Universities in Paris
Catholic University of Paris
The Catholic University of Paris, or the "Catho", founded in 1875, is located in the heart of Paris. With only 6,000 students in attendance, students are enrolled in smaller classes, enabling better ratio of student to teacher interaction. While the Catho is a historically catholic university, its curriculum, campus life, and student activities are secular in nature. The student body is comprised of people from all religious backgrounds and diversity is embraced. The language division, or the Institut de Langue et de Cultures Françaises (ILCF), founded in 1948, is the primary place of study for international students. Every year the department welcomes over 2,000 students from around the world. The ILCF has upwards of 45 professors specialized in teaching French as a foreign language and qualified to prepare each student for certification at every level. In addition, other departments at the university have opened their doors to international students, allowing a challenging curriculum in a multitude of subjects and the opportunity to study with local French students. The challenges and variety offered by the Catholic University of Paris makes for an ideal setting for study abroad students.
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The American Business School Paris
This Program offers a wide variety of business, management, and humanities courses taught in English in an international setting at the American Business School in Paris. In addition to these courses, students are encouraged to enroll in French language courses and/or humanities courses that include excursions throughout Paris. Students take classes with French and other international students from 80 different countries from around the globe.
The American Business School 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 in multi-cultural settings, gain practice in international case studies, and prepare for a successful international career.
The American Business School Paris is located in the 10th arrondissement, near the Canal St. Martin. The university has a second campus in the Paris suburb of Eaubonne, where sports activities and several classes are held.
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.
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Custom Programs in Paris
Academics vary by program and may be comprised of one or more of the following:
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The Sorbonne - Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne
Founded in the 13th century, the renowned Sorbonne has lived a long line of history and is thought of as one of the greatest universities in France, deeply rooted in academic excellence. Found in the famous Latin Quarter, the student and artist stomping grounds of Paris, the University in 1917 opened its doors to study abroad students, offering a variety of subjects in French language and culture to people from all over the world. Alongside other international students, ISA participants at the Sorbonne will gain the knowledge and tools to express themselves in the language and culture of France. Students may focus on French, the fundamentals of language, and phonetics; or combine French studies with civilization electives in the areas of literature, history, art, geography, economics, sociology, philosophy and politics. The high academic standards of the Sorbonne and its special area in teaching French to foreigners makes this an ideal setting for study abroad students.
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ISA Paris facilitates "Fine Arts and French Language" Summer 1 and 2 program. The Fine Arts courses are taught in English by U.S. visiting faculty who lead students throughout the city of Paris to notable museums, monuments and sites of interest, literally using Paris as the classroom. When classrooms are needed, they are held in the ISA classroom, located within the ISA office. The French language courses offered during these programs are taught in French and take place at the Catholic University of Paris. The French language courses are offered from the beginning through advanced levels. Students may create a combination of two courses within the art curriculum or between the art and French curricula.
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