• France
    • Paris
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Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level
Apartment Dormitory Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
Tuition and registration fees for full-time NYU students remain the same during semesters spent at a global location as long as the student is enrolled in 12-18 points. Students from other universities should check with their home school's study abroad office to learn if there is a third-party payment arrangement and/or partnership with NYU. If there is not, visiting students pay NYU College of Arts and Science tuition and fees while studying at an NYU global location.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

International Health Insurance

What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Visa
Feb 07, 2024
Feb 07, 2020
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About Program

Perfect your French language skills in Paris, the City of Light, a diverse metropolis that offers a mix of history and modernity. At NYU Paris, students complement their French language study with courses in French history, politics, society, and culture. Beginning French language learners take courses taught in both French and English. Students with French language experience take all of their courses in French. Classes include Writing Paris and France and the European Union: Europe in Crisis. Students can take courses in art history, cinema studies, French and comparative literature and linguistics, history, sociology, politics, studio art, and more. Access our application on the NYU Office of Global Programs website and secure your spot for an amazing semester abroad. Opportunities vary based on local restrictions.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

The NYU community embraces the values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and accessibility throughout its network of study abroad locations and degree-granting campuses. Each of NYU’s global locations provides a range of programs and resources specifically geared toward supporting BIPOC students during their time studying internationally.

LGBTQIA+ Support

NYU is dedicated to supporting its LGBTQ+ community across the globe. Each of NYU’s global locations provides an open, inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ students who choose to pursue international study and has local staff members equipped with training and resources on all things related to identity, diversity, belonging, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Neurodivergent Support

NYU is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and participation for all students, including those in need of neurodivergent support. The Moses Center for Student Accessibility works with NYU students across the globe to determine and implement appropriate and reasonable accommodations as well as access available programs and resources to support equal access to a world-class education.

Accessibility Support

NYU provides resources, accommodations, and equal educational opportunities for all those in need of accessibility support. Students interested in global study at NYU are encouraged to contact the University’s Moses Center for Student Accessibility where an Accessibility Specialist is available to discuss accessibility and accommodations at locations of interest. The Moses Center also has academic liaisons at each global site to help implement these accommodations.



NYU is committed to responsible stewardship of environmental resources, prioritizing sustainability in decision-making, and setting a powerful example of leadership on climate change and other environmental issues. Read the NYU Sustainability Commitment at the link below.

Ethical Impact

All students at NYU's global locations are required to assume the duties of citizenry and undertake an obligation to respect the culture, customs, and laws of the host nation. Furthermore, NYU is committed to resource sharing, collaborating, and partnering with local communities that are helping to positively impact, benefit, and enrich each neighborhood, city, and country where its global sites are located.

Program Highlights

  • Benefit from NYU’s rigorous academic offerings, with a special focus on art history, French language and culture, media in Paris, music and performing arts, and philosophy.
  • NYU’s academic center is located in the Latin Quarter, a vibrant neighborhood known for its rich culture, relaxed atmosphere, and intellectual history.
  • NYU staff plan trips to places like the Domaine de Chantilly, Giverny, the Palace of Versailles, Marseille, the Loire Valley, and Mont-Saint-Michel. Class trips visit the Louvre and the Musée Picasso and attend Parisian opera, ballet, and theatre.
  • For-credit internships are available in fields such as the arts, fashion, journalism, marketing and public relations, technology, tourism and hospitality, and translation. There are also volunteer opportunities with local organizations.
  • Students have the opportunity to take courses at French universities like the University of Paris, the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and Paris Dauphine University.

Program Reviews

4.54 Rating
based on 13 reviews
  • 5 rating 53.85%
  • 4 rating 46.15%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Academics 4.4
  • Support 4.3
  • Fun 4.55
  • Housing 3.95
  • Safety 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program

Critique of NYU Paris

It was overall a good experience I would recommend. However, as much as they do provide resources for you in terms of housing, kitchen equipment (most of the time), mental health, & other activities, NYU Paris administration can be a little stingy at times + not here you out on your opinion when voices. You will get “that’s just how things are here” or “well it’s hard for us in Paris, we don’t really think like that here, it’s kind of a new idea”...which of course one could get being in a different culture of course. That being said, they could be better with accommodating for those of lower incomes, minority student resources, etc. You will eventually find a grasp on your own for a lot of things though & there will be a group or place you go to which satisfies your wants because it is a pretty multicultural/multi-minded city; just prepare for some ignorance and standing your ground, whether it be at NYU Paris or Europeans/Parisians you’ll encounter outside.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Having to find and trust a new black barber + how to ask for hairstyles or certain examples of cuts.
102 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Big Fun

We had a lot of free trips and activities so that everyone could explore France and Paris and make memories, even if not all of us had the means to. We went to operas, ballets, plays, had dinners, and many other activities. Even if some had strict budgets or were worried about how expensive Paris could be, there were always free trips and activities available all the time (at least two a week) to reap the benefits of this fantastic city and country. The professors were also great and encouraged us to explore the city, suggesting restaurants or museums we should see. They were also great at incorporating this wonderful, exciting city into their programs, so we'd often be outside exploring a part of town, drinking coffee, or we'd be at a museum, studying art. Overall, the people there truly wanted us to get the most out of our time at Paris and we had plenty of opportunities to have big fun.

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

Paris for a Year

I have been here for a semester already and overall it is what you would expect. The city of Paris will grow on you and unsurprisingly, I am in love now. The classes that are offered here in general are easier than they are on the Washington Square campus but if you want to push yourself, you can take them in French.
The greatest value that I have gotten from being in Paris thus far is the exposure I have had to art here. "High culture" art it present everywhere here in a way that I don't find even in New York. Galleries are more accessible, the theatre, cinema, there is a more classic feeling that is novel for the typical American study-abroader.

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

Study Abroad at NYU Paris

My semester abroad in Paris with NYU was a very memorable experience. I was able to thoroughly immerse myself within French culture through my homestay, dance lessons, and internship. The academics at NYU Paris were alright, there were a few courses that were pretty tedious and I also felt that uninformed in terms of what my options were for Pass/Fail, and uninformed in general regarding academic support. There are a few truly incredible members of the NYU Paris staff but in general I didn't necessarily feel welcomed at times.

What would you improve about this program?
Better support from the site staff
105 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Take advantage of every day

By saying to take advantage of every day, I don't mean to pressure you in any way. Speaking from experience, I didn't really notice my surroundings until it was a bit too late. During my time at NYU Paris I didn't really realize the amazing opportunity I had in my hands; I was living in Paris, one of the most stunning cities in the world yet at the moment I couldn't really appreciate my experience well enough. Do not over stress yourself with your courses, try to get your work done early so that you can take advantage of where you are and to explore the city, meet new people, hang out with your friends at a cute cafe you discovered last week or just sit in the park and read a book. Just live in the moment and don't forget how many people would kill to be in your position.

What would you improve about this program?
Facilitate more outings where students can meet Parisians and actually take their French skills to the task.
98 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience abroad!

I absolutely loved my time abroad in Paris! The NYU staff is one of the kindest and most helpful staff I’ve ever met. NYU has cultural events ranging from trips to other French cities, dances, wine making, macaron tasting, etc. that really helped shape my experience in Paris. My friends and I joked that our time abroad was like an extended summer camp; you make incredible friends in a short time and get to experience the beauty and magic of Paris with them.

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

NYU Paris

NYU Paris is a great place to study for a semester, especially for music and art students. There are a ton of cool things to see and do in the city and NYU makes them easily accessible to students. They also strongly encourage you to step outside of the NYU bubble and interact with French students through programs like Tandem and the partnership with le Sorbonne.
My french has definitely improved during my time at NYU Paris and I love that I am able to actually take classes in French through NYUs program. I highly recommend this abroad program to anyone interested in spending a semester in Paris.

What would you improve about this program?
I think they could offer a wider range of classes, the emphasis really is on art which is nice but also hard to make a full course load for non-art majors.
104 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Overall good experience

The experience was great—living with other French and international students, going to school in the Latin Quarter, etc.—leaving me with only two main complaints. Firstly, NYU housed students in the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP), which was disastrous; far from campus, a completely useless staff (who often weren't there, often leaving the building completely unguarded with no security), trashy unfinished rooms, etc. My understanding is NYU no longer houses students in CIUP.
The other main concern is they do quite a bit to baby students; many students talked about how with how much hand-holding there is, how many strict/specific rules there are, etc., it felt more like a high school program than a college program.
That being said, the professors are all excellent and incredibly qualified in their respective fields, NYU spends a lot of money on providing programs for students, and, of course, living abroad for a semester any way is a very enriching and eye-opening experience.

What would you improve about this program?
A change of dorms (preferably closer!) and a more relaxed staff—basically, run it more like NYU New York and it'll be great.
88 people found this review helpful.

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