Spend summer enchanted by Paris culture while mastering the language

Summer in the City of Light offers endless possibilities for learning about this fascinating city, its people and its culture along with other students from around the world. This program also offers you a unique interdisciplinary curriculum. You’ll combine learning the language with gaining an understanding of dynamic European politics through Arcadia academic partners the American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) and the Alliance Française.The program integrates the highly-effective language instruction methods of the Alliance Française with intensive classroom and field experiences provided by AGS.

Your mornings in Paris will be devoted to the study of French at the Alliance Française. Afternoon instruction at AGS will consist of three-hour seminars, taught in English, which will provide the tools for a comprehensive understanding of French and European governmental institutions, diplomacy, and foreign policy.

  • You will also enjoy a range of AGS-led excursions to significant sites throughout Paris and the rest of France.These theme-based experiences will reinforce and enhance your classroom knowledge, and provide an opportunity for you to practice your language skills.

  • Before arriving in Paris, you will do a language assessment online so we can place you in a language class appropriate to your skills level.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Summer 2015 5/27/2015 7/11/2015 6 $7,680 3/31/2015 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Large City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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