I have always looked at study abroad as a chance to be challenged, both academically and socially, in the best way possible. I couldn’t wait to experience all the wonderful opportunities Paris had to offer.
The Central College Abroad program in Paris is a French language immersion program that allows for flexibility in coursework for both French and non-French majors. A typical course load is 15-17 credit hours. The academic program includes:
An Intensive language orientation module tailored to all language levels. Further cultural orientation is included under the guidance of the resident director and language courses are supplemented by informational meetings, comparative cultural discussions, visits and excursions. Taught in French.
The culture course is taught in French by the resident director and serves as the foundation for your academic program, providing an interdisciplinary approach focused on history, politics, and cultural studies. A tutorial in English is provide for beginning speakers.
Service-learning is an integral component of this course and students are placed at local community-based organizations around the city, many of them after school programs and community centers, where they help with their homework, tutor English and participate in community events.back to the top
The Paris program is designed so that students can choose an experience that best suits their language level and academic interests. Students enroll at the Catholic University of Paris' Institute for Language and Culture (ILCF) for required language study and course electives.
Please see the academic affiliate university page for more information.back to the top
Students have the unique opportunity to add music and art into their academic program through established fine arts institutions in Paris. A variety of course work and lessons are available and most are included in the program fee.
Read more about course options, local institutions and language requirements on the Visual Art and Music page.back to the top
Students with a high intermediate language level or above may choose to do an eight week internship, which also includes required language courses and electives at the ILCF. Internships are available in a variety of fields.
Please see our section on internships to learn more about your options.back to the top