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for Students

Compare Programs

Use the chart below for a quick comparison of APA programs. Should you have specific questions about an offering, we invite you to send us a message at usa@apaparis.com.

 

When it comes to eligibility, the number of semesters of college-level French should be seen as a guideline rather than a requirement – not all students learn language at the same pace! Unless otherwise specified, we have seen students excel on our programs at a B1 starting language level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Use the CEFR self-assessment guide for a breakdown of the levels.

Select up to 3 programs to compare:

Paris
Multi-Country:
France, Morocco, Senegal
Dakar Summer
Paris Summer Internship
French Antilles Summer

Paris

For students with 3-4+ Semesters of French

Length of Stay

  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Academic year

Academics

  • Hybrid direct enroll – course offerings at 11 Paris universities and institutions + APA
  • A2 language level: up to 4 courses taught in French and/or English
  • B1 language level and up: Up to 4 courses taught in French
  • 2-week orientation: 1 week in Paris, 1 week by the sea with teambuilding activities
  • Weekly individual language support

Accommodations

  • Homestay
  • Student residence
  • Independent apartment living (with home institution approval)

Culture

  • 11-12 performing arts shows and cultural events
  • 2 weekend excursions
  • 3 day trips
  • Volunteer, extracurricular, and cultural exchange opportunities

Support

  • 24/7 support
    • Pre-departure (student visa application assistance, pre-departure orientation, funding, etc.)
    • On-site (emergency and health matters, housing, and logistical guidance)
    • Academic (course specific tutoring, complementary courses, methodology sessions)
  • Public transportation pass

Multi-Country:
France, Morocco, Senegal

For students with 4+ Semesters of French

Length of Stay

  • Fall or Spring Semester

Academics

  • Enroll in 4 APA courses: 1 common course + 3 electives from the 7 offered
  • Orientation: 4 days in Paris + mini sessions in Rabat and Dakar
  • Arabic and Wolof initiation classes

Accommodations

  • Homestay

Culture

  • 3 cultural events in each host city
  • 1 weekend excursion in each host city
  • 1 day trip in each host city

Support

  • 24/7 support
    • Pre-departure (visa application assistance if necessary, pre-departure orientation, funding, etc.)
    • On-site (emergency and health matters, housing, and logistical guidance)
    • Academic (course specific tutoring, methodology sessions)

Dakar Summer

For students with 3+ Semesters of French

Length of Stay

  • 6 weeks (May 27 – July 12, 2020)
  • 2-week extension (May 27 – July 26, 2020)

Academics

  • Choose 2 APA courses from the 6 offered – courses open to local students
  • With 2-week extension choose a track: volunteer, independent study, intensive Wolof or internship placement
  • 3-day orientation
  • Customized language support

Accommodations

  • Homestay

Culture

  • Cultural events throughout the program: concerts, theater, dance
  • 1 weekend excursion
  • 2 day trips
  • African arts workshops and seminars
  • Weekly conversational Wolof classes

Support

  • 24/7 support
    • Pre-departure (visa application assistance if necessary, pre-departure orientation, funding, etc.)
    • On-site (emergency and health matters, housing, and logistical guidance)
    • Academic (course specific tutoring, methodology sessions)

Paris Summer Internship

For students with a B2 level of French

Length of Stay

  • 8 weeks (mid-May – mid-July)
  • Must be preceded by an APA semester in Paris

Academics

  • Internship placement in a preferred industry
  • Full-time working hours each week (35-40) for two months
  • Internship and workplace preparation

Accommodations

  • Homestay
  • Student residence

Culture

Support

  • 24/7 support
    • Pre-departure assistance
    • On-site (emergency and health matters, housing, and logistical guidance)
    • Civil liability insurance
  • Public transportation pass

French Antilles Summer

For students with 3+ Semesters of French

Length of Stay

  • 6 weeks (May 29 – July 12, 2020)
  • 2-week extension (May 29 – July 26, 2020)

Academics

  • Choose 2 APA courses from the 5 offered
  • With 2-week extension: independent study
  • Week-long orientation with teambuilding activities
  • Customized language support

Accommodations

  • Homestay

Culture

  • Orientation: kayak tour of the mangroves, swim and hike the Caravelle Peninsula and Couleuvre Waterfall, and more
  • Cultural events throughout the program: concerts, theater, dance, cooking class, traditional weaving and braiding workshop
  • 4 excursions
  • Conversational Antillean Creole classes

Support

  • 24/7 support
    • Pre-departure (visa application assistance if necessary, pre-departure orientation, funding, etc.)
    • On-site (emergency and health matters, housing, and logistical guidance)
    • Academic (course specific tutoring, methodology sessions)