Academics

Asbury’s Paris Semester provides a full, 13-18 credit hour semester of a liberal arts education, focusing on modern and contemporary history and culture, with emphasis on global contributions stemming from France.

Participants do not need to come to Paris with prior French language fluency but are required to either to take French language courses for university credit while in Paris or participate in an internship placing them in context in the city.

The program will be especially attractive to students of modern history; the visual arts; communications and media; international communication and business; French and Francophone culture; and French language.  All students, regardless of major, benefit from competencies acquired by the challenges of living and working abroad in a major international cosmopolitan center while obtaining a semester of liberal arts credit.  An attractive draw of this program is it's internship component, which for most AU students means that they can receive their internship credit.  Regardless of your major or interest, staff at Paris Semester will work with you to secure an internship that aligns with your field of interest.

Courses will regularly incorporate site visits. Paris houses the largest art collections in the world, for example, so regular trips to the Louvre, Pompidou Center and other important cultural centers will be a regular part of the educational experience in the Paris Semester.

Students will benefit from the unique opportunity of living abroad in a program designed to support Asbury University’s mission of equipping men and women for lives of learning, leadership and service.

This program is open to both Asbury traditional undergraduate students as well as qualifying students from any other accredited college or university in the U.S. Students must but a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and have completed at least two semesters of academic work.