APA Paris: Immersion for Intermediate French Speakers

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Due to global health & safety concerns and travel restrictions related to the coronavirus, Academic Programs Abroad (APA) has decided to offer flexible booking options for some of their upcoming programs. Learn more about COVID-19 updates to stay tuned regarding program information.

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You can make your dreams of studying in Paris a reality, even if you’ve only studied French for two or three semesters. Flexible course options and language support make it possible to immerse yourself and improve your mastery of the French language.

Upon arrival, students participate in an orientation and begin a semester-long intensive French language course. Students build the rest of their schedules by choosing three courses at our University of Paris partner institutions (these may be taught in French or English) and/or APA's in-house art history and political science classes. Weekly individual language sessions combined with ongoing academic support provide a great system for academic success!

Experience daily life with a carefully selected French host family or choose to live in a French student residence. Benefit from a culture package loaded with weekly events and tickets to the performing arts, day trips, weekend excursions, and unlimited entry to national museums.

  • Take courses alongside your French peers, in either English or French, at our partner institutions in Paris.
  • Receive unparalleled language and academic support throughout the semester.
  • Participate in a stimulating cultural program that includes tickets to the performing arts and exclusive excursions.
  • Live like a real Parisian in a foyer (French student residence) or with a French host family.
  • Spend a semester or academic year living and studying in Paris.

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Yes, I recommend this program

An amazing semester

APA does a fantastic job at cultivating a fun and stimulating semester for all students. There are countless cultural events meant to better integrate students to french culture. And everyone who works for APA is absolutely wonderful. Each one of them is very supportive and always available to help the students in whatever way they can. From them a very warm and friendly community is built for you in Paris. We got to experience a multitude of different planned events through APA: dances, plays, wine tastings, thanksgiving dinner, french films, football games, and so many more incredible events.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The most surprising experience we has was the week one program orientation held in the south of France. We got to sail catamarans, wake board and wind surf while enjoying the lovely beach.