Our admissions team will assist you in finding the program that best fits your needs, locating funding to offset the cost of your program, and taking the right steps to prepare for international travel and education abroad. They also will assist you in preparing arrangements with your home institution for the credit transfer process, which is ultimately your school's decision. Whether it's how to use the transportation system in Paris or how to use your ATM card, we'll help you make the most of your studies abroad.
We've made it easier to find the information you need to help you choose the program that's right for you. Share the following with your university advisor and parents and get their input on your decision.
CEA has created interactive tools to assist you in planning your study abroad program.
CEA has arranged a partnership with StudentUniverse to offer students discounts in planning their travel arrangements. The company advocates for students, working directly with airlines to get the best prices possible. They are able to negotiate special fares because airlines can depend on their patented verification technology to make sure that students are the ones benefiting from these reduced fares.
Student arriving before 6 p.m. on the start date of their program will be greeted at the Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport by a friendly CEA representative, who will take you to your CEA housing.
CEA offers an in-depth welcome orientation for the students in your program. CEA staff host a reception, where you'll meet your cohort, as well as go over what you need to know about living in Paris and attending your host academic institution. Topics will cover a variety of subjects including:
CEA takes care of administrative and registration processes, as well as payment of tuition fees, at the academic institution in Paris on behalf of students.
Our Paris staff resides and works locally in Paris. They'll meet you at the airport, provide you with valuable information about the city and guide you through acclimating to your new and exciting surroundings.
Depending on the housing available for your particular program and based on availability, you may choose from diverse housing arrangements, allowing you to experience "living like a local" in Paris. View our Paris Housing Map for a closer look at CEA's housing proximity to the CEA office, host institutions and area landmarks.
CEA organizes regular day and overnight trips to culturally and historically relevant destinations outside of Paris, giving you a deeper understanding of France as a whole, as well as surrounding sub-cultures, populations and landscapes.
CEA offers you a variety of cultural activities to help you connect with Paris's culture.
CEA's Paris Staff organizes opportunities for you to socialize and interact with your classmates and other Paris students in more casual settings.
As a student in Paris, you'll have opportunities to meet with locals, share in the French way of life, and do some good by volunteering your time and contributing to the community.
The CEA Paris Center offers many opportunities for students to actively engage in the local culture through in- and out-of-class activities, tours, lectures and workshops.
The CEA office provides you with access to computer labs, language labs, video screening rooms, Internet access and more.
The academic institutions CEA has partnered with in Paris come with their own set of services and benefits. As a CEA student, you’ll have access to additional amenities. Check your program for specific details.
It's important to stay connected while abroad, so CEA has arranged for you to have a cell phone to use during your time in Paris. We've covered the rental and shipping fees and incoming calls are always free, so you only pay for the calls you make! Just be sure to order your phone before you leave home so you can take it with you.
Here's a quick rundown of additional items included in your CEA Paris program.
The same site specialist who helped you plan for your program in Paris is available to assist you with completing your university's process to obtain credit and check off any course requirements.
Once you complete your CEA program, you will receive one official transcript from your academic institution in Paris as a part of your program price. You may opt to have this transcript automatically sent to your home institution 90 days after completion of your program and payment of any/all outstanding fees.
Many of our alumni stay actively involved in international travel (having been bitten by the bug, how could you not?) and choose to stay in touch with faculty, staff and friends from their time in Paris. We invite you to share your experiences with others.