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Semester / Trimester

French Language & Liberal Arts - Institut Catholique de Paris

Institut Catholique de Paris

Spring 2A 2018 (Feb 11, 2018 to May 19, 2018)
Catalog Code: IPRS1218

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.

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 session as a preface to the spring programs at the Institut Catholique de Paris.

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

Prices & Dates

February 11, 2018 - May 19, 2018

Session Dates:


Catalog Code:

To be Announced *


October 15, 2017

Application Due Date:

November 1, 2017

Final Forms & Payments Due:

Currently Accepting Applications!

Admissions Status:

*prices and dates are subject to change


Minimum GPA

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.

Additional Program Options

Mission Work

ISA's Veritas Christian Study Abroad division adds ministry service opportunities and spiritual support to existing ISA programs. Students interested in participating in missions while studying abroad must apply to a Veritas program (Visit to view program options). Veritas programs promote spiritual growth through the on-site support of a Mission Mentor as well as engaging academic and mission experiences. Speak with a Veritas representative at 512-215-3797 or email

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