PROGRAM TITLE: apply nowFrench Language and Liberal Arts
HOST INSTITUTION: Institut Catholique de Paris
MINIMUM AGE: 17
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: French and English
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: No previous study of French required. Open to all levels of French speakers.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Local host families, dorms, and student apartments. Meals: host families and/or meal stipend. A monthly transit pass is included. All Paris housing includes internet access. 
G.P.A. REQUIREMENT: 2.5
ACADEMIC PROGRAM:

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE PER TERM

 

15  – Semester credits

Students in this program select a combination of French language and cultural electives, and have the option of taking cultural electives in English. The Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP) follows the European Framework for their language levels, dividing students into the following: A1-1, A1-2, A2-1, A2-2, B1-1, B1-2, B2-1 and B2-2.

BEGINNING LEVEL OPTIONS (A1-1 – A1-2)

Students at the beginning language levels are required to take 12-15 contact hours of French language per week. All students who take 12 contact hours of French language per week may add a cultural elective course. A1.1 level students may choose to take this elective in English (or add additional French language instruction), while A1.2 level students may choose to take their 1 cultural elective in English or French.

INTERMEDIATE AND ABOVE LEVEL OPTIONS (A2-1 AND ABOVE)

Students at all other language levels typically take 9-15 contact hours of French language and culture courses per week. Depending on how many contact hours of French language and culture a student takes, they may be able to take 1 or 2 cultural electives (offered in English). Students at the high-intermediate language level (B1-1) and above also have the option of earning an additional three credits each semester if they complete an elective course taught exclusively for API students. Students generally take this course in place of one of the cultural courses at the ICP. An additional fee may be charged for participation in the API course (whether taken in place of or in addition to a regular elective course). Course subject to minimum enrollment.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive a transcript from the Institut Catholique de Paris upon completion of their program. If a student enrolls in the API-led course or the teaching internship, they will receive a transcript from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

ACCEPTANCE TO U.S. UNIVERSITY REQUIRED: No
DATES & PRICES:      
  Academic Year Early Start 2017-2018 August 24, 2017 - June 9, 2018 $28,500
  Academic Year 2017-2018 September 19, 2017 - June 9, 2018 $27,600
  Spring Early Start 2018 January 2, 2018 - June 9, 2018 $16,890
  Spring 2018 February 13, 2018 - June 9, 2018 $13,980
  Fall Early Start 2018 September 1, 2018 - December 22, 2018 TBA
  Fall Semester 2018 September 18, 2018 - December 22, 2018 TBA
  Fall Semester Extended 2018 September 18, 2018 - January 26, 2019 TBA
  Academic Year Early Start 2018-2019 September 1, 2018 - June 1, 2019 TBA
  Academic Year 2018-2019 September 18, 2018 - June 1, 2019 TBA

 

Paris is well known as one of the most beautiful and intriguing cities in the world. While the city maintains its status as the premier modern city in France and a leader in politics, art and fashion, students taking a gap year in Paris will discover that every city street holds some portion of the history of the city.

For the art lover, Paris holds hundreds of museums, all boasting incredible collections, including the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée Rodin and the Centre de Georges Pompidou. For the history lover, the tour should begin in the heart of old Paris, the Ile de la Cité, which lies in the middle of the Seine River. Students can explore the past, discover the present and create their future with Aspire in Paris.

France Paris Eiffel Tower Purple Sky
France Paris Eiffel Tower With Blue Sky
France Paris Louvre Pyramid
France Paris Notre Dame
France Paris Statue On Opera
France Paris Metro Sign
France Paris Eiffel Tower Looking Up
France Paris Gold Horse Statue
France Paris Metro Station
France Paris Musee D Orsay Clock