Summer in Paris

Spend 4-8 weeks this summer in Paris and strengthen your French language skills. Whether you are majoring in French or have just always wanted to learn the most romantic language on the planet, summer in Paris is for you.

Spend the summer studying French language and French culture in Paris! On the French Language Summer Program at the Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises (ICLF), you’ll improve your French language skills and knowledge of French culture, as you live in the heart of this amazing city.  

Turn Paris into your classroom for four weeks this summer. Admire the intricate beauty of Notre Dame, sit and read in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, or practice your French by ordering a morning baguette on your way to class. The French Language Summer Program at the ILCF, is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge of French culture and refine your French language skills.

Study in the heart of Paris  –  Fountains, fashion, cafés, croissants… there is something for everyone, especially art-lovers and budding artists.

Intensive French Language Courses for all level –  Gain first-hand experience practicing your French and integrating into Parisian culture. The sites and sounds you will experience will help you have a greater understanding of French culture. 

Location – Classes are located across the street from Jardin du Luxembourg, a beautiful background for a picnic lunch 

Choose from French Language Course which emphasize French culture and civilization paired with language learning. Your French level will be determined by a language placement test. The following courses are 15-21 hours a week and offered Monday through Friday. Depending on your courses, your courses end at 12 noon three days a week, giving you ample opportunities to practice French and explore Paris.

  • General French Language + Phonetics: all levels 
  • General French Language  - all levels

Live in one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world! Paris is famous for its romantic atmosphere, rich history, and incredible influence on fashion, design, art, cuisine, and culture. You’ll never be bored in this incredible city.

While in Paris, you can visit the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Moulin Rouge, and many more famous landmarks. You should also be sure to check out all of the many museums, art galleries, gardens, and monuments around the city. After taking in the beauty of strolling down a Parisian street during the day, go out and experience the city’s famous nightlife! 

Even though the city is large, with roughly 12 million residents, it’s easy to get around with the unique layout of the streets and districts. They form a clockwise spiral out from the city center, so you always have a point of reference should you get lost. If you want to get out and explore the rest of Paris, the rest of France, or even the rest of Europe, there’s an easy transportation system of bikes, taxis, buses, trains, and planes to help you out.

Semester in Paris will be spent at Institute Catholique de Paris, a well known private university, located near the Paris' Latin Quarter, Luxembourg Gardens, and St. Germain des Près. 

The University instructs in both Paris and English. Whether you attend to improve your French or take courses in your major, instructed in English, you will learn French by enrolling in a required language and culture course. The Catholic University of Paris is a not-for-profit organisation according to the law of 1901, of recognised common public interest. Under the joint authority of the Holy See (Congregation for Catholic Education) and the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, it issues state diplomas (degree, masters and PhD), canonical diplomas and its own diplomas.

As a Summer in Paris student, you will receive excellent support. You will be picked up at the airport by a member of CISabroad onsite support and taken to your housing. Within a few days of your arrival, an extensive orientation program will introduce you to life in Paris, general health and safety, and your new university. 

While in Paris you have opportunities to be fully immersed through our La Vida Local programming. There are also several clubs and activities that are part of the Institute Catholique de Paris. Our alumni recommend that you take full advantage of what is available to you, engage, join and participate. Membership to join clubs are additional fees, but students from all over the world living and studying in Paris are waiting to be your new friend.

Your housing in Paris, France is a 20 minute walk to campus. You will live in off-campus shared apartments, double occupancy in traditional french neighbourhoods with modern living arrangements. 

The following list of amenities are included in the housing:

  • Fully outfitted kitchens, including appliances, pots and pans, dishes and dining implements in each apartment
  • Washing machine and drying racks in apartment; no drier (Parisians don’t use them.) 
  • Fast and reliable hi-speed wifi in each apartment
  • Weekly cleaning services 
  • Clean, comfortable linens and towels included.
  • Bed Sizes:(90cm x 200cm) 
  • A dining table and chairs for everyone 
  • A living area with soft seating for everyone 
  • A welcome package that explains everything
  • On-line, on-call maintenance service 
  • 24/7 emergency service
  • Renters' insurance
Term: Summer 2016
Arrival Session 1 May 26
Classes Start June 1
Classes End June 26
Departure June 27
Application Deadline April 1
Arrival Session 2 June 30
Classes Start July 1
Classes End July 29
Departure July 30
Application Deadline April 1
Term: Summer 2016 Price: $4,890** more info