Study Abroad in France

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Beauty. Glamour. Taste. Countless artists and scholars have been allured and inspired by France.

Whether you’re drawn to the bright lights of magical Paris, the rural charm of Rennes, or the student-populated Pink City of Toulouse, CIEE study abroad in France offers you academic and cultural options that provide an unparalleled experience abroad.

At our Open Campus Network center in Paris, you can create a custom study abroad experience with one or two additional destinations – or stay in the City of Light for your entire stay. Toulouse and Rennes have their own distinctive identities, and living there will open your eyes to the France beyond Paris.

Wherever you choose, homestays, direct enrollment options, volunteer opportunities, and excursions to points of interest in and around these cities make CIEE study abroad the ultimate way to sink into French culture and optimize your international stay.

Study Abroad Programs in France


Design Your Own Program

With CIEE’s Open Campus Block programs, you’re in charge! You can design your semester abroad to include up to three dynamic locations - plus, select your academic focus and length of stay.   


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Pocket Guide to Paris

  • Currency


    Spoken Languages


    Available Transportation

    Metro, feet

    Things to Explore

    Fine arts – especially landmarks like The Louvre and Arc de Triomphe

    Famous Locals

    Emma Watson – actress best known for her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter franchise

  • Climate

    Temperate year-round with warm summers (May to August) and cold, damp winters (November to March); mild spring and fall


    Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

    Social Cues

    Never begin a conversation without a greeting, such as “bonjour”

    What to Pack

    Backpack, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses

What People are Saying

  • "Overall, it was a very good experience and I’d definitely do it again."

    Adrienne L., Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City
  • "It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I discovered so much about myself and the new culture, as well as having made long lasting friendships!"

    Clara D., Arizona State University
  • "The course was engaging, informative, and eye-opening. Everything was extremely well-organized and the class was well-taught. CIEE has made the process as smooth, painless, and enjoyable as possible."

    Morgan W., University of Mississippi Main Campus
  • "Great learning experience in and out of class. Class outings are a great way to get familiar with your new home."

    Ian H., Davidson College
  • "It’s an amazing program that offers an engaging opportunity for education, culture, personal exploration, and travel."

    Milcah T., Portland State University