Program Overview

Spend the summer studying French language and French culture in Paris! During our Summer in Paris program at Institut Catholique de Paris, 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 to eight 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.

GPA Requirement
2.5
Application Deadlines
March 15 | April 15
Avg Course Load
1 Course (5-6 US credits)
Language(s) of Instruction
French
Highlights
  • Campus near fountains, cafés, and Jardin du Luxembourg, a beautiful park for picnics
  • Intensive French language courses at all levels
  • Easy transportation system of bikes, taxis, buses, trains, and planes to explore Paris and Europe
  • Apartments in a traditional French neighborhood
  • Live within easy reach of icons like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Moulin Rouge, and many more
Your Journey Begins Here
  • Connect with your friendly Global Advisor to ask questions and find the best fit program. Start planning for on campus processes, and apply by the application deadline.
  • Meet your Program Enrollment Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, and payments. Attend one our our LIVE pre-departure orientations.
  • Fly away! You'll be greeted at the airport (comforting after a long flight!) and experience a robust On-site Orientation and La Vida Local Curriculum with your Site Director.

Academics

WHY THIS UNIVERSITY?

Be a Parisian for a semester at the Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP). A respected, private university, ICP is located near the Latin Quarter of this dazzling city. This spot is famously known as the college-town neighborhood of the capital. Life might be bustling outside the campus, but the Institut’s front archway leads you to a pleasantly secluded quadrangle encircled by the college’s stunning buildings. ICP was built on the site of a 17th-century convent, creating a place of serenity and learning.

The university library, known as Bibliothèque de Fels, occupies two floors and has at least 600,000 volumes with 280 readers desks. The Institut instructs in both French and English. Choose to improve your French by focusing on language exclusively, or, if your French is advanced enough, you can choose from courses in French fashion, gastronomy, cinema, fine art, European politics, and more. Studying at ICP gives you the perfect launch pad to explore one of the world’s most compelling cities. Around the corner from campus, you’ll find the famed Luxembourg Gardens and St. Germain des Près. The rest of France and Europe is also beckoning you. Get inspired by the Institut’s motto, “An Open Mind to the World.”

Founded in 1875, the Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP) holds accreditation from the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche.


HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR COURSES

Now the fun part! You get to pick the courses you will take abroad. Review the course information on this page. Once you’ve decided which courses you want to take, fill out the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet in your online portal.

COURSE APPROVAL

Make sure to talk with your home university about course approval and get additional classes approved before you go abroad. For example, if you are taking 4 classes abroad, we recommend getting 8 approved. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Think about courses required for your major, but also courses that fulfill your elective requirements.

GPA REQUIREMENT

If you find your GPA is lower than the requirement listed at the top of this page, do not despair! Get in touch to let us know your situation. In many cases, there are additional application materials that you can submit to make your case for acceptance.

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Choose Your Courses

Choose your courses, making sure to get them approved by your home university and then fill out the Course Selection Worksheet in your portal.

Program Excursions

While participating on a CISabroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.

Paris Walking Tour and Welcome Dinner

One of the best ways to get the feel of living in Paris is to walk its streets. We’ll visit Trocadero square to enjoy an amazing view of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe that marks the beginning of the Champs-Élysées avenue – one of the most beautiful streets in the world – and the Notre Dame Cathedral on the Île de la Cité, a natural island in the Seine River. After having worked up an appetite, we’ll stop for some delicious French cuisine in a quintessential Parisian restaurant.

Boat Cruise on the Canal Saint Martin

A cruise from the Parc de la Villette to the Musée d’Orsay will allow us to experience the atmosphere of “Parisians’ Paris.” This cruise, commented by a guide, combines not only some of the landmarks of the City of Lights, but also some more secret sides of Paris. It will take us through four double locks with swirling waters and two swing bridges. We will share the pleasure of the walkers strolling along the banks of the Canal Saint Martin lined with pretty boutiques and charming cafés and slide under the mysterious and spectacular vault of the Bastille.

Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles, a former French royal residence, is one of the most famous monuments of World Heritage distinction. With 60,000 artworks, collections of Versailles illustrate five centuries of French history. It is one of the most visited attractions in France and must-see French landmark. Before the guided tour of the King’s Private Apartments and Royal Opera House, we usually visit the State Apartments with the Hall of Mirrors, an impressive seventy-three meters long gallery that pays tribute to the political, economic and artistic success of France. After the tour and before enjoying the wonderful royal gardens, we will also visit the Queen’s Apartments.


Your Support Staff

Global Advising Team

Travel Tip: We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us be it through a phone call, email or personal visit, you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.

Maggie McCally
Senior Program Enrollment Coordinator - England, Ireland, Scotland, & Greece

Travel Tip: Forgive yourself for not always knowing exactly what to do in a new place; if you’re humble, people will be happy to nudge you in the right direction. And always have a deck of cards in your backpack!

Learn more about Maggie

Drasko Djurovic
Site Director in Paris

Travel Tip: Travel is not only, as Mark Twain said, fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. It is also the best possible recipe for happiness, so explore, dream and discover.

Learn more about Drasko

Program Fees & Dates

Advisor Tip: Please WAIT to book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Summer 2020: Session 1 (4 weeks)
    Application Deadline
    March 15
    Arrival
    June 1 (Estimated)
    Departure
    June 29 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $4,890 - $5,690 (Estimated)
    Double Room: $4,890 Single Room: $5,690
  • Summer 2019: Session 2 (4 weeks)
    Application Deadline
    April 15
    Arrival
    June 29
    Departure
    July 31
    PRICE
    $4,890 - $5,690
    Double Room: $4,890 Single Room: $5,690
  • Summer 2020: Sessions 1 & 2 (8 weeks)
    Application Deadline
    March 15
    Arrival
    June 1 (Estimated)
    Departure
    July 31 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $7,890 - $9,590 (Estimated)
    Double Room: $7,890 Single Room: $9,590

CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Interested in extending your stay? You could earn up to a $1,000 discount!

Many students wish they could extend their time abroad. It’s often easier to do so before your program starts, rather than when you’re on site. From doing a full-year program to adding an internship or even combining two programs in different countries, there are many ways we can help you. Ask your global advisor for more info.

Program Inclusions

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Full-time tuition and fees
  • Housing
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • CIS Abroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Airport pickup
  • Paris walking tour
  • Guided tours of the Louvre and Orsay museums
  • CIS Abroad orientation
  • On-site support
  • La Vida Local cultural program
  • Institut Catholique de Paris official transcript