Advanced Program

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

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Adjusting to not only a new method of teaching but a way of life can be overwhelming even for the most experienced student. APA provides academic and logistical support in order to maximize your stay in Paris.

Language Support

Weekly individual language support: Based on the results of a language evaluation during orientation, students are assigned to one of our French language professors.

Each week throughout the semester, students meet with their professor individually for 30 minutes and separately with their teaching assistant for one hour working on oral expression and other noted areas for improvement.

Academic Support

Cours complémentaire: For each class that has at least three APA students enrolled, an additional class is created, called a “cours complémentaire” or extra tutorial session. This is taught by the same instructor teaching the class to help students bridge the gap between the French and American educational systems. Class meets once every two weeks.

  • Methodology workshops
  • Course-specific tutoring sessions
  • Proofreading sessions to review and edit a paper prior to handing it in.

Pre-Departure Support

On-Site Support

  • Airport pickup upon arrival
  • Unlimited metro pass for Paris and suburbs
  • Unlimited museum pass for all national museums, including the Louvre
  • Outside-of-the-classroom assistance: Help securing a French cell phone, finding a doctor, or opening a bank account
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