Apply to Paris

Ready to apply to the Paris program? Here’s how to get started!



  • Complete all required 20000 level FDM courses
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA


Please make a note of the following deadlines. Sticking to these will give you the best chance of getting a place on our Paris Study Away program. 

  • Pre-approval application: September 15 - December 15
  • Paris Summer Commitment Contract: January
  • Paris Semester Program application: February 1
  • Deadline for your program fee: 
    • Summer: February 1
    • Fall: March 1
    • Spring: July 1

How to Apply:

How to Complete Your Office of Global Education Application

This application allows us to put you forward for a place on the Paris Study Away program. The Office of Global Education has put together a detailed step-by-step guide on how to complete your application – but if you’re using Chrome, you may have trouble opening the PDF. Below is a quick run through of how the process works.

How to Complete Your Paris American Academy Application

The aim of this application is to get you a place on the Paris American Academy program. Here’s how the process works. 

Other steps you’ll need to take:


  • You need a passport to travel to Paris. If you don’t have a passport, it’s important you apply for one as soon as possible. You can do this at a Passport Application Center – visit the State Department website to find a Passport Application Center near you. You’ll find more information on required documents for the passport application here
  • If you already have a passport, please check its expiration date. It must be valid for at least six months after the date you’re due to return to the U.S. If it isn’t, you’ll need to renew it – you can find renewal guidance at the State Department’s website and you’ll also need to re-apply for an adult passport if yours was issued when you were 16 years of age or younger.


Study Away programVisa requirement
Semester programUS passport holders will need a visa to take part in the Paris semester program. You won't be able to apply for one until you've received you Paris American Academy acceptance letter. You can find more information here
Summer programUS passport holders won’t need a visa.

International Student Visas

If you’re an international student, you may need a visa to study in France. Please check the French Embassy or Consulate in your home country to check your immigration requirements.

Financial Aid: 

If you have any questions, Financial aid counselors can help you plan for study away. Please contact one of our Education Abroad Counselors at to discuss your options.


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