Multiple Locations +2
  • Italy
    • Rome
  • France
    • Paris
26 - 52 weeks
Program Tags
Adventure Travel College Credit Cultural Immersion Post-High School Study Abroad

Program Details

Fall Spring
Primary Language


Price Details
Tuition, program, and enrollment fees as low as $17,000.

Scholarships available via CIEE and financial aid available at our academic home and school of record, Dean College.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Travel Insurance
Jan 10, 2024
Apr 29, 2024
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About Program

Start your first year of college immersed in the cultural and historic heart of Europe: Rome and Paris. Choose from a variety of intro courses and combine with daily cultural experiences for a unique 12-week experience abroad!

Begin your journey in Rome exploring iconic sites such as the Colosseum or the Vatican and dive into the Italian culture and culinary traditions. Then continue your European adventure in Paris and enjoy its rich local cultural scene. Meet up with friends at a café after class or for a casual visit to one of the city’s many free museums and parks. Dive into the world of fashion, arts, and gastronomy!

Spending your first semester of college traveling across Europe will provide you with the global perspective and intercultural skills you simply can’t get in a U.S classroom. Gain the confidence and maturity that will make a difference on campus and set yourself up for success!

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Program Highlights

  • Visit the World Heritage Site, Florence, which attracts art lovers, and food and fashion aficionados from across the globe.
  • Walk the footsteps of the ancients among the impressive remains of Pompeii, a fascinating town that was destroyed and yet also preserved by the volcanic eruption of Italy’s famous Mount Vesuvius.
  • Test your skills as a nose at the Fragonard Perfume Museum and learn about the history of perfume making in southern France.
  • Learn about the champagne industry in Reims and visit the cathedral where French kings were coronated.
  • Visit the region of Normandy to learn about World War II history and local agricultural industries, tasting regional delicacies along the way.

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My time in Rome with CIEE

Before coming to Rome, I had never travelled abroad. CIEE made this transition into a new country and culture easy. Through weekly activities such as cooking classes or spritz socials, CIEE made activities to help their students become more comfortable and involved with their new community. I was also able to gain a large portion of credits through the classes CIEE offered. Not only was I able to talk classes such as "Culture & Cuisine" or "Contemporary Italy" which taught me about Italian culture and way of life, but I was able to gain credit at my home university while doing so.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would recommend that future students in CIEE take advantage of the Community Activities that CIEE offers. They are free, easy to navigate, and ultimately help students become more comfortable in their new community. I would also recommend travelling within your host country. CIEE taught us how easy to navigate the Italian train system can be, and because of that, I was able to take advantage of travelling within my host country of Italy.
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