Paris Group

Program Details


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Core Courses (in English):

  • History 393: Seminar in French History with – 3 credit hours
  • MIS 393: Christianity and French Culture – 3 credit hours
  • Art 252: Art History, Renaissance to present – 3 credit 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 credit hours
  • French language intensive – 3, 6, or 9 credit hours at a language school

Further course options: 

  • An Asbury University online course – 3 credit hrs. Titles available on request from the Registrar's Office.
  • Directed Study Studio Art
  • Art 392/492 Directed Study Art History – 3 credit 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. 

CCE 073 (Cross-Cultural Engagement requirement):

Asbury students may use this travel course towards fulfillment of their Cross-Cultural Engagement (CCE 073) requirement.  You need to let the Global Engagement Office ( know that you are requesting that Paris Semester be used towards this requirement.  Please visit or email GEO.

For more information about the fulfillment of CCE 073 please visit the website.  

Important Dates:

Priority Application Deadline:

Since space is limited for the Paris Semester, we have set an early priority application deadline for ALL students.  

February 20 - Priority deadline
March 15 - Priority applicants notified of acceptance

Rolling Application Deadline:

After February 20, all received applications will be considered on a rolling admissions basis and since space is limited, applicants will be considered first come first serve basis.  

April 1 - Final deadline
April 10 - Notification of acceptance will be sent out prior to this date

Deposit Deadline:

April 15 - Nonrefundable $800 housing deposit due for ALL students.  This amount can be applied towards students' tuition and course fees.

Program Dates:

August 31 - Mandatory student housing check-in (Paris, France)
August 31-September 3 - Mandatory 3-day orientation
September 4 - First day of classes
September 11 - Internships begin

Tuition & Course Fees:

The Paris Semester program is highly affordable. Asbury 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 (13-18 credits) of tuition, 24-hour monitored 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.  Also included in the tuition and course fees is an International Student Identification Card, which provides travel insurance and student discounts, as well as course related excursions and field trips.  


  • Paris Semester tuition is equivalent to one-semester on campus tuition for 13-18 credits.  Tuition for Fall 2016 semester is $14,216.  Fall 2017 semester tuition has not been released yet.  Thus final cost is subject to change.
  • Non-AU students - "Visiting Students" - also pay the same tuition but also pay a $500 processing fee.  
  • Asbury students who have tuition waivers may be eligbile to apply it towards the Paris Semester.

Course Fees

  • The course fee is equivalent to the cost of a double-occupancy on Asbury's campus with 14 meals a week.  Current cost for Fall 2016 semester is $3,241.  Fall 2017 room and board fees have not been released yet.  Thus final cost is subject to change.
  • Please note that the actual cost for room and board in Paris, France, $6,500 USD, which is covered by both course fees and tuition.  

Included in Tuition & Fees

  • Asbury's tuition plus room and some board in Paris, breakfast and dinner on weekdays only
  • International Student Identification Card (travel insurance and student discounts at museums, etc.)
  • Course related excursions and field trips

Not Included in Tuition & Fees

  • Personal Expenditures (e.g. travel beyond the pro-gram, adaptor plug for French electrical outlets, souvenirs, etc.)
  • French language courses at local language institute ($1025 per 3 hour credit)
  • French cell phone plan (required, approx. $20/month)
  • Daily metro travel in Paris (approx. $80/month)
  • Passport (no visa required for U.S. citizen as long as you observe the 90-day limit in booking your flight)
  • Airfare to and from Paris, France as well as taxis to and from airport 

Application Process for Asbury Students

To apply, please begin by completing the Intent to Study Abroad form.  Once completed, the Global Engagement Office will schedule an in-person meeting to go through the application process.  For an overview of the step-by-step process, please go to the Study Abroad & Off-Campus Program page.  While the Global Engagement Office will assist you in the application process, it is the Director of the Paris Semester that will extend acceptances to students.  Questions about the process?  Please contact the Global Engagement Office at

Application Process for Non-Asbury Students

To apply, you must first apply through our Admissions office as a Visiting Student ("Special Status").  Please use the following link to create your account and complete the Admissions application:  When prompted, please make sure to select "Paris Semester" on your application.  For an overview of the step-by-step process along with the policies, please go to the Study Abroad & Off-Campus Program page.  Please reach out to the Global Engagement Office ( should you have any questions or concerns about the application process.

Withdrawal Policy

Students who are accepted into the program and confirm their participation with the non-refundable deposit, but decide that it is necessary to withdraw from the Paris Semester program must promptly do so in writing by emailing or sending a letter to the program director.  Below is a schedule of penalties that apply, depending upon when the cancellation occurs:

  • After June 1st, the $800 housing deposit is non-refundable
  • After June 20th, 15% of housing fee
  • After July 10th, 25% of housing fee
  • After August 1st, 50% of housing fee
  • After August 15th, 100% of housing fee

*Room & board housing fee is $6,500 USD in Paris.  

In addition, if (Asbury & non-Asbury) students withdraw prior to Asbury University's official Add/Drop date (August 18, 2017), they are responsible for paying all unrecoverable expenses not covered by the deposit ($800), but will be refunded all tuition charges.  

Non-Asbury students' $500 processing fee is non-refundable.

After the Drop/Add period (August 18, 2017) any reductions to tuition charges will be determined by Student Accounts. Please refer to the Withdrawal Policy on page 198 of the University's Bulletin.

Asbury students that decide to withdraw from the Paris Semester but enroll in classes on Asbury's campus in the Fall will still be responsible for paying all unrecoverable Paris expenses not covered by the deposit ($800).    

*Though the Paris Semester does not officially start till August 31st in Paris, France, our withdrawal policy will adhere to official on-campus dates.


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