Framing the Francophone Phenomenon in Paris, France; Rabat, Morocco; and Dakar, Senegal
APA has contingency plans in place to adapt to changes in travel. Students should note that a tailored program staying only in France or only in Senegal for the semester is plausible if a travel ban were to be in place. Flexible reservation options remain in effect for all programs including 100% deposit refunds in the event that a program is cancelled. Refer to the Ongoing Updates for COVID-19 Response page for more details.
Complete the application form on the Apply webpage. After, you will be prompted to log in to the portal to complete the remaining components:
- Personal statement
- Official transcript*
- University approval
- 2 recommendation letters (1 from a French professor and 1 from your academic advisor or professor in your major’s department)
Once we’ve received your application, you’ll be contacted for a Zoom interview.
*If you are mailing this item, send them to the US office: APA, Box #17218, 24 Camp Avenue, Stamford, CT 06907.
- Fall Semester 2022 and Academic Year 2022-23 Early Bird Admissions: February 15, 2022 (apply and submit your deposit by this date to receive a $300 reduction in program fees)
- Fall Semester 2022 and Academic Year 2022-23: we must receive all of your documents by
March 15, 2022DEADLINE EXTENDED! Rolling Admissions until April 30th.
- Spring Semester 2023 Early Bird Admissions: August 15, 2022 (apply and submit your deposit by this date to receive a $300 reduction in program fees)
- Spring Semester 2023: we must receive all of your documents by October 15, 2022
Applications received after the deadline will be considered according to space and availability.
Lindsay Turlan leads our US operations and is the go-to person for all aspects of the application process, including billing, pre-departure preparation, and university liaising. If you have any questions, get in contact with the APA office!
The ideal APA student is bright and motivated, internationally-minded who seeks a cross-cultural experience and has a desire to experience French and Francophone life.
We know that several factors play into a student’s ability to learn a second language (or third, or fourth!). The number of semesters of college French should be seen as a guideline when determining program eligibility. If you have any concerns, contact us and we will be happy to assist you in in determining your level.
Multi-Country: France, Morocco, Senegal Program
- 3.0 GPA
- Sophomore, Junior, or Senior university standing or higher
- B1 French language level and up, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) [approximately 3 – 4 semesters of French or equivalent]
- Do you find yourself in between language levels? The Intermediate French class in the Paris: August Short-Term program has been intentionally crafted to prepare students for a semester program with APA. Bundle these programs for maximum language proficiency!