Program Details

Join SAI in Paris for a boutique fashion design experience this summer.
Paris, France
Program Type:
Study Abroad
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Program Overview

Program Description:

SAI invites you to study in the world's fashion capital!

The Paris American Academy (PAA) was founded in 1965 and is known for its excellence in boutique and couture fashion design instruction. With a strongly vocational approach, PAA prepares students for careers in creative fields, with summer program instruction in fashion, fine arts, interior design, and creative writing. 

SAI oversees and coordinates all aspects of student enrollment, including application processing, course selection and credit, visa advising, housing, student health insurance, and transcripts. In addition, SAI provides comprehensive student services, from the moment of application, through the on-site experience, until students return home.

In addition to supporting students throughout their stay in Paris, SAI’s on site staff also coordinates a range of activities and excursions throughout the term, including a weekend trip to the South of France (semester only), a visit to “l’Institut du Monde Arabe Museum”, a walking tour of Paris, a day Trip to Deauville, and much more. 

SAI students in Paris experience the overlapping cultural currents which flow through this ancient city; from its origins as a small settlement on the banks of the Seine River, to its globally-recognized status as the capital of modern French culture. From astonishing architecture, to world-class fine arts, to a thriving business scene, the treasures of Paris many and varied.

Setting Description:
PAA is located in the heart of Paris, in the famous “Latin Quarter.” This district offers a variety of activities, both cosmopolitan and traditionally French in nature. Inviting students to immerse themselves in Parisian life, the Academy draws upon the city’s rich cultural and artistic heritage.

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