Flourish in Paris
Challenge yourself in a French learning environment for the semester or academic year and return home a Parisian
The APA Paris application consists of two parts:
- Account creation
An APA team member will contact you within 24-48 hours to give you portal access to complete this section
- 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)
- $35 non-refundable application fee**
Once we’ve received your application, you’ll be contacted for a Skype interview.
*If you are mailing these items, send them to the US office: Box #17218, 24 Camp Avenue, Stamford, CT 06907.
**Application fee waived for students on full financial aid or attend an APA-affiliated school. A confirmation letter from your institution’s financial aid office should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unsure of your institution’s status, please inquire with your study abroad office or with APA.
- Spring Semester 2021: we must receive all of your documents by October 15, 2020
- Fall Semester 2020 and Academic Year 2020-21: we must receive all of your documents by March 15, 2020
Applications received after the deadline will be considered according to space and availability.
Lindsay Turlan and Monika Markley, our dedicated US-based representatives, are the go-to people for all aspects of the application process, including billing, pre-departure preparation, and university liaising. If you have any questions, get in contact with them and they will be happy to help.
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-level French should be seen as a guideline rather than a requirement. We invite you to contact us at email@example.com and we will be happy to assist you if you are unsure of your language level.
- Sophomore, Junior, Senior-standing or higher
- 3.0 GPA
- 3 – 4+ semesters of French or equivalent to an A2 or B1 language level and up, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)