Paris, France

Summer in Paris

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Information for term Summer in Paris

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Dates: May 15 – Jun 24, 2023 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Dates: Jun 26 – Aug 5, 2023 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Dates: May 15 – Aug 5, 2023 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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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.

  • libraries—the most of any city in the world

    830
  • film or commercial shoots in Parisian streets each day

    10
  • monuments throughout the city

    1,803

Location & Culture

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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

FEATURED EXCURSION

  •  Participate in excursions to fascinating French locations - previous destinations have included Amboise, Reims, Rouen, Giverny, Chantilly, and Vaux-le-Vicomte, to name a few

OTHER CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND STUD TOURS

  • 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.

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Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    All housing is within a 45 -minute commute to CIEE.

    Residence Halls: Students usually live with a mix of CIEE students, local and international students. If local health and safety regulations permit, students live in double or triple rooms.

    Apartments: Students live in apartments shared with other CIEE students. If local health and safety regulations permit, most students live in double or triple rooms. Each apartment will have shared common spaces, including kitchen and bathroom.

    Housing is tight in Paris. If we can’t accommodate your first housing choice, we’ll let you know before you arrive.

  • MEALS

    Residence Halls and Apartments: Meals are not included.

Paris, France

Where You'll Study

  • A

    CIEE PARIS

    Ideally located in the sixth arrondissement, CIEE Paris offers an amazing starting point for your exploration of the city. The entire district offers you a wide range of food options for your lunch.

  • B

    The Louvre

    Former historic palace housing huge art collection, from Roman sculptures to da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."

  • C

    Eiffel Tower

    Gustave Eiffel's iconic, wrought-iron 1889 tower, with steps and elevators to observation decks.

What People are Saying

  • "The program made sure each student got a cultural experience through all of the planned outings! The apartments were very nice and comfortable too! I couldn’t have asked for a better time in Paris!!!"

    Emily S., Marymount University
  • "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, and travel."

    Milcah T., Portland State University

Academics

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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

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

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. 

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.

Program 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

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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 2023 CIEE Courses

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Summer Block I

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Language
Semester Credit

Summer Block II

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer 2022 CIEE Courses

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Summer Session I

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session II

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session III

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

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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
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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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

Summer Block I 2023 6 weeks Apr 1, 2023 May 15, 2023 Jun 24, 2023
$6,650
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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 insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,903 **

Housing = $1,250 ***

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,650

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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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

Summer Blocks I, II 2023 12 weeks Apr 1, 2023 May 15, 2023 Aug 5, 2023
$13,300
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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 insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $10,303 **

Housing = $2,500 ***

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $13,300

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

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** no meals included

Summer Block II 2023 6 weeks Apr 1, 2023 Jun 26, 2023 Aug 5, 2023
$6,650
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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 insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,903 **

Housing = $1,250 ***

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,650

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

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** no meals included

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.

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What's Included

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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
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

Get Started

Here's what you need to do to take the next steps:
  • 1

    START AN APPLICATION
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  • 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.