France Paris Parsons Classroom Teacher

We invite you to study abroad with API in France at the world-renowned Parsons Paris! This exciting program offers you the opportunity to enroll in high-caliber courses conducted in English at one of the world's premier art and design schools, learning from leaders in the field and industry experts.

Enhance your resume and your portfolio, 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

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Excursions

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Monthly Transit Pass

Housing (including meals and laundry with some options)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and adults with bachelor’s degrees
  • Must be 19+ or 18 with 1 year of college
  • Non-native English speakers must provide TOEFL scores of 92 or above or IELTS scores of 7.0 or above to show proof of English proficiency
  • Completed API application
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official transcript
  • Students who wish to take fashion design courses must submit a portfolio
  • Entry requirements for US and EU passport holders: a valid passport and student visa
  • Entry requirements for all other international students: consult the French Consulate in your home country
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Aug 22, 2022 - Dec 17, 2022 $29,900 May 1, 2022 No Extension Jun 1, 2022
Academic Year Aug 22, 2022 - May 16, 2023 $58,900 May 1, 2022 No Extension Jun 1, 2022
Spring Jan 10, 2023 - May 16, 2023 $29,900 Oct 15, 2022 No Extension Nov 1, 2022
Spring Jan, 2023 - Jun, 2023

Pricing Additional Information

CODA Track

Oct 15, 2022 No Extension Nov 1, 2022

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.

  • Strasbourg

    The capital of the Alsace region, Strasbourg has one of Europe’s largest medieval quarters. In the Grand Île and Petite France, cobbled streets weave between creaking timber-framed houses that have survived for hundreds of years. The city is also the home of many European and international institutions, including the Council of Europe, which houses the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament.

  • Loire Valley

    Visiting the Loire Valley palaces is like visiting 16th century Renaissance France when fortified medieval fortresses were transformed into delicate castles inspired by Italian architecture. Such is the case of le Château d’Amboise where Leonardo da Vinci was buried.

    The Château de Chenonceau is an exceptional site not only because of its original design, the richness of its collections, its furniture and its decorations, but also because of its destiny, since it was loved, administrated and protected by women.

    Depending on the program, the students may also enjoy a traditional boat ride on the Loire river or he splendor of Chambord’s castle and its exceptional architectural creation that draws its inspiration from the French tradition as much as from the new ideas of the Italian Renaissance.

  • Lyon

    France’s second largest city, Lyon is located on the Rhone and Soâne Rivers with many sites to see, including the Gallo-Roman Museum, two excavated Roman theaters, and the 19th century Basilique Notre-Dame de Fouvière. In the Parc de la Tête d’Or, one will find botanical gardens, a small zoo, lakes for sailing, running trails, and many areas for relaxing.

  • Discovery day in the Ile de France region

    There is no need to go miles away from Paris to discover a rich and unexpected heritage. This excursion may follow in the footsteps of the impressionists (Auvers sur Oise, Chatou…), or seemingly take a journey to the middle ages (Provins), or visit Versailles off the beaten path.

  • Bordeaux

    Bordeaux is one of the largest cities in France and is located in the South West of the country, not far from the Atlantic Ocean.

    The center of a legendary winegrowing region, this vibrant and sophisticated city is a top gourmet and cultural destination. Synonymous with fine wines, Bordeaux is one of France’s most beautiful and elegant cities - indeed, half the city is Unesco-listed, making it the largest urban World Heritage site. Visitors appreciate both the monumental stone architecture and attractive nooks and crannies of this city, with its fascinating historical and cultural heritage around every corner. Also, it is now fastly connected to Paris with a new TGV line connecting both cities in just over two hours.

  • Normandy- Honfleur & Etretat

    Honfleur is so utterly enchanting, it's hard to remember that it was built essentially for commerce. Its harbor sits in a great location, tucked away on the southern side of the Seine’s estuary. During the Hundred Years War, the French king had this strategic spot fortified, but that didn’t stop the English from taking over for several decades.

    The little town of Etretat is located in the Pays de Caux, on a section of the coast of Normandy called “La Côte d’Albâtre”, and is renowned for its impressive white cliffs, featuring arches, a large rock needle-like structure and tunnels (which Impressionists painted so memorably).

  • Champagne

    The Champagne wine region is an historic terroir within the administrative province of Champagne in the northeast of France. The area is best known for the production of the sparkling white wine that bears the region's name. EU law and the laws of most countries reserve the term "Champagne" exclusively for wines that come from this region located about 100 miles (160 km) east of Paris. The viticultural boundaries of Champagne are legally defined and split into five wine producing districts within the administrative province: Aube, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, Montagne de Reims, and Vallée de la Marne. A visit to a vineyard in the country side and to the Reims cathedral are an absolute must!

  • Discovery day in the Ile de France region

    There is no need to go miles away from Paris to discover a rich and unexpected heritage. This excursion may follow in the footsteps of the impressionists (Auvers sur Oise, Chatou…), or seemingly take a journey to the middle ages (Provins), or visit Versailles off the beaten path.

  • Strasbourg

    The capital of the Alsace region, Strasbourg has one of Europe’s largest medieval quarters. In the Grand Île and Petite France, cobbled streets weave between creaking timber-framed houses that have survived for hundreds of years. The city is also the home of many European and international institutions, including the Council of Europe, which houses the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament.

  • Loire Valley

    Visiting the Loire Valley palaces is like visiting 16th century Renaissance France when fortified medieval fortresses were transformed into delicate castles inspired by Italian architecture. Such is the case of le Château d’Amboise where Leonardo da Vinci was buried.

    The Château de Chenonceau is an exceptional site not only because of its original design, the richness of its collections, its furniture and its decorations, but also because of its destiny, since it was loved, administrated and protected by women.

    Depending on the program, the students may also enjoy a traditional boat ride on the Loire river or he splendor of Chambord’s castle and its exceptional architectural creation that draws its inspiration from the French tradition as much as from the new ideas of the Italian Renaissance.

  • Lyon

    France’s second largest city, Lyon is located on the Rhone and Soâne Rivers with many sites to see, including the Gallo-Roman Museum, two excavated Roman theaters, and the 19th century Basilique Notre-Dame de Fouvière. In the Parc de la Tête d’Or, one will find botanical gardens, a small zoo, lakes for sailing, running trails, and many areas for relaxing.

  • Bordeaux

    Bordeaux is one of the largest cities in France and is located in the South West of the country, not far from the Atlantic Ocean.

    The center of a legendary winegrowing region, this vibrant and sophisticated city is a top gourmet and cultural destination. Synonymous with fine wines, Bordeaux is one of France’s most beautiful and elegant cities - indeed, half the city is Unesco-listed, making it the largest urban World Heritage site. Visitors appreciate both the monumental stone architecture and attractive nooks and crannies of this city, with its fascinating historical and cultural heritage around every corner. Also, it is now fastly connected to Paris with a new TGV line connecting both cities in just over two hours.

  • Normandy- Honfleur & Etretat

    Honfleur is so utterly enchanting, it's hard to remember that it was built essentially for commerce. Its harbor sits in a great location, tucked away on the southern side of the Seine’s estuary. During the Hundred Years War, the French king had this strategic spot fortified, but that didn’t stop the English from taking over for several decades.

    The little town of Etretat is located in the Pays de Caux, on a section of the coast of Normandy called “La Côte d’Albâtre”, and is renowned for its impressive white cliffs, featuring arches, a large rock needle-like structure and tunnels (which Impressionists painted so memorably).

  • Champagne

    The Champagne wine region is an historic terroir within the administrative province of Champagne in the northeast of France. The area is best known for the production of the sparkling white wine that bears the region's name. EU law and the laws of most countries reserve the term "Champagne" exclusively for wines that come from this region located about 100 miles (160 km) east of Paris. The viticultural boundaries of Champagne are legally defined and split into five wine producing districts within the administrative province: Aube, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, Montagne de Reims, and Vallée de la Marne. A visit to a vineyard in the country side and to the Reims cathedral are an absolute must!

  • Discovery day in the Ile de France region

    There is no need to go miles away from Paris to discover a rich and unexpected heritage. This excursion may follow in the footsteps of the impressionists (Auvers sur Oise, Chatou…), or seemingly take a journey to the middle ages (Provins), or visit Versailles off the beaten path.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 credits per semester

A leader in art and design education since its founding in 1896, Parsons has cultivated outstanding artists, designers, scholars, businesspeople, and community leaders for more than a century. Parsons has had a presence in Paris since 1921.

Students enrolled at Parsons Paris develop creative and critical thinking skills and apply them to challenges including environmental and economic sustainability and social concerns. Parsons’ network of interconnected design laboratories enables students to explore global phenomena at a number of sites and scales of engagement in on-campus research and initiatives with international partners that focus on urban life in Paris, New York, and elsewhere.

Located in one of the most vibrant creative economies in the world, the program takes full advantage of Paris, offering extraordinary educational, cultural, and professional opportunities for the growing number of students who seek a range of experience in art, design, media, technology, and culture.

Students majoring in the arts, fashion, or design will choose courses from within the Art and Design program.

Students who are new to the arts or are not majoring in fashion or design can participate in the CODA track program during the Spring semester. In this program students will choose one of the two preset tracks below, will choose one course open to visiting students and will take one June intensive course.

DESIGN CULTURES TRACK: APDM 3410 Global Prof. Practices; APDS 2102 Des., Dev. And Production; APHT 3101 The Making of Paris + one course open to visiting students + one June course

FASHION CULTURES TRACK: APFS 2011 Intro to Fashion Studies: Lecture and Recitation; APPH 2100 Intro to Photography; APFY 1050 Drawing: Fashion & Form + one course open to visiting students + one June course

June courses: Fashion Design Process, Fashion Styling, The Business of Fashion

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.

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 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

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.

Students choose to enroll in classes from one of the preset track offerings. Students are advised to obtain course pre-approval for at least 8-10 courses. Students should be flexible in their course choices.

CREDIT INFORMATION

The Registrar’s Office at Parsons (NY) issues credit according to the American system, whereby most courses are worth 3 U.S. semester credits each.

Courses at Parsons Paris (Semester Art and Design)

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Courses at Parsons Paris (Semester 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 (Semester 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 in English (with French language and culture courses available)
  • World-renowned art and design school
  • Top U.S. and international accreditations (including NASAD and Middle States)
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (Parsons Paris – The New School)
  • Intimate class size
  • Best-in-class education in creative disciplines, including art, design, business design, and fashion
  • Courses taught by leading industry professionals from the world’s two fashion capitals – New York and Paris

Students who choose to live with families are provided with five breakfast meals and two dinner meals per week with the family, along with a grocery stipend card to offset the cost of meals. Host families serve as a unique introduction into French culture and may be made up of a married couple with children, retirement-age couples, or a divorced or widowed woman with or without children. Most families live in apartments with 2-4 bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a living/dining area. In some cases, there may be another API or international student in the same apartment. While most family placements offer a single room, some students share a double room.

Students also 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, and students receive a grocery stipend card to offset the cost of meals.

Students in the dorm generally live in single rooms. Some rooms may be equipped with a sink, though students share bathroom and kitchen facilities. Most of the other students in the dorm are American. Students who select the dorm option are responsible for their own meals, though they will receive a grocery stipend card to offset the cost of meals.

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