University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Fall 2024: Paris, France - English program

Program Dates August 26, 2024 - December 15, 2024 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed.

Program Overview Program Quick Facts
Min GPA 2.5
Visa Required/Fee Yes / additonal cost
Internships Offered/Fee Yes / $700 additonal cost
Move-in Date 8/26/24
Orientation 8/27 - 8/30
Add/Drop 9/6/24 (last day)
Last Day of Classes 12/5/24 (Final 12/7-12/13)
Move-out Date 12/15/24

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 10-13 weeks (3-4 months) to process a passport.

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 CEA but are ultimately responsible for obtaining their own visa.

Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program for information about COVID-19 related travel requirements and policies for UD study abroad.

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.

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.

France Interest Meeting Recording - CEA CAPA

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 CAPA Study Abroad, the provider organization which offers courses to U.S. students at its Paris center in the Marais district. CEA CAPA'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.

Housing includes two options with internet access at both: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 pay per load, with all bedding and towels provided. Apartments: 2-3 students in each bedroom with 2-4 students per apartment. In addition to a shared bathroom and kitchenette, apartments also have a common living room. All bed linens and towels are provided. Students can expect a commute of 30-45 minutes via public transportation to their courses and the CEA CAPA Center regardless of which housing option they choose. All housing includes internet access.

Experiential Learning
Internships are credit-bearing and available for an additional cost of $700 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.

Volunteer opportunities are available at a variety of organizations throughout Paris; interested students should inquire with CEA CAPA staff upon arrival about these possibilities.

The Program Fee includes housing, ground transportation from Charles de Gaulle 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.

CEA CAPA 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.

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.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. 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. The courses below have been pre-approved for UD students participating on this program. Although these courses may be offered in Paris during Fall Semester, the final course list is typically not announced until late May. The courses below 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). One French course OR COMM 263 is required, in addition to 3-4 other courses.

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.
ART 180-073: Digital Photography for Non-Majors (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PHT 301 Photography in Paris
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ARTH 228-070: Modern Art Since 1900 (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ARH 330 - 20th Century Art: A History of Modernism
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
ARTH 239-095: Art and Architecture in Europe (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ARH 420 - History of Paris: An Architectural Perspective
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
ARTH 367-070: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ARH 430 19th Century Art: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
BMEG 230-070: Circuits, Signals and Systems for Biomedical Applications (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ENGR 340 - Electrical Circuits
BUAD 364-070: Business Administration in Practice (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INT 423 International Internship: the Multicultural Workplace
BUAD 384-072: Global Business Environment (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUS 320 International Business
CIEG 211-070: Statics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ENGR 380 Statics
COMM 167-071: Media and Democracy in the Digital Age (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MED 370 Media and Democracy in the Digital Age
COMM 263-070: Communicative Behavior and Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 340 Communication and Global Competence
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Multicultural
  • Global Studies Minor
COMM 267-071: Mass Media and the Fashion Industry (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 321 Mass Media and the Fashion Industry
FASH 224-070: Clothing Design and Production: 1600 to the Edwardian Period (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ARH 361 Haute Couture in Paris: History of Style & Fashion
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
FREN 105-070: French I: Elementary (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FRE 102 Beginning French II
FREN 106-070: French II: Elementary/Intermediate (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FRE 201 Intermediate French I
FREN 107-070: French III: Intermediate (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FRE 202 Intermediate French II
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
FREN 167-070: Beginning French (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FRE 101 Beginning French I
FREN 305-071: French Conversation and Composition (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FRE 301 Advanced French
HOSP 464-071: International Hospitality Internship (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INT 423 International Internship: the Multicultural Workplace
LLCU 208-075: Contemporary France I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CUL 350 CDG French Civilization and Culture
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
MATH 243-070: Analytic Geometry and Calculus C (4 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MATH 245 CDG Calculus III
MATH 302-070: Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MATH 350 CDG Differential Equations
MEEG 241-070: Thermodynamics section 070 and 070D (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ENGR 281 CDG Thermodynamics
PHIL 204: World Religions (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: REL 310 World Religions
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
  • Multicultural
POSC 309-070: Political Culture by Country: France (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POL 362 Current Political Issues in France
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
  • Global Studies Minor
POSC 409-100: Topics in World Politics: Globalization: Politics, Culture & Governance (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IRS 331 Globalization: Politics, Culture & Governance
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Global Studies Minor
POSC 445: Human Rights and World Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POLS 350 Human Rights: Universal Principles in World Politics
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Global Studies Minor
POSC 464-070: Internship in Political Science and International Relations: Paris - English Program (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INT 423 International Internship: the Multicultural Workplace
UNIV 362-072: Experiential Learning (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INT 423 International Internship: the Multicultural Workplace
UNIV 373-017: Study Abroad - Paris English (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$7,300.00$19,595.00
Final Program Fee$12,150.00$12,150.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account $19,450.00$31,745.00
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.

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 IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*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.

Contact Information:
Desirae Wright
Study Abroad Coordinator
121 E Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE, 19716

Submit Program Application by 5pm on March 10, 2024
Recommendation also due by 5pm on March 10, 2024
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: March 20, 2024

Interest Meetings:
02/22/2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM,

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