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This program provides French language instruction in an intensive and immersive setting for those who wish to study abroad in Paris for a summer session.

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

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Monthly Transit Pass

Tutoring

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

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of French speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 May 30, 2022 - Jun 29, 2022 $6,500 Apr 1, 2022 Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022
Summer 1 and 2 Combined May 30, 2022 - Jul 30, 2022 $12,000 Apr 1, 2022 Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022
Summer 2 Jul 2, 2022 - Jul 30, 2022 $6,500 Apr 1, 2022 Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 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.

  • 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.

  • Normandie

    Students will travel to Mount Saint Michel, one the most visited sites in France, and walk in the quicksand of the bay. The group will then explore Saint Malo city, a haunt of pirates for hundreds of years, the “Cité Corsaire” that has always done things its own way. The old town is still surrounded by granite walls, while the tidal islands next to the city continue to be fortified by 17th century bastions.

  • Burgundy - Dijon

    The capital of the great region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in the eastern central part of France, this is the ultimate cultural destination. As an officially recognized “Ville d’art et d’histoire”, this “city of art and history” boasts a vast protected area covering 97 hectares. That area is now on the UNESCO World Heritage list with the Climates of Burgundy’s vineyard.

    Dijon offers visitors an entirely vehicle-free town center. The half-timbered houses, the Romanesque and Gothic churches and the 17th- and 18th-century private mansions majestically highlight the Medieval streets of the former capital of the Dukes of Burgundy. As a food and wine capital, Dijon is famous for its culinary specialities, which include mustard, snails, crème de cassis, chocolate, and gingerbread.

  • 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.

  • Normandie

    Students will travel to Mount Saint Michel, one the most visited sites in France, and walk in the quicksand of the bay. The group will then explore Saint Malo city, a haunt of pirates for hundreds of years, the “Cité Corsaire” that has always done things its own way. The old town is still surrounded by granite walls, while the tidal islands next to the city continue to be fortified by 17th century bastions.

  • 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).

  • Burgundy - Dijon

    The capital of the great region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in the eastern central part of France, this is the ultimate cultural destination. As an officially recognized “Ville d’art et d’histoire”, this “city of art and history” boasts a vast protected area covering 97 hectares. That area is now on the UNESCO World Heritage list with the Climates of Burgundy’s vineyard.

    Dijon offers visitors an entirely vehicle-free town center. The half-timbered houses, the Romanesque and Gothic churches and the 17th- and 18th-century private mansions majestically highlight the Medieval streets of the former capital of the Dukes of Burgundy. As a food and wine capital, Dijon is famous for its culinary specialities, which include mustard, snails, crème de cassis, chocolate, and gingerbread.

  • 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.

  • 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).

What You’ll Study

PROGRAM DETAILS

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

This program provides French language instruction at all levels for those who wish to study abroad in Paris for a summer session.

Students take 21 hours of class per week. During the June session, coursework will be comprised exclusively of French language study in the mornings from 9am – 12pm Monday through Friday, as well as in the afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. During the July session, students will have French language study in the mornings Monday through Friday and on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons (18 hours per week), along with phonetics classes on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons (3 hours per week).

TRANSCRIPTS

All courses are taught at and transcripts are issued by the Institut Catholique de Paris upon completion of their program.

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    Cyprien Maillard

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COURSE OFFERINGS

CREDIT INFORMATION

Most API partner universities in France operate on the contact hour system, wherein the number of credits earned depends on the time spent in class. To determine the conversion of contact hours to U.S. semester credits, divide the contact hours available by 15.

A1.1; A1.2; A2.1; A2.2; B1.1; B1.2; B2.1; B2.2; C1

The language courses at the ICP allow students to maximize their French proficiency through studying grammar, vocabulary and phonetics. Students take 21 hours of class per week. During the Summer 1 session, students will take 21 hours of French language only. During the Summer 2 session, students will take 18 hours of French langauge and 3 hours of phonetics each week.

Language of Instruction: French   

View Syllabus   

A1.1; A1.2; A2.1; A2.2; B1.1; B1.2; B2.1; B2.2; C1

The language courses at the ICP allow students to maximize their French proficiency through studying grammar, vocabulary and phonetics. Students take 21 hours of class per week. During the Summer 1 session, students will take 21 hours of French language only. During the Summer 2 session, students will take 18 hours of French langauge and 3 hours of phonetics each week.

Language of Instruction: French   

View Syllabus   

A1.1; A1.2; A2.1; A2.2; B1.1; B1.2; B2.1; B2.2; C1

The language courses at the ICP allow students to maximize their French proficiency through studying grammar, vocabulary and phonetics. Students take 21 hours of class per week. During the Summer 1 session, students will take 21 hours of French language only. During the Summer 2 session, students will take 18 hours of French langauge and 3 hours of phonetics each week.

Language of Instruction: French   

View Syllabus   

Highlights
  • Classes taught in French

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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