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Summer

Students may choose between the following Program Terms:

Arts & French Language - Institut Catholique de Paris - Institut Catholique de Paris

This is a unique five-week opportunity to discover Paris through the arts and language. The program is a perfect match for one who seeks a study abroad experience with arts courses taught in English. French language courses are also available.

While French courses take place in the classrooms at the Institut Catholique de Paris, arts courses step out into the city, as professors lead students through museums and monuments of interest, relating foundations of art to the students' own work. For those moments when classroom time is needed, arts courses are held in the ISA Paris Office's classroom.

French courses are available at all language levels. All students taking a French language course must complete a two-part French language placement exam, one portion before departure for the program and the other upon arrival in Paris. The exam will indicate each student's language proficiency level, and will determine the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll.

Please use the following only as a guideline to determine what each student's language level may be. Each semester/quarter is of COLLEGE-LEVEL French or the equivalent of:

True Beginning (Débutant) = 0 Semesters/0-2 Quarters
Beginning (Elémentaire 1) = 0-2 Semesters/0-3 Quarters
High Beginning (Elémentaire 2) = 1-2 Semesters/2-3 Quarters
Low Intermediate (Elémentaire 3) = 2-3 Semesters/3-5 Quarters
Intermediate (Intermédiaire 1) = 3-5 Semesters/5-8 Quarters
High Intermediate (Intermédiaire 2) = 3-6 Semesters/5-9 Quarters
Advanced (Intermédiaire 3) = 4-7 Semesters/6-11 Quarters
High Advanced (Avancé 1) = 5-8 Semesters/8-12 Quarters
Superior (Avancé 2) = 6+ Semesters/9+ Quarters

Please note that a student's French language level in France may be lower than his/her level in the U.S.

During the program, students may choose one of two options:

Option A: Students focus solely on art by taking two arts classes, 45 contact hours each.

Option B: Students combine one arts course of 45 contact hours and one French course of 60 contact hours.

Art classes, designed specifically for the Arts & French Language program, are taken with other students participating in the program. French classes are taken with other international students.

The Institut Catholique de Paris issues the transcripts for this program.

Gap students, 18 years old and older, are also eligible for this program.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Summer 1 2015May 24, 2015 to Jun 26, 2015IPRU1115$5,700Currently Accepting Applications!
Summer 2 2015Jun 28, 2015 to Jul 30, 2015IPRU1215$5,700Currently Accepting Applications!

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Intensive French Language - Institut Catholique de Paris - Institut Catholique de Paris

This program offers French courses at all language levels.

All students must complete a two-part French language placement exam, one portion before departure for the program and the other upon arrival in Paris. The exam will indicate each student's language proficiency level, and will determine the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll.

Please use the following only as a guideline to determine what each student's language level may be. Each semester/quarter is of COLLEGE-LEVEL French or the equivalent of:

True Beginning (Débutant) = 0 Semesters/0-2 Quarters
Beginning (Elémentaire 1) = 0-2 Semesters/0-3 Quarters
High Beginning (Elémentaire 2) = 1-2 Semesters/2-3 Quarters
Low Intermediate (Elémentaire 3) = 2-3 Semesters/3-5 Quarters
Intermediate (Intermédiaire 1) = 3-5 Semesters/5-8 Quarters
High Intermediate (Intermédiaire 2) = 3-6 Semesters/5-9 Quarters
Advanced (Intermédiaire 3) = 4-7 Semesters/6-11 Quarters
High Advanced (Avancé 1) = 5-8 Semesters/8-12 Quarters
Superior (Avancé 2) = 6+ Semesters/9+ Quarters

Please note that a student's French language level in France may be lower than his/her level in the U.S.

Gap students, 18 years old and older, are also eligible for this program.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Summer 3 2015May 29, 2015 to Jun 27, 2015IPRU1415$5,700Currently Accepting Applications!
Summer 4 2015Jun 28, 2015 to Jul 30, 2015IPRU1515$5,700Currently Accepting Applications!

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Business, Culture & French Language - The American Business School Paris - The American Business School Paris

The Business, Culture & French Language program offers a unique opportunity to take business and culture courses taught in English, with the added option of French language instruction. The program is a perfect match for those who wish to prepare for a successful international business career in one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the world.

During the program, students may choose one of two options:

Option A: Students focus solely on business and culture by taking two courses of 45 contact hours each.

Option B: Students combine one business or culture course of 45 contact hours and one French course of 60 contact hours.

Business and culture courses are held at the main campus of the American Business School Paris and are taught by host university faculty and visiting U.S. faculty from Towson University and University of Hawa'ii Manoa. While the program is open to international students, the vast majority of the participants are North American.

French language courses are held at the Institut Catholique de Paris and are taught by host university faculty. French courses are available at all language levels and the classrooms are composed of international students. All students taking a French language course must complete a two-part French language placement exam, one portion before departure for the program and the other upon arrival in Paris. The exam will indicate each student's language proficiency level, and will determine the course in which the student is eligible to enroll.

Please use the following only as a guideline to determine what each student's language level may be. Each semester/quarter is of COLLEGE-LEVEL French or the equivalent of:

True Beginning (Débutant) = 0 Semesters/0-2 Quarters
Beginning (Elémentaire 1) = 0-2 Semesters/0-3 Quarters
High Beginning (Elémentaire 2) = 1-2 Semesters/2-3 Quarters
Low Intermediate (Elémentaire 3) = 2-3 Semesters/3-5 Quarters
Intermediate (Intermédiaire 1) = 3-5 Semesters/5-8 Quarters
High Intermediate (Intermédiaire 2) = 3-6 Semesters/5-9 Quarters
Advanced (Intermédiaire 3) = 4-7 Semesters/6-11 Quarters
High Advanced (Avancé 1) = 5-8 Semesters/8-12 Quarters
Superior (Avancé 2) = 6+ Semesters/9+ Quarters

Please note that a student's French language level in France may be lower than his/her level in the U.S.

Trancripts

Transcripts for this program are issued by the American Business School Paris and by the Institut Catholique de Paris. Students selecting Option A will receive a transcript from the American Business School Paris. Students selecting Option B will receive two transcripts, one from the American Business School Paris and one from the Institut Catholique de Paris.

While, most universities will accept the official transcript issued by the American Business School Paris (ABSP) for coursework taken abroad, some universities or institutions do require a U. S. transcript in order to transfer credit. ISA has partnered with California Lutheran University to serve as the School of Record for those students requiring a U.S. transcript for the ABSP programs. If you have confirmed with your home university that you will require a U.S. transcript, or are interested in learning about this option, please contact your Program Manager or Site Specialist as soon as possible.

Gap students, 18 years old and older, are also eligible for this program.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Summer 5 2015May 24, 2015 to Jun 27, 2015IPRU3115$7,500Currently Accepting Applications!
Summer 6 2015Jun 28, 2015 to Jul 31, 2015IPRU3215$7,500Currently Accepting Applications!

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