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Academics - January Term 2021

Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises (ILCF)

ILCF is a department of the Catholic University of Paris, a highly respected private university approved and recognized by the French Ministry of Education. Re-founded in 1948, ILCF is an establishment of intellectual and research excellence. It welcomes 2,500 students every year from all over the world who want to learn French and take courses to become acquainted with French culture and civilization in a French environment. The J-term program offers an art history course in architecture taught in English.

Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne (CCFS)

The prestige of the Sorbonne is matched by few educational institutions. A centralized institution from its foundation until 1968, the Sorbonne is now one of the dozen or so independent units of the University of Paris. Dating back to 1919, the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne has the status of a private institution for the teaching of French as a foreign language and courses about French culture and civilization. The J-term program offers a fine art course in French fashion taught in English.

American Business School (ABSParis)

Founded in 1985 the American Business School of Paris (ABSParis) is an international business school that welcomes students from over 80 different countries, allowing students to make friends from around the world and encounter in an academic setting the kind of multicultural business relations they might experience in their future careers. ABSParis’ goal is to prepare students for today’s global economy with an international focus and programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is accredited in the U.S. by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE accredited by CHEA) and also recognized in France through its certification by the French government. ABSParis is a member of AACSB International. All courses are taught in English and based on American educational methods: course flexibility and adaptability, interaction and exchange, online courses’ selection as well as strong student-professor relationships.

Academic Overview

Admissions Requirements Open to high school graduates, college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA (2.8 for American Business School). Lower GPAs will be considered on a case by case basis.

Attendance is required for full credit. Unexcused absences are not permitted.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by the Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises, the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne or the American Business School, Paris. One official copy will be sent to the student’s home institution on completion of the program.

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