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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Dates / Deadlines
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Liberal Arts

PARIS, FRANCE

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Program Overview

Put your French skills to work in the glimmering City of Light! Designed for students looking to improve their understanding of the French language while immersing themselves in Parisian culture, our semester-long hybrid Liberal Arts program is the ideal opportunity to live and learn in France’s incredible capital.  

When class is in session, you’ll choose from courses at CIEE Paris and CIEE’s partner school, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, where you can select from a broad range of courses to take alongside local and other international students, all taught in French! Additionally, you’ll have the unique opportunity to participate in a for-credit internship in French or an academic independent research project to explore your interests abroad and apply your skills in an academic or professional context.

Unique Experiences

EXTEND YOUR READING OF FAMOUS FRENCH WRITERS

by visiting Victor Hugo’s apartment, Honoré de Balzac’s house, or Alexandre Dumas home

GO ON A GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF SPECIFIC AREAS OF PARIS

like Montmartre, Le Marais, and Butte-aux-Cailles.

TREAT YOURSELF TO FRESH BAGUETTES AND CROISSANTS

at every boulangerie and take a stroll in the gorgeous squares and parks that line the city

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Activities

  • Participate in excursions to fascinating French locations; previous destinations have included Amboise, Reims, Rouen, Giverny, Chantilly, and Vaux-le-Vicomte 
  • Learn the nuances of the City of Light through a guided tour of Paris   
  • Explore the hidden corners of Parisian culture, art, and society through weekly extracurricular activities 
  • See the Mona Lisa with your own eyes at the Louvre Museum 
  • Visit the theaters, cafés, and luxury shops of the Champs-Élysées 
  • Learn about cheesemaking from a local fromager and taste a variety of their products   
  • Test your skills as a nose at the Fragonard Perfume Museum and learn about the history of perfume-making in southern France   
  • Take a stroll in the Montparnasse neighborhood to learn about the area’s influence on art and literature, and stop for a crêpe at the end of the visit 

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One-week orientation – an introduction to French culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Approximate Decision Date (Subject To Change) Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 04/01/2024 04/01/2024 09/04/2024 12/21/2024
NOTE: The deadline listed is for REGISTRATION with the Reves Center! The application itself will be due to the third-party provider or host university directly, based on THEIR deadlines (which may be before or after the W&M registration deadline).