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Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in French
  • Housing: Local host families, dorms, and shared apartments
  • Meals: with host families and/or grocery stipend card

Requirements

  • 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
  • A minimum 2.75 G.P.A. is required
  • Entry requirements: Valid passport

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2014-2015
May 26, 2015 - Jun 27, 2015
$4,990
SUMMER 2 2014-2015
Jun 27, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015
$4,990*
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2014-2015
May 26, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015
$8,980

Deadlines

SUMMER 1 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2015
SUMMER 2 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2015
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2015

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE PER TERM

3-7 semester credits per session

Students who choose to study abroad in Paris with API in the French Language Studies Program complete a combination of French language and phonetics courses. The average class size is twenty students. A student’s French level is determined by a placement exam administered upon arrival by the Sorbonne.

Students may take 3 semester credits in the summer 1 or summer 2 terms, OR take up to 7 semester credits for the summer 2 term.

Intermediate and advanced level students who wish to take French civilization lectures may do so only during the summer 2 session.

SEMESTER CREDITS BY SUBJECT
SUMMER 1 (BEG, INT, ADV)

Language – 2

Phonetics – 1

Total Credits – 3

SUMMER 2 (BEG, INT, ADV)

Language – 2

Phonetics – 1

Total Credits – 3

BOTH SUMMER SESSIONS

Language – 4

Phonetics – 2

Total Credits – 6

SUMMER 2 (INTENSIVE OPTION)

Students have the option of taking up to 5-6 hours of language and 1 hour of phonetics (for a total of 7 overall semester credits) for an additional fee.

TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts are issued by the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne. If a student’s home university requires a U.S. school of record, they can 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.

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Resident Directors

Delphine and Kelsy are the Paris Resident Directors and will work with you during your stay in France.

Delphine

Kelsy

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