Spend a summer in the iconic city of Paris, France with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at the Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises (ILCF), a department of the highly respected Catholic University of Paris. Located in the 6th district, near the Luxembourg Palace and Gardens, close to the mythic Saint-Germain-des-Prés, ILCF welcomes 2,500 students every year.
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||Rec. Semester Credits
| Fall, Spring or
| Open to High School Graduate, First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior Minimum of 2.0 GPA
|| Up to 10
Where You'll Study
The Institut Catholique de Paris is a well-known and highly respected private institute approved and recognized by the French Ministry of Education. It offers professional training in three areas: Literature and Language, Science and Engineering, and Theology. It welcomes 2,500 students every year from all over the world who want to learn French. Academic credit for the elective courses taught in English is awarded by Fairfield University. In 2020 Fairfield and AIFS partnered to develop a school of record relationship that will allow academic credit to be available for both Fairfield and non-Fairfield students. Course syllabi and faculty credentials are reviewed and approved by Fairfield University. The French Culture Program is taught in English and is based at the AIFS Study Center. Courses meet for 45 hours and are recommended for 3 credits. Academic credit for the courses taught in English is awarded by Fairfield University.
What Makes AIFS Abroad different?
Professional development is at the foundation of our preparation for participants' time abroad. We utilize the CliftonStrengths assessment as a tool to help all participants understand themselves better, provide a vocabulary around their natural talents, and deepen the impact of their experience abroad.
Access, Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity (AIDE)
As an organization we are committed to ensuring all identities are able to thrive in an inclusive global educational environment. Everyone has a complex identity, and the different aspects of your identity are important when deciding on a program and location. Review our Social Identity Pages to assist you when selecting a program that best fits your interests and needs.
AIDE General Social Identity Resources
We are the first education abroad provider to sign on with the
Climate Action Network for International Educators (CANIE.)
Focused on making education abroad carbon neutral we include
carbon offsets for all participant's return flights, environmental
education connecting students on the ground to environmental
projects, and making our own business practices more
- Pre-departure advising
- Onsite Resident Director
- Cultural & Social
- Excursions & day trips
- Carbon offsets
- and more
EXCURSIONS COULD INCLUDE
- Normandy and Brittany (Add on)
- Châteaux of the Loire Valley (Add on)
- and more.
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
- Group flight package
- Airport transfer
- Additional excursions
SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
AIFS funding, combined with other sources of financial support students can access, will help make international education goals attainable. Find out more about what we have to offer.
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