Advanced Program

Challenge yourself in an all-French learning environment and return home a Parisian

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The APA Paris Advanced application consists of two parts:

Part One

  • Account creation

Part Two

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 telephone interview.

*If you are mailing these items, send them to the US office: 42 St. George Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905.

**Application fee waived for students on full financial aid. A confirmation letter from your institution’s financial aid office should be sent to

Application Deadlines

If you plan on attending Fall Semester 2018 or full Academic Year 2018-2019, we must receive all of your documents by March 15, 2018.

If you plan on attending Spring Semester 2019, we must receive all of your documents by October 15, 2018

Applications received after the deadline will be considered according to space and availability.

Any Questions?

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.

Phone: 203-883-8200
Fax: 203-883-8201


The ideal APA student is bright and hard-working, internationally minded with a passion for culture and a desire to explore 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 which program to participate in. If you are unsure which program to apply for, contact us and we will be happy to assist you in your decision-making process.

Paris Advanced Program

  • Junior year or higher
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 4+ semesters of French
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