Program Details

Founded in 1962, the program combines a rigorous curriculum of French language study with a wide range of course offerings. Students are provided with a unique opportunity to focus on issues of the Francophone world with specialized courses in Art, Cinema
Location:
Paris, France
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
IES Abroad is a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that strives to deliver the highest quality education while simultaneously promoting the development of interculturally-competent leaders. Founded in 1950, IES Abroad now offers more than 90 programs in over 34 locations around the world.

Founded in 1962, the program combines a rigorous curriculum of French language study with a wide range of course offerings. Students are provided with a unique opportunity to focus on issues of the Francophone world with specialized courses in Art, Cinema, Literature, and Francophone History. Also available to students are enrollment options at local universitys and internship opportunities in the fields of the Arts & Museums, Business & Marketing, Education, and Non-Governmental Institutions.

The program offers 15-19 credits hours, comprehensive predeparture support, on-site student services staff, orientation, housing placement, internship opportunities, enrollment options at one of the prestigious IES Abroad partner institutions, organized cultural events, and extraordinary field trips to destinations such as Reims, Chantilly, Normandy, Giverny, Versailles, Fontainebleau & Vaux-le-vicomte, and Provins. Visit the IES Abroad website to learn more or contact us today!
Setting Description:
Paris delights and inspires newcomers with the paintings in the Louvre, the grands boulevards, and a skyline marked by the Eiffel Tower and the Gothic spires of Notre Dame. Besides its many monuments and landmarks, other forms of art flourish, including public gardens, sidewalk cafes and outdoor markets, fragrant with fruit and pastries. As a major European capital, and one of the business and financial centers of the world, Paris is the home of prestigious universities and the headquarters of international businesses and organizations.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
IES Abroad offers $5 million dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships and grants that can be used toward an IES Abroad study abroad program. Apply online using our universal Aid Application, and we’ll pair you with the scholarships and grants.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.0

Based on 4 Reviews

  • J'aime Paris!
    4.0
    04/27/14

    Hi! My name is Mary and I studied abroad in Paris in the fall of 2013. What an incredible experience and wow, did my French listening comprehension and speaking skills improve! I was more than a bit nervous before I got there that I would not understand

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Great program in a great city!
    4.0
    03/28/14

    Overall, IES is a great program. It offers interesting courses, weekly activities, and a few excursions around France. The price is very affordable compared to other Paris programs. You also have the opportunity to live with a host family and intern or

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • IES: a program of adventure and learning
    4.0
    08/23/13

    IES Paris French Studies was an excellent program. The advisors were very helpful and always available to talk about safety, academic help, activity suggestions, or anything you might need. The classes were very interesting, and the teachers were enthusiastic

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amazing City, Great Experience
    4.0
    02/12/13

    Being in Paris was such an amazing experience. All my classes were in French so my language skills really improved. I also had a teaching internship at a middle school which was a challenging, but great experience. Living in an apartment allowed me lots

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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