Study Abroad in Paris - Parsons Paris Art and Design
Program Details

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Highlights

  • Classes taught in English
  • World-renowned art and design school
  • Top U.S. and international accreditations (including NASAD and Middle States)
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (Parsons Paris – The New School)
  • Intimate class size
  • Best-in-class education in creative disciplines, including art, design, business of design, and fashion
  • Courses taught by leading industry professionals from the world’s two fashion capitals – New York and Paris
  • Metro pass included

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Completed API application
  • Official transcript
  • University contact information form (U.S. applicants only)
  • Open to undergraduates, graduates, and adult learners
  • Ages: 19+ or 18 with 1 year of college
  • Non-native English speakers must provide TOEFL scores of 79 or above or IELTS scores of 6.5 or above to show proof of English proficiency
  • Entry requirements for US and EU passport holders: a valid passport
  • Entry requirements for all other international students: consult the French Consulate in your home country
  • Students who are currently enrolled at The New School will not be required to submit a letter of recommendation, official transcript or university contact information form

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2018
Jun 1, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
$6,480 (1 course); $9,750 (2 courses)
SUMMER 2 2018
Jun 29, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018
$6,480 (1 course); $9,750 (2 courses)
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
Jun 1, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018
$12,240 (2 courses); $15,510 (3 courses); $18,780 (4 courses)

Deadlines

SUMMER 1 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
SUMMER 2 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018

Academic Program

The program allows you to experience Paris from an insider’s perspective by exploring the history of European art and design firsthand in the many museums and design studios throughout Paris. The program is open to all students who wish to deepen their art and design knowledge and develop their skills in a rigorous academic environment.

Summer 1 (3-6 semester credits)

Students will take approximately 3-6 hours of class per day. Seminar Courses are held in the morning from approximately 9am-12pm OR in the afternoon from approximately 1pm-4pm. Studio Courses are full day. Students who choose a course that is only held in the morning or in the afternoon, can choose to add a second course (schedule-permitting) for a total of 6 credits. These courses have no pre-requisites.

Summer 2 (3-6 semester credits)

Summer 2 is open to college and pre-college students, as well as adult learners. Some courses are restricted to college students or adult participants, where as other courses are open to all students.

Students will take approximately 3-6 hours of class per day. Seminar Courses are held in the morning from approximately 9am-12pm OR in the afternoon from approximately 1pm-4pm. Studio Courses are full day. Students who choose a course that is only held in the morning or in the afternoon, can choose to add a second course (schedule-permitting) for a total of 6 credits. These courses have no pre-requisites.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

Meals are not included. Students will be provided with information about affordable local options for meals near the Parsons building upon arrival in Paris.

Students are met at the Charles de Gaulle airport by on-site staff on the program start date. Students receive detailed flight instructions upon their acceptance into the program and should wait to purchase a flight until receiving more information post-acceptance.

TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts for Parsons students are issued by the Registrar’s Office and carry the signature and seal of The New School. A transcript is confirmation of a student’s permanent record at the university. API will send one transcript per student to the address the student indicates on the Transcript Release Form. Students who need additional copies of their transcript may submit an official request to The New School Registrar’s Office.

Parsons Paris, founded in 1921, is accredited by NASAD (National Association of the Schools of Art and Design) and by MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education), and is recognized by the French Ministry of Education as a Private Establishment of Higher Education (Etablissement d’Enseignement Supérieur Privé).

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • API Resident Directors
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing
  • Transit Pass
  • Tuition
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Day trips (one per session)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

Program Manager

Amy Newman is the Parsons Paris Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to France.

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Resident Directors

Peggy Retka and Rose Tierny are the Paris Resident Directors and will work with you during your stay in France.