Paris
Paris, France

Summer in Paris

Study Program

Dates

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6 weeks

Costs

Credit

3 - 4 per Session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours

Eligibility

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Dates

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12 weeks

Costs

Credit

3 - 4 per Session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Dates

-

6 weeks

Costs

Credit

3 - 4 per Session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Apply Now

Request Information

Contact Us

Dates

-

6 weeks

Credit

3 - 4 per Session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

Apply Now

Request Information

Contact Us

Dates

-

12 weeks

Credit

3 - 4 per Session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

Apply Now

Request Information

Contact Us

Dates

-

6 weeks

Credit

3 - 4 per Session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

Apply Now

Request Information

Contact Us

Overview

Unequivocally considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris is the capital of France, art, and fashion. Situated in northern France along the Seine River, the City of Light is the center of the  Île-de-France region, locally known as the région Parisienne ("Paris Region"). From its world-renowned landmarks like the Louvre Museum to the Eiffel Tower, Paris has plenty to offer you in this summer program.

Spend one six-week block (or up to two blocks) of your summer taking fascinating courses on French literature, painting, architecture, history, wine, fashion, and more at CIEE Paris. All classes are delivered in English and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase learning through experience and intercultural understanding.

Build Your Summer Adventure
Select one or two six-week blocks at any CIEE Open Campus Block location. Stay in Paris for both blocks or go mobile and spend your second block in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, or Yucatan. 

Unique Experiences

Personalized Instruction

Enjoy personalized instruction through small, stimulating classes tailored to your interests. And go mobile! Stay in Paris for the duration of your study abroad adventure or add another session on at another CIEE center

Explore the city of lights

in a magical city that deserves its reputation. Visit and explore contemporary, diverse, and trendy Paris

Follow the Seine’s waterways

quays, and bridges and have them transport you to breathtaking sights, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Bastille Square

830

Libraries—the most of any city in the world

10

Film or commercial shoots in Parisian streets each day

1,803

Monuments Throughout The City

Experience
  • Paris
  • Paris

The 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 is a top tourist destination, the capital of France, and the country’s most populous city. You will surely fall in love with its historic landmarks, exquisite dining, and charming architecture.

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

Paris

Other Excursions & Activities

  • Learn the nuances of the City of Lights through a guided walk of Paris.
  • Explore the hidden corners of Parisian culture, art, and society through weekly extracurricular activities.
  • See the Mona Lisa with your own eyes at the Louvre Museum.
  • Visit the theaters, cafés, and luxury shops of the Champs-Élysées.
  • Treat yourself to fresh baguettes and croissants at every boulangerie, and take a stroll in the gorgeous squares and parks that line the city.

Program Blogs

Paris à la Mode - Yves Saint Laurent

By Darnell S.

Just around the corner and up the block from the Palais Galleria is Museé Yves Saint Laurent. In my opinion, Yves Saint Laurent is one of the most talented and... keep reading

Paris à la Mode - Palais Galleria

By Darnell S.

Palais Galleria, also known as the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, is located in the 16e arrondisement (district) of Paris. The moment I stepped out of... keep reading

Paris à la Mode

By Darnell S.

“I always believed that style was more important than fashion. They are rare, those who imposed their style while fashion makers are so numerous.” The aforementioned quote was once said... keep reading

Housing
Academics

Academics

Students enroll in one or two six-week blocks, taking two credit-bearing courses during each block. This program gives students the flexibility to stay in Paris the entire time or spend one of the two blocks at our other Open Campus Block locations.

Students can also opt to take a Survival French course (noncredit) during a single session. All courses are taught by faculty from a range of Paris institutions and are specialists in their respective fields. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offerings. 

GPA

2.5

Additional Requirements

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

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

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.

Requirements

All students must enroll in two credit-bearing CIEE courses per block. 

Program Credit

  • One block: 6-7 U.S semester/9-10.5 quarter credits 
  • Two blocks: 12-14 U.S. semester/18-21 quarter credits 

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours 
  • language courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 60 contact hours 
  • lab courses: 4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits; 60 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

Each course is a full semester in content, covered in a six-week block, so the pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. Courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session and plan trips for the weekends in between blocks. 

Class Format

Courses are typically for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet either two, three, or four times per week. Attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. Instruction is supported and augmented online with our learning management system, Canvas. 

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on the basis of attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations. Learning outcomes assessment is continuous through personal reflections, evaluation feedback, self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi. 

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

English and/or French

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.

Courses

Course Information

Course Notes

  • Courses are listed below by block and track; course list is subject to change. Courses are delivered in English unless otherwise noted. “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple CIEE locations. 

Language Classes 

  • During course selection, students interested in a non-introductory language course will be required to take a language assessment to determine their proficiency level. Enrollment will be finalized on site and is based on assessment outcomes. 
  • Students can also enroll in an optional Survival French course (non-credit) during a single block. 

Summer Block I 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Block II 2024

Course
Language
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.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Summer Block I 2024 6 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $6,950
Program Summer Blocks I, II 2024 12 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $13,900
Program Summer Block II 2024 6 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $6,950
Program Summer Block I 2025 6 weeks Start Date End Date
Program Summer Blocks I, II 2025 12 weeks Start Date End Date
Program Summer Block II 2025 6 weeks Start Date End Date

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 = $4,453**

Housing = $2,000

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,950

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 = $648

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $160

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $175

Total Costs = $2,333

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $300^

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.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide breakfast and 5 meals a week. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $388 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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 = $9,403**

Housing = $4,000

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $13,900

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 = $1,296

International Airfare = $2,500

Local Transportation = $320

Books & Supplies = $200

Personal expenses = $350

Total Costs = $4,666

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $600^

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.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide breakfast and 5 meals a week. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $388 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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 = $4,453**

Housing = $2,000

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,950

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 = $648

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $160

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $175

Total Costs = $2,333

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $300^

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.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide breakfast and 5 meals a week. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $388 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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.

Estimated Costs

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

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.

See Scholarships

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.

Estimated Costs

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

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.

See Scholarships

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.

Estimated Costs

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

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.

See Scholarships

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet

Orientation

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

Staff

Our Staff

Delphine Mauny

Center Director

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

Academic Director

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.

Get Started Steps

Get Started

Here’s what you need to do to take the next steps:

1

START AN APPLICATION
You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience! 

2

CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad.

3

CONTACT US
Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.

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