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.

If students do NOT plan on enrolling in a French language course, they must have completed at least one semester of college-level French, or the equivalent, to participate in the 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 2015Aug 29, 2015 to Dec 16, 2015IPRF3115$16,500Program in Progress
Spring 3 2016Jan 17, 2016 to May 14, 2016IPRS3116$16,500Currently Accepting Applications!

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

This is a French language program that is offered at all levels, covering the fundamental aspects of French and building on practical knowledge of the language for use in everyday situations. French language courses are complimented by lectures covering French culture and civilization.

All students must take a placement exam 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:

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


Courses are taught by host university faculty at the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Fall 1 2015Sep 29, 2015 to Jan 23, 2016IPRF1215$14,500Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Spring 1 2016Jan 31, 2016 to May 28, 2016IPRS1116$14,500Currently Accepting Applications!

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

This program offers courses at all French language levels. Students may focus on French language as well as culture and civilization topics including art, theater, literature, communications, history, and culture. The majority of courses are taught in French, with select culture and civilization courses taught in English. Culture and civilization courses in French are only available to students at the High Beginning (A2-1) level and above. Classmates are international and American students, and courses are taught by host university faculty. The majority of students taking courses in English will be North American.

All students must take 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.

Students who place into the True Beginning (A1-1), Beginning (A1-2), High Beginning (A2-1) or Low Intermediate (A2-2) levels are required to take a French language course.

  • Students who place into the True Beginning (A1-1) or Beginning (A1-2) levels will take 144, 180 or 216 contact hours of French language. If taking 144 or 180 contact hours of French language, they can then take one class in English.
  • Students who place into the High Beginning (A2-1) or Low Intermediate (A2-2) levels will take 108, 144 or 180 contact hours of French language. 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.
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 (A1-1): 0 Semesters/0-2 Quarters
Beginning (A1-2): 0-2 Semesters/0-3 Quarters
High Beginning (A2-1): 1-2 Semesters/2-3 Quarters
Low Intermediate (A2-2): 2-3 Semesters/3-5 Quarters
Intermediate (B1-1): 3-5 Semesters/5-8 Quarters
High Intermediate (B1-2): 3-6 Semesters/5-9 Quarters
Advanced (B2-1): 4-7 Semesters/6-11 Quarters
High Advanced (B2-2): 5-8 Semesters/8-12 Quarters
Superior (C1): 6+ Semesters/9+ Quarters

Please note that a student's French language level in France is based on the standards of the French university.

*Students may add an intensive month as a preface to any of the fall, spring or year programs at the Institut Catholique de Paris. Please see the Intensive Month programs.

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


Courses are taught by host university faculty at the Institut Catholique de Paris in the Institut de Langue et de Culture Française (ILCF).

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Fall 2A 2015Sep 13, 2015 to Dec 19, 2015IPRF1315$14,500Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Fall 2B 2015Sep 13, 2015 to Jan 23, 2016IPRF1415$15,500Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Spring 2A 2016Feb 7, 2016 to May 21, 2016IPRS1216$14,900Currently Accepting Applications!
Spring 2B 2016Feb 7, 2016 to Jun 10, 2016IPRS1316$15,600Currently Accepting Applications!

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