Study Abroad in Paris - API Language & Culture Studies
Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in French
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution available (UMass Amherst)
  • Teaching internships available for credit
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of French speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

 

Dates & Fees

FALL QUARTER 2017-2018
Oct 12, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017
$13,480
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Sep 13, 2017 - Dec 20, 2017
$13,680
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Sep 13, 2017 - May 26, 2018
$24,780
FALL QUARTER 2018
Mid-Oct, 2018 - Mid-Dec, 2018
$11,980
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Mid-Sep, 2018 - Mid-Dec, 2018
$13,800
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Mid-Sep, 2018 - Late May, 2019
$26,400
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 31, 2018 - May 26, 2018
$13,800

Deadlines

FALL QUARTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
FALL QUARTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE PER TERM
QUARTER 9 semester credits
SEMESTER 10-16 semester credits
ACADEMIC YEAR    20+ semester credits

 

Students who choose to study abroad in Paris with API in the Language and Culture Studies Program 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.

A student’s French level is based on an online placement exam administered before arrival by the CCFS. The CCFS divides their language levels into 5 main categories: Débutant (A1), Élémentaire (A2), Intermédaire (B1), Avancé (B2), and Supérieur (C1).

FALL QUARTER
  • Beginning level (A1) students selecting the fall quarter program complete 8 credits of language and 1 credit of phonetics instruction for a total of 9 semester credits. Fall quarter students at all language levels may attend up to three French Civilization courses for 1 credit each.
FALL SEMESTER AND SPRING SEMESTER
  • All students selecting a semester program complete 8 credits of language instruction, 2 credits of phonetics instruction, and 4-6 credits of French civilization courses for a total of 14-16 semester credits per semester.
  • Students at the Intermediate (B1) language level or above have the option of earning an additional credit for 1-2 of their civilization courses by completing a supplementary paper for each course at the close of the semester.
  • Students at the Intermediate (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 CCFS. An additional fee may be charged for participation in the API course (whether taken in place of or in addition to a regular elective course). Course subject to minimum enrollment.
  • Students at all levels also have the option of earning an additional three credits each semester if they complete an elective course taught in English exclusively for API students from University of Connecticut faculty.
  • 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.
TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts are issued by the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne. If a student enrolls in the API-led course or the teaching internship, chooses to complete supplementary papers, or if their home university requires it, they can elect to receive a transcript from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for an additional fee. If a student enrolls in the University of Connecticut elective courses, they will receive a transcript from the University of Connecticut.

 

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • 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 & Global Leadership Academy

Program Coordinator

Rebecca Cott is the Paris Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to France.

 

Resident Directors

Francine Bost-Millisher, Laure Bettencourt, and Violaine Peladan are the Paris Resident Directors and will work with you during your stay in France.

Francine

Francine

Laure

Laure

France, Paris AD Violaine Peladan Photo 2015_11

Violaine