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 Year students, 18 years of age and older, are also eligible for this program. For more information, click.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
Minimum Admissions Prerequisites
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
To participate in this program, students must be 18 years of age or older.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
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