Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris Advanced Program

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Become a true Parisian and take classes in French amongst French students with APA Paris' Advanced Program. Build your schedule by choosing 4-5 classes, in any field of study, at our schools of higher learning and University of Paris partner insti... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
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I gained am immense amount of confidence in my French language skills and had endless opportunities to use and improve upon them. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My language skills improved a lot, I met some great people, did some great traveling. Definitely worthwhile! - Swarthmore College View Entire Review
I felt at home in the Parisian culture after my semester. I got a taste of what it's like to be a French student, I made new friends, and I perfected my language skills. I would do it again in a heartbeat. - DePauw University View Entire Review
I gained french skills, local friends, a new understanding of the francophone world, and confidence. Very worthwhile. - Princeton University View Entire Review
September 20, 2017 A Semester In Paris!
Very worthwhile! For language improvement, there is no substitute for total immersion. I also became more confident living and traveling on my own. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
August 31, 2017 Spring In Paris!
I believe that my French speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension skills were significantly improved while in Paris. My university classes were very challenging but - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about how to deal with setbacks and how to move forward as well as how important it is for others to feel understood and validated during a social interaction. - Amherst College View Entire Review
There were only ten students in the program which made the experience very personal. It was just what I needed to improve my French. The two classes that they offered were very interesting and included weekend study tours to other countries. They were taught by dedicated professors who enjoyed working with international stude... - Bryn Mawr College View Entire Review
I gained such a deeper understanding of not only French culture, but European culture. Going abroad was such an amazing experience that has cemented my love of travel. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My language skills improved, obviously, which was the whole reason I went to France in the first place. I felt so much more confident when speaking French by the end of the program, and my experience was worthwhile for that reason alone. - Bryn Mawr College View Entire Review
I learned more about myself, the way of life in Paris, the focus on art and intellectualism, and how to be a smart traveler. - George Washington University View Entire Review
Through APA I made lifelong friends, learned how to speak French fluently, and was able to get to know the city of Paris inside and out. It was very worthwhile! - George Washington University View Entire Review
July 20, 2016 Apa Paris!
One hundred percent worthwhile. - Bucknell University View Entire Review
Cultural experience Language integration Native expressions Broaden horizon - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My language skills increased immensely and I learned how to integrate into a new culture - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My French improved drastically and it was fun to explore a major city on my own. I learned a lot about myself and other cultures. - DePauw University View Entire Review
December 28, 2017 Great Experience
Language, culture, food, friends! - Swarthmore College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris Advanced Program
I learned how to be independent and self-sufficient. In the beginning, I had trouble being academically confident in myself. However, I did not give up and by the end I was succeeding in my classes. I also learned how to problem solve on many different levels, especially by traveling between countries, oftentimes by myself. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
i learned a lot about myself. i know it sounds cliche but it takes so much bravery to go abroad for a year, and i got to make the most out of my sejour in paris, as well as explore the rest of europe. i feel like i really was able to get to know paris as a city, and by the time my program end date rolled around, it felt like i w... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 31, 2017 Great In House Courses
The programme organised a show to go to each week, so I was really exposed to the art scene and saw a lot of art I hadn't seen before - Swarthmore College View Entire Review
I learned how to immerse myself in a different culture and be more comfortable in doing things by myself and discovering new places. - Swarthmore College View Entire Review
August 11, 2016 Best Program
APA was the study abroad experience I had always dreamed about. Especially if you are interested in improving your french, this is the best way to go. APA offers a true immersion experience that other programs don't. Additionally, the cultural program gave us tickets each week for a show, whether it be dance, opera, or a "cirque... - George Washington University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, French culture/people, and Europe in general. It was definitely a worthwhile experience that I would recommend to any undergraduate student. - Bryn Mawr College View Entire Review
I improved my french language skills and also cultural sensitivity. Not only living in Paris but attending cultural events exposed me to other ways of thinking and the French culture in ways I hadn't before. - Fordham University View Entire Review

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Become a true Parisian and take classes in French amongst French students with APA Paris' Advanced Program.

Build your schedule by choosing 4-5 classes, in any field of study, at our schools of higher learning and University of Paris partner institutions, in-house electives, or replacing a class with an independent study. Receive weekly one-on-one language help with one of our professors and teaching assistants. Ongoing, personal academic support is also available by our APA Paris team so that you feel confident and successful during your time studying abroad.

Experience French culture with weekly tickets to the performing arts, exclusive day and weekend excursions, and more. Students live with carefully selected French hosts to facilitate a truly immersive experience and many opportunities are available to be involved in the community through volunteering, sports, music, and more. Consider extending your stay with a two month, full-time professional internship during the summer.

To see what else is included in the program and to fill out your application, visit our website: https://www.apaparis.com/

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
Language Requirement(s):
  • French
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • French Language, Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Business
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • Economics
  • French Studies
  • Global Studies
  • International Business
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Visual and Performing Arts
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1990
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