Study Abroad

CIEE Paris (petition)

Paris, France

CIEE Paris (petition)

This Contemporary French Studies program through CIEE is focused on giving you a clear understanding of the political, social, and cultural complexity that characterizes contemporary France. In addition, you will take a 3 credit French Language course (level to be determined based on proficiency) with the goal of helping you achieve substantial, measurable improvement in your French language skills. This unique two-track program offers quality academic content for both beginners and intermediate students, tailored to fit your particular interests and abilities. Outside of classroom time, extracurricular activities and group excursions are organized throughout the semester. You will take neighborhoods walks and bike tours, and attend exhibits, film festivals, music and dance performances, and lectures. There are also day and weekend trips to areas of interest in and around the city.

A list of courses in English can be located on the CIEE Contemporary Studies in Paris website. As per Amherst College academic policy, only liberal arts courses can be taken for credit (e.g. Intercultural Communication is not a liberal arts course, so would have to be taken above and beyond a full load of liberal arts courses). Please apply online and see the flyer for more information.

Language(s) of instruction available: English, French
Language pre-requisites: None required; this program is suited for students with between 0-3 semesters of college-level French or equivalent. All applicants must also have a 3.0 GPA.
Academic specialties: Anthropology, Architecture Studies, Art and the History of Art, English, European Studies, Film and Media Studies, French, History, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Social Sciences, Humanities
Amherst approved: No
Student evaluations:
Housing: Homestay

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Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

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