API and the University of Massachusetts (UMass) have teamed up to offer students the chance to study alongside French students in Paris, France at the Universite Paris Diderot. Students are required to have taken at least 4-5 semesters of French language classes before enrolling. Courses are available in a variety of subject areas, and are taught predominantly in French although some courses are available in English. A number of excursions are also included in the program fee that further immerse API students into the French culture.
For the duration of the program, students can choose to be housed in home-stays, student residencies, or studio apartments. Along with 12-15 credits worth of courses, students can also opt to participate in a teaching internship for an additional fee. The internship involves teaching English in a French college or lycée. This opportunity is a great experience for API students to get to know Parisian life from a different perspective.