IES Abroad: Paris - Business & International Affairs

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

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When most people think of Paris, they think of iconic sights, like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Arc de Triomphe. These sites are emblems of France’s history, but today Paris is one of the most important business, financial, and political ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.6
Based on 29 Reviews
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It was incredible. I have wanted to go Paris since I was 6 years old and it exceeded all my expectations. I fell in love with this city and I learned to put myself out there and be confident in trying new things, going to new places, and meeting new people. - Saint Joseph's University View Entire Review
The classes were engaging and the small size allows you to interact with both the professors, which come from prestigious universities around France, as well as the students. Coming from a university with larger class sizes, this was something I appreciated. The classes also offered excursions; I went to the cinema with my Frenc... - George Washington University View Entire Review
I learned so much about French culture and about myself and my place in the international community. It was definitely worthwhile! - George Washington University View Entire Review
February 12, 2018 Best Semester Yet!
I learned so much about myself as an individual learning to navigate new situations from travelling to being in a place where they don't speak English. The biggest thing I gained was the lifelong friends I made. It was without a doubt worthwhile. - Villanova University View Entire Review
Of course, the obvious conclusion is an improvement in my French. However , I gained valuable life experiences as well. I learned to live more independently and immerse myself in a foreign culture . I learned to step outside of my comfort zone and it was very worth it. - Occidental College View Entire Review
I mostly gained confidence in myself. Prior to going abroad I had never really taken public transportation or spoken French outside of French class! Going out of your comfort zone is completely worthwhile and it's incredible to see in myself how much I've grown in just half a year! - University of Puget Sound View Entire Review
March 05, 2017 Life Changing
I learned a lot about French culture, and I gained an incredible amount of independence and inspiration. It was definitely worthwhile. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Paris - Business & International Affairs
I learned independence, adaptability, and how to be Parisian! It was the most worthwhile thing I have ever done - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
August 12, 2016 Les Croissants
I learned a lot about myself abroad. I learned how to take days for myself and go to a museum alone if I couldn't find anyone to join me when I was free. I learned how to live away from my family and friends and to be more independent. It was definitely worthwhile, everyone should study abroad. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Paris - Business & International Affairs
August 04, 2016 A Perfect Fit
I learned about myself and independence. I learned about management across cultures. I learned about other countries and cultures. It was the best semester I could have asked for. - Hamline University View Entire Review
June 30, 2016 Great Experience!
I gained a better understanding about French culture and politics. - Trinity University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Paris - Business & International Affairs
I gained a love for a new culture that I had never experienced before. I already loved the French food I had tried before, but I was able to try so much more, much of it home-cooked by my host mom. Living with a host family allowed me to experience the culture more than I otherwise would have. It was great to meet French and ... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
February 11, 2016 Unforgettable Memories
This program exceeded my expectations, not only did I get to learn more about myself, but also got a new perspective on how I view the world - Babson College View Entire Review
August 22, 2019 Wish I Could Go Back!
I improved my French and developed many skills with the internship that IES paired me up. - Bradley University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Paris - Business & International Affairs
I learned how to challenge myself and step outside of my comfort zone. I also learned to grow my comfort zone and just accept that things are different. It was so valuable to learn to laugh at myself. - University of Wisconsin - Madison View Entire Review
July 30, 2018 My Forever Home!
I learned to always go outside of my comfort zone, because when I do, I learn so much more about myself and what I can handle! - University of Vermont View Entire Review
Education abroad was worth every penny. I can speak French at an advanced to boarder line fluent level. The traveling was incredible. Every country was a different adventure with new challenges. - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
September 22, 2017 Ies Paris Bia Spring 2017
It was the best experience of my life. I learned all and more than I wanted to learn about the culture, language, and people, and I cannot wait to return in the future. - Cornell University View Entire Review
I traveled a lot within Europe, so yes that part was worthwhile. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about what exists outside the Americas and how we are perceived and how much different the world is than what we know it as. Broaden my perception. - Trinity University View Entire Review
August 14, 2016 Why Study Abroad
I learned a lot about myself and how to truly live in a city feeling like a local instead of a tourist. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
August 06, 2016 Time Of My Life
As a student with only a basic knowledge of the French language, I spent four months learning about the French culture, language, and marketing (my major). I came back to the US wanting to go back Paris immediately. I had incredibly intelligent professors, a caring staff to ensure everything went smoothly, and a host family that... - Babson College View Entire Review
My semester in Paris has enabled me to make connections to history and also gave me a greater understanding of American foreign policy and its impact on international relations. - Hope College View Entire Review
June 10, 2016 It Was Alright.
I've learned so many things about Europe and traveled a lot. It totally worth it. - Trinity University View Entire Review
February 22, 2016 Fell In Love With Paris
I learned the language through my own involvement in the culture - Trinity University View Entire Review

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When most people think of Paris, they think of iconic sights, like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Arc de Triomphe. These sites are emblems of France’s history, but today Paris is one of the most important business, financial, and political centers of the world. It has one of the highest GDPs of any city and is home to Fortune Global 500 companies that specialize in insurance, banking, and energy. As an important location in the European Union, Paris is also home to international agencies such as the European Institute for Security Studies, the OECD, and UNESCO.

Enjoy all that Paris has to offer while studying business and international affairs in the City of Light. You can also enroll in an internship, which includes time spent working at your placement and an academic seminar that helps you contextualize what you’re learning.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • French Language, Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • Business Administration and Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • History
Minimum GPA:
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