IES Abroad: Paris - Business & International Affairs

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

Request Info

(For American Students)


A Program Rep. will contact you shortly after
For non-American students, please contact the program directly.

Or Register With Facebook

It will help you track your requests and only takes a second.

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

All Reviews

OVERALL RATING 4.8
Based on 16 Reviews
Cost of Living
Social/Cultural
Housing
Admin
Academics
Food
Overall Experience
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
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
IES Abroad Fall 2015 was the best semester of my life. I highly recommend that everyone go abroad for a semester at some point during their time at college. I was lucky enough to spend a semester abroad in Paris through IES and it is a program that I would highly recommend to other students. I would recommend it for so many reas... - Lehigh University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Paris - Business & International Affairs
I learned a lot while abroad. I learned all of the cliche things like to step outside of my comfort zone and to be confident because "you know more than you think." Although they are cliche, they are things I will carry with me for the rest of my life. - Saint Josephs University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, and I found that I am much more confident than I thought I was. When you have to try and speak another language everyday, it teaches you to trust yourself and not be afraid of maybe saying something the wrong way. As long as you try, you will be amazed about how much your language skills grow and ho... - George Washington University View Entire Review
Leaving home for the Paris BIA program was my first experience of Europe. I was nervous, but I certainly couldn't keep my excitement at bay. I had never taken French a day in my life. Luckily, I had amazing professors who taught me just what I needed to further my exploration. I simply needed is a bit of confidence and courage t... - University of Rochester View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Paris - Business & International Affairs
Going abroad was one of the best decisions of my college career. I learned about living in a foreign country, the responsibility of independence, and how to budget my money. Additionally I learned the value of problem solving and knowing when to ask for help while also learning to appreciate the moment and the idea that getting ... - University of Rochester View Entire Review
I became so much more confident and independent because of my experience abroad, and came back to the United States an overall happier person. - Southern Methodist University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Paris - Business & International Affairs
Past Review Paris Or Bust!
My semester in Paris would not have been nearly half as great as it was if I had not studied with IES Abroad. As my time in France came to a finish in May 2014, and as my departure crept closer and closer, I truly realized how lucky I was that I had picked an IES program. There was not a single component of IES’s structure that ... - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
The ability to speak French, adaptability into new culture, confidence. It was worthwhile. - Wofford College View Entire Review
I chose my program because I am an International Business major and I wanted something that would give me major related classes. I also chose my program because it seemed that they were really helpful in immersing you in the French culture. I lived in a home stay with another student and with a retired couple in the seventee... - Elmhurst College View Entire Review
How to be extremely independent and solve problems efficiently. Yes, this experience was invaluable, in my opinion. - Fordham University View Entire Review
I learned so much about the culture and language. It was definitely worth it! - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
I learned the language through my own involvement in the culture - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Paris Calls
I learned how to be independent and how to adjust to a different culture. I was very homesick at first but I overcame that and became very comfortable in Paris. It was definitely worthwhile to become more independent and comfortable on my own. I grew as a person while studying abroad. - Connecticut College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing Semester
As cliche as it sounds this program helped me find myself again. It was 200% worthwhile and I would do it again if I could. - Babson College View Entire Review
I learned to be more confident in my french speaking ability. I learned to enjoy spending time alone. Not that I often spent time alone, but I found walking around the city by myself as a stress relieve and an enjoyable use of my time. - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
Totally worthwhile! I learned how to be more independent and adaptive to new situations. I gained a larger worldview and cultural perspective. My French skills also improved! - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
Yes it was worthwhile. I learned to look at things in a number of different perspectives and that understanding other people and cultures is critical to be a global person - George Washington University View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
I learned the language and figure out who I was as a person and definitely worthwhile - Trinity University View Entire Review
My experience was extremely worthwhile. Learning to thrive in a foreign city helped me become more independent. I also learned a lot about the role that culture plays in shaping our values and behaviors. - Hope College View Entire Review
I learned how to be flexible and adapt to a different environment and be okay with messing up speaking a foreign language. It forced me to step out of my comfort zone and speak with people fluent in the language and also try new things such as eating snails! It was absolutely worthwhile. - George Washington University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Paris - Business & International Affairs
I can't put into words what I gained from my experience abroad. It was the most incredible journey that I have ever been on and I learned things about myself that I never knew before. I learned that there is more to the world than I ever dreamed of. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned to adapt to new situations and to make friends with people who are different from me. It was definitely worthwhile. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Paris, Je T'aime
The most rewarding experience I gained from studying abroad was learning about myself; I learned that I am more capable, independent, sociable and adventurous than I once thought myself to be. Because of this, my study abroad experience was worthwhile. - Fordham University View Entire Review

About

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:
3.0
Website
Take me there!

Statistics

Videos

Social Media

Featured IES Abroad Programs

Study Abroad Reviews for Vienna - Study Abroad With IES Abroad
IES Abroad: Vienna - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

We’d like to let you in on a little secret: Vienna is extraordinary. Quickly—gather your things and study ...

4.7

47 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Milan - Study Abroad With IES Abroad
Milan - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

Think of your study abroad experience as a song—what will be the inspiration? See “The Last Supper,” one o...

4.6

45 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Madrid - IES Abroad in Madrid
IES Abroad: Madrid - IES Abroad in Madrid

Madrid is an ideal place to connect university studies to the city's business, culture, and politics. The ...

4.8

9 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Study Rome - Language & Area Studies
Study Rome - Language & Area Studies

It is impossible to avoid the past in Rome. It eagerly waits for you around every corner, hoping to intrig...

4.8

23 reviews
View all 128 programs offered by IES Abroad