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Study Abroad | Paris

France | The American Business School of Paris | Summer 2023
A group of students in Paris.
  • Summer 2023

Overview

Spend a summer in the enchanting city of Paris, France with AIFS! Choose from a wide range of course options offered by the American Business School, Paris (ABS Paris), a prestigious international business school. Located in the 10th district, close to the famous canal Saint-Martin and its lively, trendy streets, the campus is a multicultural hub of students from all over the world.

What’s Included

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.

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  • Tuition

    Up to 6 semester credits depending on course selection

  • Courses

    Courses offered in French language, management, marketing, political science and sociology (all courses taught in English)

  • Housing

    in a double room in a Parisian homestay. Additional housing options are available. See Housing & Meals for more details.

  • Meals

    Breakfast every day in your homestay

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    A sightseeing tour of Paris, a boat ride on the Seine, visits to museums and monuments, walking tours, as well as group dinners and visits outside Paris

  • On-Site Resident Director

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from campus

  • Housing Supplement

    Student residence including daily breakfast

    Single room in a homestay including daily breakfast

  • Excursions

    Châteaux of the Loire Valley (2 days)

Program Details: Study Abroad | Paris Session 1

Dates

May 15, 2023June 23, 2023

Term

Summer

Application Deadlines

March 1, 2023

Inclusive Fees

$8,990

Eligibility

Open to High School Graduate, First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior College Students

Minimum of 2.5 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • Area Studies
  • Art
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Foreign Language
  • French Language
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Political Science

Academics

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

The American Business School of Paris (ABSParis) welcomes students from over 80 different countries. It allows students to make friends from around the world in the kind of multicultural business relations context they will experience in their future careers. ABSParis aims to prepare students for today’s global economy. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is accredited in the U.S. by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and is also recognized in France through its certification by the French government. ABSParis is a member of AACSB International. All courses are taught in English. 

  • Area Studies
  • Art
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Foreign Language
  • French Language
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Political Science

The summer program is designed primarily for those wishing to take business courses, in English by experiencing a French environment with international fellow students. Students choose one or two 3-credit courses. French language study is not required, but for those who wish to begin or improve their French, Beginner level courses in French Language and Culture is offered during Session 1.

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A student in Paris.

Living Abroad

Homestay

Parisian homestay carefully selected by local staff.

  • Double room
  • Shared bathroom
  • Typical French breakfast every day
  • Single room in a homestay for a supplementary fee of $395 for Session 1 or Session 2

Optional Student REsidence

  • A single room in a centrally-located student residence with international students
  • Typical French breakfast every day
  • Session 1 or Session 2: $1,245

Food

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.

Fashion

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. 

Architecture

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.

AIFS in Paris Resident Director, Summer Program

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Danica Debizet

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 will 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.

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. The AIFS team organizes a variety of activities which usually include:

  • Sightseeing in Paris
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in typical French restaurants
  • Walking tours of the Marais district, Montmartre, Père Lachaise cemetery, the Paris Opéra area and the Left Bank
  • Visits such as:
    • Rodin Museum
    • Cluny Museum
    • Orangerie Museum
    • Holocaust Memorial
    • Picasso Museum
    • The Conciergerie (where Marie Antoinette was held during the Revolution)
    • The Paris Mosque
    • Sainte Chapelle
    • Boat ride on the River Seine
  • Half-day trips outside of Paris such as:
    • Giverny
    • Château of Vaux-le-Vicomte
    • Versailles

Non-credit cultural course in French Cuisine is also available for an extra fee of approximately 60 euros. Please note that some schedule conflicts between cultural activities and certain classes may be unavoidable.

Excursions

This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Paris and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of France. Previous excursions have included:

An aerial view of Châteaux of the Loire Valley.

Châteaux of the Loire Valley

Visits and entrances to the city of Blois, Château of Chambord, wine cellar in Vouvray, Châteaux of Azay-le-Rideau and Chenonceau. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, breakfast and all entrance fees. 
* Minimum enrollment of 15 students is required for the excursion to run. 

  • France
  • 2 Days
  • Not Included in Program Fee
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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.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines

Details

  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    March 1, 2023
  • Deposit Deadline
    March 20, 2023
  • Scholarship Deadline
    March 1, 2024
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    May 14, 2023
  • Program Begins
    May 15, 2023
  • Program Ends
    June 23, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    June 24, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

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Ready to Study Abroad in Paris?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: studyabroad@aifs.com