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Make the City of Light your classroom when you study abroad in Paris. From business to biology, finance to fashion, the art scene to the foodie scene, Paris offers limitless opportunities. France’s capital city has long been a center of intellectual thought, politics, art, and social change, where diversity and modernity thrive alongside centuries of rich history. Home to high fashion, world-renowned cuisine, and some of the world’s best museums and galleries, Paris draws thinkers, artists, writers…and thousands of students from around the world. Studying abroad in Paris at the CEA Center and our three Parisian partner universities offers stimulating approaches to learning by combining in-class work with group projects, co-curricular activities, and excursions, all designed to foster a deeper understanding of local language and culture, as well as a broader global perspective.

Programs to love in Paris

Programs to love in Paris

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Deepen your understanding of local and global culture, politics, and current events while earning credits in your field of study. Electives are taught in English and focus on an active learning approach; French language courses are available at all levels.

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  • Starting at $5,795
Study + Internship in Paris

Study + Internship in Paris

CEA Paris Center

Designed for students of all language levels who want to distinguish themselves in an evolving global marketplace, the Study + Internship program in Paris allows you to make steady progress toward your academic degree while developing practical skills in fields such as business, communication, hospitality, marketing, international relations, the arts and more.  The program incorporates a professional internship placement into your semester or summer study program. 

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  • Starting at $6,695
Engineering

Engineering

CEA Paris Center

Set yourself apart from the competition by taking engineering courses abroad. Paris is an ideal destination for engineering majors, a city where many scientists and mathematicians have made significant contributions to the field. You’ll experience Paris as a learning lab through site visits and lectures which complement your classroom curriculum. Additional elective courses focus on aspects of French culture and may fulfill a humanities or social science requirement. While French language skills are not required for the program, you’ll likely acquire basic French and use it to navigate this historic city.

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  • Starting at $6,495
Communication, Politics & Global Issues

As the lines blur between traditional and new media, the constant flow of information impacts political and cultural trends around the world. This high-impact program places you in the heart of Paris to help you develop critical communication skills and real-world understanding of political and global issues.

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  • Starting at $17,195
International Business

International Business

CEA Paris Center, ESSCA École de Management - Paris

Internationalize your profile and acquire business skills applicable to both the French- and English-speaking worlds, all while broadening your global perspective. In this integrated program, designed for students at all levels of French language ability, you will take business courses alongside French and other international students—in your choice of English or French—at ESSCA École de Management. You will also take at least one business elective and a French language course at the CEA Study Center along with an additional English-language elective at the CEA Study Center. An Early Start option in the Fall semester allows you to jump start your language learning before the program starts.

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  • Starting at $18,995
Liberal Arts & French Studies

Liberal Arts & French Studies

CEA Paris Center, Université de Paris IV - Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

Designed for students at all French language levels, this program allows you to acquire and improve French language skills while earning credit toward your major or graduation requirements. Combine these intensive language courses at the Sorbonne’s Cours de Civilisation Française (SBN) with a wide range of electives, taught in English at the CEA Paris Center.

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  • Starting at $17,595
French Language Studies at Paris IV Sorbonne

French Language Studies at Paris IV Sorbonne

Université de Paris IV - Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

Immerse into French language at one of the world's oldest, most prestigious universities. Attend class with other international students at the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne at the Université de Paris IV. All courses are taught in French and according to the traditional French instruction method.

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  • Starting at $5,095
French Language Studies at Institut Catholique

French Language Studies at Institut Catholique

Institut Catholique de Paris

Want to optimize your language learning by taking all your courses in French? Enroll in this immersive program, designed for all French language levels. Small class sizes and a broad liberal arts curriculum enhance your experience, allowing you to take elective courses focused on French culture and history.

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Short Term Intensive French Language

Designed for students from the beginning to intermediate French language levels, this program helps you adapt to the French language, culture, and lifestyle in a short period of time.

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  • Starting at $3,095
Internship in Paris

Internship in Paris

CEA Paris Center

Designed for students of all language levels who want to distinguish themselves in an evolving global marketplace, the Internship in Paris program allows you to develop practical skills in fields such as business, communication, hospitality, marketing, international relations, the arts and more.  Our strong academic focus and personalized placements dedicated to meaningful experiences that make a real impact, allow you to give your career a boost while gaining the international experience you’ve been seeking.

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  • Starting at $6,695
What's included in your Program'

What's included in your Program

From housing to excursions, our inclusions make studying abroad easy!
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising
  • Visa & Immigration Advising
  • Financial Advising
  • Tuition and Registration
  • Airport Pick-up
  • On-site Orientation
  • City Tour
  • On-site Staff Support
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • International Emergency Service Support
  • Welcome & Farewell Events
  • Centrally Located Housing
  • Wellness Activities
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Language Exchanges
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Excursions
  • Student Clubs & Organizations
  • Host Institution Services & Amenities
  • Official Transcript(s)

Bruges, Belgium

Avignon and Provence

Strasbourg, France and Fribourg, Germany

Giverny

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You’ll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we’ve offered in the past.

*In an effort to offer lower-cost internship options and support you in maximizing your professional development in a condensed timeframe, summer internship programs do not include excursions.

Bruges, Belgium

Board the high-speed train Thalys and cross the northern border to discover the delights of the city of chocolates, waffles, and French fries. Observe the colorful architecture of the Bruges townhouses, climb to the top of the Belfry, and try to catch a glimpse of the North Sea. Listen to the rhythm of horse shoes as a horse-drawn carriage passes nearby. Discover the last brewery still operating in town and sample the local cuisine. End your journey relaxing in a tea room with the best whipped-cream-topped hot chocolate for the ultimate chocolate experience, before returning to Paris with a huge smile on your face…and a full tummy!

Avignon and Provence

Hop on the high speed train to Avignon and visit the Palais des Papes, one of Europe’s largest, most important medieval Gothic buildings. We’ll take a private coach to discover the Alpilles of the Provence region on the way to Roussillon, a beautiful village on top of a hill that’s known for its ochre trail. Follow the trail among ochre cliffs, a landscape that inspired Cezanne and Van Gogh. The next day, we’ll visit one of the most beautiful villages in France: les Baux de Provence and its castle. On the way back to Avignon, we’ll visit the open air "Provencal" market in Saint Remy de Provence, and stop at a wine cellar to sample "vin de provence" and local delicacies.

Strasbourg, France and Fribourg, Germany

Discover the eastern region of Alsace. The excursion starts with an in-depth walking tour of the center of Strasbourg, where you’ll immediately notice the strong Germanic influence in the architecture and way of life. We’ll enjoy a cruise down the Ill River that carries us through the Petite France district and to European Parliament, the central institution of European integration. The regions of Alsace and Lorraine have been the object of much conflict over the centuries, with France and Germany fighting for ownership. The mix of two cultures has produced delicious food such as "choucroute" or "flammekueche," and fine local beers you can sample during a traditional Alsatian meal. Before leaving, we’ll cross the border to Germany and enjoy a glimpse of the black forest and the city of Fribourg. You’ll also have the pleasure of tasting Alsatian wine in a small, family-run vineyard.

Giverny

Whether you’re a novice or a confirmed fan of the Impressionist art movement, Giverny is a don’t-miss destination. The day begins with a visit to a museum dedicated to Monet's life and works. From here, take a trail leading through lush gardens where a lily pond, bamboo patches, and flowers bursting with color (a.k.a. the beautiful scenery that inspired many of Monet's paintings!) wait to be discovered. Meandering through Monet's gardens will surely work up your appetite; be sure to try some traditional dishes from Normandy. During your free time, you may opt to explore the Impressionist Museum, which displays works from several famous artists who flocked to this remarkable place to visit Monet throughout his life.

Loire Valley Châteaux

Nowhere else in the world can one discover such a rich collection of magnificently preserved castles—dating from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance—as the Loire Valley. In the comfort of a private coach, you’ll travel through mystical forests to visit Chambord and Chenonceau castles. A stop in Amboise, a lovely pedestrian town in the region’s heart, includes a visit to its castle. After some souvenir shopping, you will have the opportunity to see Le Clos Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci's former home, now a museum dedicated to the artist. The weekend doesn't stop there; you’ll learn about wine production and the particular qualities of Loire Valley wine at a local wine cellar and satisfy your appetite during a traditional French meal. The natural beauty of the landscapes, the phenomenal masterpieces of royal architecture, and the magnificently manicured gardens of the Loire Valley will charm you.

Mont St Michel

For centuries, Mont St Michel has been the object of admiration. Regardless of whether you arrive at low or high tide, you’ll be immediately overwhelmed by the majestic rocky island on the horizon. Mont St Michel has been standing for over 1,000 years; throughout the ages, the site has been the object of dispute between Normandy and Brittany to determine proper ownership.

Spend the morning climbing up the winding streets and enjoying an informative historical tour of the remarkable Gothic monastery. After all that climbing, you’ll want to sample traditional Norman dishes such as poulet à la crème and tarte aux pommes. After a night spent near the island, we’ll make our way to St. Malo, a pirate town on the Brittany coast. Before returning to Paris we’ll stop at an apple cider cellar where you’ll learn the process of making cider and taste the brut and doux versions of this lightly alcoholic apple drink.

Reims

This trip will tantalize your taste buds with delectable delights. Experience firsthand how French chocolates are made, spend an afternoon learning about world famous Brie cheese from Meaux and, visit the champagne cellars in Reims and Epernay. Seeing the magnificent Cathédrale Notre-Dame, where every French king has been crowned since the days of Jeanne d'Arc, is an incredible experience.

Take advantage of the unique flavors of Paris. CEA offers a variety of local immersion activities to match your interests. Whether you enjoy music concerts, clubs, sports, cooking classes, language exchanges or something entirely different, CEA Paris staff will help you engage with local culture and speak with Parisian students.

Language Practice

During most CEA-sponsored activities, you can practice your French with Parisians who wish to improve their English language skills and who are eager to help others learn French. CEA hosts a variety of activities designed to help you meet French peers; in fact, we’ve combed the city to recruit French students and young people who are interested in meeting newcomers and sharing language and culture. Outdoor activities include bike riding and rollerblading through Paris, tree climbing, and picnics where CEA students can get to know their French friends—they may even become friends for life! Here are some examples of activities students have participated in:

Dégustation de Fromage (Cheese Tasting)

CEA and local French students organize an evening activity to help initiate students to the world of French cheese. With hundreds of cheeses to choose from at the market or grocery store, it can be hard to know where to start. We select a variety of cheeses from the different regions of France, representing cow, goat, and sheep varieties. Carefully selected wines accompany the cheeses, allowing you to learn the importance of a good match, the role of cheese at a French meal, the methods of storing and serving cheese, and how best to select and enjoy the many different varieties. Team up with French students to defend your favorite cheese!

Allez les Bleus!

Pick up some sports vocabulary, learn the stadium cheers en français, and get to know more about French sports culture. CEA and local French students gather to cheer on the French national team (les Bleus!) as they tough it out on the field. Don’t forget to wear your bleu, blanc, rouge!

Soirée Crêpes

Everyone loves crepes, but how many people have mastered the art of making them? Spend an evening with local French students and learn a skill that will be useful for years to come. CEA sponsors a crepe-making and tasting evening where you’ll first observe the secrets for making a perfect batter. Crepe-making experts will walk you through recipes and show you how to stuff sweet and savory crepes. Try your hand at flipping crepes, and if that’s too ambitious, feel free to simply enjoy as many crepes as you want!

Paris Vert (Green Paris)

Put on your walking shoes and join CEA for a 5K walk through the City of Light. We’ll explore the greener side of Paris, strolling through hidden gardens and forests, and stopping to enjoy refreshment from one of the city’s sparkling water fountains (oui!) Take this opportunity to reflect on Paris’ urban planning and environmental initiatives, to stay healthy while abroad, and to discover the spots where the Parisians go to exercise and to relax. On y va!

Bien-être Abroad

CEA Paris offers a program of activities focused on your bien-être (wellbeing). Sign up for your favorite sport or try a new one, keep your mind and body healthy and happy, and get to know CEA staff and faculty outside of the classroom by joining us for one of many opportunities throughout the year.

Career and Re-entry Workshop

Explore the skills and knowledge you’ve gained and learn how to articulate your growth in your future job searches. In this interactive workshop, you’ll reflect and process your study abroad experience, connect study abroad with your career goals, and obtain practical advice to help you transition back to the U.S.

Mobile Journalist Program

Want to build your digital portfolio while you study abroad? Join the Mobile Journalist (MOJO) program! You’ll blog, photograph, and video your experience abroad, then share them on social media.

Alumni Ambassador Program

Your study abroad adventure doesn’t have to end when your program is over. Keep sharing your study abroad love on your home campus…become an Alumni Ambassador! This internship allows you to help other students on their study abroad journeys while gaining work experience and growing your professional network.

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What's included in your Program'

Paris Housing

Available:

Semester
Summer

Shared Studios are located within the 20 arrondissements (districts) of Paris and offer the comfort of apartment living, but on a smaller scale. Choose this traditionally European-style apartment, where you will benefit from private apartment amenities within typical residential Parisian buildings. Shared Studios are composed of a main room that functions as both a sleeping and living area for two students, as well as a kitchen or kitchenette and full bathroom. Cook your own French meals with roommates and friends, get to know your local shops and cafés and make your new cozy Parisian studio a home.

Typical Commute

  • CEA Paris Center: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • University of Paris IV – Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • Catholic University of Paris: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • ESSCA Ecole de Management: 30-45 minutes by metro

Meals Included

  • Not Available

Roommates

  • 2 students per studio

Unit Amenities

  • Shared kitchenette
  • Shared-single sex bathroom
  • Full bed linens included
  • Towels included
  • Internet access
  • Washer only
  • In-room heater or central heating
  • Fans available
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If you crave a taste of university life abroad, live in a Parisian Residence Hall with local, international and North American students. Located in some of the most popular residential neighborhoods in Paris, Residence Halls are lively places that each house 80 to 200 students. If you enjoy living in a student community and seek to make friends from all over the world, this housing option is a great fit for you.

Typical Commute

  • CEA Paris Center: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • University of Paris IV – Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • Catholic University of Paris: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • ESSCA Ecole de Management: 30-45 minutes by metro

Meals Included

  • Not Available

Roommates

  • 2-4 students per room
  • 80-200 students per Residence Hall
  • *Please note that if you choose a Residence Hall as one of your preferred housing options, there is a possibility of your roommate being an international student or local French student/young professional.

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Shared-co-ed bathroom
  • Partial bed linens included
  • Internet access
  • Telephone access available
  • Washer and dryer, pay-per-wash
  • In-room heating or central heating
  • Fans available
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Located within the 20 arrondissements (districts) of Paris, CEA apartments are a great match for independent, do-it-yourself type students who want to experience Paris just as the Parisians do. In addition to a shared bathroom and kitchenette, apartments also have a common living room. Cook your own French meals with roommates and friends, get to know your local shops and cafés and make your new Parisian apartment a home. (Additional fees apply if selected as first choice on the housing preference form.)

Typical Commute

  • CEA Paris Center: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • University of Paris IV – Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • Catholic University of Paris: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • ESSCA Ecole de Management: 30-45 minutes by metro

Meals Included

  • Not Available

Roommates

  • 2-3 per Room
  • 2-8 per Apartment

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen or shared kitchenette
  • Shared-single sex bathroom
  • Full bed linens included
  • Towels included
  • Internet access
  • Washer only
  • In-room heater or central heating
  • Fans available

Additional Fees

  • Semester: $600-$1,200
  • Summer: $300-$700
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Take your immersion level one step further and live amongst local and international university students in a Parisian Foyer. Residing in a Foyer gives you the unique opportunity to get to know focused and serious peers, as well as to join a strong social community of students interested in language, culture and exchange. If you are like-minded in your approach to academics and seek the authentic lifestyle of a French student in Paris, choosing a Parisian Foyer can help you achieve a culturally and linguistically fulfilling experience abroad. (Additional fees apply if selected as first choice on the housing preference form.)

 

Typical Commute

  • CEA Paris Center: 25-45 minutes by metro
  • University of Paris IV – Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • Catholic University of Paris: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • ESSCA Ecole de Management: 30-45 minutes by metro

Meals Included

  • 2 meals per day – Breakfast & Dinner (M-F)

Roommates

  • 1-2 students per room
  • 70-100 students per Foyer
  • *Please note that if you choose a Foyer as one of your preferred housing options, there is a possibility of your roommate being an international student or a local French student/young professional.

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Single-sex or co-ed bathroom depending on the foyer
  • Partial bed linens included
  • Internet access
  • Telephone access available
  • Washer and dryer, pay-per-wash
  • In-room heater or central heating
  • Fans available
  • Building access limited after hours

Additional Fees

  • Semester: $700-$1,200
  • Summer: $200-$700
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Engage in a cultural and linguistic experience by living in a homestay with a French family. If improving your French and your knowledge and understanding of French culture are among your goals for your time in Paris, this housing option will complement your classroom study and give you insight into Parisians' daily lives. Living with a host family and experiencing life as a local abroad will become an integral part of your study abroad experience. (Additional fees apply if selected as first choice on the housing preference form.)

Typical Commute

  • CEA Paris Center: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • University of Paris IV – Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • Catholic University of Paris: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • ESSCA Ecole de Management: 30-45 minutes by metro

Meals Included

  • Daily French-style Breakfast provided
  • Breakfast + 2 additional meals per week (Additional Fee applies)

Roommates

  • 1 student per room
  • 1-2 students per Homestay

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Shared co-ed bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Internet access
  • Telephone access available
  • Washer only
  • In room heater or central heating
  • Fans available

Additional Fees

  • Semester: $1,300 - $2,800
  • Summer: $600 - $1,500

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While CEA highly recommends that you choose one of our Paris housing options provided, you also have the option to arrange independent housing. If your ideal housing scenario includes living in a particular neighborhood, having specific amenities or living with a specific person as your roommate, then independent housing could be just the ticket for you.

Use the online housing application form to request permission for this option no later than the application closure date. If your request is approved, you will receive a rebate for your housing payment, however CEA will not provide you with any assistance setting up independent housing. Keep in mind, rebates are not granted to students who move out of their CEA housing or choose to pursue independent living arrangements after the application closure date.

 

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Institutions

CEA Paris Center
CEA Paris Center

Located in the heart of the Marais district, the CEA Paris Center was founded in 2005 to provide North American students with a curriculum that emphasizes disciplinary study appropriate to Paris: art history, political science, communication study, and international business. Faculty at the CEA Paris Center utilize Paris as an extended classroom, allowing you to not only acquire discipline-specific knowledge, but also create intellectual links between your courses and the city. You’ll grow familiar with your new surroundings and gain insight into how France fits into a globalized context. 

Courses taught at the CEA Paris Center have been designed in conjunction with, and approved by, the University of New Haven (UNH). In addition, faculty appointments have been approved by UNH. After the successful completion of a session at the CEA Paris Center, students will receive a UNH transcript for their work. Credits earned at the CEA Paris Center are easily transferable to US-accredited institutions.

Accreditation

Courses at the CEA Paris Center are designed in conjunction with and transcripted by the University of New Haven. UNH is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc (NEASC).

Grading

Faculty at the Paris Center will evaluate student work and progress throughout the academic session. The following grading system is in use at the CEA Paris Center:

CEA Grading Scale (Effective Spring 2017)

Letter Grade

Numerical Grade Low Range

Numerical Grade High Range

Percentage Range

Quality Points

A+

9.70

10.00

97.0 - 100%

4.00

A

9.40

9.69

94.0 - 96.9%

4.00

A-

9.00

9.39

90.0 – 93.9%

3.70

B+

8.70

8.99

87.0 – 89.9%

3.30

B

8.40

8.69

84.0 – 86.9%

3.00

B-

8.00

8.39

80.0 – 83.9%

2.70

C+

7.70

7.99

77.0 – 79.9%

2.30

C

7.40

7.69

74.0 – 76.9%

2.00

C-

7.00

7.39

70.0- 73.9%

1.70

D

6.00

6.99

60.0 – 69.9%

1.00

F

0.00

5.99

0 - 59.9%

0.00

W

Withdrawal

 

 

0.00

INC

Incomplete

 

 

0.00

Completion of a course is defined as a receipt of a letter grade (A+ to F) as opposed to Withdrawal or Incomplete.

In order to determine a quality point ratio, each letter grade from a completed course is assigned a quality point value. The quality point value for each grade earned during a semester is multiplied by the number of semester hours assigned to that course. The sum of these points is the total number of quality points earned during the semester. It is divided by the number of semester hours completed to obtain the quality point ratio (QPR).

Classroom and Information

  • Classes are taught by faculty selected by CEA and approved by UNH.
  • Periodic homework assignments and final examinations will be administered.
  • Class attendance is mandatory and monitored by each professor. You may access your grades and attendance on their MyCEA Account.
  • Class size is limited to 30, allowing for personalized attention.
  • Language classes are designed to be taken with other CEA students of equivalent language levels.
  • CEA Paris Center routinely welcomes local French students to enroll in English-language elective courses, thereby adding an international dimension.

Amenities
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Room
  • Counseling Services
  • CEA Academic Resources
  • Travel Books & Resources
  • Digital Resources from UNH Library
  • Computers
  • Printing Facilities
  • Student ID
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Academic Advising
  • Dining Facilities
  • Copy & Mail Center
Université de Paris IV - Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne
Université de Paris IV - Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

The Université de Paris IV, often referred to as la Sorbonne, is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. It was founded by Robert de Sorbon in 1253 and attracts thousands of international students each year. French language courses for CEA students in the French Language & Liberal Arts program are taught by the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne (CCFS), the University center at la Sorbonne dedicated to teaching French language and culture to international students.  

CEA students attend courses at the CCFS’ Raspail campus. This newly renovated location features state-of-the-art classrooms and phonetics laboratories, creating a modern learning environment within a historically rich setting. Students who successfully complete the program will be issued a transcript from the Université de Paris IV - Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne. 

The overall student population at the University is 25,000, with an international student population of 3,000. You’ll attend classes with other international students, giving you the opportunity to interact with many of the world's cultures in one of Europe's most diverse and exciting cities. 

Accreditation

Université de Paris IV - Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne is monitored by the French Ministry of National Education as an official state institution.

Grading

The French grading system is based on a scale of 20, as opposed to 100 in the U.S. system. It would be inaccurate to merely multiply a French grade by a factor of five to find its U.S. equivalent. Grades in France are awarded on a scale of 1-20, but the tradition is such that grades higher than 16 are seldom awarded. The passing grade for a single subject is usually 10/20, although grades of 8 and 9 may indicate satisfactory performance. Grading in France is severe and can vary from one institution to another, and from one course to another. 

The Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange recommends the following comparison of grades:

French Number Grade

U.S. Letter Equivalent

14-20

A

12-13.9

B+

11-11.9

B

10.5-10.9

B-

10.1-10.4

C+

10

C

9-9.9

C-

8-8.9

D

0-7.9

F

Classroom and Information

  • Language courses are taught by faculty at the Université de Paris IV - Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne.
  • Periodic homework assignments and final examinations will be administered.
  • Class attendance is mandatory and monitored by each professor. CCFS regularly communicates attendance records to CEA Paris.
  • Course enrollment ranges between 10 and 25 students, allowing for personalized attention.
  • Courses are specifically offered to be taken with other international students of equivalent language level and not with native French students.
  • The French style of teaching differs from that in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.

Amenities
  • Student Offices
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Room
  • University Library
  • Student ID
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Academic Advising
  • Language Learning Services
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
Institut Catholique de Paris
Institut Catholique de Paris

Institut Catholique de Paris, founded in 1875, is a private French university that has welcomed international students to its campus since 1948. Courses are held on the Institut Catholique campus in the 6th arrondissement, the heart of historical Paris. You’ll attend class just a stone's throw away from the Latin Quarter, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and Montparnasse. The school is accredited by the French Ministry of Education, and is a member of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (FIUC). Students who successfully complete their program will be issued an official transcript by the Institut Catholique de Paris. 

You’ll enroll in courses with other international students at the Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises (ILCF), the Institut Catholique’s center for French Language and Culture. The professors at ILCF specialize in teaching French as a foreign language to students of all language levels. Out of a total student population of 30,000, there are approximately 3,500 foreign students, representing 120 countries and providing you the opportunity to meet students from around the world in one of Europe's most diverse and exciting cities. 

Accreditation

Institut Catholique de Paris is monitored by the French Ministry of National Education and a member of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (FIUC).

                                                                                                                     

Grading

The French grading system is based on a scale of 20, as opposed to 100 in the U.S. system. It would be inaccurate to merely multiply a French grade by a factor of five to find its U.S. equivalent. Grades in France are awarded on a scale of 1-20, but the tradition is such that grades higher than 16 are seldom awarded. The passing grade for a single subject is usually 10/20, although grades of 8 and 9 may indicate satisfactory performance. Grading in France is severe and can vary from one institution to another, and from one course to another.

The Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange recommends the following comparison of grades:

French Number Grade

U.S. Letter Equivalent

14-20

A

12-13.9

B+

11-11.9

B

10.5-10.9

B-

10.1-10.4

C+

10

C

9-9.9

C-

8-8.9

D

0-7.9

F

 

Classroom and Information

  • Language and elective courses are taught by faculty at Institut Catholique de Paris through Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises.
  • Periodic homework assignments and examinations will be administered.
  • Class attendance is mandatory and monitored by each professor. Institut Catholique regularly reports attendance records to CEA Paris.
  • Course enrollment ranges from 10 to 25 students, allowing for personalized attention.
  • Classes are specifically offered to be taken with other international students of equivalent language level and not with native French students.
  • The French style of teaching differs from that in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.

Amenities
  • Student Offices
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Room
  • University Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Student ID
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Academic Advising
  • Language Learning Services
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
ESSCA École de Management - Paris
ESSCA École de Management - Paris

Ranked among France’s top 20 undergraduate business schools, ESSCA École de Management - Paris is internationally accredited and one of the prestigious “Grandes Ecoles” in France. ESSCA’s history began in 1909 when the Dean of the law faculty at the Catholic University of the West founded the Angers Business School. Today, ESSCA operates the original school in Angers, France along with 7 other sites worldwide including the Paris campus. In addition to being a “Grande Ecole” ESSCA is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, & AMBA. 

ESSCA’s mission is to equip students and managers for a successful and sustainable career while taking fully into account the human and social dimensions of a globalized world. The university has a permanent team of 120 faculty members, 4000 students, and 13,000 alumni around the world. The school offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level in diverse fields including International Business Development, Marketing & Sales, International Data Management, Entrepreneurship, Management, & Financial Analysis. Furthermore the Paris campus is home to a business incubator for French companies. You’ll attend class with undergraduate degree-bound students. You will receive a transcript from ESSCA École de Management.

The ESSCA Paris campus is located in Boulogne, one of Paris’ upscale suburbs that is also home to Roland Garros and the Parc des Princes. The ESSCA campus is adjacent to the Métro line 10, at Boulogne Pont de Saint-Cloud, just two stops outside of the Paris city limits.  

Accreditation

ESSCA School of Management  is recognized by the French National Ministry of Education and is a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. The school holds accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA.

Grading

The French grading system is based on a scale of 20, as opposed to 100 in the U.S. system. It would be inaccurate to merely multiply a French grade by a factor of five to find its U.S. equivalent. Grades in France are awarded on a scale of 1-20, but the tradition is such that grades higher than 16 are seldom awarded. The passing grade for a single subject is usually 10/20, although grades of 8 and 9 may indicate satisfactory performance. Grading in France is severe and can vary from one institution to another, and from one course to another.

The Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange recommends the following comparison of grades:                                                                                       

French Number Grade

US Letter Equivalent

14-20

A

12-13.9

B+

11-11.9

B

10.5-10.9

B-

10.1-10.4

C+

10

C

9-9.9

C-

8-8.9

D

0-7.9

F

Classroom and Information

  • Courses are taught by faculty at ESSCA School of Management.
  • Students and faculty represent a variety of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
  • CEA students attend core curriculum and/or elective courses with undergraduate ESSCA students.
  • Periodic group assignments and final examinations will be administered.
  • Class attendance is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Most courses enroll between 20 and 30 students, with a few lecture hall seminars enrolling up to 70 students.
  • The French style of teaching differs from that in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.

Amenities
  • Student Offices
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Room
  • University Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Student ID
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Academic Advising
  • Student Sports Teams
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
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James Benn

Interim Director of Student Affairs
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Alexandra Mitchell

Director of International Programs – France
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Christopher Edwards

Academic Director
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Devon Derousseau

Director of Student Affairs
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Anne-Cécile Couderc

Student Life Advisor and Instructor of French
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Elisa Dordevic

Academic Coordinator
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Isabelle Morin

Program Adminstrator
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