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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Time Abroad: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Affiliate Provider Click here for a definition of this term Academic Area: Business, Engineering, Health/Medicine - Community/Public Health, Liberal Arts - Communication, Liberal Arts - International Studies, Liberal Arts - Political Science
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Course Term: Fall, Spring
Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction: English, French Click here for a definition of this term Primary Contact: Affiliate Provider & Exchange Advising (
Program Description:

Open Campus


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Program Overview

Students enroll in one, two, or three six-week blocks, taking two courses during each block. This program gives students the flexibility to stay in Paris the entire time or spend other blocks at our Global Institute locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, London, Monteverde, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Sydney, and Yucatán.

Students select one of six academic tracks: Business; Communications, Journalism, and New Media; Global and Community Health; International Relations and Political Science; Language, Literature, and Culture, or STEM and Society.

Most courses are taught in English. Students will be asked to select their track during the application process but will be able to select their courses from all of the course offerings, regardless of selected track (unless the home university has other requirements). All CIEE students, regardless of previous language experience, have the opportunity to learn French. Courses at a variety of proficiency levels are available, and more advanced French speakers can take advantage of French-taught area studies courses.

Faculty from local institutions and CIEE faculty teach CIEE courses. Eligible students studying in Paris for three blocks may be able to enroll in one Universite de Paris course.

Unique Experiences


and daily rituals of French life by spending a weekend with a local Parisian family in a homestay.


as our institute is less a minute away from the Grands Boulevards and a 15-minute walk to the Louvr.


quays, and bridges transport you to breathtaking sights including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and the Palace de Versailles..

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Excursions & Activities

  • Paris offers some of the greatest sites in the world: Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, the Palace de Versailles, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower, to name a few.
  • The CIEE Global Institute-Paris is located in the Second Arrondissement of the city of Paris. The neighborhood is marked by both the majestic, cream-colored stone buildings and wide avenues of the Haussmann period, as well as the charming, serpentine streets and 16th-century architecture of the Sentier Quarter.


Volunteering. There are volunteer opportunities at sports clubs, arts organizations, youth centers, churches, schools, and other community organizations.

Students interested in one of the following Academic Projects must submit additional materials as part of their course selection:

Internships. Build new skills and intercultural competencies through the CIEE Internship and become an active member of the Paris professional environment.

Research. Pursue a research project of your own design incorporating independent, local field-work.

Service-learning. Combine course-based learning with practical, relevant project experience to meet a community-defined need.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Students in homestays receive breakfast daily plus five meals per week
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Multi-day on-site Orientation – an introduction to French culture, your academic program, and practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included


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