I would say the most valuable experience was the people I met there, and all that I learned from them, not only about France and the French language but also about life. I hope to keep in contact with my professors and with the CUPA staff for a long time, because the conversations I had with them were invaluable. CUPA is one of the strongest organizations I have ever had the fortune of participating with.
– Alexandra Corey, Reed College
Studying abroad is a unique experience that opens up many opportunities to students. And yet, for many, studying abroad for a full semester or year can prove difficult because of major requirements, budget or time. With these students in mind, we developed CUPA Summer, a challenging six-week immersion program in Paris that combines intensive course-work in French language, a selection of content courses and a rich cultural and gastronomical program.
CUPA Summer is open to motivated students with a background in French. Classes are held at CUPA, which is located down the street from the Luxembourg gardens and within walking distance of the Quartier Latin. Research facilities include study areas, a computer room at the center, and access to the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand as well as numerous other libraries (Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris, Beaubourg, etc.). Students take 2 full-semester credit courses (60 contact hours each, for a total of 120 contact hours) and are required to speak French at all times.