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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So far, I've learned a lot about French, a lot about Parisian culture, and even more about myself, and my ability to adapt to an independent life in a foreign country. - University of South Carolina - Columbia View Entire Review
Past Review It Was Magical!
I gained an appreciation for other countries, also the history of Paris. - Marygrove College View Entire Review
It's so cliche to say, but studying abroad really was the best decision I ever made. It changed my views on life, the way I communicate with people, and made me way more independent. It's just you and one of the most beautiful cities in the entire world. You start learning a lot about yourself even within the very first week. My... - Columbia College Chicago View Entire Review
Study abroad was one of the best experiences I have had. I got to travel all around Europe, learn about immersing myself in a new culture and was even able to take classes that were not offered at my home institution. I was already planning on working internationally in the future, but studying abroad confirmed my thoughts. - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
Yes. I definitely gained understanding for language barriers. I learned a lot about culture and that we need to be accepting of other cultures whether or not we agree with them. I now want to do a semester abroad, hopefully to Scotland. I learned so much in such a short amount of time. - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA Global Education: Paris, France
Past Review J'adore Paris!
This experience opened my mind to a whole new way of thinking and opportunities. I am planning on returning to Paris and Europe in the near future. - Richard Stockton College of New Jersey View Entire Review
This experience really impacted my cultural awareness. - Creighton University View Entire Review
I came back from Paris a different person. Not drastically different, but different nonetheless. I was scared of this concept before I left, but it's truly a change for the better. Living in Paris, even if only for a semester, is a lasting experience. As corny as it sounds, it'll get inside, and it doesn't go away after coming h... - Augsburg College View Entire Review
I learned how to live on my own and to take care of myself. I had a blast, and it has really opened doors for me internationally. - University of Memphis View Entire Review
LOVED it. I have done a lot of traveling, alone and with friends, and had lived abroad before independently. It was so nice to have a program to take care everything for me! - University of California - Los Angeles View Entire Review
Yes!!! I improved my French skills and my own personal independence skills. - University of Memphis View Entire Review
My time in Paris with CEA has been the most valuable experience in my life thus far. There is not a day that goes by where I don't think about it, and I know it helped me to become more independent, confident, and curious about the world. It influenced me to return to France this year, where I am currently living and working, an... - University of Oregon View Entire Review
It deeply changed me as a person. I became more confident, more independent, more self-assured and generally happier. I now travel all over the world and never feel intimidated to be in a new place because I know all of the wonderful things that are in store if I open your eyes. I'm currently in graduate school to become a teach... - University of Southern California View Entire Review
It taught me to fend for myself, be independent, and truly not take anything for granted. - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I definitely gained a sense of the kind of person that I am and want to be. Not to sound cheesy, but it really did clue me into myself. I always had the idea in my head that I wanted to travel and that I would love doing it. Paris clarified that I do enjoy traveling and I want to do it as often as possible. Going somewhere that ... - Columbia College Chicago View Entire Review
It was amazing! I think I've become more confident and open to new experiences. I've learned how important it is to communicate clearly and be organized. I want to continue improving with French and I'm saving all my money to make a trip back! - Washington State University - Pullman campus View Entire Review
This was a new program, which explains my rating for the Home Institution Advising Overall. They only had a small idea of what this program would be like, which is of no fault to them. That was one of the most interesting parts of this trip. We had a lot of open time and options so we could make decisions for ourselves or as a ... - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
I got to see another way of life. - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
I look at other countries with more knowledge and awareness of cultural acceptance. Being in Paris has affirmed my completely love for the city, its culture, and its people. - California University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
Allowed me to grow as a student and an individual. - University of California - Santa Barbara View Entire Review
Yes, it was definitely worthwhile. I gained independence, self-respect and confidence in doing things on my own. Because I switched my major, my credits did not transfer.. but to me, it was still worth it. Through my study abroad experience, I've learned what is really important in life and I grew up.. even in the short 5 months... - University of Michigan - Dearborn View Entire Review
This experience has made me want to travel more! I can't wait to come back after I graduate and travel Europe. I'm no longer afraid of venturing to a place I've never been, or afraid of language barriers. I've become a more independent person and feel like I've learned so much more about myself than I ever would have been able t... - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo View Entire Review
Yes. I loved the entire experience. I wish I had chosen a longer program because there really is no place like Paris. I believe I will return back to France for an extended period of time someday. The French lifestyle is slow, enjoying every moment of the day.The experience opened my eyes up to all of the things America is lacki... - University of California - Riverside View Entire Review
Yes! I am in love with Paris and cannot wait to go back. I expanded my horizons in terms of cultural and social diversity, ability to speak French with more proficiency, and just being in Europe and able to travel so easily made me a well traveled individual. - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
One of the main things I got out of my study abroad experience which I utilize now in everyday life is working with diverse personalities. While I was abroad, I met students from other countries who spoke more than two languages so I felt I was exposed to a diverse set of cultures from all around the world, which I would never h... - California State University - Fullerton 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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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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