Minimum GPA: 2.75

Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2024
    August 19, 2024 to December 21, 2024
  • Academic Year 2024-25
    August 19, 2024 to May 10, 2025
  • Spring 2025
    January 6, 2025 to May 10, 2025


Brianna Brown

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:



This program does not have capacity constraints; no back-up is required.

Opportunity Description

Europe’s cultural epicenter never fails to charm with its myriad of art, culture, fashion, gastronomy, and world-famous monuments always within reach. Even a simple stroll along the Seine offers a magical taste of the City of Lights.

Study abroad in Paris and you’ll achieve substantial, measurable improvement in French language skills and as well as a clear understanding of the political, social, and cultural complexity that characterizes contemporary France.

What is unique about this program?

  • Select courses from six academic tracks: Business; Communications, Journalism & New Media; Global & Community Health; International Relations & Political Science; Language, Literature & Culture; or Sustainability and Environmental Sciences.
  • Most courses are taught in English. 
  • Meet young Parisians through a vibrant language exchange; volunteer with one of our community service partners; or discover your own passion with an interest group in music, sports, art, or film.
  • Explore the hidden corners of Paris culture, art, and society through two extra-curricular activities a week.
  • Take two classes at a time for six weeks over three blocks. Cornell students must stay in Paris for the three 6-week blocks for full semester credit.

What is unique about Paris?

Explore the world's most touristed city and discover how to make it your home; discover its power and prominence in finance and commerce as well as the arts; immerse yourself and enrich your education and cultural fluency.

How do I learn about CIEE?

  • Browse their College Study Abroad Blog page to learn more about CIEE and study abroad from first-hand experiences
  • Share their Parents page with your family, who may have their own questions about your semester abroad experience

Things to Consider Before Applying

  • Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to next steps
  • Find answers on the Education Abroad FAQ and resource pages for Cornell study abroad policy, health, and safety updates
  • Still have questions?  Visit the Get Advice page and learn how to connect with an Education Abroad Advisors
  • Want to keep up to date with Cornellians Abroad? Follow Education Abroad on social media, @cornelliansabroad@CornellEducationAbroad

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.