Program Information
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Fall 2023: Paris, France - English program
August 28, 2023 - December 16, 2023
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/27/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMZoom link:
03/01/2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMRegistration Link
Program Notes
Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 8-11 weeks (2-3 months) to process a passport.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees and tuition.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.
Program Description
Study in Paris, where urban and suburban areas combine to form one of the largest and most beautiful cities in the world, where Romanesque, Gothic and Modern architecture create a skyline equally stunning by day and by night, where the basilica of Sacre-Coeur atop Montmartre overlooks 2000 years of history, and where the Seine meanders through the city highlighting the Ile de la Cite with its magnificent Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Ile des Cygnes with its smaller copy of the Statue of Liberty. Wander through the Latin Quarter and the Jardin du Luxembourg, and walk along the grand Boulevard St. Germain, where you can stop at one of the many cafes frequented by intellectuals and musicians after World War II. Discover the major open-air market and bazaar, Marche aux Puces at Porte de Clignancourt, at the end of Metro #4. Stroll along the elegant Avenue Montaigne and Rue du Faubourg St. Honore, centers of French haute couture.

The University of Delaware collaborates with CEA Study Abroad, the provider organization which offers courses to U.S. students at its Paris center in the Marais district. CEA's on-site staff make housing and excursion arrangements, manage course offerings and scheduling, inform students about local activities, and assist students if any problems arise. Wireless internet is available at the CEA Center; although there are a small number of computers for students' use, students are nevertheless highly encouraged to bring laptops.

Internships are credit-bearing and available for an additional cost of $300 to suitable applicants. Additional materials are required for internship participants (cover letter and resume--see samples downloadable at the bottom of this page). Students should be specific in their cover letter about the type of internship and host organization they are seeking so that the best possible match can be made, commensurate with the student's French language skills and the host organization's needs. Possible work areas could include finance, public relations, communication, social media content, journalism, and others. Although specific placements are not guaranteed, students go through an individualized placement process with the end result being a placement that best aligns to their goals. Students who opt for an internship enroll in a 3-credit course (e.g. COMM 364, POSC 464 etc.--see course list below) and should be prepared to intern for approximately 15 hours per week for eight weeks during the semester. Please refer to the internship guide and syllabus at the bottom of this page for more details about the placement process and general expectations.

Important: CEA requires that students have already completed 1 full year as a registered college/university student at the time of their application to the internship program (students who apply during their freshman year are not eligible to participate in an internship if they study abroad during their sophomore year). Additionally, 3-4 courses directly related to the internship field of interest or 6 weeks full time work in the field is encouraged when applying for internships.

Community Engagement (volunteer) opportunities are available at a variety of organizations throughout Paris; interested students should inquire with CEA staff upon arrival about these possibilities.

Accommodation includes two options:
  • Shared studio apartments: Apartments are populated by two U.S. students attending one of CEA's various programs in Paris and include one common living and sleeping room, bathroom, kitchenette, and washing machine, with all bedding and towels provided.
  • Residence halls: Buildings house 80-200 individuals, with rooms shared among 2-4 U.S., international, and/or French students or young professionals. Residence halls have a shared kitchen and bathroom, coin-operated laundry, and some bedding, but students must supply sheets and towels.
Students can expect a commute of 30-45 minutes via public transportation to their courses and the CEA Center regardless of which housing option they choose. All housing includes internet access.

The Program Fee includes housing, ground transportation from DeGaulle airport upon arrival with the designated time window, several group excursions and events, and international medical insurance. Students should budget additional funds for a public transportation pass, meals, free time travel, visa, and other personal expenses.

The program fee does NOT include airfare or transportation to/from U.S. airports. The program officially begins in Paris. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. Prior to departure, students will be given instructions regarding pick-up at the Paris DeGaulle airport.

Before departure, students are responsible for applying for and obtaining a visa for France and should budget approximately $350 for this process. Students will receive guidance on visa procedures by the CGPS Paris program coordinator but are ultimately responsible for obtaining their own visa.
ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.

Students must enroll in all credt-bearing courses for a grade. Only UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail.

These courses have pre-approved for UD students participating on this program. One French course OR COMM 263 is required, in addition to 3-4 other courses.

The courses listed are not guaranteed, and enrollment in specific courses can be competitive. Students should select at least 8-10 potential courses.

All course instruction is in English except for French language courses, and classes are populated by other U.S. students participating CEA's program. Students must enroll in 4-5 courses (12-15 credits) for a letter grade (no auditing or pass/fail).

Students wishing to enroll in a French course will take a preliminary placement exam online prior to departure, followed by an on-site oral examination upon arrival to finalize placement.
UNIV 373-017: Study Abroad - Paris English (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience and are required to complete a brief post-program assessment of these changes.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
The Semester in Paris is designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors regardless of major and background in French, though some knowledge of the language is beneficial, particularly for those choosing the residence hall accommodation. A minimum 2.8 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale) is required. Full-time enrollment status (12 or more credits) during the program is also required.

All students interested in the internship portion of this program must have completed a full academic year of university studies at the time of application.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by Zoom.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Fall Semester
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,200.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in early April.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early August.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$7,020.00$18,840.00
Final Program Fee$11,196.00$11,196.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$18,216.00$30,036.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
Our partner institution, CEA, offers several types of scholarships to which students can apply directly.

The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 10, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 21, 2023
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *early April
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly August
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Marie Gleason
Study Abroad Coordinator
121 East Delaware Ave, Newark, DE, 19716
File Downloads
internship guide
sample cover letter and resume
internship course syllabus
22F Paris interest meeting

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.