Calling Paris a capital for the visual and performing arts is a massive understatement. Monet, Renoir, Degas, Matisse… The list of artists who have worked in Paris is nearly endless. Then there are the musicians who have called Paris home, such as Édith Piaf, Django Reinhardt, Sydney Bechet, and so many more.
The Studio Art, Dance & Music Program offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to concentrate on and advance your skills in art—painting, drawing, music—in one of the world’s major artistic centers. Serious musicians can compose, practice, and perform at the École Normale de Musique de Paris/Alfred Cortot, a leading conservatory that prepares you for the rigors of life as a professional musician. While dancers can develop dance skills at the Paris Marais Dance School under highly respected professionals. Studio art students can develop their painting and drawing skills at the Villa Bastille.
- Museums? How about the Louvre, the Pompidou Center, the Museum d’Orsay, and dozens of others. Paris is truly a great city to discover, appreciate, and study nearly any artistic pursuit.
- Our Orientation introduces you to the IES Abroad Paris French Studies staff, your fellow students, and the city of Paris. It continues with an overnight trip to a destination such as the Loire Valley or Normandy.
- You have an individual IES Abroad Program Advisor to help you prepare for your study abroad adventure. From visa requirements to travel details, they are your #1 resource for preparing to study abroad.
- Even though your adventure starts in Paris, our field trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country.
IES Abroad Scholarships and Financial Aid
As far as we're concerned, financial limitations shouldn't prevent you from studying abroad with us. That's why we offer more than $5 million in scholarships and aid.