Paris: August Short-Term

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

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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.

Get a jump start on fall studies abroad: Not only will students already be acclimated to their new host city and the cultural nuances of everyday life in France, but this additional language practice also allows students to easily transition to an all-French learning environment for the semester ahead. Bundle the Paris: August Short-Term program with a fall semester with APA Paris, Dakar or, Multi-Country: France, Morocco, Senegal to quickly see the benefits of this crucial French training as well as receive a special program discount.

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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 2023
  • Dates: August 2 - August 27, 2023 (TBC)

Estimated Cost

  • Tuition: $3,100
  • Housing: $1,700

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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