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Semester / Trimester

Students may choose between the following Program Terms:

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

The American Business School Paris (ABSP) allows students the opportunity to prepare for a successful international career in one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the world. Providing an innovative approach to business through its commitment to diversity, openness, and respect for what is different, the ABSP prepares students for a wide range of possibilities and professions in the business world.

Courses are taught by a team of international professors and lecturers who tailor-make coursework based on their own unique backgrounds and career experiences. Students will learn how to work on a team in multi-cultural settings, gain practice in international case studies, and prepare for a successful international career.

This program offers a wide variety of subjects including business, management, economics, marketing and humanities. Courses are taught in English in a classroom comprised of approximately 30% French students and 70% students from 60-80 different countries around the world.

It is recommended that students who have not completed one semester/quarter of college-level French or the equivalent elect to take a language course through this program. The equivalent of one semester of college-level French is 3 years of high school French.

While most universities accept official transcripts 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 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.

Courses are taught by host university faculty at the main campus of the American Business School Paris with the exception of two courses that are held at the Eaubonne Campus, just outside of Paris.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Fall 3 2016Sep 4, 2016 to Dec 17, 2016IPRF3116$16,500Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Spring 3 2017Jan 22, 2017 to May 20, 2017IPRS3117TBA Currently Accepting Applications!

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

Program Description
This program offers students the opportunity to hone their knowledge of French language and culture by taking a mixture of French language courses and culture and civilization courses at the Institut Catholique de Paris. The program is available to students from all language backgrounds, from the true beginning (débutant) to the superior (supérieur) language levels. Classes are comprised of international students from every corner of the world, providing students with unique perspectives and environments from which to learn. All courses are taught by host university faculty at the Institut Catholique de Paris in its Institut de Langue et de Culture Française (ILCF).

French Language Courses:
Through a pre-departure online placement exam, students will be placed into the most appropriate French language course to foster their linguistic growth. Depending on the individual language placement, students may take French language/grammar courses, phonetics, spoken French, written French, and more. Four specific language competencies are targeted through these courses, which are all taught exclusively in French:

  • verbal comprehension
  • verbal expression/phonetics
  • written comprehension
  • written expression
Culture and Civilization Courses:
Culture and civilization courses taught in French and English are available through this program and typically cover topics including art, theater, literature, communications, literature, gastronomy, and politics.
  • Culture and civilization courses in French are only available to students at the High Beginning (A2-1) level and above.
  • Students who place into the True Beginning (A1-1) or Beginning (A1-2) levels will primarily take French language. These students may then take one class in English.
  • Students who place into the High Beginning (A2-1) or Low Intermediate (A2-2) must take a French language course. Depending on the number of hours of French language taken, they can then take up to three French culture and civilization courses or two English courses.
*Students may add an intensive month as a preface to the spring programs at the Institut Catholique de Paris. Please see the Intensive Month Programs for more details.

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

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Fall 2A 2016Sep 11, 2016 to Dec 17, 2016IPRF1316$14,500Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Fall 2B 2016Sep 11, 2016 to Jan 21, 2017IPRF1416$15,500Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Spring 2A 2017Feb 5, 2017 to May 13, 2017IPRS1217TBA Currently Accepting Applications!
Spring 2B 2017Feb 5, 2017 to Jun 2, 2017IPRS1317TBA Currently Accepting Applications!

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French Language & Culture - The Sorbonne - The Sorbonne - Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

This immersive French language program is perfect for students who are seeking to have robust linguistic experience, as all courses are taught in French. Students of all language levels are welcome to participate in this program which is offered at the renouned Sorbonne - Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne (CCFS).


Students will take a spoken and written placement test once in Paris to ensure that they are enrolled in the level of courses most appropriate to maximize their learning. The academic structure is comprised primarily of a French language and phonetics course, which covers the fundamental aspects of French and builds on practical knowledge of the language for use in everyday situations. French language courses are complimented by lecture courses (conférences) covering various elements of French culture and civilization. These courses can range in topic from literature, to history, to facets of French society today.

All courses are taught by CCFS faculty at the Sorbonne's Raspail campus, and students will be in class with international students from all over the world.

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

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Fall 1 2016Sep 28, 2016 to Jan 27, 2017IPRF1216$14,500Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Spring 1 2017Jan 29, 2017 to May 27, 2017IPRS1117TBA Currently Accepting Applications!

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Internship, Business, French Language & Electives - The American Business School Paris

INTERNSHIP COMPONENT

Through this program, students have the opportunity to participate in an internship in the fields of marketing & e-commerce, finance, or fashion & luxury retail management, in addition to coursework in their field of study. In the academic year program, students will complete a full semester of courses during the fall, followed by a paid internship in the spring. Students participating in the spring program will complete a full semester of courses during the semester, followed by a two month unpaid internship in the summer. The program also includes workshops, conferences, and individual coaching sessions with a tutor. Placements into internships are guaranteed through the program and are finalized on site.

Please review the "Internship" course located within the specific program's course list for more details.

COURSE COMPONENT

The American Business School Paris (ABSP) allows students the opportunity to prepare for a successful international career in one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the world. Providing an innovative approach to business through its commitment to diversity, openness, and respect for what is different, the ABSP prepares students for a wide range of possibilities and professions in the business world.

Courses are taught by a team of international professors and lecturers who tailor-make coursework based on their own unique backgrounds and career experiences. Students will learn how to work on a team in multi-cultural settings, gain practice in international case studies, and prepare for a successful international career.

This program offers a wide variety of courses in various subjects, including business, management, economics, marketing and humanities. Courses are taught in English in a classroom comprised of approximately 30% French students and 70% students from 60-80 different countries around the world.

If students do NOT plan on enrolling in a French language course, it is recommended for them to have completed at least one semester of college-level French (or the equivalent) while on this program. The equivalent of one semester of college-level French is 3 years of high school French.

While most universities accept official transcripts 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 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.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Spring 4 2017Late Jan, 2017 to Early Aug, 2017IPRS3217TBA Currently Accepting Applications!

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