Program Details

Earn academic credit and complete a capstone project in Paris. Go from idea to prototype to solve a current issue at one of APA’s partner businesses or NGOs by learning and implementing Design Thinking, Cross-Cultural Management, and more.
Paris, France
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Taking place in the French capital of Paris, Level Up students work together in small teams learning cross-cultural management techniques and design thinking tools to find a solution to the problem at hand.

Students follow three courses: Design Thinking for Global Challenges, an APA elective, and an elective at one of APA's partner universities. The final program component is the Capstone Project: Go from idea to prototype in one semester to solve a current issue at one of APA’s partner businesses or NGOs. Each week revolves around a new design thinking milestone in the methodology process. The project concludes with teams presenting their project to a panel of their peers, business stakeholders, and APA representatives. 

In addition, one-on-one French langauge support and personalized mentoring also take place. A cultural calendar and choice of housing (homestay, student residence, independent living) are included.

Setting Description:
Paris, France is one of Europe's most prominent capital cities. This metropolitan area is a melting pot of industries, the hub of French government, and mecca for culture lovers: history, food, fashion, art, and more.
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Additional Program Information

Junior standing and up, 3.0 GPA, B1 French language level (4 or more semesters of college-level French or equivalent)
Scholarships Description:
Social Media Leadership and Visual Media scholarships are available on all programs. For award amounts, deadlines, and applications, visit our website.