Program Details

Students at every level of French proficiency can take language, culture, and arts courses at the Catholic University of Paris (Catho).
Paris, France
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year

Program Overview

Program Description:

Paris is draped in history, tradition, culture, and glamour, not to mention academia. The Seine River, which bisects the city into its north (Right Bank or "Rive Droite") and south (Left Bank or "Rive Gauche") areas, has long been a source of the city's economic, political, and artistic notoriety. The two banks of the Seine each have distinct personalities- the spacious boulevards and formal buildings of the Right Bank and the cultural and intellectual reputation of the Left Bank- which contribute to the diversity of this magnificent city.

Students at every level of French proficiency (from true beginning to superior) can take intensive language courses at the Catholic University of Paris (Catho).  Courses are taught in French by a diverse staff of international professors and guest lecturers. Gap Year Opportunities also available.  Intensive language programs work perfectly as stand alone programs or as precursors to semester or academic year programs.

Program Price Includes: • Comprehensive Advising and Support • Tuition at the Host University • Official Transcript from Host University with ISA Cover Letter • Housing • Meals and Laundry Services • Bridging Cultures Program • Full-Time Resident Staff • On-Site ISA Offices • Computer and Internet Access • The ISA Discovery Model • Cultural Activities • Medical Insurance • Comprehensive Health, Safety and Security Support • Airport Reception • Visa Support • Tutoring • The Professional Development Toolbox • Scholarship Opportunities

Setting Description:
The newly renovated ISA office in Paris is located in the Latin Quarter, just across from Notre Dame. Its central location makes it easily accessible to host universities and housing. The office is a "home base" where students visit with staff, learn about local happenings and use the computer lab. Our staff assists students with ISA housing, French tutoring and enrollment at the host universities.

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