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We invite you to spend your summer with API in France at the Institut Catholique de Paris! This program program offers intensive French language instruction at all levels in an immersive setting in one of the world's most popular cities.

Advance your French language skills, 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

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 Jun 1, 2023 - Jul 1, 2023 $7,500 Apr 1, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023
Summer 1 and 2 Combined Jun 1, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023 $13,900 Apr 1, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023
Summer 2 Jun 29, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023 $7,500 Apr 1, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023

API students participate in 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!

  • Burgundy

    Appreciated by gastronomes and wine lovers, Burgundy is also a delight for nature lovers and old stones. Known all over the world for its prestigious vineyards and authentic cuisine, this beautiful rural region will delight you with its peaceful groves, vineyards, mysterious forests, streams and large lakes.

    The architectural heritage is also omnipresent as evidenced by the great number of castles, the abbeys, the famous Beaune hospices or the majestic Basilica of Vézelay World Heritage Site UNESCO.

  • 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!

  • Burgundy

    Appreciated by gastronomes and wine lovers, Burgundy is also a delight for nature lovers and old stones. Known all over the world for its prestigious vineyards and authentic cuisine, this beautiful rural region will delight you with its peaceful groves, vineyards, mysterious forests, streams and large lakes.

    The architectural heritage is also omnipresent as evidenced by the great number of castles, the abbeys, the famous Beaune hospices or the majestic Basilica of Vézelay World Heritage Site UNESCO.

  • Giverny & La Roche-Guyon

    Giverny offers visitors a treat as they visit the former residence of Claude Monet where the artist lived and worked. His former residence stands in the heart of an adorable village. This beautiful mansion and garden where the impressionist painted his famous waterlily paintings are a treat for the eyes and senses. Walking down the paths of the garden is like entering one of Claude Monet’s painting. On our way back to Paris we'll stop by the castle of la Roche-Guyon on the border of the river Seine. The bravest will be able to enjoy a great view after climbing the 273 steps to get to the top of the keep!

  • 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.

  • Giverny & La Roche-Guyon

    Giverny offers visitors a treat as they visit the former residence of Claude Monet where the artist lived and worked. His former residence stands in the heart of an adorable village. This beautiful mansion and garden where the impressionist painted his famous waterlily paintings are a treat for the eyes and senses. Walking down the paths of the garden is like entering one of Claude Monet’s painting. On our way back to Paris we'll stop by the castle of la Roche-Guyon on the border of the river Seine. The bravest will be able to enjoy a great view after climbing the 273 steps to get to the top of the keep!

  • 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.

What You’ll Study

PROGRAM DETAILS

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 U.S. 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.

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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    Caroline Mobley

    Caroline Mobley will be your Program Coordinator and will help prepare you for your API program.

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    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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    Cyprien Maillard

    Cyprien will be your Student Life Coordinator in Paris and a resource for you while you are in France!

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    Laure Cochin

    Laure will be your Academic Coordinator in Paris and a resource for you while you are in France!

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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.

Courses at Institut Catholique de Paris (Summer Intensive Language)

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Courses at Institut Catholique de Paris (Summer Intensive Language)

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Courses at Institut Catholique de Paris (Summer Intensive Language)

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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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