Customize your program from a wide array of classes taught in French and from a selection of courses taught in English. Classes at our affiliate institutions in the Paris university system are selected for the APA course catalog after careful review of course descriptions, syllabi, faculty qualifications and experience, and student evaluations. Regardless of the language of instruction, these courses are taught by Paris university faculty and are designed for French students rather than for international students for a truly immersive experience.
Exclusive to APA students is a one-week add/drop period during which students choose their courses that correspond best to their academic requirements and interests. Attend up to 10 classes during this "shopping" period and choose your favorite three or 4 at the end of the week to keep for the semester!
The French academic calendar runs from September to mid-May and includes a one-week fall break in October, a two-week Christmas break, a one-week winter break in February, and a one-week spring break in April.