Paris, France

Summer in Paris

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Information for term Summer in Paris

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: May 20 – Jun 17, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jun 17 – Jul 15, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jul 15 – Aug 11, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 15, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jun 17 – Aug 11, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 11, 2019 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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From the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower, Paris has so much to offer - and you can make it yours this summer through our open campus program. Explore a wealth of fascinating courses complemented by field trips and excursions in and around the City of Lights!

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 or add on sessions at other CIEE Global Institutes in Berlin, Cape Town, London, Madrid, and Rome.

  • Improve your knowledge

    Improve your knowledge of French culture and explore topics addressing Europe and the world as a whole.

  • See all of France’s most famous sights

    like the Arc de Triomphe, the Palace de Versailles, the Eiffel Tower, and more!

  • 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 centers of culture, finance, and commerce, look no further than Paris. The capital of France - and the country’s most populous city - Paris is a top tourist destination and will make you fall in love with its historic landmarks, exquisite dining, and charming architecture.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Take trips to fascinating French locations - previous destinations have included Amboise, Reims, Rouen, Giverny, Chantilly, Vaux-le-Vicomte to name a few.
  • Learn the nuances of the City of Lights through a guided walk of Paris.
  • See the Mona Lisa with your own eyes at the Louvre Museum.
  • Visit the theaters, cafés, and luxury shops of the Champs-Élysées.

LANGUAGE

Take our optional dynamic Communicative French Language class to learn the basic ins-and-outs of the French language, making your cultural discovery all the richer. 

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Shared Apartments: Students live in a double-occupancy room with another student. You’ll be able to prepare your own meals in the shared kitchen, while CIEE provides bed linens and basic cooking utensils. All student apartments are inside the city limits of Paris.

    Homestays: Preference is given to those whose universities require living with a local family.

  • MEALS

    Meals are not provided in student apartments, but shared kitchens are available to cook your own meals.

    Students who live in homestays may receive breakfast daily plus five meals per week.

Paris, France

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE PARIS

    With classrooms, library space, computer areas and more, our institute is less than a minute away from the Grands Boulevards, a 10-minute walk to the Palais Royal, and a 15-minute walk to the Louvre.

  • 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.

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What you need to know

The program details

This is the perfect program for those hoping to immerse themselves in French culture while also exploring focused themes on topics like literature, art history, film studies, and architecture. All courses are taught by faculty from a variety of Paris institutions and are all specialists in their respective fields.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Students enroll in one 3-credit CIEE course per session. Classes includes a mix of both lecture and discussion as well as field trips, guest lectures, and other excursions that provide a unique, place-based academic experience. Students may also enroll in the one-credit Communicative French class in addition to their 3-credit class

  • GRADING

    You’ll be graded on a combination of participation, written tests, short papers, and oral exposés. Participation and punctuality in all classes weigh heavily in student evaluations.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Courses are offered on a Monday-Friday schedule and may include evening sessions. Additionally, classes are augmented online through Canvas, our learning management system.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit: 3-4 semester/4.5-6 quarter hours per session (Students choose to enroll in one, two, or three sessions)

From reading the classics of French literature to exploring the historical architecture  in France, students can enroll in:

  • One CIEE area studies elective course(s): 45 contact hours for 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours
  • An optional Communicative French course (may be taken only once): 15 contact hours for 1 semester/1.5 quarter hours

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.

Summer 2019 Courses

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Session I

  • FREN 0001 PAFR: Communicative French Language
  • FRST 3001 PCFS: Paris Collage: History, Culture, Architecture

Session II

  • FREN 0001 PAFR: Communicative French Language
  • LITT 3002 PCSU: Paris in French Literature
  • PSYC 3001 PCSU: The Unconscious Eye: Psychoanalysis and the Visual Arts

Session III

  • FREN 0001 PAFR: Communicative French Language
  • AHIS 3001 PCSU (ENG): 19th Century French Painting: From Courbet to Dada (in English)

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

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

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, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & 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.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

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Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2019 4 weeks Apr 1, 2019 May 20, 2019 Jun 17, 2019
$4,150
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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 = $2,433 **

Housing = $1,250 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

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 = $600

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $120

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $750

Total Estimated Costs = $2,970

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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 to study on CIEE programs through a 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

for students in apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees

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

Summer Session I and II 2019 8 weeks Apr 1, 2019 May 20, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
$7,470
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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 = $4,503 **

Housing = $2,500 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,470

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 = $1,200

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $240

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $1,500

Total Estimated Costs = $4,490

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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 to study on CIEE programs through a 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

for students in apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees, per session

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

Summer Sessions I, II and III 2019 12 weeks Apr 1, 2019 May 20, 2019 Aug 11, 2019
$10,790
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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 = $6,573 **

Housing = $3,750 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $10,790

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 = $1,800

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $360

Books & Supplies = $150

Personal expenses = $2,250

Total Estimated Costs = $6,010

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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 to study on CIEE programs through a 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

for students in apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees, per session

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

Summer Session II 2019 4 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
$4,150
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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 = $2,433 **

Housing = $1,250 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

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 = $600

International Airfare = $1,450

Local Transportation = $120

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $750

Total Estimated Costs = $2,970

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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 to study on CIEE programs through a 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

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

Summer Session II and III 2019 8 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Aug 11, 2019
$7,470
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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 = $4,503 **

Housing = $2,500 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,470

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 = $1,200

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $240

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $1,500

Total Estimated Costs = $4,490

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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 to study on CIEE programs through a 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

for students in apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees, per session

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

Summer Session III 2019 4 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Aug 11, 2019
$4,150
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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 = $2,433 **

Housing = $1,250 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

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 = $600

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $120

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $750

Total Estimated Costs = $2,970

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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 to study on CIEE programs through a 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

for students in apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees

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

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, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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