Paris Academics

Seize the chance to study in one of the world's fashion capitals and stay in its historic Latin Quarter. You’ll learn to appreciate where fashion came from and learn about cutting-edge future trends as you earn valuable Kent State credits at the Paris American Academy (PAA). 

This program’s field trips, workshops, lectures and activities have been designed to expand your understanding of fashion. You’ll study with masters of couture fashion techniques and European luxury business and will even get a chance to attend and assist backstage at Paris Fashion Week shows.



  • Session I: June 

  • Session II: July


Early September - Mid-December (estimate)


Mid-January - Early May (estimate)



Costs to Attend Semester Program

Please note, the following costs are approximate costs and are subject to change.

View the Cost Sheet

*Tuition and PAA housing rates are based on current exchange rates and may change.


While taking part in a semester or summer term with the Paris Study Away program, you’ll pay Kent State University tuition rates, based on your in-state (Ohio resident), out-of-state (all other U.S. citizens), or international status. As a full-time student, you’ll also have access to the same financial aid and extensive scholarship opportunities offered to main campus students while you’re enrolled here. 

If you’re a guest student, you’ll need to apply for financial aid and scholarships through your home institution. Once you’ve been approved, you’ll be able to apply them to your Paris experience. Living costs can be high in Paris, so we recommend you take full advantage of any financial aid or scholarship opportunities that you’re eligible for. 

Financial aid for Kent State University students

You may be able to use your existing financial aid and scholarships to help cover the costs of our Study Away program in Paris. 

The following resources will help you prepare financially for your Study Away experience in Paris. 


Financial Aid for Visiting Domestic Students

As a visiting student from a university in the U.S, you’ll need to apply for financial aid through your home institution. Speak to your school’s Financial Aid office for more guidance on how to receive financial aid as a transient student to Kent State.

Typically, this will require an Ad Hoc Consortium Agreement that must be filled out by both schools. Please send any required documents to:

One Stop for Student Services
Attention: Education Abroad
1st Floor Library
1125 Risman Dr.
Kent, OH 44242  


  • If I have scholarships, will I be able to use them while studying as a visiting student at Kent State?
  • Is there any financial aid that I’m not eligible for?
  • Is there paperwork I need to fill in to receive financial aid while I’m a visiting student at Kent State?
  • How will my financial aid transfer to Kent State to pay my bill?
  • When will my financial aid be available? Will it arrive before Kent State’s payment deadline?
  • If I need more financial aid, what are my options?
  • If I have more financial aid than the bill, how do I get a refund?
  • Kent State's Financial Aid office won't process my financial aid because I’m a visiting student. Does Kent State have to complete forms so that you can process my financial aid?
  • Is there anyone else I need to tell about my visiting student status?

Financial aid for visiting international students

International students should ask their college or university about any available financial support that can be claimed during their time in Paris.

Contact Info

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.

One Stop for Student Services
1st Floor University Library
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242