Academic Programs Abroad: APA Level Up - Launch Your Global Career

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  • Location(s): Paris, France
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Gap Year

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Earn academic credit via courses at APA and within the Parisian university system, personalized mentorship, and receive professional hands-on experience and global understanding with APA Level Up. This French language-based, project-centered progr... read more

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Earn academic credit via courses at APA and within the Parisian university system, personalized mentorship, and receive professional hands-on experience and global understanding with APA Level Up. This French language-based, project-centered program in the economic hub of Paris, France gives students the opportunity to gain valuable resume-building experiences without the added expense of an international internship program. An English-language track may be offered based upon demand.

After arrival and during orientation, students register for three classes: Design Thinking for Global Challenges, an elective at one of our Paris partner universities, and an elective at APA: 


  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Practices and Debates in France

  • Gender, Race and Diversity in France

  • Digital Economy

  • The Future of Museums in France

The final course is a Capstone Project: small teams of students will be assigned to one of APA's business or NGO partners. This professional partner will introduce to you and your team of like-minded individuals a present issue affecting the organization that requires a solution. Following the principles of Design Thinking methodology, each week your team will work to hit a milestone related to the process and end goal. At the end of the semester, your team will present the solution to your scenario to a panel including representatives from the partner organization. 

Individualized mentoring and one-on-one French language support round out one's academic schedule.

Spend time with your cohort and experience the richness of French culture by participating in a variety of events and activities like a cheese tasting and weekend visit to the iconic castles of the Loire Valley. Accommodations are available with a host family or in a student residence or, you may secure housing independently.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Gap Year
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • French
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Social Sciences
  • Sales and Marketing, General
  • Marketing
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • International Relations
  • International Business
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Global Studies
  • General Education
  • French Studies
  • French Language, Literature
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
  • Education
  • Economics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Commerce
  • Business Communications
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Business
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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Academic Programs Abroad (APA) Scholarships

Become the voice abroad for APA with regular blog and social media postings. Semester awards begin at $500 and summer awards begin at $300. Eligible for bonuses at the end of term for outstanding work.

$300 - 500.00

Deadlines:
Fall Semester/Academic Year: March 1 Summer: April 1 Spring Semester: October 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Previous scholarship recipients have had a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater, previous experience running social media accounts for a business or organization, shown a keen interest in engaging in French and Francophone culture, and have had a serious desire to take part in a full-immersion program.

Become your cohort’s photographic or videographic historian for your term abroad. Your photos and/or videos may be featured on the APA website or in future promotional materials!

$300 - 500.00

Deadlines:
Fall Semester/Academic Year: March 1 Summer: April 1 Spring: October 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Previous visual media scholarship recipients have had a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater, experience in photography and/or videography, shown a keen interest in engaging in French and Francophone culture, and a serious desire to take part in a full-immersion program.

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