This exceptional opportunity for intensive study of the language and
culture of France is offered in association with the Institut Catholique,
one of Paris’ most prestigious language schools. Students are taught
entirely in French by native French speaking faculty who are specialists
in teaching the language to foreign students. Students are placed in the
language course most appropriate to their level of understanding, from
beginning to advanced. Upper level courses in French civilization are
also offered, and are taught in French. Classes are five mornings a
week, with an additional class meeting one afternoon a week, leaving
time for city explorations.
Students gain a better understanding of the city through guided tours of
famous districts in Paris, which in the past have included the Latin Quarter,
the Marais, and Montmartre. Also, in previous years, tours of the Louvre,
Centre Pompidou, and L'Institut du Monde Arabe have highlighted the
cultural significance of this world capital. A day trip exposing students to
French life outside the city is usually included. This is often a visit to the
village of Chartres for a guided tour of the famous cathedral. New for this year-
a trip to Belgium will allow students to experience another French-speaking country.
Additionally, July is an exciting month to be in Paris as Bastille Day is July 14th and the Tour
de France ends on the city’s Champs d'Elysées this same month.
This program is open to all students interested in
an intensive study of French language and culture.
Students reside in comfortable accommodations
at the Cité Universitaire, an international campus
built and maintained by countries from all over
the world. Students have a private room with a
bathroom and may prepare meals in shared
kitchens or take inexpensive, three-course
meals in the campus cafeteria.
Note: Housing arrangements are subject to change.
Areas of Study
All levels of French, from beginning to advanced, are offered through the