early Aug 2018 - mid Dec 2018



Estimated Credits:

15 - 21


Apply by 6/1/18 Withdraw by 7/1/18


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


High School Graduate
Foreign Language Proficiency:
All Levels
Minimum GPA:

About the Program

Program Description

Internationalize your profile and widen your global perspective. In this integrated program, designed for students at all levels of French language ability, you'll take business courses alongside French and other international students—in your choice of English or French—at NOVANCIA Business School’s eco-friendly campus. You'll also take French language courses and choose from a wide range of business and elective courses, taught in English, at the CEA Paris Center. Acquire business skills applicable to both the French- and English-speaking worlds. An Early Start option allows you to jump start your language learning before the program starts. 

Program Structure

You'll enroll in 1 NOVANCIA business course, 1 CEA language course, 1-2 CEA business courses, and 1-2 CEA elective courses. NOVANCIA business courses meet for 15-45 contact hours/1-3 credits. CEA language, business, and electives courses meet for 45 contact hours/3 credits. 

You may earn 12-18 credits (up to 270 contact hours) over the semester. If you choose the Early Start option, you may earn 15-21 credits (up to 315 contact hours). 

NOVANCIA business courses typically meet once per week on the school's Montparnasse campus. CEA courses meet 1-3 times per week; classes typically meet Monday-Thursday, but active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled on Fridays. 

Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses and take a French language placement exam. You'll also take an oral placement exam after you arrive in Paris. 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. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home school pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for France. 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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