API (Academic Programs International): Paris- Cours De Civilisation Francaise De La Sorbonne

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With its history dating back to the end of World World War I, the CCFS focuses on French language instruction and introducing students to French culture and society since 1919. More than 8,000 students, from more than 130 nationalities, attend the... read more

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November 28, 2018 New And Exciting.
My language skills and confidence in speaking the language improved massively. Additionally, I met amazing people and had the summer of my life. It was definitely worthwhile. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
This most definitely was worthwhile. I learned how adaptable I am and I gained confidence that I can succeed in any situation. I also learned what it was like to live in a different culture and see a different perspective on the world. - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was worthwhile, without a doubt. The experience changed my entire perspective on American culture. Things that I had previously regarded as fixed realities have since been challenged, and I have left with a greater appreciation and critique of American culture. My experience hasn't necessarily changed ... - University of Rhode Island View Entire Review
My study abroad was DEFINITELY worthwhile! I would love to go back for a much longer time! It really opened my eyes to the global connections we form and how small the world is becoming. - Shippensburg University View Entire Review
Past Review
YES! Living in Paris taught me just how different another country's culture can be and how different definitely doesn't equal worse. I now have a strong desire to travel much more in my life, and am considering looking into work internationally once I complete my undergraduate degree. - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review
My experience was truly amazing. I grew into such an independent person during that time, but also having the ability to get help if I needed it. My French improved GREATLY! Although I had never been out of the US until now, the experience was definitely worth the initial culture shock and I definitely feel like I am a more unde... - Rice University View Entire Review
September 06, 2018 Relaxed Summer In Paris
It was worthwhile as my French was used very much and I learned a lot about my self and French culture, as well as getting to travel. - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
Studying abroad helped me to be a more globally aware, compassionate world citizen. My level of French increased drastically and my understanding of French culture increased as well. There are no words to describe the journey of Study Abroad! It is simply something you must explore on your own. It will change your life for the b... - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
YES. My time abroad helped me to explore the world - and to explore my own identity. - Saint Anselm College View Entire Review
Past Review So Fun
yes had a great time - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review
Absolutely loved it. Suggest going abroad to everyone. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review

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With its history dating back to the end of World World War I, the CCFS focuses on French language instruction and introducing students to French culture and society since 1919. More than 8,000 students, from more than 130 nationalities, attend the university annually.

Programs in Paris Includes:


  • Semester at Cours de Civilisation Francaise de la Sorbonne in Paris: Students who choose to study abroad in Paris with API in the Language and Culture Studies Program select a combination of French language and cultural electives, referred to as French Civilization courses. The number of credits earned for each language course and the cultural electives varies according to the particular session a student selects. Additionally, as indicated below, in some sessions the French Civilization electives are available only to students at specific levels. A student’s French level is based on a placement exam administered upon arrival by the CCFS. The CCFS divides their language levels into 5 main categories: Débutant (A1), Élémentaire (A2), Intermédaire (B1), Avancé (B2), and Supérieur (C1).


  • Summer French Language at Cours de Civilisation Francaise de la Sorbonne in Paris: Students who choose to study abroad in Paris with API in the French Language Studies Program complete a combination of French language and phonetics courses. The average class size is twenty students. A student’s French level is determined by a placement exam administered upon arrival by the CCFS. Students may take 3 semester credits in the summer 1 or summer 2 terms, OR take up to 7 semester credits for the summer 2 term.Semester at Cours de Civilisation Francaise de la Sorbonne in Paris

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • French Language, Literature
  • History
  • European Studies
  • Western European Studies
  • French Studies
  • International Relations
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1997
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API / Academic Programs International Scholarships

API is pleased to support students who are the first in their families to attend a college or university. The First Generation Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 per session and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements: Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher Be a first-generation college student (i.e., parents and grandparents did not attend a college or university). Show financial need. Letter of recommendation, two essays,

This scholarship is offered to API participants who attend a community or technical college in the U.S., and awards range from $250 to $750 per session.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Letter of recommendation, two essays,

The API STEM scholarship is offered for API participants who are studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The API STEM Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements: Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Major in an area classified as a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). Special consideration will be given to students who are taking courses related to their major while abroad. Show financial need. Letter of recommendation Two essays

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Students participating in an API program who have been awarded a Gilman scholarship will be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in matching contributions from API for a study abroad program, or up to $500 in matching contributions from API for an intern abroad program. To receive this award, Gilman winners should indicate their scholarship details on their financial aid information after acceptance to an API study abroad program.

Up to $1,000

Deadlines:
See Gilman deadlines in link below.

Guidelines/Requirements:
See Gilman requirements in link below.

API is proud to provide a diversity scholarship in order to support students from a variety of backgrounds. The API Diversity Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, or summer students. In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must be one or more of the following: a U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must be one or more of the following: a U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student. Letter of recommendation Two essays

It is not an easy task to juggle the demands of college athletics with academic responsibilities while pursuing other interests on campus. API supports both current and college-bound student-athletes participating on our programs. We welcome student-athletes across all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA to apply.

$250- $750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Only for student-athletes across all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA. Students applying must also have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and submit a letter of recommendation and two essays.

The API regional scholarships (Asia/Middle East, Europe, Latin America) provide awards that range from $250 to $800 per session. All API students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is both need and merit-based. We will review your academic record, essays and financial need as stated in your own words. This scholarship is offered to quarter/semester, academic year, and summer students.

$250-$800

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
3.0+ GPA, Letter of recommendation, two essays,

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