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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: French Field of Study: Accounting, Acting, Advertising, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Business, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communication Studies, Computer Science and Engineering, Dance, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Film and Media Arts, Geography, History, Human Rights, International Studies, Internship Abroad, Journalism, Language: Arabic, Language: French, Marketing, Markets and Culture, Math/ Statistics, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre, Women and Gender Studies
SMU Abroad Application Cycle: August 15-October 1 for Spring, November 15-March 1 for Fall
Program Description:
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Academic Programs Abroad (APA) is an independent educational organization that works closely with American universities and provides students with the opportunity to live and study in France for an academic year or semester.

The uniqueness of APA is that it offers American college students the opportunity to discover a new culture by immersing themselves in French academic, cultural, and social life. We believe that it is only through immersion, however surprising and difficult it may be sometimes, that one can master a language.

The program has been specifically designed for college students to experience complete integration into French academic life by helping them better understand and appreciate the differences between the French and the American educational systems and between American and French cultures.

APA Paris truly supports students’ personal, academic, and professional development with its well-designed program honed over 25 years of student learning.Eiffel Tower

Academic Program
  • Intensive and supportive orientation period
  • Rigorous academic program personalized to each students’ academic goals, with courses available in any discipline
  • Students take a total of five courses per semester:
    • Two mandatory in-house courses (on language and culture)
    • Three courses of choice at one or several of our esteemed affiliate Paris institutions
    • Students may choose to take a third in-house Art History course instead of one of the three outside courses
  • Exceptional academic support: tutoring, methodology, proofreading, and accommodation for learning differences
  • Meaningful two-day study tours each semester
APACultural Program
  • Organized weekly performances in the arts at historic and noteworthy Paris venues: music, theater, circus, etc. (12 per semester)
  • Weekend excursions to learn about other regions of France ( 2 weekend and 2 one day excursions)
Living Situation
  • Placement with French hosts for a truly immersive day-to-day experience
  • Assistance with independent housing, if desired, in a “foyer” (a French student residence building) for extensive acculturation with French peers
Summer Internship Option
  • Program partnership with Internships in Francophone Europe (IFE)
  • Allows students to extend time in France by staying for a two-month internship
  • Placements made to best suit students’ professional goal
Included in the Program
  • In-depth orientation
  • Courses in any discipline
  • Academic support: tutoring, methodology, proofreading
  • Study Tours
  • Weekly performances, weekend and day excursions
  • Free unlimited entry to the Louvre and other national museums
  • Airport pickup upon arrival
  • Logistical support: banks, phones, 24/7 assistance
  • Personal Liability insurance
  • Metro pass for Paris and the suburbs
For more than 25 years, APA has been designing high quality, tailor-made programs for internationally focused students. A semester abroad starts NOW!
 If you're looking for an exceptional study abroad program that ensures a genuinely authentic French experience, you can count on APA Paris.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.