Spend January Term in the charming and iconic city of Paris, France, with AIFS! Study French Fashion at the Sorbonne, a highly respected Parisian university. You will have plenty of time to explore the walkable City of Light.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
3 semester credits
Courses in fashion
Double room in a Parisian homestay or, for a supplement, single room in a homestay or a double/triple room in a communal residence
Breakfast every day and dinner once a week in the homestay
Breakfast every day and five meals a week in the communal residence
Versailles (half-day trip)
Sightseeing tour of Paris, a boat ride on the Seine and visits to museums and monuments such as the Opéra Garnier
To help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area and advise you about your stay
To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Round trip flights U.S.-Paris-U.S.
Round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas
Macaron Cooking Class (2 hours)
Single room homestay
Homestays are located within the city of Paris and about 30 minutes by metro from classes and the AIFS office. You will have a key and can come and go as you wish. The homestay includes:
Live with other AIFS students in residence halls located in central Paris for a supplemental fee. The residence includes:
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Paris.
Paris is famous for its restaurants and haute cuisine, food meticulously prepared and artfully presented. Thanks to immigration, every French regional cuisine and almost every national cuisine in the world can be found in Paris; the city has more than 9,000 restaurants. In addition to restaurants, the café concept arrived in Paris in the 17th century. Since then, Parisian cafés have been considered centers for the city’s political and cultural life.
Since the 19th century, Paris has competed for the title of Fashion Capital of the World, particularly when it comes to haute couture, clothing hand-made for special clients. Some of the largest fashion houses and designers call Paris home including Dior, Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, and Christian Lacroix. The city also plays hosts to two Fashion Weeks, held in January and July.
The city owes its style to its aligned street-fronts, distinctive cream-grey “Paris stone” building decoration, aligned top-floor balconies, and tree-lined boulevards. Amazingly, Paris has never been destroyed by catastrophe or war and has preserved even its earliest history, including many famous landmarks and buildings. Parisian architecture is best highlighted in the city’s churches (Basilica of Sacré-Cœur, Saint Chapelle, La Madeleine, Notre Dame Cathedral), Palais Garnier Opera House, Louvre Pyramid and Eiffel Tower.
Bonjour! “Hello” in French, one of the four languages I am fluent in, along with English, German and Slovak. You have quite the experience awaiting you in Paris; from the cultural activities offered, the number of museums to visit and the various people you’ll meet, it is sure to be an amazing time.
I studied for three separate MA degrees in Paris and Grenoble and have lived in four different countries. I consider myself a “global citizen” and am looking forward to helping you to adjust to your time abroad. As your Resident Director, I am here to advise, listen, help and encourage you to make your stay in Paris a wonderful experience that you will always remember.
My office is located right in the heart of the city and my door is always open.
The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.
Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of French culture, a wide range of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee. Activities and events will include:
Enjoy a couple of hours baking this most iconic of french pastries!
Students must enroll and pay for the optional activity in the U.S. by the final payment deadline. Once paid for, activities are non-refundable except in the event of cancellation by AIFS.
Tour the magnificent and historically significant Palace of Versailles. Includes entrance fees.
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)
Social identity & access
One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.Learn more