CEA: Paris, France

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  • Location(s): Paris, France
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Volunteer, Intensive Language

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Turn the City of Light into your living classroom when you study abroad with CEA in Paris! There's a reason why this capital city has long been a center of intellectual thought, politics, art, and social change; home to French haute couture, world... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.2
Based on 13 Reviews
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A student studying abroad with CEA: Paris, France
June 17, 2018 Loved The Housing!!
It definitely was worthwhile! I really enjoyed interacting with the locals at my internship and also living with the other students in my program. I would say I visited almost all of the major touristy spots in Paris. - University of Illinois - Chicago View Entire Review
I gained knowledge on the aspects of culture and how to fit in as best as possible without losing self identity in the process. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
February 21, 2018 The Best Semester Abroad
I learned how to be more independent and that I'm capable of doing more on my own than I thought I would. I learned life lessons that I wouldn't have learned if I had not studied abroad, and it was definitely worthwhile. - Belmont University View Entire Review
So much more than I could ever write here. How to meet new people, how to be open-minded to all of the other people in the world. How to handle the everyday tasks of being adult. - Ithaca College View Entire Review
I definitely learned a lot about the culture of parisians. I'll definitely do it all over again. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
Culture appreciation - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
I learned way more than I could ever imagine. Not only did I learn the language, culture, and history of France and more specifically Paris, but I learned what I want for myself now. I went to Paris as a senior and didn't have too much direction, but I know now what I expect from my future job, the people who I'll be wanting to ... - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. This experience has made me more adventurous and independent. It's also given me an appreciation for different ways of living. - University of Kansas View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA: Paris, France
Living abroad with strangers/roommates in a foreign country helped me grow as a professional, as a student, and as an individual because I am even more open to new experiences and am not afraid to explore and be out of my comfort zone. - University of Utah View Entire Review
An international education is the most valuable part of a college experience, in my opinion. I am humbled to have had such an incredible experience abroad. The knowledge of the world and its people, the ways in which my patterns of thinking have changed, and my outlook on culture and society outside of the United States are all ... - Quinnipiac University View Entire Review
Why Not To Pick the Program and if you do here is some advice Hello, prospecting study abroad Victims of CEA First of all try and go directly to the school you want to attend it is a-lot cheaper and the city is not at all hard to navigate alone, this program is basically excessively over priced. They say that they offer g... - Virginia Commonwealth University View Entire Review
Past Review Paris Je T'aime
It was so worthwhile and I wish I could go back. I miss it everyday. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University View Entire Review
I really learned a lot about myself while abroad. I became more wise about where I was spending my money. I became more self reliant and independent. And I became a more well rounded student with a huge new found respect for different cultures. - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee View Entire Review
CEA Paris has exposed me to an vast array of challenges through the duration of my semester abroad, but the accompanying insights into culture, sociology, history (especially of art), novel academic environments, and international consciousness/"citizenship" have been utterly incredible and dually vital to personal growth that I... - Champlain College View Entire Review
My abroad travels were certainly worthwhile. I feel as though after living abroad I have a new found confidence as well as a changed global outlook on the world. - High Point University View Entire Review
I really improved in my language skill. I learned a lot about myself. I had to do summer school to be able to study abroad and it was 100% worth it! - Chapman University View Entire Review
December 12, 2017 Cea Paris Fall 2017
Yes, I gained a whole new perspective on French culture. Definitely worthwhile - Chapman University View Entire Review
I became more independent individually, and I made a lot of great friends that I know I'll stay in touch with. I will definitely visit the staff when I return to Paris! - Belmont University View Entire Review
December 01, 2016 Paris Is Incredible
My French improved greatly and I think that I am a much more independent and confident person. - University of South Carolina - Columbia View Entire Review
Besides the language component I think I have become a very independent person. Living in a foreign city without any friends takes you out of your comfort zone and makes you grow up pretty fast. Once I accepted that, I made friends easily and accepted the culture with open arms. - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
The biggest thing I gained while studying abroad was a sense of independence. I feel more comfortable running errands or eating by myself. I am confident that I would be able to go to a foreign city and navigate its public transport system. - Hofstra University View Entire Review
I gained a great understanding of Parisian culture and history. There is no way to completely learn another`s culture until you have completely immersed yourself in it. I learned the importance of being independent, and of course how to function outside of your comfort zone. - Hofstra University View Entire Review
This question cannot be answered in a fill in the blank box online, but I will attempt. I learned about relating to different cultures, and just different people and things in general. I learned to broaden my mind. I learned to get outside my comfort zone. I learned to try new things. I learned to not be afraid of failure. I lea... - Belmont University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA: Paris, France
What I learned about most was myself. Being put in an environment so different than the one i'm used to really put me in a place where I was allowed to grow and develop myself and my identity. I also learned an incredible amount about culture and diversity, experiencing things and meeting people that can't be compared to anythin... - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
Past Review Fall In Paris
I learned the pleasures of living in a European city and it was definitely worthwhile. - Covenant College View Entire Review

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Turn the City of Light into your living classroom when you study abroad with CEA in Paris! There's a reason why this capital city has long been a center of intellectual thought, politics, art, and social change; home to French haute couture, world-renowned cuisine, and some of the world's best museums and art galleries, Paris has drawn thinkers, artists, writers, and revolutionaries for centuries. Today, Paris is home to a richly multicultural population and is a European economic and political powerhouse. Position yourself at the center of the Francophone world when you study abroad at the CEA Paris Center or our partner universities, Novancia Business School, Catholic University , and the University of Paris IV - Cours de Civilisation Franzaise de la Sorbonne. You can even gain hands-on experience through volunteering and our Global Career Development Program, and hone your French in our intensive language options. From business to biology, finance to fashion, you'll find it in Paris.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Volunteer
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Architect
  • Business
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • French Language, Literature
  • Social Sciences
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1997
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CEA Scholarships

For CEA students who seek a global learning experience.

$400-$3000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing why it is important to gain “a new way of seeing things” and how you will achieve this while studying abroad: "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." – Henry Miller

For CEA students who are interested in pursuing a career with global ties.

$400-$2000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 3.0; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (both found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing your career goals and how the skills and attributes you hope to gain while studying abroad will support your professional endeavors: "All major hiring companies need global citizens. Global sensitivities, global perspective, global insight, along with maturity and a capacity for risk-taking, are exactly the skills every major organization is looking for – in every industry." – Kevin Gill, Global Director of Staffing for Honeywell

For CEA students who wish to study abroad in France and are involved in co-curricular activities centered on multi-cultural or international issues at their home campus. CEA studying at our sites in Aix-en-Provence, Paris, the French Alps, and the French Riviera are eligible to apply.

$1,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay describing your involvement in co-curricular activities centered on multi-cultural and international issues

For CEA students who demonstrate a high need for additional funding.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and Financial Need Scholarship Form (Found on CEA website -- work with the financial aid office at your home institution to complete the form)

For CEA students who excel academically.

$750-$3,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 3.7; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (both found on CEA website); and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing how you look forward to ‘learning, unlearning, and relearning’ and how you will accomplish your learning/unlearning goals during your study abroad experience: "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." – Alvin Toffler

For CEA students from diverse backgrounds or students who have had a personal experience with diversity

$400-$2,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application & Recommendation Form (both found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing how your experience with diversity has prepared you for your study abroad experience: "Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends." – Maya Angelou

CEA has partnered with the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative that strives to double the number of U.S. college students who study abroad, to offer this scholarship to CEA students

$400-$750

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application & Recommendation Form (both found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on how you plan to utilize your international experience to connect your home community and other international communities before, during, and after your time abroad.

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