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A landscape shot of Alexandre III bridge in Paris, France.

Program at a Glance

UC Center, Paris

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

Using the city as an extended classroom, build strong French language skills. Excursions to  world-famous museums and cultural sites enrich studies of language, history and art.

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>French cooking classes</p>

French cooking classes

<p>Summer visit at Chantilly Chateau</p>

Summer visit at Chantilly Chateau

<p>Fall trip to the Versailles Gardens</p>

Fall trip to the Versailles Gardens

<p>Summer tour of Monet’s gardens and the castle of La Roche-Guyon</p>

Summer tour of Monet’s gardens and the castle of La Roche-Guyon