Paris Group


Core Courses (in English):

  • History 393: Seminar in French History with – 3 hours; syllabus available upon request
  • MIS 393: Christianity and French Culture – 3 hours; syllabus available upon request
  • Art 252: Art History, Renaissance to present – 3 hours; syllabus available upon request

Additional Course options

All students must take one of the following two options

  • Internship/field study (in field of choice, e.g. art, music, history, media, business, etc.) – 3 or 6 hrs
  • French language intensive*  – 3, 6, or 9 hours credit

Further course options: 

  • an Asbury University online course – 3 hrs (titles available on request)
  • Directed Study Studio Art
  • Art 392/492 Directed Study Art History – 3 hrs; independent research in art history.  Prior art history required

French language course credit

Through a special arrangement with Asbury University, students who take French language for course credit receive their instruction at École l'Étoile language school in a curricular process monitored by Asbury University’s Ancient and Modern Languages Department.

Just blocks from campus, this higher-education institution has offered French classes for foreigners since 1970, serving students from more than 125 countries. The school offers incomparable experience in teaching French language to foreign students.  Instructors work alongside students to place them in the appropriate level of instruction and enrich their understanding of the French language and culture over the course of the semester. 

Important Dates 2015:

March 13 - Applications due
March 23 - Applicants notified of acceptance
April 3 - Nonrefundable housing deposit due
August 31 - First day of classes
September 7 - Internships may begin
November 20 - Last day of classes/internships
November 23 - Student Housing Check-out

Program Cost:

The Paris Semester program is highly affordable. Students pay the same per-credit-hour rate as on-campus students. They also pay an Off-Campus Program Course Fee which includes room and board. This includes a full semester (15 credits) of tuition, dormitory lodging in the Old Paris sector of the St. Germain, breakfast and dinner on weekdays, supervision by both Asbury faculty and English-speaking residence hall directors, and wifi throughout the dormitory and classroom facilities.

The only additional cost paid by the student is the travel expenses to and from Paris, and any other personal expenses (local travel/excursions, shopping, additional food, etc.). Lastly, in addition to the full course load, students can enroll in French language classes offered at $1000 per 3-credit course.


Paris Program
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