Advanced Program

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

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Dates & Fees

The Spring 2019 Semester begins January 3, 2019 and ends May 5, 2019.

The Paris Advanced Program includes the following:


  • Tuition fees for full course load (partial fees covered for most studio and some performing arts courses)
  • Customized language support
  • Academic support: methodology sessions, proofreading sessions, course-specific tutoring, mid-semester review, cours complémentaires


  • Airport pick-up
  • 2-week orientation
  • One-on-one course advising and registration
  • 1-week course shopping period
  • City and neighborhood tours


  • Weekly tickets to the performing arts
  • Public transportation pass
  • 3 day trips
  • 2 weekend excursions
  • Cooking workshop
  • Museum pass for unlimited visits
  • Volunteer and extracurricular opportunities
  • French university conversation buddy


  • Homestay: with daily breakfast and choice of 5 or 3 dinners/week
  • Independent living: APA-arranged foyer (French student residence)
  • Independent living: Student-arranged apartment living


  • Pre-departure support and student visa assistance
  • Civil liability insurance
  • On-site logistical support

Program Fees

  • Option 1: Homestay with 5 meals/week: $25,800
  • Option 2: Homestay with 3 meals/week: $25,250
  • Option 3: Independent living (housing fees paid directly to residence): $18,900

If you are a student with demonstrated financial need, inquire about support provided by APA at as we strive to ensure enthusiastic, academic-minded students have the opportunity to study abroad.

Payment Schedule

  • $500 deposit upon acceptance
  • Semester students: Remaining balance paid in full by July 1 (fall) or November 30 (spring)
  • Academic year students: 50% of balance by July 1. Remaining balance paid in full by August 15.

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

  • Flight to and from Paris
  • Passport
  • Student visa
  • Medical insurance
  • Meals outside of board
  • Personal expenses and purchases such as personal travel, souvenirs, and entertainment
  • Partial fees and supplies for studio art and performing art courses
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