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We invite you to spend your summer with API in France at the world-renowned Parsons Paris! This exciting program is open to anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge of art and design and develop their skills in a rigorous academic environment.

Enhance your resume, earn valuable academic credit, experience life in the majestic "City of Light," and explore all this beautiful country has to offer!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Monthly Transit Pass

Day Trips (one per session)

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Completed API application
  • Official transcript
  • University Approval Form (U.S. applicants only)
  • Open to undergraduates, graduates, and adult learners
  • Ages: 19+ or 18 with 1 year of college
  • Non-native English speakers must provide TOEFL scores of 79 or above or IELTS scores of 6.5 or above to show proof of English proficiency
  • Entry requirements for US and EU passport holders: a valid passport
  • Entry requirements for all other international students: consult the French Consulate in your home country
  • Students who are currently enrolled at The New School will not be required to submit a letter of recommendation, official transcript or university contact information form.
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 Jun, 2023 - Jun, 2023

Pricing Additional Information

2 courses: add $3,400

Mar 15, 2023 No Extension Apr 15, 2023
Summer 1 and 2 Combined Jun, 2023 - Jul, 2023

Pricing Additional Information

3 courses: add $3,400

4 courses: add $6,520

Mar 15, 2023 No Extension Apr 15, 2023
Summer 2 Jul, 2023 - Jul, 2023

Pricing Additional Information

2 courses: add $3,400

Mar 15, 2023 No Extension Apr 15, 2023

The prices below are for one course per session. Prices for additional courses per session are as follows:

  • Summer 1 - 2 courses: add $3,400
  • Summer 2 - 2 courses: add $3,400
  • Summer 1 & 2 Combined - 3 courses: add $3,400
  • Summer 1 & 2 Combined - 4 courses: add $6,520

API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Paris programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Cultural Events and Day Trips

    During the program, students have the opportunity to broaden their classroom education through several organized cultural events and day trips, which are included in the price of the program. Entrance fees and transportation to and from the locations are included. Although locations are subject to change depending on availability, weather and other factors, students are provided with an itinerary for their program day trips and cultural events prior to departure.

    Possible cultural events in Paris include:

    • Picnics and tastings (French pastries, cheeses, crepes)
    • Local tours (Quartier Latin, Hidden Marais, Pere Lachaise)
    • Visits to museums (Musee de la Mode, Louvre)
    • Visits to famous landmarks (Notre-Dame, Eiffel Tower, Montmartre)
    • Visits to local markets, the ballet, and/or the theater!

    Day trips and cultural events are subject to change.

  • Cultural Events and Day Trips

    During the program, students have the opportunity to broaden their classroom education through several organized cultural events and day trips, which are included in the price of the program. Entrance fees and transportation to and from the locations are included. Although locations are subject to change depending on availability, weather and other factors, students are provided with an itinerary for their program day trips and cultural events prior to departure.

    Possible cultural events in Paris include:

    • Picnics and tastings (French pastries, cheeses, crepes)
    • Local tours (Quartier Latin, Hidden Marais, Pere Lachaise)
    • Visits to museums (Musee de la Mode, Louvre)
    • Visits to famous landmarks (Notre-Dame, Eiffel Tower, Montmartre)
    • Visits to local markets, the ballet, and/or the theater!

    Day trips and cultural events are subject to change.

  • Cultural Events and Day Trips

    During the program, students have the opportunity to broaden their classroom education through several organized cultural events and day trips, which are included in the price of the program. Entrance fees and transportation to and from the locations are included. Although locations are subject to change depending on availability, weather and other factors, students are provided with an itinerary for their program day trips and cultural events prior to departure.

    Possible cultural events in Paris include:

    • Picnics and tastings (French pastries, cheeses, crepes)
    • Local tours (Quartier Latin, Hidden Marais, Pere Lachaise)
    • Visits to museums (Musee de la Mode, Louvre)
    • Visits to famous landmarks (Notre-Dame, Eiffel Tower, Montmartre)
    • Visits to local markets, the ballet, and/or the theater!

    Day trips and cultural events are subject to change.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 3-6 semester credits per session (up to 12 total)

This program allows you to experience Paris from an insider’s perspective by exploring the history of European art and design firsthand in the many museums and design studios throughout Paris. The program is open to all students who wish to deepen their knowledge of art and design and develop their skills in a rigorous academic environment.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

Students are met at the Charles de Gaulle airport by on-site staff on the program start date. Students receive detailed flight instructions upon their acceptance into the program and should wait to purchase a flight until receiving more information post-acceptance.

PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM

Parsons Paris also offers summer opportunities for pre-college students ages (16-18). For more information on this program, click here.

TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts for Parsons students are issued by the Registrar’s Office and carry the signature and seal of The New School. A transcript is confirmation of a student’s permanent record at the university. API will send one transcript per student to the address the student indicates on the Transcript Release Form. Students who need additional copies of their transcript may submit an official request to The New School Registrar’s Office.

Parsons Paris, founded in 1921, is accredited by NASAD (National Association of the Schools of Art and Design) and by MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education), and is recognized by the French Ministry of Education as a Private Establishment of Higher Education (Etablissement d’Enseignement Supérieur Privé).

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    Anna Foster

    Anna Foster will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

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    Laetitia Daluz

    Laetitia will be your Resident Director at Parsons Paris and a resource for you while you are in France!

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    Genell Metzler

    Genell will be your Career and Internship Coordinator at Parsons Paris and a resource for you while you are in France!

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    Geoffrey Thoma

    Geoff will be one of your Student Life Coordinators at Parsons Paris and a resource for you while you are in France!

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COURSE OFFERINGS

COURSE INFORMATION

Summer 1 (3-6 semester credits)

Students will take approximately 3-6 hours of class per day. Seminar Courses are held in the morning from approximately 9am-12pm OR in the afternoon from approximately 1pm-4pm. Studio Courses are full-day. Students who choose a course that is only held in the morning or in the afternoon can choose to add a second course (schedule permitting) for a total of 6 credits. These courses have no pre-requisites.

Summer 2 (3-6 semester credits)

Summer 2 is open to college and pre-college students, as well as adult learners. Some courses are restricted to college students or adult participants, whereas other courses are open to all students.

Students will take approximately 3-6 hours of class per day. Seminar Courses are held in the morning from approximately 9am-12pm OR in the afternoon from approximately 1pm-4pm. Studio Courses are full-day. Students who choose a course that is only held in the morning or in the afternoon can choose to add a second course (schedule permitting) for a total of 6 credits. These courses have no pre-requisites.

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION

Students provide their own art supplies. The supply list will be sent by the faculty to the students about 2 weeks before the program begins. We usually estimate the cost to be $400 for most studio classes.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Parsons Paris is the European campus of The New School, an innovative university based in New York City. Building on the curriculum of Parsons School of Design, a globally acclaimed art and design school established in 1921, Parsons Paris students are part of a modern atelier where interdisciplinary learning and small classes prepare them for careers in fashion, management, digital innovation, and curatorial practice. The Registrar’s Office at Parsons (NY) issues credit according to the American system, whereby most courses are worth 3 U.S. credits each.

Courses at Parsons Paris (Summer Art and Design)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at Parsons Paris (Summer Art and Design)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at Parsons Paris (Summer Art and Design)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Highlights
  • Classes taught in English
  • World-renowned art and design school
  • Top U.S. and international accreditations (including NASAD and Middle States)
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (The New School)
  • Intimate class size
  • Best-in-class education in creative disciplines, including art, design, business of design, and fashion
  • Courses taught by leading industry professionals from the world’s two fashion capitals – New York and Paris
  • Metro pass included

Students have the option of living in shared apartments that are located throughout Paris. Most are designed to house 4 students in double-occupancy bedrooms, though some may be larger. Meals are not provided, however, apartments are equipped with kitchen appliances, linens, and towels. Students can choose to opt out of program housing for a deduction from the program cost.

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