts and adapted activities) Written comprehension* Written production* Oral production* (presentation of a famous person, give one’s opinion, interact with an event) Cultural knowledge about Paris * Subjects, radio extracts, lexical and oral activities based on current events in art, leisure, advertising, etc.

Language of Instruction: French    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

View Syllabus   

A French Experience: Paris Teaching Internship

All students with 4 semesters of college-level French (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in the teaching internship for an additional 3 credits. Beginning and intermediate-level students can also do the internship, but are not eligible to earn credit or a grade for the experience. Spaces are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. An additional fee is charged for the internship.

Language of Instruction: English    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Fashion in France: 18th-21st Century

This elective course is taught in English by faculty from the University of Connecticut. Offerings may vary per semester. This course survey of French fashion history from the late 17th century to the early 21st century. Throughout the semester you will become familiar with the main lines of fashion history (styles, personalities, designers). You will also learn about the history of Paris as a fashion industry hub and the origins of the French luxury fashion industry.

Language of Instruction: French   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Art History: From the Impressionists to Picasso

This elective course is taught in English by faculty from the University of Connecticut. Offerings may vary per semester. This course traces the artistic contribution to modernity in 19th -century and the first decades of 20th century French art, its utopian dimension, its different achievements and its decline. Art-movements, such as neo-classicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, postimpressionism, will be analyzed with regard to their respective claim for modernity.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Cultural History: Post-War France (1944-45) to Today

This elective course is taught in English by faculty from the University of Connecticut. Offerings may vary per semester. If Paris has been known as the "capital city of the nineteenth century (regarding its architecture or the design of the main avenues and boulevards, for example), the post-WWII era was a time of deep transformation in the way of life, in the political structure of French society, and in cultural and social representations as well. Based on a chronological presentation of the main events, focusing on the city of Paris, on daily life, buildings, movies, paintings, and theoretical developments, we will try to delineate the main aspects of this era.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Human Rights: Being International

This elective course is taught in English by faculty from the University of Connecticut. Offerings may vary per semester. This course offers an introduction to international Human Rights Law. Each class will be structured around a lecture and a case study with a focus on important human rights issues in France. Students will become acquainted with the fundamentals of human rights and will become aware of specific human rights issues that arise in France.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

La France De 1945 À Nos Jours (Post War France) API French Civilization

This elective course is taught in French by a French API professor. Offerings may vary per semester. Paris has been known as the "capital city of the nineteenth century" (regarding its architecture), where the post-WWII era has been a time of deep transformations in politics, society and culture. This course will examine a chronological presentation of the main events in the city of Paris, the daily life, buildings, movies, paintings, and theorical developments, the meaning or the main aspects of this era.

Language of Instruction: French   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

From Paris to the rest of the world: Modern and Post Modern Art

This elective course is taught in English by faculty from the University of Connecticut. Offerings may vary per semester. This course is a comparative analysis of artistic concepts, works and movements, important to the distinction between Modernism and Postmodernism in 20th Century Art. It will also study the geopolitical issues of Art. Through an examination of form and content distinguishable in works of various artistic disciplines (painting, sculpture, architecture, design), students will critically evaluate artistic language and expression that is representative of modern and post-modern ideologies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Histoire de la gastronomie française (History of French cuisine)

This elective course is taught in French by a French API professor. Offerings may vary per semester.

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, ethnological, and sociological 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.

Histoire de la mode en France (Fashion in France)

This elective course is taught in French by faculty from the University of Connecticut. Offerings may vary per semester. This course focuses on the development of costume and fashion in France from the late 17th Century to the present. Topics covered include: the influence of the state in organizing luxury industries (with Louis XIV, Napoleon); the Restoration and the Romantic Era; “Fin de Siècle” and Belle Epoque fashion; the Roaring Twenties; Wartime fashion; Haute couture and “Prêt à Porter”. Class time may be separated into lecture hours and site visits (museum, exhibitions, etc.) where students can see the original documents and/or appreciate the object of study in the wider cultural context of its time.

La France de 1945 à nos jours (Post War France)

This elective course is taught in French by a French API professor. Offerings may vary per semester. If Paris has been known as the « capital city of the nineteenth century (regarding its architecture or the design of the main avenues and boulevards for example), the post-WWII era has been a time of deep transformations in the way of living, in the political structure of the french society, and in cultural and social representations as well. So we will try, based on a chronological presentation of the main events, to show, focusing on the city of Paris, or on daily life, buildings, movies, paintings, and theorical developments, the meaning or the main aspects of this era.

Littérature et chansons en France (Literature and songs in France)

This elective course is taught in French by faculty from the University of Connecticut. Offerings may vary per semester. The course is an overview of the French literary and cultural tradition through a selection of chansons and texts ranging from troubadours to contemporary rappers. Each session will be devoted to a specific song or musical style, usually accompanied by a literary text (poem, short story, novel) which serve as entries to the period in question. Several excursions to related sites in Paris are also planned.

Highlights
  • Classes taught in French and English
  • 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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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Sep 17, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019 $16,980 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Sep 17, 2019 - Apr 26, 2020 $32,280 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Spring Jan 14, 2020 - Apr 26, 2020 $16,980 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Spring Jan 15, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019 $16,980 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018