- Paris, France
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- This is a three fold program beginning with thorough training in French culture, business and language studies. Continuing into a field based internship where well-prepared students participate with working team of French professionals in their chosen field, and culminating in a research project carried out with the help of a research adviser. This program is for students that have a strong command of the French language and proven academic record.
This is a study/internship combination program. Students are required to take a preparation course in Paris prior to the start of their internship where they can earn academic credit. After the completion of the five week course students are placed in an internship in their chosen field, where they will work as part of a team with French professionals. This is a tremendous experience for students to build an international network, become fluent in French and improve cross cultural communication skills.
The program fee includes tuition, fees, visa information, placement in Internship and pre-departure advising. Please note this program has limited spaces and often fills up. Contact ELI immediately if you are interested.
- Setting Description:
- Students will be immersed in the daily life of French society. Students live, attend class, and work in one of Europe's most celebrated cities Paris, France.
Based on 4 Reviews
- EIL: Experiment in International Living- France: Regional cultures09/01/18
This program was amazing! The group I was with were from all over the states of America and we were all going to the Eastern hemisphere, to France, for the first time. Our group leaders did ice breakers and paired us in groups and we all got to know each
other more, and what we wanted to get from this trip. We arrived in Paris and we were all excited we still didn't know our schedule, but we found out later on. Then, we went to another part of France to the home stay !! All of us got different family members in different parts of the town then we'd gather back together to do group activities and talk about our experiences. Being infused in the French culture and life style was superb!! From the framage, baguettes, le petit dejeuner, and more... it wasn't only a different way of living, but a different way of eating! We then went to Germany and noticed more people were open to English (maybe because the German language is difficult). We learned a lot about the history, especially about WW2. We saw the main points in France such as the eiffel tower and some of the Louvre (we didn't know it closed early). Overall, it was great and I'm glad for the opportunity :)read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Best Summer of my Life09/01/18
My summer adventures in July while abroad in France were the most amazing experiences I've ever had in my life. I never imagined that I'd have the opportunity to partake in a program like this; coming for a strict Mexican family who rarely give me the
chance to be independent. I never thought I'd see the day my parents would let me go away on my own to France accompanied by 'strangers'. I couldn't have asked for a better summer than this year being in France, not only did I get to experience living in France while the Tour de France, Bastille Day, and the winning of the France world cup were going on. But, I got to meet so many new people who were a part of this program, I got to meet people from all over the U.S. from California to New York. I loved meeting and creating new bonds with my group leaders and peers from my group, it made my experience that much better, since I manged to create a great relationship with every one of them. Aside from this, my home stay was also incredible I was able to build an amazing familial bond with my 'dad', 'mom', and a 'sisters'. Before meeting my family I was convinced that it was going to be the most awkward experience while I was going to be abroad but, in fact it was one of the best highlights of my trip. I was able to be creative with communicating in French when it came to it, I didn't just use my french skills but, I also used my actions to explain what I needed to say. Even though meeting all these people along my trip was marvelous I was given the opportunity to also take classes at the Institut Paul Bocuse, learn more culinary termed language in a class setting, and still get to visit many of the touristic cites France has to offer. This is why as I stated in the beginning, was the best summer of my life and it will continue to be as I move into college next year.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- France Art Trip09/01/17
Overall a great experience. I've made life long friends both in the United States and in France. I learned quite a bit about using a camera. The painting part was fun to, it was a more for beginners though. But there was a lot of freedom to do what you
would like to do. That is what I liked most. The family I stayed with was amazing. They were very accepting of how I was. We spent time at the zoo and went to the museums. That was by far the best part of the trip. I made friends across the world that I will never forget. Even though they may not have had a child my age with them at the time it was still a fun experience.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Experiment in France09/01/17
I went on the France Regional Cultures trip with the experiment and it was the best time of my life. I went for 3 weeks ( June 28 to July 20) and during that time I was able to travel to Paris, Nancy, Metz, and much more. I was even able to travel to
Freiburg, Germany and hike in the Black Forest. They provided me with many opportunities to explore, taking me canning through a rivera near the border of Germany, allowing us to visit a farm and milk cows during our homestay segment, and providing us multiple opportunities to go off on our own in groups of three to explore for ourselves. They gave us multiple opportunities to be independent while still ensuring our safety and making sure we all had fun. We were also able to learn a lot about the history of the cities we visited, visiting museums and cathedrals, going on guided tours, and sometimes just having our two group leaders taking us through the town. It was hands down, the best experience of my life.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend