Paris: August Short-Term

Three weeks of intentional French studies in the country's cultural nexus

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Have you ever wondered how French pop culture artists and entertainers find inspiration? Or why art is synonymous with political and societal power of the 19th century? In three weeks, students will be able to answer these questions and more through the Paris: August Short-Term program. Thoughtful discussions and engaging content combined with site visits and guest speakers lead to a dynamic learning experience both in and outside the classroom.

Need an extra language boost before the fall semester with APA? The Intermediate French class has been specifically designed to prepare students for an academic full-time, French-language course load.

Students follow one course, taught in French.

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August 2021

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Take Your Pick

All courses are taught in French and four credits. Site visits and guest speakers are incorporated into each course.

Students choose one course from the following:

Intermediate French Language

Students at the B1 French language level will take this course.

Attain a sufficient competency level in French to feel comfortable communicating with others daily. Comprised of classes, workshops, and site visits around Paris, this course prepares students for French university life (for a fall semester in Paris with APA) or a French work environment for a future internship.

Power, Beauty and Revolution: 19th Century Art and Architecture in the Paris Metropole

‘Ici c’est Paris’: Urban Identities, Popular Culture and French Multiculturalism

At the end of the term, APA will send the following to the student’s home institution:

  • Transcript (includes credit hours, French grades and their American equivalents)
  • Professor’s evaluation (includes detailed report of the grades earned)
  • Course syllabi and bibliographies

Semester Studies with APA

Combat the summer rust of language learning loss: with the additional French practice of the August Short-Term program, you are ready for an immersive semester abroad!

Consider staying in Paris and taking classes at our local university partners or travel the Francophone world on the Multi-Country: France, Morocco, Senegal program.

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