4.4 - 78 Reviews

Academic Programs Abroad (APA)

https://www.apaparis.com/

Academic Programs Abroad (APA) is a program provider offering 11 abroad programs. Programs offered include Study Abroad, Internship, Intensive Language, and Gap Year abroad programs in 4 countries such as France, Morocco, Senegal, and Martinique.

APA is a boutique program provider in Paris, France with a passion to provide a first-rate study abroad experience that unites academic excellence with the beauty and richness of French and Francophone culture. For over 30 years, students from more than 80 US colleges and universities have received a personalized, immersive education abroad in Paris, France; Dakar, Senegal; Rabat, Morocco; and Fort-de-France, Martinique.

Built on the pillars of academics, culture, and community, each program in the APA portfolio is thoughtfully designed to challenge each student to immerse her or himself in all aspects of the French and Francophone lifestyle. Through this immersion, we have witnessed students grow to become not only more fluent but, mature and globally-minded citizens.

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
Based on 78 Reviews
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February 28, 2024
Past Review A Semester In Paris! Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"Very worthwhile! For language improvement, there is no substitute for total immersion. I also became more confident living and traveling on my own."

Brandeis University
Past Review Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Truly Love Life! Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"I learned how to be independent and self-sufficient. In the beginning, I had trouble being academically confident in myself. However, I did not give up and by the end I was succeeding in my classes. I also learned how to problem solve on many different levels, especially by traveling between countries, oftentimes by myself. "

Brandeis University
Past Review Spring In Paris! Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"I believe that my French speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension skills were significantly improved while in Paris. My university classes were very challenging but "

Brandeis University
Past Review Nothing Can Quite Measure Up To Living In Paris For A Year. Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"i learned a lot about myself. i know it sounds cliche but it takes so much bravery to go abroad for a year, and i got to make the most out of my sejour in paris, as well as explore the rest of europe. i feel like i really was able to get to know paris as a city, and by the time my program end date rolled around, it felt like i w..."

Brandeis University
Past Review Paris Holds The Key To My Heart Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"I learned a lot about how to deal with setbacks and how to move forward as well as how important it is for others to feel understood and validated during a social interaction. "

Amherst College
Past Review Great In House Courses Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"The programme organised a show to go to each week, so I was really exposed to the art scene and saw a lot of art I hadn't seen before "

Swarthmore College
Past Review Wonderful Study Abroad Experience Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"There were only ten students in the program which made the experience very personal. It was just what I needed to improve my French. The two classes that they offered were very interesting and included weekend study tours to other countries. They were taught by dedicated professors who enjoyed working with international stude..."

Bryn Mawr College
Past Review An Amazing And Immersive Experience! Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"I learned how to immerse myself in a different culture and be more comfortable in doing things by myself and discovering new places. "

Swarthmore College
Past Review Paris Is Amazing, Apa Is Okay. Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"I gained such a deeper understanding of not only French culture, but European culture. Going abroad was such an amazing experience that has cemented my love of travel."

Brandeis University
Past Review Best Program Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"APA was the study abroad experience I had always dreamed about. Especially if you are interested in improving your french, this is the best way to go. APA offers a true immersion experience that other programs don't. Additionally, the cultural program gave us tickets each week for a show, whether it be dance, opera, or a "cirque..."

George Washington University
Past Review Four Months In Paris Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"My language skills improved, obviously, which was the whole reason I went to France in the first place. I felt so much more confident when speaking French by the end of the program, and my experience was worthwhile for that reason alone. "

Bryn Mawr College
Past Review Perfect Semester In Paris Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"I learned a lot about myself, French culture/people, and Europe in general. It was definitely a worthwhile experience that I would recommend to any undergraduate student."

Bryn Mawr College
Past Review A True Taste Of Paris Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"I learned more about myself, the way of life in Paris, the focus on art and intellectualism, and how to be a smart traveler."

George Washington University
Past Review Incredible Study Abroad Experience With Apa Paris Spring 2011 Semester Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"Through APA I made lifelong friends, learned how to speak French fluently, and was able to get to know the city of Paris inside and out. It was very worthwhile! "

George Washington University
Past Review Academic Year 2014/2015 Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"I improved my french language skills and also cultural sensitivity. Not only living in Paris but attending cultural events exposed me to other ways of thinking and the French culture in ways I hadn't before."

Fordham University
Past Review Apa Paris Yearlong Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"Yes yes yes! Learning to live in a different country teaches you a lot about yourself. I wouldn't be where I am today without APA- (seriously, I have to speak French all the time in my current job) "

George Washington University
Past Review Great Language Improvement Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"Overall, yes, it was worthwhile. I learned a lot about myself and how I deal with problem solving on the fly, from interesting travel experiences to how to get home when a metro line is down. "

DePauw University
Past Review An Experience To Remember. Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"Although I had traveled before, this was the first time I really understood what it meant to be in a foreign country, speaking another language all day, every day, and learning to be humble for that. Because of APA, I feel confident in my language abilities, and I was able to take what I learned there to write not one, but two t..."

Bennington College
Past Review Best Immersion Experience In France Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"It was so worthwhile! I learned so much about the language, the people, the culture, and myself on this program. "

George Washington University
Past Review Bon Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"My French improved so much. I had a lot of firsts in Paris, buying tickets on my own, travelling by myself, etc. I've grown/matured and become more independent. No challenge is too big after what I've been through this semester..."

George Washington University
Past Review I Miss Travelling A New Place Every Weekend Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"Yes, it was worthwhile. You learn what it means to be an 'other' and learn a lot just by interacting with your new surroundings. "

Brandeis University
Past Review An American In Paris Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"My French got exponentially better and I really learned a lot about French culture. It was definitely worthwhile. "

Brandeis University
Past Review Learning And Living In Paris, A 4 Month Adventure Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

"I became a more confident traveler and student, and became more self-sufficient as a person in general. It was absolutely worthwhile, and a truly life-changing experience."

Brandeis University