Arcadia in Paris Courses

This program gives you the unique opportunity to study at graduate level to earn undergraduate credit. So you will attend graduate classes and get to work closely with an AGS faculty member to develop an undergraduate research project.

Your core seminar incorporates externships, curricular excursions and a capstone research project. You combine the core course with your choice of: three electives from AGS; OR two AGS electives and French language study at Alliance Française; OR two AGS electives and two humanities or social science courses at L’Instituit Catholique de Paris (ILCF).

  • Make sure your credits transfer back for credit with your home school - this is your responsibility.
  • Please be flexible about courses – we can’t guarantee placement in specific courses.
  • Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course registration form to The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University. It is recommended that you secure approval from your home school for at least six courses per semester prior to completing the Preliminary Course Form.
  • The Alliance Française offers French language courses at all levels, from A1 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

All students must complete a Preliminary Course Form as part of the application process. When completing this form, you should include the Core Course and your electives. You should list all courses in order of preference.

Core Course

Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
AGSD SMHP 310 History, Politics and Diplomacy of France and Europe 4 AGS Fall/Spring  


American Graduate School in Paris (AGS)

AGS is an independent, private, American institution of higher education which is an officially affiliated campus of Arcadia University. Here, students take graduate level courses for undergraduate credit in the subjects of international relations and diplomacy, politics, foreign policy and history. All courses through AGS are worth 4 U.S. credits. View the full list course offerings at AGS.


L’Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP)

At L’Institut Catholique de Paris, or Catholic University of Paris, students will take courses at ICP’s Institute of French Language and Culture (ILCF). ILCF offers a variety of courses taught in both English and French. All courses are worth 2 U.S. credits. View the full list of course offerings at ILCF.


Alliance Française (AF)

The Alliance Française is a private higher education organization aimed at promoting and supporting French language and culture internationally. The Alliance Française offers French language courses at all levels, from A1 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) with the opportunity to advance language level during the semester. Students take an online placement exam prior to arrival to determine their starting level. All courses are worth 4 credits.

French Language Electives
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
ALLC FRLN 101 Beginning French I (Alliance Française French A1) 4 AF Fall/Spring  
ALLC FRLN 102 Beginning French II (Alliance Française French A2) 4 AF Fall/Spring  
ALLC FRLN 201 Intermediate French I (Alliance Française French B1) 4 AF Fall/Spring  
ALLC FRLN 202 Intermediate French II (Alliance Française French B2) 4 AF Fall/Spring  
ALLC FRLN 301 Advanced French I (Alliance Française French C1) 4 AF Fall/Spring  
ALLC FRLN 302 Advanced French II (Alliance Française French C2) 4 AF Fall/Spring