Study and intern abroad at the CEA Center in Paris.

Make the City of Light your classroom when you study and intern abroad at the CEA Paris Center. From business and finance to fashion, the art scene to the foodie scene, Paris offers limitless opportunities. France’s capital city has long been a center of intellectual thought, politics, art, and social change, where diversity and modernity thrive alongside centuries of rich history. Studying and interning abroad in Paris at the CEA Center offers stimulating approaches to learning by combining a global internship and in-class work with group projects, co-curricular activities, and excursions.

Deepen your understanding of local French and global cultures, politics, art and current events while earning credits in your field of study. Electives are taught in English and focus on an active learning approach, as your instructors take you outside the classroom and into the city, using the streets, markets, museums, and people of Paris to enhance your learning and discovery. Plus, improve your French language skills in courses available at all levels of proficiency. Earn 6-7 credits. 

Arrival: Late May 2023
Departure: Late July 2023
Program Fee: $7,295
Application Deadline: February 15, 2023
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

The CEA Paris Experience

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Explore this multicultural center of art, politics, and social change; wander historic streets; and enjoy Paris’ many gastronomic delights.
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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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Choose courses from the CEA Paris Center curriculum across disciplines from art to engineering, French language and literature, to business. 
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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. 

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 6-7 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. 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.


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.

Activities & Excursions

CEA provides a variety of activities throughout the program, including a wide range of welcome, orientation, and engagement events and opportunities. Excursions vary by term and may include visits to Avignon and Provence, Strasbourg, Giverny, Bruges, Belgium, and/or Fribourg, Germany. CEA also provides pick-up from the airport in conjunction with planned arrival dates. 

Internship Placement + Course

The internship course is a variable 3-6 credit course. Internships are available in a variety of fields, including Accounting, Advertising, Architecture, Arts, Business Management, Communication, Culinary Arts, Culture, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Hospitality, International Relations, Journalism, Life Sciences & Resource Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Technology, NGO & Development, Non Profit Administration, Political Science, Public Relations, Publishing, Sustainability, Teaching, Theatre, Tourism, Visual & Digital Arts, Visual Arts & Design.


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 their program.


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

CEA Paris Courses

Courses are available in a variety of disciplines including French language and literature, art history, business, communications, cultural studies, environmental sciences, fashion, political science, and religious studies. Course details will be available in Summer 2022.

The Experience of a Lifetime Awaits

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