Paris, France

January in Paris

Study Program



3 weeks



3 semester hours

4.5 quarter hours


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Spend your January discovering the City of Light's rich past and vibrant present during this exciting winter study abroad program! The capital of France, art, and fashion, Paris is unequivocally one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Situated on the Seine River, this magical city is located in the center of the Île-de-France region, also known as the région Parisienne (Paris Region). 

Paris, with its rich history and its many incredible cultural sites, will become your classroom. In this intensive program, daily morning classes feature illustrated lectures, group research, field trips, and exchanges with local experts. In addition, the program is accompanied by two-day trips beyond the city's limits, complementing and opening up your Parisian experience.

Unique Experiences


Extra-curricular activities take you beyond the postcard views of the city and introduce you to a multi-dimensional capital.


such as the Tuileries Gardens, Jardin de Luxembourg, and Buttes Chaumont Park.


to the historic castle of Fontainebleau, where you may enjoy a delicious meal.







  • paris eiffel tower aerial
  • Three high school students in Paris subway

Your Destination

If you’re looking to spend time in one of the world’s most prominent cultural, finance, and commerce centers, look no further than Paris. Paris, a center for culture, art, fashion, gastronomy, and intellectual life, is also a major global metropolis. The Seine River traverses the city and its waterways and quays and bridges serve as major thoroughfares. Explore the city’s most famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Enjoy the delicacies at Paris’ numerous cafés - one for every 200 inhabitants!

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Paris.

The Culture

Students visiting the Louvre in Paris

Other Excursions & Activities

  • Learn the nuances of the City of Lights through guided walks of Paris.   
  • Marvel at the city’s architectural history, from the Middle Ages till the 21st century. 
  • Indulge in Paris’ haute cuisine, food meticulously prepared and artfully presented. 
  • Experience breathtaking works of art at the Chantilly, the most visited art museum in the world. 
  • Treat yourself to a uniquely Parisian performance at the famous Moulin Rouge theater, the birthplace of the French Cancan.

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What People are Saying

  • "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

  • "It has been a great experience for me. The staff at the CIEE campus in Paris are so great and helpful especially during the strike."

    Mikayla B., University of Oklahoma Norman Campus



Students spend three weeks in January taking coursework complemented with co-curricular activities to immerse you in the culture and facilitate intercultural learning. Classes take place at CIEE Paris.



Language Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


1 CIEE elective course

Program Credit

Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

The program is made up of three weeks of classes with an intensive orientation beforehand. CIEE classes are designed to follow U.S. academic culture. Class attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions.

Class Format

Courses taught at CIEE Paris are for CIEE students only. Courses are taught Monday – Friday. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.


Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course, including essays, coursework, and final examinations or papers. Students must check with their professors to find out exam and project presentation dates. Under no circumstances will CIEE alter deadlines or exam dates for study abroad students who have made conflicting travel plans. The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction


Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


Course Information


Semester Credit

Business, Economics, Management, and Marketing

Semester Credit

Languages and Cultural Studies

Semester Credit

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program January 2024 3 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $4,250

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $2,610**

Housing = $1,260***

Insurance = $80

Total Fees = $4,250

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $291

International Airfare = $1,450††

Local Transportation = $90

Books & Supplies = $75

Personal expenses = $150†††

Total Costs = $2,056

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

***includes two meals daily

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

What's Included



Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet


Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support


Our Staff

Delphine Mauny


A born-and-bred Parisian, Delphine has extensive experience in international education, having worked with American high school students, college students, and adults traveling to France.

Franck Le Gac


Franck oversees the coordination, quality, and planning of all courses and educational programing in Paris. He is responsible for faculty staffing, finalization of syllabi, the course evaluation process, and program...

Linda Ponte

Student Life Manager

With a background in intercultural communication, Linda is a key contact for students and helps participants discover and understand the French culture.

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