Learn about French culture and improve your French language skills, all while studying in one of the most famous and beautiful cities in the world--Paris, a city that comes to life in the summertime.
Visit www.IESabroad.org for complete program details and watch an information session with an IES Abroad representative.
You know what it's like to fall in love—but Paris won't break your heart. You'll want to spend all of your time admiring cultural icons like the Eiffel Tower. You'll get lost in the city's exquisite art scene. You'll want to savor the decadent French cuisine at local restaurants. You'll take long walks along the River Seine and wander aimlessly through the city streets for hours. All in the name of love. Je t'aime, Paris!
We strive to make sure you feel safe, cared for, and at home while you’re away from home. Whether it’s the orientation program that makes you feel prepared, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, the cultural events that make it easy and fun to meet other international and local students, or the field trips and walking tours that take you to places tourists don’t usually see—we’re all about our student service. Learn more about the day-to-day studying abroad on this program. From field trips to housing, it’s all on IES Abroad’s website.
Scholarships & Aid
IES Abroad firmly believes that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad program. That's why we commit $5 million in study abroad scholarships and aid, all offered through one quick and easy application. Check out all of our scholarship options at www.IESabroad.org/aid.
Aid Application Deadlines:
Summer – April 1
Fall/Academic Year – May 1
Spring/Calendar Year – November 1
The IES Abroad Difference
We can say that our academic standards are completely unmatched, our partnerships with more than 500 global universities and colleges speak to the quality of our programs, and our health and safety practices have set the standards for the entire field of study abroad. And all of that would be true…. But what really sets us apart is our commitment to you. As a not-for-profit study abroad and internship provider, you are our bottom line. Your success is our success. And in today’s world, that’s a pretty extraordinary thing.
- 135+ Award-Winning Study Abroad and Internship Programs
- 33 Global Locations
- Advising & Student Support from predeparture to after you return home
- Strong Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
- $5+ Million in Aid and Scholarships
- Passionate, Mission-Focused Staff and Faculty from our headquarters in Chicago to our Centers around the world
- 70 Years of Experience
About IES Abroad
Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 6,500 study abroad students every year. From our headquarters in Chicago to our 140 study abroad programs in more than 34 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences.
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The IES Summer Paris program is available to students at the intermediate, and advanced levels of French language.The program is designed to immerse students in French language and culture learning. The courses are taught in French by native French speakers, and incorporate field study in Paris. IES Paris employs a permanent resident staff who are available to students around the clock. The IES staff organize on-site orientation, excursions, and provide day-to-day support to program participants.
Paris is a cosmopolitan city of deep and vibrant contrasts. With over 2,000 years of history and its status as a world capital, Paris is a city with much to offer and discover. Whether you want to see its museums and monuments, or take advantage of its diversity from visiting quartiers where other languages such as Arabic or Vietnamese mix with French, students will certainly learn a great deal and grow as they adapt to this megalopolis.The IES Abroad Paris French Studies Center is located on a bustling market street filled with restaurants, food shops, boutiques, and cafes.
Students stay in a French home in the city of Paris or its surrounding banlieues (suburbs). Host families provide breakfast daily and three evening meals per week. Other meals are available at university cafeterias and inexpensive restaurants
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Courses and Credits
Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
- Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
- Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797. Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.
Students will earn approximately 6 hrs of graded Ohio State French credit for the summer program course(s). The exact amount of credit earned will depend on the amount of instruction hours taken and which courses appear on the IES transcript. The total hours earned will be applied towards the French courses succeeding the last French Ohio State course taken prior to the program.
The Department of French and Italian does not require students to complete a credit evaluation form before program departure. Students should however be sure to meet with their academic advisor(s) to discuss their overall academic goals through participation in Education Abroad. Credit Evaluation will take place after a program has completed and transcripts have been received from the host institution. Students must retain all academic materials (work sheets, coursework etc.) from their program for possible assessment on their return to the US.
Post program credit approval for the Department of French will be assessed by Julie Parson.firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants are required to have a 2.8 Cumulative GPA and for the Intermediate language program: two semesters of French coursework is required;
For the Advanced language program four semesters of French coursework is required.
Applicants are required to meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements
and Conditions for Participation
Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.
Applicants are required to submit TWO applications:
1. OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
applications must be submitted by the Ohio State application deadline.
Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov
Students will pay the IES program fee and GeoBlue International insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2019. The program fee includes in-country tuition, accommodations with a host family, some meals, on-site orientation, and some excursions.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification from OSU, they will be held responsible for a $200 cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy
Students should begin researching funding opportunities
before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships
deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.
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Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel
(pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria
, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.