CUPA Paris - Study Abroad

Paris - Study Abroad


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About CUPA

CUPA is a rigorous immersion program enhanced by personalized methodology and language-mentoring and by the extensive academic, cultural and personal resources provided to its students. A mutually demanding and rewarding relationship exists between CUPA and its participants, based on interaction, dedication, and individual advising, and common values of respect, responsibility, and independence.

CUPA offers semester, year, and summer programs.

Matthew Marchand, Oberlin College & ConservatoryI think either just by chance, by some kind of manipulation of reality by perception on my part, or just by the incredibly hard work of the CUPA faculty as well as my peers in the program, I had an incredible time in Paris, and that is in basically every facet of my stay. From my host family, who are incredibly open, interesting, welcoming people, to classes, which have changed my outlook in fundamental ways, to the support and community that CUPA provided, I feel enriched. I look forward to coming back to France.

CUPA Students

The high standards of the CUPA program are consistent with the outstanding caliber and potential 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. All students must sign a pledge to speak exclusively in French while on the program.; at CUPA, during all program-sponsored activities, and in their homestays.

Joseph Shaikewitz, Johns Hopkins UniversityI really appreciated the amount of independence CUPA students have and knowing that the staff is there to help with no matter what, whenever needed.

Participating Colleges and Universities

  • Amherst College
  • Bard College
  • Bates College
  • Baylor University
  • Bennington College
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Carleton College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Colby College
  • Drew University
  • Fordham University

  • Georgetown University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kenyon College
  • Macalester College
  • Northwestern University
  • Oberlin College
  • Pomona College
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College
  • Reed College

  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Denver
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Villanova University
  • Wellesley College
  • Willamette University
  • Williams College
  • Yale University


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