International Education

Paris, France

Overview

This program is offered through the organization CUPA (Center for University Programs Abroad) and offers an advanced immersion experience.  Emphasis is on the experience of studying and living in Paris.  Up to three, one-semester placements, per academic year will be approved for this program.  See the Explore All Programs page for other French language programs.

To apply for the CUPA program you must submit two applications.

  1. The first application is an essay sent via email as an attachment to the French Department Chair. Your essay should be about why you are interested in participating in the CUPA program. The French Department - CUPA deadline is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013.
  2. The second application is the universal study abroad application submitted to the Office of International Education, Matthews Academic Commons.  This is the application that all students applying to study abroad on a Willamette program must complete. For more information about the general application process please see our "How to Apply" webpage.  The deadline for this application is Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4 pm.

Academics

Students enroll in courses at Parisian universities and have the option of enrolling in courses at the CUPA center as well. All studies are conducted in French.  Students should be committed to being fully immersed in the culture and language in studies and in their living situation.

Housing

Students have the option of homestay or making their own living arrangements.

Dates

The CUPA program is available during both the fall and spring semesters. Fall semester starts mid September and ends in mid January; spring semester starts mid January and concludes at the end of May. A full year program is not an option as a Willamette Sponsored program.

Cost

Please see the Willamette Sponsored Programs Cost Matrix for detailed explanation of the cost of each program.  If considering the program in Paris talk to an OIE advisor about the French Visa application process during your advising session.

Other Information

This program is available for up to three students for one semester each, per academic year.  The Willamette University French Department will nominate students for participation according to French Department policies. Final approval for study abroad will then be determined by the Off-Campus Studies Committee through the regular Willamette Study Abroad application process.

Information on other French language Willamette Sponsored Study Abroad programs can be found on the Explore All Programs page under France, Angers, Switzerland, and Canada location links.