The question isn’t “should you?” think about studying in Paris–it’s “why wouldn’t you?” think about it.
Look up “frisson” in the dictionary and you might find a picture of someone on a BU Paris program. That’s just the way Paris is—an exciting mélange of sights, sounds, and sensory delights that never fails to work its magic on students.
Even the academic experience is rich: Courses are taught in French. The city’s many museums often serve as glorious classrooms. And with a carefully crafted internship, students can immerse themselves in Parisian life even further.
The Boston University Paris Academic Center, which includes administrative offices and classrooms, is located in the fifteenth arrondissement, within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower. Students live in French households, the option many students say is the way to go, or in student housing at the Fondation des Etats-Unis, a residence hall in the Cité Universitaire international student complex. Visit the BU Paris website.
Class trips and cultural excursions range from museum visits to conference speakers and from wine tastings to cooking classes.
Programs in Paris
After spending two weeks in West Africa, students move on to Paris for the final four weeks, studying the causes and effects of migration between the two sites.
Tags: Dakar, English Speaking, Summer, Undergraduate
Focus: African Studies, Anthropology, History
Sciences Po is well known for its strong programs in political science, international relations, and history, although students from other disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Tags: English Speaking, Exchange (for BU students only), French Speaking, Full Year Possible, Undergraduate
Focus: Conflict Resolution, Development Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Pre-Law
Students interested in art history, architecture, and urban studies now have the opportunity to study in both London and Paris. Through lectures and excursions, students will study the exquisite arts and architectural styles of the two cities.
Tags: English Speaking, London, Summer, Undergraduate
Focus: Art & Architecture
After completing the program’s eight-week core phase, students spend the final seven weeks in full-time internships with organizations in the greater Paris area, while also attending individual writing tutorials.
Tags: Fall, French Speaking, Internship, Spring, Undergraduate
Focus: Advertising, Business & Management, Communication, Economics, Film & Television, Finance, French Language, Health & Human Services, Hospitality Administration, International Relations, Journalism, Literature, Management Policy, Marketing, Mass Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations
Students take courses and simultaneously work at organizations in the greater Paris area.
Tags: French Speaking, Internship, Summer, Undergraduate
Focus: Advertising, Business & Management, Communication, Economics, Film & Television, French Language, Health & Human Services, Hospitality Administration, International Relations, Journalism, Management Policy, Marketing, Mass Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations
Boston University, in conjunction with the University of Paris IX-Dauphine, offers a one-semester Paris Management Internship Program. The program consists of three courses taken at Dauphine plus an academic internship.
Tags: BU students only, French Speaking, Internship, Spring, Undergraduate
Focus: Business & Management, Economics