Study Abroad in Paris - API French Language and Culture
Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in French and English
  • 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
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

 

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 2018
Aug 30, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018
$15,480
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Sep 18, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018
$13,480
FALL SEMESTER EXTENDED 2018
Sep 18, 2018 - Jan 26, 2018
$14,680
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2018-2019
Aug 30, 2018 - Jun 1, 2019
$28,980
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Sep 18, 2018 - Jun 1, 2019
$27,280
SPRING SEMESTER EARLY START 2019
Jan 4, 2019 - Jun 1, 2019
$16,980
SPRING SEMESTER 2019
Feb 5 , 2019 - Jun 1, 2019
$14,280

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
FALL SEMESTER EXTENDED 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2018-2019
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 EARLY START 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2018
SPRING SEMESTER 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2018

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE PER TERM

15  – Semester credits
Students in this program select a combination of French language and cultural electives, and have the option of taking cultural electives in English. The Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP) follows the European Framework for their language levels, dividing students into the following: A1-1, A1-2, A2-1, A2-2, B1-1, B1-2, B2-1 and B2-2.

BEGINNING LEVEL OPTIONS (A1-1 – A1-2)

Students at the beginning language levels are required to take 12-15 contact hours of French language per week. All students who take 12 contact hours of French language per week may add a cultural elective course. A1.1 level students may choose to take this elective in English (or add additional French language instruction), while A1.2 level students may choose to take their 1 cultural elective in English or French.

Students at all levels have the option of earning an additional three credits each semester if they complete an elective course taught in English exclusively for UCONN and API students through University of Connecticut.

INTERMEDIATE AND ABOVE LEVEL OPTIONS (A2-1 AND ABOVE)

Students at all other language levels typically take 9-15 contact hours of French language and culture courses per week. Depending on how many contact hours of French language and culture a student takes, they may be able to take 1 or 2 cultural electives (offered in English).

Students at all levels have the option of earning an additional three credits each semester if they complete an elective course taught in English exclusively for UCONN and API students through University of Connecticut.

Students at the high-intermediate language level (B1-1) and above also have the option of earning an additional three credits each semester if they complete an elective course taught exclusively for API students. Students generally take this course in place of one of the cultural courses at the ICP. 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.

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, they will receive a transcript from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 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