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Make the City of Light your classroom when you study abroad in Paris. From business to cultural studies, 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 here at the CEA CAPA Paris Center and our 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

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

CEA CAPA Paris Center

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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Study + Internship in Paris

Study + Internship in Paris

CEA CAPA Paris Center

The Study + Internship program in Paris is designed for students who are aspiring professionals that want to distinguish themselves in an evolving global job market. The program allows you to make progress toward your academic degree and remain on track for graduation, while developing the top skills employers want you to gain by the time you enter the job market. During the program, you will intern at a local host organization while also taking our mandatory Global Internship Course and additional courses. Our diverse range of courses will provide you with a platform to excel academically, and your personalized internship placement will help you acquire professional experience from a global perspective and learn from professionals in an international context. Program options are dependent upon location, but may include: Semester, Summer, Part-Time and Full-Time Internships, and English and host language speaking placements.

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Engineering

Engineering

CEA CAPA 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 $7,195
International Business

International Business

CEA CAPA Paris Center

Internationalize your profile and acquire business skills applicable to both the French- and English-speaking worlds, all while broadening your global perspective. Many courses incorporate an active learning style that takes you out of the classroom and into the city, lending real-world context to lessons learned in the classroom. 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 $19,995
Liberal Arts & French Studies

Liberal Arts & French Studies

CEA CAPA Paris Center, 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 (CCFS) with a wide range of electives, taught in English at the CEA CAPA Paris Center.

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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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Fashion Studies in Paris

Fashion Studies in Paris

CEA CAPA Paris Center

While you don’t need us to tell you that Paris is the fashion capital of the world, we can show you how it earned and kept this title. The Fashion Studies in Paris program is designed to give you critical insight into the fashion industry in Paris and in Europe. Tour the luxury fashion district in Paris & some of its boutiques to learn how the experts leverage industry trends. Visit fashion & decorative arts museums with expert faculty to deepen your knowledge of fashion & art history. Analyze how digital marketing has transformed the fashion industry and how you communicate identity through what you wear. In this program you can choose to approach fashion from the perspective of business, art history, or communication studies, or a combination of these three angles. 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 this program you may enroll in a French-language course in order to more readily navigate the world’s fashion capital.

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Internship in Paris

Internship in Paris

CEA CAPA Paris Center

The Internship program in Paris is designed for students who are aspiring professionals that want to distinguish themselves in an evolving global job market. The program allows you to make progress toward your academic degree and remain on track for graduation, while developing the top skills employers want you to gain by the time you enter the job market. During the program, you will intern at a local host organization while also taking our mandatory Global Internship Course. This will provide you with a platform to excel academically, and acquire professional experience from a global perspective and learn from professionals in an international context

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Global Business Consulting

Global Business Consulting

CEA CAPA Paris Center

Beyond perennial challenges like trend forecasting and consumer behavior, the fashion industry is tackling contemporary issues such as sustainability, diversity and inclusion, supply chain disruptions, and the evolving landscape of e-commerce. The Fashion Consulting program offers students a unique opportunity to delve into the myriad challenges facing the industry today, providing both the knowledge and framework to support a Paris-based fashion business in navigating an ever-changing field.

Embark on a transformative learning journey by actively engaging in real-world business scenarios. Build a track record of achievement through project-based learning in our immersive program. Our hands-on approach integrates a professional consulting project into your semester, fostering collaboration with peers and industry experts to devise impactful solutions for authentic business challenges. The Business Consulting project, with a focus on the fashion industry, empowers you to apply essential skills such as business and management consulting, market research, communication, strategy, and PR to address current and pertinent issues in the fashion industry.

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French Language Studies at Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

French Language Studies at Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

Immerse into French language at France’s most well-known language schools. Attend class with other international students at the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne. All courses are taught in French and according to the traditional French instruction method.

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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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Study in Paris

Study in Paris

CEA CAPA Paris Center

The French capital is full of opportunity, so whether you’re interested in fashion studies, business, engineering, communication, or history, you’ll find a variety of courses to choose from in Paris. Electives are taught in English and focus on an active learning approach, and if you’re interested in developing your French language skills, our semester and academic year programs offer French courses at all levels. You can even take advance of an Early Start option in the Fall semester where you’ll jumpstart your language learning before the semester begins. Come find your ultimate opportunity in the City of Light.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Studying in Paris is a life changing event for many students. When you study abroad in France, you experience learning outside the traditional classroom setting, gain international experience and expand your sense of cultural awareness. You will experience new culture, food, and meet people from all over the world making lifelong friends and expanding your network. Plus you get to travel to places you've only read about.
As a student there are tons of experiences you can have for free or at a discounted cost, particularly at museums! For food, there are plenty of affordable options, especially by CEA CAPA's Paris Center – check out Hure or O'Bao. Planning ahead can help cut costs; for example, buy the month metro (Navigo) pass instead of individual tickets. Having access to the metro can get you anywhere in the city for cheap – you can take a baguette and some cheese for a picnic in a park, explore a farmer's market, and so much more!
Paris is a fantastic choice for a students' who want to participate in study abroad or internship abroad programs. Paris is very safe for such a large city, but like all big cities, it does have its risks. Typically, crimes are those of opportunity, so it is important to take steps to make sure your experience abroad will be positive and you can enjoy all that Paris has to offer while on your program abroad.
CEA CAPA offers many housing options while you're studying abroad in Paris. Standard CEA CAPA housing is included in your program price. In some study locations you may also have the option of arranging your own independent housing.

CEA CAPA Paris offers several housing options for students depending on their preferences and desired location.

Paris Housing options include:
  • Apartments
  • Residence Hall – Shared
  • Foyer
  • Independent Living
Paris has long been a center of intellectual thought, politics, art, and social change, in the city’s centuries of 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 to study. Studying abroad in Paris with CEA CAPA 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, and a broader global perspective.
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
  • Onsite Orientation
  • City Tour
  • Onsite 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. 

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 CAPA 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 CAPA Paris staff will help you engage with local culture and speak with Parisian students.

Language Practice

During most CEA CAPA-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 CAPA 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 CAPA 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 CAPA 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 CAPA 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 CAPA 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 CAPA 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 CAPA 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 CAPA 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.

Content Creator Program

Want to build your digital portfolio while you study abroad? Join the Content Creator program! You’ll blog, photograph, TikTok, 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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Paris Housing

Paris Housing

*Housing options may change term over term and will be confirmed on the housing application form prior to the start of the term. Below are the housing options that have been offered in the past.

Available:

Semester
Summer

Studios are located in student residences that house approximately 200-300 local and international students in single or shared studios. The Studio residences are a typical housing solution for local students, both providing the privacy of an apartment (with kitchenettes and bathrooms in-suite) and the environment of student living.  The Studio residences are located in a several different neighborhoods across the city, including the 20th arrondissement, the 13th, 15th, and 17th, as well as in nearby St Mandé, Montreuil, Levallois, and Ivry. Living in a studio in Paris will provide you with a true sense of French student life, will allow you to cook your own meals at home, and meet up with other residents in your building.

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Paris Center: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • Catholic University of Paris: 30-45 minutes by metro

Meals Included

  • Not included

Roommates

  • 1-3 students per studio

Unit Amenities

  • Kitchenette
  • Bathroom
  • Full bed linens included
  • Towels included
  • Internet access
  • Pay-per-load washing machines and dryers
  • In-room heater or central heating

Additional Fees

  • This housing option carries a supplemental fee which may vary based on housing inclusions (i.e. meals, amenities, etc.) as well as program length. Exact amount will be confirmed on the housing application form.
  • Summer (private room):     $400 - $1,700    
  • Semester (private room):   $1,000 - $1,600
  • Shared room: No additional fee
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Semester - Please note, this housing option is not available in Fall 2024
Summer

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 CAPA Paris Center: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • Catholic University of Paris: 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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Summer

Located within the 20 arrondissements (districts) of Paris, CEA CAPA 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.

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Paris Center: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne: 30-45 minutes by metro
  • Catholic University of Paris: 30-45 minutes by metro

Meals Included

  • Not Available

Roommates

  • 1-3 per Room
  • 2-8 per Apartment

Unit Amenities

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

Additional Fees

This housing option carries a supplemental fee which may vary based on housing inclusions (i.e. meals, amenities, etc.) as well as program length. Exact amount will be confirmed on the housing application form.
  • Summer:     $400 - $2,200    
  • Semester:   $1,400 - $2,800  
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    Semester
    Summer

    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 CAPA Paris Center: 30-45 minutes by metro
    • Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne: 30-45 minutes by metro
    • Catholic University of Paris: 30-45 minutes by metro

    Meals Included

    • Daily French-style Breakfast
      OR
    • Breakfast + 2 additional meals per week

    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

    This housing option carries a supplemental fee which may vary based on housing inclusions (i.e. meals, amenities, etc.) as well as program length. Exact amount will be confirmed on the housing application form.

    • Summer:     $400 - $1,900    
    • Semester:   $1,400 - $3,500

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    While CEA CAPA 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 CAPA 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 CAPA housing or choose to pursue independent living arrangements after the application closure date.

     

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    Institutions

    Institutions

    CEA CAPA Paris Center
    CEA CAPA Paris Center

    Located in the heart of the Marais district, the CEA CAPA 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 CAPA 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.

    Transcript Information

    Courses at the CEA CAPA Paris Center are transcripted by the University of New Haven (UNH), CEA CAPA’s School of Record. 

    Accreditation

    Courses taught at the CEA CAPA 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 CAPA Paris Center, you will receive credit for your work from UNH. Located in Connecticut, the University of New Haven is a student-focused, comprehensive university that’s fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The agreement between CEA CAPA and UNH follows the highest standards of good practice in education abroad and satisfies the rigorous requirements of the University's institutional accreditor, making credits earned at the CEA CAPA Paris Center easily transferable to US-accredited institutions. Learn more about UNH's service as the School of Record for CEA CAPA 

    In addition, the CEA CAPA Paris Center is recognized by the French Ministry of Education as a private establishment of higher education (établissement d’enseignement supérieur privé). 

     

    Grading

    Professors at the CEA CAPA Paris Center will carefully evaluate your work and progress throughout their academic session. When calculating the final grade, instructors consider written and oral exercises, homework assignments, attendance, classroom participation, and exam performance.

    The following grading scale is in use for CEA CAPA center-delivered syllabi:

    DESCRIPTOR ALPHA NUMERIC GPA REQUIREMENT/EXPECTATION
    Outstanding
    (High Distinction)
    A 93+ 4.0 Maximum grade: In addition to description for grade "A-", the participant shows detailed understanding of materials about which he or she can show independent analytical ability. This means the ability to question an issue from different perspectives and evaluate responses in an objective manner.
    Excellent
    (Distinction)
    A- 90 - 92.99 3.7 Participant shows understanding of literature beyond the textbook/class hand-outs/class notes, and the work shows a high level of independent thought, presents informed and insightful discussion, and demonstrates a well-developed capacity for evaluation.
    Very good
    (High Credit)
    B+ 87 - 89.99 3.3 Shows evidence of a capacity to generalize from the taught content, or the material in literature, or from class lectures in an informed manner. Also, the work demonstrates a capacity to integrate personal reflection into the discussion and an appreciation of a range of different perspectives.
    Good
    (Credit)
    B 83 - 86.99 3.0 The work is well-organized and contains coherent or logical argumentation and presentation.
    Good
    (Credit)
    B- 80 - 82.99 2.7 Participant shows understanding of literature beyond the textbook and/or notes, and there is evidence of additional reading.
    Average
    (Good Pass)
    C+ 77 - 79.99 2.3 The work demonstrates a capacity to integrate research into the discussion and a critical appreciation of a range of theoretical perspectives. Also, the work demonstrates a clear understanding of the question and its theoretical implications and demonstrates evidence of additional reading.
    Adequate
    (Pass)
    C 73 - 76.99 2.0 Shows clear understanding and some insight into the material in the textbook and notes, but not beyond. A deficiency in understanding the material may be compensated by evidence of independent thought and effort related to the subject matter.
    Below Average
    (Borderline Pass)
    C- 70 - 72.99 1.7 Shows some understanding of the material in the textbook and notes. A deficiency in any of the above may be compensated by evidence of independent thought related to the subject matter.
    Inadequate
    (Borderline Fail)
    D+ 67 - 69.99 1.3 Fails to show a clear understanding or much insight into the material in the textbook and notes.
    Poor
    (Fail)
    D 60 - 66.99 1.0 Besides the above for D+, participant has not shown interest or engagement in the class work or study.
    Poor
    (Fail)
    F <60 0 Shows little or no understanding of any of the material.
    Classroom and Information

    • Classes are taught by faculty selected by CEA CAPA 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 CEA CAPA Student Portal.
    • Class size is limited to 30, allowing for personalized attention.
    • Language classes are designed to be taken with other CEA CAPA students of equivalent language levels.
    • CEA CAPA 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 CAPA 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
    Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne
    Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

    French language courses for CEA CAPA students are taught by the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne (CCFS), a university center dedicated to teaching French language and culture to international students.

    The CCFS was founded in 1919 by the Société des Amis de l’Université de Paris and is today an independent institution of higher education that retains institutional ties to Sorbonne University.

    CEA CAPA students attend courses at the CCFS’ campus in the 7th arrondissement. This location features classrooms and phonetics laboratories, creating a learning environment within a beautiful Parisian neighborhood.

    Credit Transfer Information

    Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne utilizes a 60-minute contact hour whereas the United States higher education system utilizes a 50-minute contact hour. Recommended U.S. credits listed on CEA CAPA's website reflect a conversion of these contact hours. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university. Please consult with an academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

    Transcript Information

    Students receive a transcript from Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne upon successful completion of the program. Transcript includes the number of hours per week and the weeks in the semester so US colleges/universities may calculate the appropriate number of US credits they choose to award their students.

    Accreditation

    In addition to it’s 3-star rating by the Qualité FLE (on a three-star scale), the Cours de Civilisation Française de Sorbonne is monitored by the French Ministry of National Education as an official state institution.

    Grading
    Grade conversions from CEA CAPA partner institutions abroad to a US grading scale are determined in consultation with our School of Record and benchmarked with other peer institutions in the field.
    Please note that CEA CAPA can only recommend grade conversions to students’ home institutions—it is ultimately at the discretion of the home institution to convert grades from abroad to students’ academic records.
    For further information or details about grade conversion for a particular host institution, please reach out to our Registrar at registrar@ceacapa.com.
    Classroom and Information

    • Language courses are taught by faculty at the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne (CCFS).
    • 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 CAPA 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. 

    Credit Transfer Information

    The Institut Catholique de Paris utilizes a 60-minute contact hour whereas the United States higher education system utilizes a 50-minute contact hour. Recommended U.S. credits listed on CEA CAPA's website reflect a conversion of these contact hours. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university. Please consult with an academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines. 

    Transcript Information

    Students receive a transcript from Institut Catholique de Paris upon successful completion of the program. Transcript includes the number of hours per week and the weeks in the semester, so US colleges/universities may calculate the appropriate number of US credits they choose to award their students.

    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
    Grade conversions from CEA CAPA partner institutions abroad to a US grading scale are determined in consultation with our School of Record and benchmarked with other peer institutions in the field.
    Please note that CEA CAPA can only recommend grade conversions to students’ home institutions—it is ultimately at the discretion of the home institution to convert grades from abroad to students’ academic records.
    For further information or details about grade conversion for a particular host institution, please reach out to our Registrar at registrar@ceacapa.com.

    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 CAPA 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
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