Help when you need it, in and outside of the classroom. Get to know your APA peers during a three-week orientation period at the beginning of the semester. During this time, you will begin the French language intensive course to prepare you for your courses and daily life in Paris. Workshops will also be conducted to learn about the French way of life and university system, take guided tours of the city and neighborhoods, and visit museums and campuses. You will also finalize your course selection for the upcoming semester. Throughout your stay, APA provides a variety of dedicated academic and logistical support.