BU’s five Paris programs make the most of France’s capital city. The spring semester Paris Management Internship Program, offered in conjunction with the University of Paris IX-Dauphine, consists of three courses taken at Dauphine, plus an academic internship (which will most likely fulfill a liberal arts level B requirement). Placement in one of the two academic tracks offered depends on the amount of college-level French classes the student has already taken.

  • Track I: Zero to 5 semesters of college-level French
  • Track II: Minimum of six semesters of college-level French
  • Priority will be given to students enrolled in a French language course within the year preceding their semester in Paris.
  • Admissions requirements for all programs
Students are enrolled at the University of Paris IX-Dauphine and have access to Dauphine facilities and services. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn 16 Boston University credits. Students receive BU Questrom School of Business credit for management courses taken in this program.

BU Questrom School of Business students should refer to Questrom’s lists of pre-approved courses before applying.

Track I is designed for students with no previous French language or who have completed through fourth- or fifth-semester French. Students must enroll in one French language course and two courses in English (Management or Liberal Arts courses). The internship placement and all internship course requirements will be conducted in English. For students who have completed four to five semesters of French, the internship placement and course will be conducted in French.

Track II is designed for more advanced students who have completed through six or more semesters of college-level French. Track II includes the internship course, a course on France or Europe, and two elective courses. The internship placement and course will be conducted in French. Students must take at least one of their elective courses in French.

The Global Learning Experience: An Online Course

Students in all Fall and Spring programs have the opportunity to enroll in The Global Learning Experience at no additional cost.

  • CAS IP101: The Global Learning Experience (1 credit)
    • All program participants have the opportunity to make the most of their semester abroad with The Global Learning Experience, a self-paced, Pass/Fail course with brief readings and experiential assignments that accompany them while living and studying in a country and culture different from their own. Students post their work, experiences and observations to an online platform to trace and articulate their achievements abroad from an academic, personal and professional standpoint. The course links students with the faculty instructors as well as peers studying on other BU Study Abroad programs around the world. Students earn one credit in addition to the total program credits mentioned below at no additional cost.

Local Homestay or University Dormitory

  • Room setup for homestays: Individual bedrooms in local family home. Each room has a bed, a desk, and some storage space. Linens are provided and washed regularly. Kitchen access is not guaranteed. Students will have the ability to reheat food.
  • Room setup for residence hall: Single rooms, shared bathrooms with hall. Shared kitchen in basement.
  • Board not included; homestay students eat 1 meal/week with family. No stipend.
  • Students may eat at the cafeteria.
  • Host families provide laundry, internet. There are laundry facilities at the residence hall.
  • There are gyms at the university and in town, but may be expensive. Students can study at the BU Paris Center. Many students study at home, as university libraries have more restricted hours than in the US.
  • Spring Semester: early January to late May

Please note: This program is only offered during the spring semester.

  • Spring Semester: October 1