Catholic University of Paris


    Catholic University of Paris, France
    French Language & Culture: 15 – 21 hrs / wk
    4 wks: $1595 / Sem: $3495 USD

    The Program

    Study French at the Catholic University of Paris. Founded in 1875, the University is well known throughout Europe as a private institution of higher education offering Masters and Doctoral degrees in a variety of faculties. Fully accredited by the Ministry of Education in France, and also a member of the UDESCA (Union of the Catholic Higher Educational Establishments). Also member of Campus France, the Louvre Museum, and partner with the University of Paris V. French Studies are available by the Semester, Academic Year, and Summer Sessions. Open to all students and adults.

    The Location

    Paris, France. 


    • Program ongoing, year to year.
      Specific dates given upon inquiry, and in your admission docs.
    • French Language: all levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced).
    • 3 hrs per day M-F, 15 hrs per week. Placement test given to all students upon check-in.
    • Semester Course, Academic Year, and Summer Sessions.
    • Intensive Courses in May and June are 21 hrs per week.
    • Courses taught by University faculty. University Level Courses.
    • Actual course listing obtained from instructor.
    • Can upgrade to Intensive Level (21 hrs / wk). See Dates & Fees.

    Academic Credit

    12 – 17 Semester Credits. 24 – 34 Academic Year Semester Credits. 2 – 4 Credits for Summer Month. Fully Accredited by Ministry of Education in France. See “Academic Credit” section of main menu. Each student receives transcript (certificate) from the University upon completion.


    Student life on campus offers many activities. Students can take part in free “French Conversation” sessions hosted by native French Speakers. The multimedia center offers students the “free” opportunity to practice their written and conversational French, their phonetics, or work on cultural topics. Guided tours are available in Paris and other locations: Mount St Michel, Chateaux de la Loire, as well as cultural discoveries to museums, concerts, etc…cost extra (optional). The student newspaper and blog created by students offers opportunities to all levels of French. Others include: internet access, computer rooms, sailing club, theatre club, campus restaurants, etc. Overall, lot’s to do and see!


    All students arrange own housing in Paris. Easy to do. CSA provides housing information, and useful web-links with confirmation docs. Can book in advance online, or wait until arrival check-in. Cost ranges from $800 – $1500 month for student housing and meals. Cost will vary, depending on type of housing, location, and if you share a room. CSA students always find suitable housing, so do not worry. Staff in Paris office will also assist if needed.

    Dates and Fees

    Exact dates given upon inquiry, and in your admission docs.

    * French Language: 15 hrs per week
    * Specific dates given upon inquiry, and in your docs
    Upgrade to 21 hrs per week (intensive) – add $300 per month

    4 weeks June (early) – June (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: June 4th – 29th
    Sample 2019 Dates: June 3rd – 28th
    Intensive 21 hrs / wk $1795 USD
    4 weeks July (early) – July (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: July 2nd – 27th
    Sample 2019 Dates: July 1st – 26th
    15 hrs / wk $1595 USD
    4 weeks August (early) – August (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: August 1st – 29th
    Sample 2019 Dates: August 1st – 30th
    15 hrs / wk $1595 USD


    September (mid) – January (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: September 17th, 2018 – January 18th, 2019
    Sample 2019 Dates: September 16th, 2019 – January 17th, 2020

    Placement Test: Sept (mid)
    French Language & Culture (15 hrs / wk)
    Can upgrade to 21 hrs per week – add $1200
    $3495 USD

    JANUARY, 4 Weeks Intensive Course

    21 hrs / week
    Sample 2018 Dates: January 4th – 31st
    Sample 2019 Dates: January 3rd – 31st

    Ongoing every year, similar dates.
    $1795 USD


    February (mid) – June Early
    Sample 2018 Dates: February 12th – June 1st
    Sample 2019 Dates: February 11th – May 31st

    Placement Test: Feb (early)
    French Language & Culture (15 hrs / wk)
    Can upgrade to 21 hrs per week – add $1200
    $3495 USD


    September (mid) – June (early)
    Sample Dates: September 17th, 2018 – May 31st, 2019
    Sample Dates: September 16th, 2019 – May 29th, 2020

    Placement Test: Sept (mid)
    French Language & Culture (15 hrs / wk)
    Can upgrade to 21 hrs per week – add $2400
    $6595 USD


    Minimum age 17. Passport. Visa required for Semester and Year programs.
    CSA will send confirmation documents to apply for Visa.


    Airport pick-up not available. Use airport transportation to Paris central. Easy to do. Use Paris METRO (Subway) or Taxi to get to housing. Consult your travel book for current arrival info.


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