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CIEE: Summer Open Campus in Paris, France (Third Party) (Summer)

The Program

This summer, make Paris your own, and bathe in the culture of one of Europe’s most enchanting cities.

The Summer Open Campus program at the CIEE Global Institute- Paris is designed to improve your knowledge not just of France and French language and culture, but also a wide range of subjects that address Europe and the world as a whole.

Study abroad in Paris this summer and take small, stimulating classes with personalized instruction that will give you a learning experience to match your interests and academic goals.

The CIEE Global Institute – Paris is less than a minute away from the Grands Boulevards, a 10-minute walk to the Palais Royal, and a 15-minute walk to the Louvre. The institute has 5 classrooms, student space, a computer area for student use, in addition to staff offices. Paris offers some of the greatest sites in the world: Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, the Palace de Versailles, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower to name a few.

The Academics

The summer Open Campus program is designed for students who want to improve their knowledge of French language and culture, while learning about Paris and France through classes, activities, and excursions; or those who wish to explore certain focused themes including philosophy, art history, Francophone culture, and disability studies.

Students take one language or content course each session. Most content courses are taught in English, with a few taught in French. A language placement exam is administered electronically prior to departure to place students in the appropriate language course and establish the correct level to participate in French-taught classes.

Visit this page for a list of available courses:

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

The Experience

Study abroad students typically live at an international student residence hall on the periphery of the city. Students share a twin-bed room with another CIEE Student, with a shared kitchen, gym and pool. Meals are not provided, but kitchens are available in the dorm, and food markets are within walking distance. There are also a very limited number of homestays available.

The Paris Open Campus summer co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and field trips are meant to support learning goals of the program by providing you with a number of different opportunities to become exposed to a variety of aspects of the Parisian and French cultures. Overall, the different activities and excursions give you meaningful opportunities to identify and reflect on local values and traditions in one of the most emblematic urban centers in the world. Additionally, participation in different program organized activities and trips allow you to evaluate and compare some of the distinct elements of regional diversity within France and appreciate the complexity of French society in a reflective manner.


Certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

Budget Sheets: Summer
The Details

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/20/2018 02/27/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Humanities, Arts
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.5