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CEA: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

FALL SEMESTER IN PARIS

Study international business at the CEA Center in Paris.

Internationalize your profile and acquire business skills applicable to both the French- and English-speaking worlds, all while broadening your global perspective. In this program, designed for students at all levels of French language ability, you’ll have the option to take business courses at the CEA Study Center. Jumpstart your French language skills with the Early Start option in the fall semester.

Located in the heart of the vibrant Marais District, the CEA Paris Center offers small class sizes and a wide range of electives taught in English. Choose the courses that best align with your academic, career, and personal interests. Through a grant program geared to local students, you'll have the opportunity to sit alongside French students in a few of your classes. Earn 12-18 credits.

Arrival: August 29, 2022 (Early Start: August 11)
Departure: December 17, 2022
Program Fee: $17,795
Early Start option additional fee: $1,000. Application Deadline: May 5, 2022
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

The CEA Paris Experience

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Experience

Explore this multicultural center of art, politics, and social change; wander historic streets; and enjoy Paris’ many gastronomic delights.
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live

Live like a Parisian in this visually stunning city in your choice of five housing options (single studio, residence hall, apartment, foyer, or homestay). 
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learn

Choose one core course plus additional courses in international business at the CEA Center, and a variety of other disciplines including political science and French language. Courses are taught in English with the exception of language courses. Plus, get a jumpstart on your French language learning with the optional Early Start (supplemental fee: $1,000). 
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Intern

Choose to enhance your program with an optional internship placement and accompanying course. CEA guarantees placements to qualified students based on each students’ readiness to participate in an internship abroad.  Further details will be provided to accepted internship students. Earn 3-6 credits. Internship program supplemental fee: $300.

CEA Paris Program Inclusions

 

CEA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more. 

Courses & Credit

Earn 12-18 credits. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for study abroad and 2.75 for the internship option. Study abroad students must be at least 18 years of age and have completed high school. Internship students must have completed at least one year of college. Courses are 3 credits/45 contact hours. Classes meet at various times, Monday through Friday. The optional Early Start option consists of one French language course. Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses and take an online language placement exam. After arriving in Paris, you'll also take an oral language placement exam. Credits are issued by the University of New Haven.

Housing

Stay in a single studio, residence hall, homestay, shared apartments, or foyer conveniently located in central Paris. Apartments are close to the city center and commuting distance of 20-45 minutes to the CEA Paris Center. Apartments, foyers, and homestays may incur an additional fee. Homestays include breakfast and the option of two additional meals per week. All other housing is self-catered.

Excursions

Excursions vary by term and may include visits to Avignon and Provence, Strasbourg, Giverny, Bruges, Belgium, and/or Fribourg, Germany. 

Activities

CEA provides a variety of activities throughout the program, including a wide range of welcome, orientation, and engagement events and opportunities. CEA also provides pick-up from the airport in conjunction with planned arrival dates. 

Support

CAPA’s partner CEA provides comprehensive support services for students to utilize during their time in Paris. The team is available throughout the duration of the program to assist and support students 24/7 with any emergency situations.  Students also have access to various safety, health, and wellness resources during your program.

Insurance

As a student in the CEA program, you’ll receive medical, travel, and accident insurance.

CEA Paris Courses

Choose one core course plus additional courses in international business at the CEA Center, and a variety of other disciplines including political science and French language from the full Paris curriculum. Courses are taught in English with the exception of language courses.

Advanced French (Core Course)  

Designed for the student having had two or more years of university-level, French language instruction, Advanced French builds on the basic structures, learned at the beginner and intermediate levels, with you, the immersion student, in mind. Learning French in France, you have a considerable advantage as far as active, language acquisition is concerned: the reality of continual contact with the French and all their linguistic and cultural idiosyncrasies. As part of active language acquisition, and in order to help you engage in diverse, cultural experiences, the instructor will lead a limited number of discovery excursions into the city of Paris including, but not limited to libraries, museums, theatres, or local bakeries. More concretely, at the advanced level of French, you will continue refining your proficiency in the four areas of language competency in order to communicate effectively in the target language. The varied class activities and exercises focus, therefore, upon the following four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Conducted entirely in French, this class requires daily preparation as well as a high level of engagement on your part during class meetings. And while the instructor does not expect you to understand every word said in class, you should look for patterns and look/listen for contextual clues in order to gain a global understanding of the situation and sense behind it. Learning to derive global meanings from speech and text that you may not entirely understand is a powerful tool that will hone your ability to understand your environment as you navigate your way through French-speaking cultures, both literally and figuratively. Your constant attention and dynamic participation are indispensable ingredients for making real and observable improvements in your cross-cultural competency. As an active student you will be expected not only to come prepared to class, but also to discuss there the new cultural facts or discoveries you have encountered outside of class.

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PARS FRE 301

Beginning French Conversation (Core Course, Early Start)  

Gaining practical fluency in a foreign language is one way in which to expand insight into another culture. As a student in linguistic immersion you have a unique opportunity to engage locals, even at the beginning levels as a way to increase both your bi-cultural and your intercultural competence. However, as a beginner, you may wonder how you can go about engaging locals despite your lack of adequate conversation skills. This course will begin with an emphasis on phonetic control and aural comprehension with the objective of training you to distinguish and reproduce sounds, words and structures in immersion. Designed for students beginning university-level French language instruction, this course offers students a structured learning environment for a directed study of French phonetics and the acquisition of beginner-level, action-based conversations appropriate to the immersion experience, such as: ordering at the market, making a medical appointment, reserving a train ticket and booking a hotel to name a few. Over the course of the semester, you will hone your beginning-level competences in “oral communication” through an action-based, intercultural approach that will also promote the favorable development of your personality and sense of identity in response to the enriching experience of otherness in both language and culture. Your goal, therefore, is to systematize competencies related to listening and oral production so as to effectively achieve acts of speech such as “establishing basic social contact”, “producing simple, mainly isolated phrases about people and places”, and “asking and answering simple questions”. While vocabulary and grammatical competencies are not listed in the objectives for this course, mastering them is a step necessary to making progress in this course. This course reinforces those spoken and listening competencies normally acquired in the A1 level of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFRL). As such, it is also appropriate for the student with greater writing and reading competence in French but who lacks equal proficiency in listening and speaking. Conducted entirely in French, this class requires daily preparation as well as a high level of personal engagement during class meetings. And while the instructor does not expect you to understand every word said in class, you should listen/look for patterns and contextual clues in order to gain a global understanding of the situation and sense behind it. Learning to derive global meanings from speech and text that you may not entirely understand is a powerful tool that will hone your ability to understand your environment as you navigate your way through French-speaking cultures, both literally and figuratively.

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PARS FRE 111

Beginning French I (Core Course)  

Designed for the student having had no prior contact with the French language, Beginning French I introduces the basic structure of the French language with you, the immersion student, in mind. Learning French in France, you have a considerable advantage as far as active, language acquisition is concerned: the reality of continual contact with the French and all their linguistic and cultural idiosyncrasies. As part of active language acquisition, and in order to help you engage in diverse, cultural experiences, the instructor will lead a limited number of discovery excursions into the city of Paris including, but not limited to libraries, museums, theatres, or local bakeries.

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PARS FRE 101

Beginning French II (Core Course)  

Designed for the student having had minimal prior contact with the French language, Beginning French II builds on the basic structure of the French language learned in Beginning French I with you, the immersion student, in mind. Learning French in France, you have a considerable advantage as far as active, language acquisition is concerned: the reality of continual contact with the French and all their linguistic and cultural idiosyncrasies. As part of active language acquisition, and in order to help you engage in diverse, cultural experiences, the instructor will lead a limited number of discovery excursions into the city of Paris including, but not limited to libraries, museums, theatres, or local bakeries.

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PARS FRE 102

Communication & Global Competence (Core Course)  

This course thus explores the interaction between culture and communication and introduces students to the knowledge and skills requisite to building intercultural competence. More specifically, this course invites students to analyze and evaluate how their own cultural identity influences communication with others; encourages interaction with the host culture; and prepares students with knowledge and skills to be effective and ethical intercultural communicators.

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PARS COM 340

Intermediate French I (Core Course)  

Designed for the student having had one year of university-level, french language instruction, Intermediate French I builds on the basic structures, learned at the beginner level, with you, the immersion student, in mind. Learning French in France, you have a considerable advantage as far as active, language acquisition is concerned: the reality of continual contact with the French and all their linguistic and cultural idiosyncrasies. As part of active language acquisition, and in order to help you engage in diverse, cultural experiences, the instructor will lead a limited number of discovery excursions into the city of Paris including, but not limited to libraries, museums, theatres, or local bakeries.

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PARS FRE 201

Intermediate French II (Core Course)  

Designed for the student having had three semesters of university-level, French language instruction, Intermediate French II builds on the basic structures, learned at the Intermediate I level, with you, the immersion student, in mind. Learning French in France, you have a considerable advantage as far as active, language acquisition is concerned: the reality of continual contact with the French and all their linguistic and cultural idiosyncrasies. As part of active language acquisition, and in order to help you engage in diverse, cultural experiences, the instructor will lead a limited number of discovery excursions into the city of Paris including, but not limited to libraries, museums, theatres, or local bakeries.

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PARS FRE 202

International Business  

The primary goal for you in this course is to build a broad-based foundation for understanding the many actors, practices, and structural forces that make up the global marketplace today. This course will enable you to pursue additional business studies within a wide range of courses in international marketing, management, and finance and it will empower you personally for the future international business ventures and challenges you seek to take on.

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PARS BUS 320

International Internship (3 - 6 credits)  

During this course, you will be invited to reflect weekly on your internship experience within the context of your host culture by comparing and contrasting your experiences with your global internship placement with that of your home culture. By creating an intentional time to reflect on your experiences in your internship, the role you have played in the evolution of your experience in your internship placement and the experiences of your peers in their internship placements, you will develop a greater awareness of your strengths relative to the career readiness competencies, the subtleties and complexities of integrating into a cross-cultural work environment, and how to build and maintain a career search portfolio.

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PARS INT 430

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