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API (Academic Programs International): Paris - Institut Catholique de Paris
- Hosted at: Institut Catholique de Paris / Catholic University of Paris
- Location(s): Paris, France
- Program Type(s): Study Abroad
Founded in 1948, the ILCF (Institut de Langue et de Cultures Françaises) is a department within the Institut Catholique de Paris. Courses are available in French and in English at the ILCF. The ILCF welcomes more than 2,000 foreign students each y... read more
After living by myself for four months and having to problem-solve, all while in a foreign country, I gained a great amount of confidence in myself. Additionally, I was able to enrich my cultural knowledge through visiting museums and other various French landmarks, and I improved my faculty in the French language. Victoria Reichert - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned more about myself, and I was able to test myself in different situations. Yes! Sydney S - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I learned that I can push myself outside of my comfort zone and learn so much. Paris is beautiful and I learned a lot about the French culture and how to appreciate it. I learned to be open to people who are not like me. A student - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Definitely worth it! A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned so much about the language and culture in Paris. It was an amazing experience and was a 100% worthwhile. A student - University of Tampa View Entire Review
My experience was so worthwhile. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I learned about myself and was able to explore my independence. Before this trip I did not think of myself as someone who could go abroad for this length of time and be on my own. But I learned through this experience that if you make the most of it it will cha... Monica J - Saint Anselm College View Entire Review
I absolutely loved my summer in Paris. It was definitely a challenging experience at first, adapting to a brand new culture that I hadn't had the opportunity to experience yet, but once the initial culture shock wore off I came to realize that I actually really appreciated French culture. Whenever I was feeling particularly an... Sydney M - Oregon State University View Entire Review
It was 100% worthwhile. I learned things I would never know if I wasn't on my own. Elize N - University of Hartford View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile! I learned a lot about who I am because I met so many new people from so many different backgrounds. I was able to learn others people's points of views and beliefs, and then compare them to my own. I really loved seeing through new lenses and recreating my own. Brianna H - Trinity University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence and I learned how to survive completely on my own. Every second of my experience was worth it and I desperately want to go back! Grace B - University of Hartford View Entire Review
This would take me too long to write here. I loved it. Life changing experience. Makes you change your perspective on your own life (at least hopefully it will) A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
I met amazing people on he trip and we are all still close after coming home. sarah h - Saint Anselm College View Entire Review
The classes were amazing and great, but the life outside of the classroom was miserable. I wish I would have just taken French summer school in the states. Elizabeth W - Saint Anselm College View Entire Review
Founded in 1948, the ILCF (Institut de Langue et de Cultures Françaises) is a department within the Institut Catholique de Paris. Courses are available in French and in English at the ILCF. The ILCF welcomes more than 2,000 foreign students each year, representing more than 60 different nationalities.
Programs in Paris Includes:
Semester French Language and Liberal Arts: Students who choose to study abroad in Paris 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. Along with the language and French Civilization courses, students have the opportunity to take additional electives in English and French. 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 by the ICP. The ICP follows the European Framework for their language levels, dividing students into the following: A1-1, A1-2, A2-1, A2-2, B1-1, B1-2, B2-1 and B2-2.
Short-Term Intensive French Language Studies: The intensive month session provides a general overview of French language study for all levels for those who wish to study abroad in Paris for a short-term. Students attend French language classes as well as 2 workshops in oral French, phonetics, written French, and/or grammar, according to their level and ability. This program is perfect for the student looking for a January term course or is looking to advance their French language prior to a spring semester program. Overnight excursions are not included in the cost of the intensive month sessions but can be added for an extra fee when available.
Summer Intensive French Language Studies: This program provides a general overview of French language and culture to all levels for those who wish to study abroad in Paris for a summer session.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
- January Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- French Language, Literature
- International Relations
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
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