Program Details

CIEE Gap Year Abroad French Language Immersion for Foodies - Language & Culture
Paris, France
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:

Expand your French skills and palate in the city of (de)lights

Everyone dreams of a trip to Paris, but how many get to actually live there like a local? Here’s your chance to enjoy an unparalleled gap year experience in one of the world’s most beautiful and delightful cities in Europe.
Frog and snail lovers beware. This program was designed for serious foodies! You will receive between 15-20 hours of language learning per week coupled with activities focused around French gastronomy. France is a culinary powerhouse and its cuisine and chefs have influenced food culture around the world. Experience what makes French cooking so unique and special. Combine your language learning with food tastings, cooking workshops, activities with local chefs and artisans. This adventure will take you on a journey you won't forget! 

Spend your mornings in French class at the world-famous Sorbonne, and your afternoons practicing your conversational skills in cafés, shops and museums. Explore the city’s village-like neighborhoods, and soak up the rich culture all around you.

Home to some of the world's most famous restaurants, you won't need to break the bank to feast in Paris. Follow the advice of our local staff and sample traditional fares at the local brasseries. Shop Paris' many open air markets for the freshest produce you'll ever find and try a new French recipe! Treat yourself to a macaron at the place where the macaron was actually invented! 

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Hundreds of students a year benefit from CIEE's variety of scholarships and grants. We are dedicated to helping students who need assistance take your studies out of the classroom and into the world! Check out our GAIN travel grants, Gilman GoGlobal, and

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