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A landscape shot of residential buildings and a bridge over the Seine in Paris, France

Program at a Glance

UC Center, Paris

Country or area France
City Paris
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type UC Curriculum
Minimum GPA 2.0
Term Fall Semester
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Timeless, iconic, and exquisite, Paris is dazzling. A living laboratory, Paris offers historically rich destinations, incomparable meals, and epic art and cinema. Ideal for first-time travelers, you’ll encounter various dimensions of French culture and life. Get matched with a UCEAP alum living in Paris for a head start in understanding Parisian life. French language and cultural training prepares you to take in the art at the Louvre Museum or catch a concert. Practice your French skills while enjoying the unforgettable food, fashion, and shopping of Paris. Lunch at a neighborhood café or an afternoon boat ride on the river Seine are perfect opportunities to engage local Parisians in conversation.

Where you'll study

Courses for this program are held at a study center complex that houses classrooms, a computer lab, a library, and a resource center where you can pick up mail and use Wi-Fi. The building sits deep within a courtyard off of the rue du Faubourg St. Antoine, a street formerly famous for interior designers and furniture factories. One of the city’s most vibrant and diverse areas, the neighborhood is home to the Opéra Bastille and the historical Place de la Bastille. Unattached to a university, the city of Paris itself is incorporated into coursework as a “living laboratory” with site visits, local cultural activities, and lectures from prominent scholars based in the area. You will find Paris to be a fascinating mix of cultures with many layers where the old and the new intersect on a daily basis. Within easy reach of metro stops, train stations, and bus lines, the study center offers convenient and quick access to all of the city and its suburbs.


The study center arranges field trips and activities to introduce the local culture and special features of your host country. There may be other optional excursions, which you can explore after arrival.

<p>Excursion to Versailles Gardens</p>

Excursion to Versailles Gardens

<p>French cooking class</p>

French cooking class

<p>Tour of the Montparnasse area</p>

Tour of the Montparnasse area

<p>Traditional crepe tasting</p>

Traditional crepe tasting

<p>Weekend trip to Normandy or Brittany</p>

Weekend trip to Normandy or Brittany

<p>Attend a tennis or soccer match</p>

Attend a tennis or soccer match