A unique approach to study
abroad in Paris for advanced
students.

What sets us apart

Our French Language Center

Even for advanced students of French, the path to fluency can feel daunting. CUPA’s French Language Center makes that process compelling and engaging by providing students with the tools to take ownership of their progress.

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A Strong Orientation Program

The intensive Orientation program provides an introduction to French methodology and the French academic mindset, while giving students a head start on advancing their linguistic skills in the immersion context. Meetings on practical matters, housing, safety and cultural life also take place during Orientation, as well as activities within and outside of Paris.

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Methodology Support

Because the French educational system is very different from what American students are used to, CUPA provides Methodology Support throughout the semester. This includes an intensive pre-session course, in addition to regular contact hours once the academic year begins.

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Individualized Advising

During every step of the academic process, CUPA works closely with students to ensure a rich intellectual experience that is in keeping with their home university’s requirements. Advising takes into account the student’s level of fluency, academic background, special interest and strengths.

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Dynamic Student Body

The CUPA program’s high standards are consistent with the outstanding caliber of its student body. Applicants are selected according to their individual profiles and French language skills, and form a community of diverse, talented and motivated individuals. They are well-prepared intellectually and linguistically and seek an in-depth experience as well as a high-quality academic program during their semester, year, or summer in Paris.

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Special Curricula

Students with particular interests are encouraged to build their course selection around a specific theme or field of study in all areas, including the fine and performing arts. They receive individualized help in finding the resources needed to pursue their interests (specialized libraries, seminars, conferences…) The program also provides the necessary framework for students to engage in independent study projects, if approved by their home university.

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A day in the life of Caleb Codding

I do not want to write about just one day in my Parisian life because even that would take ages, with every moment stretched out like they were for me. I do want to convey just how meaningful those moments were to...
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Alex Corey on rue Montorgeuil

Alexandra Corey's Summer in Paris

One of the benefits of choosing CUPA is the opportunity to conduct independent research in addition to regular coursework. During the summer of 2014, Alexandra Corey took advantage of her time in Paris to conduct work on her thesis by taking advantage...
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