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Highlights

  • Classes taught in French
  • Housing: local host families, dorms, and studettes
  • Meals: with host families and/or grocery stipend card
  • Academic year students DELF/DALF exams included
  • Teaching internships available (for credit)

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior level French speakers
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • University Contact Information Form
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

 

Dates & Fees

FALL QUARTER 2014-2015
Sep 16, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014
$13,800
FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
Sep 16, 2014 - Jan 24, 2015
$14,750
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
Sep 16, 2014 - Jun 13, 2015
$25,750
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
Feb 10, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015
$13,995
SPRING SEMESTER 2013-2014
Feb 3, 2014 - Jun 14, 2014
$13,995

Deadlines

FALL QUARTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2014
SPRING SEMESTER 2013-2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2013
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2013

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE PER TERM

Quarter 10-15 – Semester credits

Semester 12-15  - Semester credits

Students who choose to study abroad in Paris in the Department for French Language and Culture Studies (Institut de Langue et de Cultures Française) at the Institut Catholique de Paris select a combination of French language and cultural electives, referred to as French Civilization courses. The number of credits earned for each language course and the cultural electives varies according to the particular session a student selects. Additionally, as indicated below, in some sessions the French Civilization electives are available only to students at specific levels. A student’s French level is based on a placement exam administered by the ICP. The ICP divides their language levels into 5 main categories containing different sublevels: Débutant (A1.1), Élémentaire (A1, A2, A2+), Intermédaire (B1, B1+, B1++), Avancé (B2, B2+), and Supérieur (C1, C2).

FALL QUARTER

Students at the beginning levels (European Framework Levels A1.1 & A1) are required to take 15-18 contact hours per week (11-13 semester credits) of French language. No cultural electives are offered at these levels.

Students at the low-intermediate level (European Framework Level A2/A2+) are required to take 9-12 contact hours per week (6-9 semester credits) of French language, and may also enroll in 2-3 elective courses (worth 30 contact hours each or 2 semester credits each) for a total of 12-15 credits per semester.

Students at all other levels (European Framework Levels B1, B1+, B2, B2+) typically take only 6-9 contact hours per week (4-6 semester credits) of French language, and also enroll in 2-3 elective courses (worth 30 contact hours each or 2 semester credits each) for a total of 10-12 credits per semester.

FALL AND SPRING SEMESTER

Students at the beginning levels (European Framework Levels A1.1 & A1) are required to take 15 contact hours per week (15 semester credits) of French language. They may not take a cultural elective.

Students at the low-intermediate level (European Framework Level A2) are required to take 9-12 contact hours per week (9-12 semester credits) of French language, and may also enroll in 1-2 elective courses (worth 45 contact hours each or 3 semester credits each) for a total of 12-15 semester credits.

Students at all other levels (European Framework Levels A2+, B1, B1+, B2, B2+) typically take only 6-9 contact hours per week (6-9 semester credits) of French language, and also enroll in 2-3 elective courses (worth 45 contact hours each or 3 semester credits each) for a total of 12-15 semester credits.

Students at the High-Intermediate/Low-Advanced (B1+/++) language level or above have the option of earning an additional three credits each semester if they complete an elective course taught exclusively for API students (see course offerings page for details). Students generally take this course in place of one of the cultural courses at the ICP.

A limited number of teaching internships are also available for students at the Intermediate (B1) language level or above. An additional fee is charged for participation in the 3-credit internship.

EARLY START OPTIONS

Fall semester or academic year students who wish to refresh their French skills before starting the standard class session may choose to participate in the ICP September Intensive Month program in addition to their fall quarter or semester. This separate program may be added on before the student’s semester, and consists of 120 contact hours (8 U.S. semester credits) of French language study.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive a transcript from the Institut Catholique de Paris upon completion of their program. If a student enrolls in the API-led course or the teaching internship, chooses to complete supplementary papers, or if their home university requires a U.S. school of record, they can elect to receive a transcript from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for an additional fee.

 

 

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Mobile Phone
  • Peer Mentors
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • API Centers, Resident Directors
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing (including meals and laundry with some options)
  • Transit Pass
  • Tuition
  • Tutoring
  • Language & Culture Tools
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight, day)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
  • Volunteer Opportunities
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Professional Development Opportunities

Program Manager

Vija Mendelson is the Paris Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to France.

VijaMendellson

Resident Directors

AnneMarie Grimaud and Delphine Mersier are the Paris Resident Directors, and will work with you during your stay in France.

Resident Director

Delphine Mersier

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