• France
    • Paris
    • Nice
Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Subject Areas
Cultural Studies Linguistics

Program Details

Program Type
Apartment Dormitory Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
Accommodations with a screened local host family and a meal plan are included in the course price. Upgrades to the EF Residence are available. Contact the US Based Admissions Team for a personalized price quote.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Meals Visa Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Transportation Travel Insurance
Oct 19, 2023
Oct 15, 2022
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About Program

Travel to France for a semester or a year to explore the City of Lights or the French Riviera. Our interactive immersion courses guarantee your progress so you'll practice your French as you climb the Eiffel Tower or order a cappuccino on Rue de France.

Join students from around the world on the ultimate study abroad experience. Achieve fluency, see the world, expand your international network - and launch your global future. Study for 6, 9 or 11 months and start in April, June, September or January. College credit and internship opportunities ensure you're always adding to your resume during the adventure of a lifetime.

EF’s French schools are accredited by EAQUALS and our courses are recognized by The University of Montana. our partner in education. Globalize your future, boost your international career and prepare for the DELF Exam with a French Language Diploma from EF.

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Program Highlights

  • Study for a semester, academic year, or join a multi language year and study 2+ languages.
  • Start dates in January, September, April, & June.
  • Amazing locations in Paris and Nice, featuring classrooms with the the latest learning technology.
  • Top activities include Chateaux de la Loire, Disneyland Paris, Versailles, and Cannes.
  • EF students hail from over 100 countries around the world.

Program Reviews

4.75 Rating
based on 12 reviews
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  • 4 rating 25%
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  • Academics 4.45
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.8
  • Safety 4.55
  • Housing 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 5
  • Instruction 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Value 4
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Yes, I recommend this program

9 month intensive course in Nice, France

I love the atmosphere and that there are so many wonderful people to meet and connect with. All the teachers go above and beyond to help those who don’t understand and the staff make the campus as warming as possible. I love living in a host family where I can practice my french more and get tips from a native speaker that you wouldn’t learn in a classroom. I’m glad I was able to undergo such a wonderful trip with EF. There are so many opportunities that you can take with this course and I highly recommend that you do the most you can, it doesn’t matter how long you’re staying. Just have the most amount of fun you can!

  • Full immersion in the language
  • Wonderful assistance if you don’t understand
  • The ability to make friends all across the world
  • If you’re under 18 it’s a little difficult to have as much fun as the people over 18
  • It’s kinda had to have a budget because of the tourism price markups
  • You can get lost easily without a map
75 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Paris Gap Year

my journey with EF have started about 7 months ago and since then I started the journey
I was away from home , yet I never had homesickness not because I do not miss it, but because I found a new home in EF school, New family , the best staff , the best teachers , the best administration and the best friends.
I learned a lot of new things, met a lot of new people , new cultures.

A lot of things I have been through in my life but my experience with EF with be always the most memorable.

What would you improve about this program?
by keep doing the same thing they always do
65 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

gap year in paris

Efparis is an amazing school and i want to say that hicham and matar (activity staff) are great and they have helped me so much. The director Alix is also so nice and she helps me when ever i ask for anything. the teachers are good. And again i want to thank hicham and matar they are the best. I have meet a lot of nice people from school. Alix and Sabrina are there for help. i appreciate everything. J'aime Efparis. Thank you Alix for this opportunity. merci beaucoup à tous !!

What would you improve about this program?
maybe we could learn more french history in class. But it's also good in class. I've learned so much from them!!
64 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Eric Chen

Overall, the program was a fantastic erperience, not so much bc of any effort on behalf of the school, but because of the internaiotnal friends I made during three months I was with EF Paris. That being said, the school staff and classes were all relativzely satisfactory: The acitivities staff, especially Hicham and Louis in particular, were super helpful (with phone data plans, medical insurance forms bc i sprained my ankle during my 6th week, activites, and just overall questions I had with anything) and super friendly. The language barrier was also never an issue.
In terms of classes, i think the French learning you get out of the program really depends on which techers you get. From what Ive heard from other students, the majority of the teachers are fantastic! I had 3 teachers during my time here bc I moved up a level once and my second teacher left for vacation halfway through. While the second teacher was an absolute bore during class, my class had the bonne chance to get an amazing substitue for the last 3 weeks I was here. I would definitely claim that she is the best teacher at EF Paris, so that definitely made up for the previous boring 4 weeks.
After two months in Paris, Im happy I came! Plus, my host mom was absolutely amazing!

What would you improve about this program?
It would have been nice to have a medium to meet other students who were not in your level. Almost all of my closest friends were from my class, or zere roommates of my classmates. The acitivites are there, but it seemed like not many people participated.
Also, more privacy when filling this survey haha. I did it literally in front of the staff, which made it a bit awkward since i was tralking about them.
116 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Nine months in Paris

I spent nine months in Paris with EF.
My teachers were all excellent, and I was truly impressed with the professionalism and the quality of the school. Every effort was made to immerse students in the culture and there were amways activities available that covered the entire spectrum, from cultural outings to general social events. The school does a great job of integrating students.

For learning the language, the classes were effective and the teachers were very helpful. The workload was very easily manageable and students were encouraged to develop their skills by engaging in their community. The environment is very welcoming and is great for those who don't speak a word of French and for those who want to brush up on their skills before they begin a job in a Francophone country.

The school made every effort to help the students and provide them with the best possible experience. I recommend staying with a family if you truly want to immerse yourself in the language but one should know that it truly is a different culture, and especially in Paris it won't necessarily be easy adjusting to a different way of life. But that's why you do programs like those that EF offers - To better yourself and in turn those around you.

113 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

My experience at EF Nice

I arrived in Nice in the middle of september, and since a lot happened to me.
I met lot of nice people here and made friends.
Everyone is helpful, kind and full of joy; the activities are always fun and we never get bored!
There are beautiful towns and villages that we can visit each weekend, we can sunbathe on the beach or just have a delicious ice cream in the old town.
At the beginning I was a little afraid because I have never spent so much time away from my family and my country but you could become a part of EF community very easily.
Teachers are funny and cool, you can ask anything from them and all the Staff is also here if you need any help.
I will never regret coming here, that is a really good life experience and memory.
I would highly recommend it, no matter the age!!!

102 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

During my stay in Nice

I arrived to Nice in the middle of September and as soon as I got to meet everyone, I already knew it was going to be amazing.
Since the first day with my Host Family I felt like I was at home.
I met unique people, I met a lot of friends and I even fall in love with one of my closest friend.
Nice has given me the best experience I have even had and I would not change all this time here for anything else!
I feel like I am finally geting to know who I am and what I want.
I think EF Nice was for me my way to start showing who I really am.

118 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

My experience at EF Nice

My experience at EF Nice have been great so far. The school has found an excellent balance between learning and joy which results in some great improvements.
The city itself has a lot of sightseeing to offer due to its History and easy access to a great variety of museums.
During spring and summer, this city definitely does justice due to the high amount of visitor.
The school building is very close to the beach, it is a very welcoming building with a great lounge, cafeteria and extremely friendly and enthousiastic people.
The wide variety of activities always found a way to keep you occupied and make the best out of your stay.
You will be surprised how quickly you are able to learn French!
The staff at school takes your problems very seriously and won't hesitate to help you with whatever is on yourmind.

115 people found this review helpful.

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