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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Support

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.

An added benefit, writing tutoring is included to review and edit papers prior to final submission for courses.

Academic Support

  • Two-week on-site orientation (one week by the sea, one week in Paris)
  • Personalized academic planning guide: Create an individual academic plan for the semester, complete with exam and paper due dates for each course, APA academic and language support sessions, and APA cultural activities during on-site orientation. With the assistance of the APA staff, you will always be a step ahead!
  • One-week course shopping period and on-site course registration: Sit in on up to 10 classes and at the end of the week, APA will complete the registration paperwork on students’ behalf.
  • Cours complémentaire: For each course in which at least three APA students are enrolled, a corresponding supplemental class is created, called a cours complémentaire. These meetings are 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

Pre-Departure Support

On-Site Support

  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Airport pickup upon arrival
  • Unlimited metro pass for Paris and suburbs
  • Extracurricular guidance: housing and logistical support such as assistance with purchasing a French cell phone, finding a doctor, opening a bank account
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