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ISA Paris, France: Intensive French Language - Intensive Month
Paris, France
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
January Interim
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Program Sponsor: International Studies Abroad 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
 Minimum GPA:
 Program Type:
 Language of Instruction:
 Housing Options:
Dormitory, Homestay with family, Other
 Program Provider:
 Areas of Study:
 Additional Prerequisites:
Academic Good Standing, Dean of Students Approval
 Add'l App Required:
 Additional Fees:
$150 IPO Administrative Fee
Program Description:
We Are Study Abroad

  • Not included on Intensive Month programs

  • Official transcript from host university
  • Tuition at host university
  • Room and board
  • Tutorial assistance
  • Full-time resident staff
  • Medical insurance
  • Internet access
  • Student services
  • Cultural activities
  • On-site ISA office
  • Language exchange (depending on the session)
  • Visa support
  • Pre-departure advising
  • On-site cultural and academic orientation


Intensive French Language

The Catholic University of Paris

Intensive Month
The intensive month session is offered at beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior French language levels. The Intensive French language session consists of 21 hours of class per week for the January and February sessions. These sessions concentrate on grammatical structures and communication skills. The intensive month may be completed as an individual program, or it serves well as a precursor to the Winter Semester programs in order to further strengthen students' language skills. Participants are in the classroom with Americans and other international students.

Minimum Grade Requirement
  • Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
Minimum Admissions Prerequisites
  • For beginning, intermediate, high intermediate, advanced, and superior level French speakers. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and must be at least 18 years of age.

    *All students must take a two part French language placement exam, one portion before departure for the program and the other upon arrival in Paris. The exam will indicate each student's language proficiency level, and will determine the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll.

    Please use the following only as a guideline to determine what each student's language level may be. Each semester/quarter is of COLLEGE-LEVEL French or the equivalent of:

    0-3 Semesters/0-5 Quarters = Beginning level
    4-5 Semesters/6-8 Quarters = Intermediate
    6-7 Semesters/9-11 Quarters = High Intermediate
    8-9 Semesters/12-14 Quarters = Advanced
    Fluent/Native Speaker = Superior

    Please note that a student's French language level in France may be lower than his/her level in the U.S.

Course Information
Course Disclaimer
  • Course placement is often based on a placement test administered on-site
  • There may be mandatory prerequisites for some of the courses offered
  • For a specific list of course prerequisites, please refer to the course listing/course descriptions for this program on the ISA website
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2014 07/15/2014** Rolling Admission 08/25/2014 09/25/2014
January Interim 2015 10/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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