Apply to CUPA Summer

Application Procedure

CUPA Summer

Applications are considered for acceptance as they are received. Applying early is highly recommended. Late applications will be considered if space allows.

March 15, 2024:  deadline for Summer 2024 applicants

Via our online application form, you will provide us with the information we need in order to review your candidacy. Fill in this form carefully and completely. Please note that you can save your application while in progress, and return to finish it later.

As part of the online application, you will be asked to submit a variety of additional materials (personal statement, ID photos, etc.). Before starting your application, read through the list below to be aware of what documents you will be asked to provide.

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Application fee: $50 

Application Materials


Required for all applicants


You will be asked to upload a transcript from your current university (if you are a transfer student, please also upload your transcript from your previous university). We accept unofficial transcripts as long as they include the following information:

  • Name and address of the school
  • Student’s name
  • Dates of attendance
  • Names of individual courses completed
  • Number of contact hours per week for each course
  • Length of the term
  • Grade or evaluation received for each course
  • Grading scale (i.e.: A = Excellent, F = Failure) or a description of the grading system
  • Courses currently enrolled in (which will of course, not have a grade yet)

Please make sure that your upload is in PDF format, and that it shows your academic record sequentially by semester (not by graduation requirements, or requirements fulfilled/not fulfilled).

If your school is sending your transcript directly to our Admissions Office, please upload a place-holder document with your name, and the name/contact information of the office submitting the transcript.

Official paper transcripts sent directly from your school should be sent to the following address:
P.O. Box 9611
North Amherst, MA 01059

Official e-transcripts should be sent to :


Required for all applicants


You will be asked to fill out the contact information for two recommenders:

  • French Professor Recommendation
  • Study Abroad Office approval

An email will be sent to these two individuals with a link to a recommendation form.  Please be sure to double check your recommender name and email address, as the email will be sent as soon as you input/confirm that information (not after you have completed the entire application).

Personal Statement

Required for all applicants


You will be asked to submit an essay in French which answers the following question: Décrivez vos raisons de vouloir étudier en immersion à Paris en citant vos principaux objectifs académiques et personnels. Expliquez la façon dont vous pensez vous adapter à une nouvelle culture. (500-750 mots, écrit en français)