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Paris is well known as one of the most intellectual and intriguing cities in the world. The city maintains its status as the premier city in France and a leader in politics, art and fashion; every section of the city has its own unique charm and makes Paris a city like no other. For the history lover, the tour should begin in the heart of old Paris, the Ile de la Cité, which lies in the middle of the Seine River. Here one can explore the Cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Paris, the Palais de Justice and a hidden jewel, Sainte Chapelle. For the art lover, the city holds countless museums, all boasting incredible collections. Some of the most popular include the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Musée Rodin and Centre Georges Pompidou. Tucked away in the city’s twenty arrondissements, or districts, are many more amazing sights and sounds waiting to be discovered.

API students will study abroad at the Institut Catholique de Paris while pursuing their gap year in Paris. Founded in 1948, the ILCF (Institut de Langue et de Cultures Françaises) is a department within the Institut Catholique de Paris. Courses are available in French and in English at the ILCF. The ILCF welcomes more than 2,000 foreign students each year, representing more than 60 different nationalities.

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    Cultural Activities

    • Host family mixers
    • Game nights
    • French language exchanges
    • Geocaching
    • Walking and Biking Tours
    • Fashion Show
    • Food/Wine Tasting
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    API Gives Back

    API students in Paris have the opportunity to give back to their local community through various volunteer projects, including entertaining children at a local children's hospital, and distributing meals to those in need.

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    Things to Do

    Hike up the Eiffel Tower

    Roam the charming side streets of Montmartre

    Visit the catacombs

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    Baguettes (bread)

    Croque-Monsieur (sandwich)

    Duck Confit

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    Festivals & Holidays

    Paris Fashion Week (September-October)

    Paris Carnival (March-April)

    Le Tour de France (June-July)

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    University Highlights

    The Institut Catholique de Paris is a private French university founded in 1875 that offers a variety of French language and culture programs to students at all levels.

U.S. Staff

On-Site Staff

Francine Bost Millischer

Francine Bost-Millischer

Francine Bost-Millischer will be one of your Resident Directors in Paris and a resource for you on-site.

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Violaine Peladan

Violaine will be your Academic Coordinator in Paris and will assist you in achieving your educational goals with us in France!