Available Sessions





1/3/18 - 5/12/18



Estimated Credits:

18 - 21


Apply by Closed Withdraw by 11/30/17


  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Complete Application
  • Transcript - Unofficial


Foreign Language Proficiency:
All Levels
Minimum GPA:
Course Prerequisites:
Some courses may have prerequisites.
1 Year of College

About the Program

Program Description

Take courses for your Engineering degree while setting yourself apart from the competition. Study in Paris, where many scientists and mathematicians have made significant contributions to the field. Students will explore course work through site visits and lectures on special topics that complement their core engineering curriculum. Additional elective courses focus on an aspect of French culture, which may fulfill a humanities or social science requirement. While French language isn’t required, we’ll help you gain some basic communication skills to navigate this historic city.

Program Structure

You’ll enroll in 3 Engineering courses and one culturally-focused elective course, which may transfer as an Art, Humanities, and/or Social Science elective. All courses are taught in English. You’re also encouraged to take a 3-credit French Language course or an additional CEA elective course.

Engineering courses meet for 60 hours/4 credits or 45 hours/3 credits. CEA language and elective courses meet for 45 hours/3 credits. You may earn 15-18 credits (up to 270 contact hours); if you choose the Early Start option, you may earn 18-21 credits (up to 315 contact hours).

Typically, courses meet 1-3 times per week, Monday-Thursday. Early Start courses meet daily, Monday-Thursday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled on Fridays.

Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses. If you choose to enroll in French Language as one of your electives, you will take an online language placement exam. After arriving in Paris, you’ll also take an oral language placement exam. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability and the result of your placement exam. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

Where You'll Study

Located in the heart of the vibrant Marais District, the CEA Paris Center offers small class sizes and a wide range of electives taught in English. Choose the courses that best align with your academic, career, and personal interests. Through a grant program geared to local students, you'll have the opportunity to sit alongside French students in a few of your classes.

Where You'll Stay

When you study abroad in Paris, you can choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.

Studying Abroad in Paris with CEA

Expect a lot of perks when you study abroad with CEA. From housing to excursions, cultural engagement to other exciting opportunities, our inclusions make studying abroad in Paris easy!

Life-Long Benefits
I made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I learned a lot about not only France, but who I am and what I am capable of. Everybody should have the chance to study abroad because there are so many benefits.

Garret Swinton
Grand Valley State University,
Spring 2014 , Aix-en-Provence, France

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