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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, French Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Accounting, Advertising, Agriculture, Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Communications, Design, Economics, Entrepreneurship, European Studies, Fashion Design, Film, International Business, International Relations, Internships, Journalism, Media Studies, Photography, Political Science, Service Learning, Sociology, Tourism, Urban Studies, Writing Program Type: Internship Abroad, Study Abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

Business + Culture


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Program Overview

Put your French language skills and entrepreneurial spirit to work in the City of Light! Designed for students interested in international business, Parisian culture, and the French language, our Business + Culture program offers you the opportunity to recognize and adapt to varied cultural norms related to business while earning credits toward your degree.  

When class is in session, you’ll enroll in electives at CIEE Paris and take business courses at one of our esteemed partner universities, EDC Paris Business School and ISC Paris Business School. Students who have taken four or more semesters of French (or equivalent) will have the option to take courses in French, but no language course is required for admission to this program. Outside the classroom, coursework will be complemented by exciting overnight excursions and day trips to local businesses and cultural sites to explore all Paris has to offer.

Unique Experiences


while visiting La Défense, the business district of Grand Paris


by visiting Station F, the world’s largest startup campus coaching 1,000+ startups


in Paris’ business district, which is reflected in its numerous skyscrapers

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Excursions & Activities

  • Learn the nuances of the City of Light through a guided tour of Paris  
  • Explore the hidden corners of Parisian culture, art, and society through weekly extracurricular activities 
  • See the Mona Lisa with your own eyes at the Louvre Museum 
  • Visit the theaters, cafés, and luxury shops of the Champs-Élysées    
  • Treat yourself to fresh baguettes and croissants at every boulangerie and take a stroll in the gorgeous squares and parks that line the city 
  • Learn about cheesemaking from a local cheese monger and taste a variety of their products    
  • Test their skills as a nose at the Fragonard Perfume Museum and learn about the history of perfume-making in southern France    
  • Take a stroll in the Montparnasse neighborhood, learning about the area’s influence on art and literature, and stop for a crêpe at the end of the visit 


A for-credit internship (in English) allows students the opportunity to gain practical work experience in a local company within a variety of industry sectors. In addition to the on-site business experience, students participating in an internship program have a CIEE weekly classroom component, which provides academic support to their practical experience.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Three-day orientation – an introduction to French culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel protection included


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