CUPA is an independent study abroad program for students seeking a challenging academic experience in Paris.

CUPA responds to the Covid-19 pandemic

CUPA is carefully monitoring the Covid-19 outbreak and constantly adapting policy and protocols to support the health and safety of our students.


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Our Programs

CUPA Immersion

CUPA’s flagship program was designed to give students an authentic French university experience while providing them with logistical, administrative and personal support thus allowing them to focus on their academic success. CUPA students have the freedom to curate their curricula from an extensive body of course offerings available at our many partner institutions.


CUPA Summer

A challenging six-week immersion program in Paris providing intensive work in French language, a selection of content courses and permanent contact with the French language and culture. CUPA Summer is open to students with previous background in French and strong motivation. Classes are held at CUPA, next to the Luxembourg gardens, within walking distance to the Latin Quarter.


CUPA Art & Design
at Paris College of Art

Alongside CUPA’s traditional French immersion program, a new track, CUPA Art & Design, is now offered in partnership with Paris College of Art, a NASAD accredited school of art and design. CUPA Art & Design offers students the unique opportunity to pursue a full-time program of art and design studies, tailored to fit their academic requirements, as well as their personal and artistic interests.


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Black Lives Matter

We want to thank Erica Dugué and our students for speaking up and challenging us when we remained silent as the world stood up against racial injustice and police violence. We believe that Black lives matter. In our letter of response, we...
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Paris à distance

Because of the Covid-19 epidemic, the French government has officially put in place confinement measures for the whole of France. One of the happy side effects of these temporary closures has been the virtual access to some of the world’s most prestigious...