Study Abroad in Paris - API Diderot Direct Enrollment
Program Details

Highlights

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

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to juniors and seniors
  • Open to advanced/superior French speakers
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

UMASS STUDENTS:

  • Apply directly through the UMASS Amherst International Programs Office (IPO)

ALL OTHER STUDENTS:

  • Submit API application, one letter of recommendation, statement of purpose, and one official transcript to API
  • Online placement exam and interview with UMASS Amherst program coordinator
  • Supplemental application requirements are solicited upon receipt of API application

 

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Aug 29, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018
$15,650
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Aug 29, 2017 - May 19, 2018
$27,600
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 6, 2018 - May 19, 2018
$16,880
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Late Aug, 2018 - Mid-Jan, 2019
$16,880
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Late Aug, 2018 - Late May, 2019
$27,980

Deadlines

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

Program Information

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS AVAILABLE

Semester credits: 12-15

Designed for students who wish to study abroad in Paris and take their courses with French students, this program allows students to select their courses from those offered at the Université Paris Diderot. Students with the appropriate language level may complete a course for API students, taught in French by a local professor at the API Paris Center. Interested students may also choose to complete a teaching internship for an additional fee.

UNIVERSITÉ PARIS DIDEROT

Located within the 13th arrondissement of Paris that is known by Parisians as the Rive Gauche, Paris Diderot is an ideal university to study and immerse oneself in the local culture. Students can select from courses in French language, the humanities, and social sciences. All courses are taken with French students and taught in French. To prepare for the immersion experience, students complete preparatory program or “stage” aimed at introducing visiting students to the French academic system and the campus.

TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts are issued by the University of Massachusetts Amherst upon completion of the program.

 

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 & Staff
  • 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