Paris: August Short-Term

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

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Now accepting August Short-Term 2021 applications! At this time, we plan to host the program in-person. Flexible reservation options remain in effect for all programs including 100% deposit refunds in the event that a program is cancelled. Refer to the Ongoing Updates for COVID-19 Response page for more details.

Join a Zoom information session – every Tuesday and Wednesday, an APA team member is available to answer your questions and share program details. Sign up for a time slot.

Dramatically improve your French while exploring the rich cultural and historical heritage of Paris in this 3-week intensive program. Study nineteenth-century art and architecture in situ in the capital’s cityscape and museums; explore what hip-hop culture can tell us about race, youth culture and decolonization in France; or boost your French for a future internship or academic project! Homestay, cultural performances and workshops are organized for a truly immersive and transformational experience.

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At A Glance


  • 3.0 GPA
  • 3-4 Semesters of French (or equivalent)
  • Gap Year or Sophomore+ standing


  • Short-Term: August 2021
  • Dates: August 6 - August 29, 2021

Estimated Cost

  • Coming soon!

Language of Instruction

  • French
  • Starting Level: B1 and up
I learned more about myself, the way of life in Paris, the focus on art and intellectualism, and how to be a smart traveler.

Adriana, George Washington University

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