Study Abroad in Paris

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Explore Paris, France

Europe’s cultural epicenter never fails to charm with its myriad of art, culture, fashion, gastronomy, and world-famous monuments always within reach. Even a simple stroll along the Seine offers a magical taste of the City of Lights.

Study abroad students in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris
Study abroad art museum in Paris
Study abroad students cheese tasting in Paris

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion.

In Paris, past excursions have included:

  • Breathtaking tours of the Louvre, the most visited art museum in the world
  • Weekend excursions to Bordeaux to explore the history of the slave trade and the culture of wine, or to Brittany to discover the musical heritage of this legendary region
  • Guided walks of the City of Lights
Study abroad students in Paris taking a group picture smiling


CIEE Paris
Our Center in Paris  is part of the CIEE Open Campus Block Network. CIEE Paris is just minutes away from Grands Boulevards, the Palais-Royal, and the Louvre. It houses classrooms, library space, computer areas, and more.

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3)
The Université Sorbonne Nouvelle is a branch of The University of Paris, the second oldest university in Europe, the founder of the first doctorate degree, and the alma matter of many historic intellectuals.

Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7)
One of the few French universities to teach all disciplines, Université Paris Diderot specializes in literature, comparative art studies, sociology, linguistics, the humanities, and natural
and physical sciences.

Study abroad students having a picnic in Paris


Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Paris, volunteer opportunities are available at sports clubs, arts organizations, youth centers, churches, schools, and more. Students can also build new skills and intercultural competencies with an internship and become an active member of the Paris professional environment.

Study Abroad Programs in Paris

Pocket Guide to Paris

  • Currency

    Spoken Languages
    French, English

    Available Transportation
    Metro, feet

    Famous Local
    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

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

    Did You Know?
    There is only one stop sign in the entire city of Paris

  • Airport
    Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

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

    What to Pack
    Backpack, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses

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