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IES Abroad Paris – French Studies

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With its grand boulevards, world-famous monuments, unparalleled literary and artistic history, and simple joie de vivre, Paris is a city that will change you forever.

Paris is a multifaceted and multicultural metropolis that offers a doorway to the cultures of the world. It teems with people from former French colonies like Senegal and Morocco, Asian and European immigrants, and business people and scientists from around the globe.

This program combines rigorous study of the French language at an advanced level with a broad range of classes taught in French by accomplished faculty. You can also experience what life is like for French students by taking one or more courses at a local university— we have six options you can choose from. Tutoring is available if you need help with the transition to higher education in France.

Paris will be your classroom. This program facilitates full immersion in French language and in French society through a varied and dynamic academic program, excellent homestays, cultural activities, internships, and conversation clubs. In addition, faculty members integrate local course-related trips into all courses.

We organize many cultural events around Paris to help you familiarize yourself with the city and its culture. Enjoy plays at the Comédie Française, visits to the Louvre and Picasso museums, performances at the Opéra Garnier, and classical music concerts at Salle Cortot and other local theaters.

You can also add international work experience to your résumé while earning credit by participating in an internship placement and accompanying academic seminar at no extra cost.

Four or more semesters of college-level French are required in order to participate in this program.



  • French
  • Art History
  • Cultural
  • Population And Demographic Studies
  • Culture
  • Film
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Internship Programs
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Sociology
  • Social Policy
  • African Studies
  • Political Science

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Application Procedure:

Applying to an IES Abroad program is easy—just follow the three study abroad application steps outlined below. If you have any questions during the application process, visit the FAQs or contact your Program Advisor at 800.995.2300. You can do this!

1.    Check the application deadline and review the application requirements for your study abroad or internship program of interest. Plan to submit all of the required information by the deadline.

2.    Create an account or log in to complete and submit the initial online study abroad application.

3.    After 1-2 business days, sign in to your MyIESabroad account to view and submit the rest of the application requirements. You will also receive regular emails about deadlines and missing items.

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