paris photo
I remember my first day of my flute lessons at the Schola Cantorum vividly. I was still adjusting to my new lifestyle in Paris and then I had new repertoire to learn right off the bat. What a way to be thrown in!
– Melissa Saternus
Bradley University

dates and fees

Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 fees
Fall Semester - $19,200
Fall Homestay (optional) - $1,936
Fall Internship (optional) - $1,830
Beginning French - Intensive track - $577

*fall semester is 15 weeks

Spring Semester - $20,200
Spring Homestay (optional) - $1,650
Spring Internship (optional) - $1,830

Beginning French - Intensive track = $577
*spring semester is 18 weeks

Academic Year - $39,400
Semester Internship (optional) - $1,830

Central College students pay the same tuition rate for each of the international programs that they pay on the Central campus, plus the price for accommodations. In addition, students who transfer to Central College from another college or university must complete one semester at Central prior to participating in Study Abroad.

What's included:

  • Tuition
  • Guaranteed housing in Parisian foyers (residence halls), including single or double rooms (with French-speaking roommate). Meal plans vary by foyer. Homestays are available for an additional fee; one student per homestay.
  • Computer/internet access at the Central College Abroad center, on campus and in foyers
  • Orientation
  • Excursions and cultural events such as weekend excursions to the south of France
  • Internship and service-learning opportunities (optional)
  • Art and music opportunities from local art schools and music conservatories
  • On-site resident director and support services
  • Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support
  • Optional online pre-departure and re-entry course
  • Central College Abroad Student Survival Guide and Parent handbook
  • Supplemental travel insurance, including mental health coverage, emergency evacuation and more.
  • International student ID card provided by INEXT
  • Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Students take courses at the language institute of the Catholic University of Paris and can supplement their course work with an internship (high intermediate language level required) or visual art or music courses.

Fall 2014 dates*

Arrival in Paris
Sept. 4, 2014
Language and culture orientation
Sept. 4-19
Classes begin
Sept. 8
Fall break (see note below for internship students)
Nov. 3-7
Classes End
Dec. 19
Final date to vacate housing
Dec. 21
Fall internship students do not have a break.

Spring 2015 dates*

Arrival in Paris
Jan. 22, 2015
Language and culture orientation
Jan. 26-Feb. 13
Catholic Institute classes begin
Feb. 16
Spring break
April 20 - May 1
Classes end
May 22
Final date to vacate housing
May 24

*Program dates are tentative. Do not purchase airline tickets based on these dates. Please check the official program calendar in your online acceptance account to confirm dates.

Central College abroad will no longer offer courses at the Sorbonne after the Fall 2011 semester.