• France
    • Paris
Fall, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Art History Business Chemistry Communications Cultural Studies Economics Engineering European Studies Fashion Design Film Finance Gender Studies Global Studies History International Business International Relations Liberal Arts Linguistics Literature Marketing Mathematics Political Science Social Sciences Sociology +14
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, Work study, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
High School Diploma Associates Bachelors
Apartment Dormitory Host Family


Price Details
Included: Personalized Pre-departure Advising; Tuition & Registration; Travel Medical Insurance; On-site Orientation; Housing; Volunteer Opportunities; On-site Staff Support; Excursions and Cultural Engagement; Host Institution Services & Amenities and more. Scholarships available.
What's Included
Some Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Travel Insurance
Jun 13, 2023
Sep 24, 2023
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About Program

Imagine spending a semester in Paris, the embodiment of fine art, cuisine, fashion, and more. Home to one of the world’s most beautiful skylines, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame, and the enchanting Seine River, Paris has an incredible history. Experience the beauty of Paris easily by taking the Metro or with the city’s famed public bike system.

Choose from a wide range of courses offered in both English and French. CEA CAPA partners with Paris-Sorbonne University, The Catholic University of Paris, and ESSCA Ecole de Management and has a Paris Study Center. You can take courses at one of these partner institutions, at the CEA CAPA Paris Center, or enroll in hybrid learning program.

In addition to Study Abroad programs, explore CEA CAPA Internships Abroad, our dynamic program that provides hands-on, practical experience to help you rise above the competition.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

CEA CAPA provides, in conjunction with Diversity Abroad, Destination Guides which provide resources and tips for Black/African-American students, Latinx students, Asian American students, and all other students of color.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Through our personalized advising, CEA CAPA takes steps to understand the needs of a diversity of student identities like the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to diversity and identity training, CEA CAPA leadership engage in continuous department level project work to identify and revise policies and practices using the appropriate Justice, Equity, Diversity or Inclusion lens as a frame to reduce bias and barriers that impact students, faculty, and staff. CEA CAPA is intentional in elevating diverse student voices and providing a platform for a broad array of identities to share their experiences abroad. The CEA CAPA World Blog promotes stories and personal experiences from the perspectives of diverse student bloggers and vloggers.

Neurodivergent Support

CEA CAPA is willing and able to assist students with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Students are requested to disclose disabilities through the application health forms as part of their application and in discussion with their application advisor or program manager. The earlier CEA CAPA is made aware of learning or physical disabilities the better we can work with the student, institution, and overseas team to tailor an Individualized Education Program if necessary to support the student.



CEA CAPA makes a conscious effort to create study abroad experiences that leave a positive impact on host communities. Each location implements a variety of strategies to support the local community and promote sustainability. Examples include:

Use of recycling bins in Study Center locations and in CEA CAPA housing

Signage in CEA CAPA housing urging students to limit water and electricity usage

Students are often given reusable bags and water bottles upon arrival to limit single plastic use

Students are provided with instructions for acquiring transportation passes to promote use of public transportation rather than taxis

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on learning experiences that transform the world abroad into a classroom
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising, including visa and immigration support
  • Courses offered in English that fulfill major and general graduation requirements
  • Comprehensive on-site support, including 24/7 emergency phone
  • Career workshops, Internships Abroad, and Alumni Ambassador positions



CEA CAPA Scholarships and Financial Aid

Studying abroad will change your life, improve your employability, and enhance your global competence. That's why we commit more than $2.0 million each year to our financial and scholarship programs.

$400 - $3,000

Program Reviews

4.74 Rating
based on 50 reviews
  • 5 rating 78%
  • 4 rating 20%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 2%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.1
  • Support 4.65
  • Fun 4.4
  • Housing 4.35
  • Safety 4.7
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Yes, I recommend this program

CEA CAPA Engineering Abroad

I studied abroad with CEA CAPA in the Summer of 2023 in Paris, France. In my 6 weeks spent abroad, I was very pleased with what CEA CAPA had to offer. In terms of housing, the apartment was about what you would expect to receive at any university, and the kitchen was very small, though that was okay because I was able to spend most of my meals out, really getting the full French cuisine experience. The engineering class that I took was difficult, as is any, but the small class size made it easy to collaborate with others and to really delve into the knowledge. The sports & culture class that I took was fun and engaging, and really offered exploration of parts of the city I never would've ventured to on my own. CEA CAPA offered many opportunities to see parts of the city, starting with the initial boat ride along the River Seine, where I had my first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower, and ending with a ticket to a football match at the Stade du France, where we got to see a very exciting win! These are some things I never would have thought to do, but CEA CAPA made it all possible.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I ate escargots multiple times, and I enjoyed them much more than I thought I would.
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Fun Experiences
  • Great Staff
  • Small Apartment
  • Housing was further from the school
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CEA CAPA Paris is a Good Choice!

I tremendously enjoyed my experience with CEA CAPA in Paris. The school itself is located in a great location in one of the city's most historic neighborhoods. The academics were more strenuous than I expected after hearing so much about how 'easy' study abroad classes are. I was able to partake in relevant courses that always managed to tie into the culture and heritage of Paris itself, which I appreciated. The staff was also friendly and supportive. Excursions included in the program were also enjoyable - I got to experience a few things such as a football game and broadway show that I otherwise would not have been able to attend.

1 person found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

CEA CAPA Paris Summer Engineering Program

I had a lot of fun in this program. I met incredible people during this six weeks and made amazing memories that I hope I'll never forget. The academic part was challenging and I learned a lot but it also allowed for time to explore Paris and other places in France and nearby. There was a great balance of adventure while still getting credit for my university. Also, CEA provided all the information you need to feel safe in Paris and learn how to get around. 100% recommend it if you have the opportunity.

  • Credit for College
  • Amazing Experiences
  • New friendships
  • Tiring
  • You have to be careful in Paris
  • Cost
10 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Maria! Thanks for sharing your Paris feedback. It's incredible how you felt safe and were able to connect with others on the program!

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CEA CAPA Paris Programme

The academics at CEA CAPA Paris were not very challenging but were interesting and fulfilling. I enjoyed all of my classes, looked forward to going to school every day, and am grateful for the opportunities to learn outside of the classroom. CEA also helped immensely in pairing me with a wonderful host family. I was able to connect very well with the local culture through my host family, through CEA CAPA activities and excursions and through my own exploration. Overall, it was a great experience.

17 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Natalie! Thanks for sharing your honest feedback about your time in Paris with CEA CAPA! I'm glad you got to connect with the local culture with your host family and through CEA CAPA excursions. Your overall fulfilling academics and explorations totally sound like it was a great experience for you!

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Study Abroad in Paris!

Studying abroad in Paris was an unreal experience. I studied at an American Study Abroad program (CEA CAPA) and at an international school (CCFS). I learned so much about France and the world through the friends that I made and the voyages I went on. Paris is a city that has so many things to do and there is never a dull moment. There are always new events to go to from Fashion Weeks to art museums and more! Additionally, traveling around is a very important part of study abroad. Paris has three airports and several train stations which makes finding cheap and convenient travel methods very easy.

  • Fun Nightlife
  • Easy Transportation
  • Good food!
  • Pick pockets
21 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Isabella! It's so cool you got to go to Fashion Week in Paris! Thanks for sharing your feedback about your fantastic time in France!

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CEA Paris

I have a major in French, so studying abroad in France was the perfect opportunity! Despite Paris' reputation, I didn't go in with any grand expectations. When I got there in summer 2022, I was blown away by the history, architecture, and culture. I was on a faculty-led trip and had a great professor and cohort of French students. CEA supported our safety and organized trips for us. Difficulties came mostly because of the remaining effects of covid. For example, housing was subpar because they were struggling to find openings. Overall though, I had a great time abroad!

  • History
  • Food
  • Student cohort
  • Housing
  • Heat
36 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Emily! I'm so glad you felt supported by CEA CAPA staff while you were studying abroad in Paris. Challenges are inevitable, but it's great to hear you were able to have a great time and put your French major to use!

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CEA Paris Review

CEA went above and beyond to ensure their students were safe, happy, and healthy while abroad. My experience in Paris was a life-changing one and one that CEA made possible. Not only did my experience with CEA teach me valuable life lessons that I am now able to implement into my daily life like being adaptable, open-minded, and resilient, it taught me how to be an independent woman confident and comfortable in any situation. My time abroad was extremely impactful and has encouraged me to pursue other career paths I would have never thought of before my time in Europe. The ability to go abroad is a blessing and will play a major role in my life as I grow into a professional. The lessons life taught me while in Paris are ones I would have never been able to understand before taking that leap of faith, growing me into a more worldly, educated, and grateful individual.

  • Location
  • Enthusiastic Staff
  • Fun Excursions
  • Housing
  • City Safety
  • Price
37 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Ella! So happy you felt such an impact from your time abroad in Paris. The life lessons in a new environment will certainly set you up for success in your future career paths!

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CEA Paris 2006

I started learning French at the advice of one of my favorite middle school special education teachers. After a year or so, my mom went on a business trip to Paris, I decided I wanted to eventually go to Paris to sharpen my French. It was so much fun studying at the Institut Catholique and exploring the city. Paris is so easy to navigate and there are so many neat things to see and do! I stayed with a family on Blvd Blanqui but on the last week of my trip, they left me to go on vacation and I never saw them again. I do hope they're doing well. I would like to come back to Paris at some point either next year or the year after and maybe reconnect with them if possible.

  • Paris is so easy to get around!
  • Lots of neat things to see and do!
  • Homesickness (it was my first time outside the U.S plus I was 18 and fresh out of high school)
  • Being abandoned by my host family the last week of my trip
44 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Margaret! Merci for sharing your study abroad experience in Paris! How wonderful that you were inspired to sharpen your French language skills and made it happen during your studies. I hope you get back there too and can reconnect with your host family who made all the difference!

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