Flourish in Paris

Challenge yourself in a French learning environment for the semester or academic year and return home a Parisian

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Adjusting not only to unfamiliar teaching styles but also a way of life can be overwhelming even for the most experienced student. APA provides academic and logistical support in order for you to fully benefitt from your stay in Paris.

Language Support

Weekly individual language support: Based on the results of a language evaluation administered during the pre-departure period, students are assigned to one of our French teaching assistants.

Each week throughout the semester, students meet with the APA French professor individually for 30 minutes and separately with their teaching assistant for 1 hour working on oral and written expression.

Academic Support

  • Cours complémentaire: For each class in which at least three APA students are enrolled, a corresponding supplemental class is created, called a “cours complémentaire” or extra tutorial session. This extra session is taught by the instructor teaching the course to help students adapt their work to the French educational system. This supplemental class meets once every 2 weeks.
  • Methodology workshops
  • Course-specific tutoring sessions
  • Writing tutoring to review and edit a paper prior to final submission

Pre-Departure Support

On-Site Support

  • Airport pickup upon arrival
  • Two-week on-site orientation (one week by the sea, one week in Paris)
  • Unlimited metro pass for Paris and suburbs
  • Extracurricular assistance: support with purchasing a French cell phone, finding a doctor, or opening a bank account
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