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NYU Global Programs
Stay on track in your major while studying abroad at one of NYU’s global locations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Subject courses are taught in English, and language courses are offered at all levels.
Dates: Study abroad for a semester, year, summer, or January term.
Contact: NYU Office of Global Programs, 110 East 14th Street, Lower Level, New York, NY 10003-4278.

API in France
offers comprehensive semester, summer and year study abroad programs in Grenoble and Paris, France. Students in both locations can pursue French language and culture studies at all levels. Grenoble also offers a prestigious international business program taught in English. Direct enrollment options are available in Paris.


Academic Programs Abroad
Study in Paris
A semester- and year-long full academic, cultural, and social immersion Paris program where students majoring in a variety of fields, including the sciences, are enrolled directly at the University of Paris, l’ENSAD (Paris’s premier art schools) and at Paris IX - Dauphine (top French business school). Includes a home stay, or students can find their own housing, 9-12 performances (plays, concerts, dance) per semester, and weekend trips. Internships available for year-long students.

Contact: Assistant Director, Academic Programs Abroad, 90 Livingston St., New Haven, CT 06511; tel. 203 777 1462; fax. 203 624 911;;

The American University of Paris
Undergraduate Programs
AUP's academic portfolio reflects this international and interdisciplinary orientation, offering 15 majors and 26 minors from the most varied disciplines. AUP's programs in the Liberal Arts and Sciences lead to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, according to American higher education standards and academic credit system.
Graduate Programs
Master of Arts in Global Communications
Master of Arts in International Affairs, Conflict Resolution, and Civil Society Development
Summer Programs
AUP offers two five-week summer sessions from early June to mid-August, when AUP students as well as visiting students from around the world can earn transferable academic credit in a full range of liberal arts disciplines.


American University Center of Provence
At the heart of international education, AUCP offers two full-immersion French programs combining an all French-speaking environment, individual homestay, language partner, personal interest activity, and community service with rigorous course work taught by French university faculty. Fall, spring, summer and full-year options.

The AUCP Marseille program focuses upon international relations, the Middle East, French and Arabic language and civilization, immigrant identities, and cross-cultural mediation. Classes taught by local experts and tenured professors from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques. Program includes one week of on-site study in Morocco.

Contact: AUCP Aix-en-Provence, 19, cours des Arts et Metiers, Aix-en-Provence 13100 France;;

Center for Study Abroad (CSA)
University of Paris — Sorbonne
Study French language and culture in Paris at the Sorbonne. Low cost. Earn college credit. Summer, Semester, Academic Year sessions. See CSA website for details. Easy registration and confirmation. Open to all students.
University of Aix Marseilles (Provence)
Study French language and culture in Aix-en-Provence, France. Low cost. Earn college credit. Summer, Semester, and Academic Year terms. Open to all students. Easy registration and confirmation. See CSA website for details.
University of Nice — Summer School
Study French this summer in Nice, France. Low cost. Earn college credit. Housing on campus. See CSA website for details. Early registration advised.
University of Bourgogne (Dijon)
Study French language and culture in Dijon, France. Low cost. Earn college credit. Summer, Semester, and Academic Year terms. See CSA website for details. Easy registration and confirmation. Open to all students.

Contact: Center for Study Abroad, 325 Washington Ave., Apt. #93, Kent, WA 98032; (206) 583-8191;;

CEPA Europe
EU Studies Semester Abroad Program in Strasbourg, France
This program is sponsored by Georgia State University and open to both graduate and upper division undergraduate students from all accredited institutions. It is focused on providing students with a broader horizon of the fundamental differences and common concerns of these nations. Field trips to important European political, economic and financial institutions, as well as to multinational corporations, will play an integral role in this overseas experience.


City College of San Francisco
Semester in Paris with City College of San Francisco
This program offers students the opportunity to live in Paris while attending French language classes at La Sorbonne,and earn transferable credit from City College of San Francisco. Other classes on this program include Art History and French Civilization and Culture, both of which include many site visits to museums, monuments and sites of historic interest.

Contact: Study Abroad Programs Coordinator, 50 Phelan Avenue, Box C212, San Francisco CA, 94112; Tel. 415-239-3778;;

The Eur-Am Center
The Abbey Program
A resident campus with its own moat, guard tower, gothic cathedral and lush gardens, the Abbey is a new school of thought in global learning. The Abbey Program offers formal classes, internships, service learning projects, an ambassador series and fieldwork all over France. The Abbey Program takes place on the spectacular campus of The Eur-Am Center, in a historical monument known for almost 1,000 years as the Abbey of Pontlevoy.


Experiential Learning International
Study and Internship Program in Paris
ELI's program in the cosmopolitan city of Paris is a unique combination of international work experience, cultural immersion and rigorous academics. Students spend five weeks of this program in a classroom setting and then working on an internship in the field of their choice.


Global Student Experience Study Abroad Programs
GSE at The American Business School in Paris — International Business Program
The American Business School programs are offered during the summer, semester, and full academic year. Courses are instructed in English, complemented by French language classes that are open to all levels of French-speakers. GSE programs are all-inclusive and the program fee covers housing, tuition and transcripts, mobile phone, onsite Program Director, and pre-departure and post-participation support.  Minimum 18 years of age and 2.5 GPA.
GSE at University of Paris IV - La Sorbonne
University of Paris IV programs are offered during the summer, semester, and full academic year. All courses are instructed in French and are open to all levels of French-speakers.  GSE programs are all-inclusive and the program fee covers housing, tuition and transcripts, mobile phone, Onsite Program Director, and pre-departure and post-participation support.  Minimum 18 years of age and 2.5 GPA.


Hamilton College Junior Year in France
The Hamilton College Junior Year in France (HCJYF) program begins with an orientation in the seaside resort of Biarritz, followed by a full academic year in Paris. Students choose the Hamilton College program because of its extensive course offerings at a variety of Paris institutions, its small groups, and the individualized attention and thorough orientation they receive in Biarritz. Care is taken to avoid hidden costs and maintain academic standards. Hamilton has offered the program for 50 years. Lodging with host selected by the Program.


LSF Montpellier
French Courses in the Sunny South of France

LSF offers high quality French courses year-round to adults, business professionals, university students, and juniors. The school has a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere and is conveniently located in the heart of Montpellier. In order to offer the ideal environment for learning French and for experiencing the beautiful south of France, LSF has: Small class sizes, courses for both short term and long-term stays, experienced and qualified native French teachers, carefully selected accommodation options, a wide range of social & cultural activities and many different excursions to surrounding areas and places.


Middlebury College School in France
The C.V. Starr School in France offers valuable academic experiences in Paris, Bordeaux, and in Poitiers (undergraduate only). In Paris students may choose among courses in linguistics, literature, cinema, theater, history of ideas, history, art history, political science, philosophy, sociology, musicology, and international studies at the Université de Paris, Sciences Po – Paris (selected undergraduate students), and at the Institut Catholique de Paris; and language, literature, history, art history, and and sociology taught at our Centre Madeleine. In Poitiers, students can take courses in linguistics, literature, cinema, theater, history of ideas, history, art history, history of architecture, economics, psychology, sociology, biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics.


Penn-in-Tours, France
6-week intensive program set in the Loire Valley, with full language immersion. Students live with French families.

Contact: Penn Summer Abroad, Univ. of Pennsylvania;

SAI Programs
Study Abroad in Paris
SAI offers summer and semester programs at the following institutions in Paris:
The American University of Paris (AUP) is an urban institution offering liberal arts. Its campus is composed of 8 buildings centrally located in the seventh arrondissement of Paris, on the Left Bank, near the Eiffel Tower and the Seine.
Paris American Academy (PAA), established in 1965, offers students a focused, career-oriented and practical approach to the disciplines of Fashion and Interior Design.

Contact: Director of Communications, 7160 Keating Ave, Sebastopol, CA 95472 USA; Tel. 800-655-8965;;

University Studies Abroad Consortium
French Studies in Pau
France programs offer intensive language studies fulfilling up to two years of a university language requirement in only one semester. Additional courses in art, political science, history, literature, sociology, culinary arts, etc. Weeklong field trips to Paris, homestay or student residence available and many university activities.

Contact: USAC,

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