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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Term-long Academic Level: Undergraduate
Required GPA: 3.0 Living Arrangements: Homestay
Language of Instruction: French Liberal Studies Domain: EL, SCBI
Study Abroad Contact: Cara Miller How COVID-19 could impact this program or your study abroad plans: Please see the Study Abroad COVID-19 page for more information.
Program Description:


In conjunction with the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), DePaul offers an opportunity for advanced French majors and minors to study in Paris. Students have the option of studying either during the academic year or during the Winter and Spring quarters in this beautiful city.

This rigorous program allows juniors and seniors to enroll in courses at the IES Paris Center and one of the following institutions: l'Institut Catholique, l'Universite de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), l'Universite de Paris VIII (Vincennes-Saint Denis), the Ecole de Psychologues Praticiens, Academie de la Croix Nivert, l'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris/Alfred Cortot or Paris Marais Dance School. All courses are taught in French so that the students can increase verbal and written proficiency. Students studying for an entire year may also apply for a credit-bearing internship with a French company or organization.

The IES Paris Center is located on rue Daguerre, one of the city's oldest market streets near the Montparnasse train station and within walking distance of the Latin Quarter. The neighborhood surrounding the Center is a lively residential area, bustling with cafes, restaurants, theaters and shops. IES Paris is committed to encouraging students' integration into the French community and to developing their understanding of the French language and people.

 

Institute for the International Education of Students

Students are enrolled in at IES Paris Center and one of the French universities, like the Sorbonne! All courses are taught in the target language.

DePaul students must register for a minimum of five courses per semester. Each course will count as 6 DePaul credits. Please refer to the course and credit structure chart below:

 
Term: Fall Winter Spring
Credit hours for Academic Year students =
60 credit hours total
3 courses worth 6 credit hours each = 18 credit hours 3 courses worth 6 credit hours each = 18 credit hours 4 courses worth 6 credit hours each = 24 credit hours
Credit hours for Winter-Spring students =
30 credit hours total
  3 courses worth 6 credit hours each = 18 credit hours 2 courses worth 6 credit hours each = 12 credit hours

Paris, France To search for IES Course offerings, please click here, then click on "Academics" and then "Courses" to view a list of IES courses available.

While the course listings for other French universities are not published until after students arrive in Paris, students may consult past listings as guides. IES classes begin immediately after an on-site orientation.

To see how courses would count at DePaul, return to the top of this page and click the link to "Courses Offered."

Students participating in this program during the Spring of their senior year should be aware that overseas grades may not receive their degree conferral until August. While Study Abroad will do everything they can to expedite the process, we usually do not receive the overseas transcripts early enough for a June graduation conferral.

DePaul French Majors and Minors:

Year-long program
Students on the year-long program at IES will be taking a total of 10 courses, 5 of which may be applied to their French Major or Minor (provided the courses are level B1 and above). The remaining courses might fulfill various learning domains or other major/minor requirements. They can also simply be counted as general electives.

Note that the 5 French courses taken on a year-long program that may be applied to the French major or Minor will generate more than 5 courses worth of credit (30 vs. 20); the remaining 10 credits should be used towards the fulfillment of domain requirements, if possible, or applied to general electives, as appropriate. Excess study abroad and transfer credit (e.g. more than four credits per FCH class) cannot be added up to count towards another FCH course requirement.

Semester-long program
Students on the semester-long program at IES will be taking a total of 5 courses, 3 of which may be applied to their French Major or Minor (provided the courses are level B1 and above). The remaining courses might fulfill various learning domains or other major/minor requirements. They can also simply be counted as general electives. Note that the 3 French courses taken on a semester-long basis that may be applied to the French Major or Minor will likely generate more than 3 courses worth of credit; the remaining credits might be used towards the fulfillment of domain requirements, if possible, or applied to general electives, as appropriate. Excess study abroad and transfer credit (e.g. more than four credits per FCH class) cannot be added up to count towards another FCH course requirement.

Note that the 3 French courses taken on a semester-long basis that may be applied to the French Major or Minor will generate more than 3 courses worth of credit (18 vs. 12); the remaining 6 credits should be used towards the fulfillment of domain requirements, if possible, or applied to general electives, as appropriate.

Students interested in a language major or minor should review this degree progress video and contact the Department of Modern Languages advisor to verify how the courses through this program could potentially satisfy language major or minor requirements.

Visit the Modern Language Option page for more information on how you can substitute a sequence of three courses in the same language for three domain courses.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change at a host institution, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.

Excursions
IES Paris sponsors a number of field trips that complement formal classroom learning. Three or four day-long field trips are offered each term including locations such as Giverny, Reims, and Lille (locations are subject to change and depend on the term). The cost of these excursions is included in the program fee, but no refunds are given to students who do not participate. Optional excursions may be arranged at a later date and students who participate in these will share the cost if there is one. Students are also encouraged to participate in the multiple excursions throughout the city organized by IES. These excursions are meant to help students see parts of Paris that they might not venture to on their own.

Application
Eligible students will have at least a 3.0 GPA and have completed at least two 300-level French courses at DePaul with minimum grades of B-. Priority is given to students taking French courses the quarter prior to their departure. To apply to this program, students must submit to DePaul Study Abroad two (2) academic recommendation forms from faculty familiar with your academic work (both must be from French language instructors).

 

Housing contributes greatly to the quality of the overall study abroad and cultural experience. The program arranges housing in French homes, which are screened and approved by an IES Paris staff member. Students indicate on a questionnaire any needs or preferences, which IES will accommodate as best as possible. Participants take a daily breakfast and three evening meals per week with the host. Other meals can be taken at university cafeterias and inexpensive restaurants in the area.
 

All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the student's regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Click for the Academic Year program fee or the Winter-Spring program fee for your program. Read the details carefully to understand exactly what is included. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines. Students are also encouraged to speak with the DePaul financial aid office for more information about financing their study abroad experience.

 

DePaul Study Abroad is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and this program is currently moving forward. If the program is canceled prior to departure, students will be refunded 100% of the program fee and withdrawn from any associated classes with no penalty or tuition charges. Study Abroad has also modified the standard Withdrawal Policy, and any students who commit to this program and decide to withdraw 90+ days prior to the program start date will not be charged any withdrawal fees. For more information, go to the DePaul Study Abroad COVID-19 Updates page.
 

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students on the Paris IES program DO need a visa. To find out more information about the visa process for your select country(ies), visit our Visa Information Page. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.
 

Contact program alumni to learn about the student experience:
 
Name Email Term Attended
Cora Kinney corajane84@gmail.com Winter-Spring 2019
Emma Littel-Jensen emmalitteljensen@gmail.com Winter-Spring 2019
Jessica Muskat jmuskatdepaul@gmail.com Winter-Spring 2019

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/01/2021 03/01/2021 TBA TBA