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Bachelor's and Master's Programs

Academics in Paris

IAU offers intelligent, independent-minded students the opportunity to participate in a direct enroll program in Paris, France. Students study alongside other French and International students at l’Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP) or with other international students at La Sorbonne Cours de Langue et Civilisation. Grades and transcripts are certified by Paris IV and the ICP. The highest academic standards are maintained.

In the capital city of France, students enjoy true Parisian life while living and studying in the city of lights. Paris has the highest population of any city in France and is found in the Northern region of the country. Paris, the ultra-cosmopolitan capital city, is at the heart of French culture and an ideal environment in which to learn and perfect French language skills. The city has a longstanding global reputation as a mecca of art, culture, fashion, gastronomy, history, and architecture. It is a culturally, politically, and economically dynamic city with options for studying and exploring to please most anyone. Students have the options of homestays with families and an excellent program of cultural activities in classical theatre, music, and dance, as well as excursions to the Loire Valley and Mont Saint-Michel. 

Students  take courses at their host university and participate in cultural events and excursions with other IAU students in Paris enrolled at each of the other universities. Students enroll in 1 French Language course and 3-4 additional electives. (15-16 credits total)

While Direct Enroll IAU Paris students enjoy a high degree of freedom, they rely on the on-site director and assistants for advising and tutoring. The Director organizes thorough orientation sessions, language-reinforcement and specialized courses, acts on each student's behalf at the university, sees to the transmission of grades to the home institution, and maintains close contacts with the families involved in homestays. The Director and staff are among the most experienced in Paris. Please contact enroll@iau.edu for more information.

La Sorbonne: Cours de Langue et Civilisation

La Sorbonne hosts a program for beginner and intermediate level French language students in Paris available to students in the Fall, Spring or Academic Year terms. Students enroll in courses in language, culture and history with other international students from around the world. Courses are taught in English and beginner/intermediate French by Sorbonne faculty. 

L'Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP)

L'Insitut Catholique de Paris is a top institution in Paris available to students with an advanced level of French to study in the Fall, Spring or Academic Year terms. Students enroll in courses in Theology, Philosophy, Teaching, Literature, Economics, and the Social Sciences with other French and international students from around the world. Courses are taught in French by ICP faculty. 

Le Louvre and Le Jardin des Tuileries in Paris, France.