CEA Paris Global Campus
Fall / Spring Semester Program
Paris is draped in history, tradition, culture, and glamour, not to mention academia. The Seine River, which bisects the city into its north (Right Bank or "Rive Droite") and south (Left Bank or "Rive Gauche") areas, has long been a source of the city's economic, political, and artistic notoriety. The two banks of the Seine each have distinct personalities - the spacious boulevards and formal buildings of the Right Bank and the cultural and intellectual reputation of the Left Bank - which contribute to the diversity of this magnificent city.
This program is offered in collaboration with the affiliate provider CEA Global Education. Students will enroll in courses at the CEA Paris Global Campus instructed by bilingual faculty. The majority of courses are taught in English allowing students to customize their experience to their academic path and interests while abroad. Three programs are offered at the CEA Global Campus featuring courses perfect for students of all language levels who wish to explore history, culture, business, art and politics. To view more information, please see CEA's video highlights here!
The CEA Global Campus Program in Paris
offers three programs:
- Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Program
Students enroll in courses at the CEA Paris Global Campus only. This is a great option for anyone interested in continuing their educational path in Paris and ready to experience Parisian culture. All courses will be taken at one central location and courses offered vary to meet the needs multiple majors.
- International Business Program
Students will enroll in courses taught at the CEA Paris Global Campus as well as one to two courses at ESSCA Business School
. Students have the opportunity to continue their business studies in English while acquiring business skills applicable to French-speaking worlds and increasing knowledge of universal business concepts.
- French Language & Liberal Arts Program
Students will enroll in courses taught at the CEA Paris Global Campus as well as one intensive French course at Cours de Civilisation de la Sorbonne
, most commonly known as the Sorbonne. The Sorbonne is designed for students of all language levels who are interested in acquiring and improving their language skills while gaining a thorough education in French culture. In additional to two 3 unit classes at the CEA Global Campus, students will take a 9 unit intensive French course at the Sorbonne. This course consists of two required components: language (cours pratiques) and phonetics. Both components must be passed in order for students to receive credit for the course.
Spring 2018 : Liberal Arts & Sciences Program
Fall 2018: Liberal Arts & Sciences Program
Fall 2018: International Business Program
Spring 2018 : French Language & Liberal Arts Program
Fall 2018: French Language & Liberal Arts Program
See the Pre-Approved Paris Course Equivalencies to learn how CEA courses transfer to USD. NOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to OLD core only.
Many courses have been reviewed to transfer back to USD so be sure to review the pre-approved courses listing above in tandem with the courses during your anticipated term abroad. If there is a course you are interested in not listed on the pre-approved list, please contact Alana Thomas
All students will enroll in courses taught at the CEA Paris Global Campus in Paris. While the Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, International Business, and French Language & Liberal Arts programs offer the same courses, the course selection process is different for each program. See web site links below for more details. All students are required to enroll in (at minimum) a three unit French course while studying in Paris.
Students may select the Early Start program option if they wish to work on their academics prior to the official program start date. The Early Start option generally begins two weeks prior to the original program start date. Additional cost details are located in the Program Cost
at the top of this webpage.
Students can elect to live either in shared apartments, in a residence hall or with a French host family. You can view all of the housing options available in Paris online! All housing arrangements are made for the student by the CEA housing team. Housing costs are included in the Program Fee assessed by USD. Host family requests require students to pay an additional fee which will be charged to their USD student account.
USD students will be billed the cost of USD tuition for their term abroad via their USD Student Account. The Program Fee is also assessed via the USD Student Account and includes the cost of housing. Please see Program Cost
above to review details of fees associated with this program.
Note: All program expenses are included in the billable subtotal of the Budget Sheet on the Program Cost link with the exception of the Early Start program option. For details on the Early Start option, please visit the CEA webpage on Early Start and view the cost in the notes section of our Budget Sheet webpage. This expense will be billed to your USD Student Account and should be paid directly to USD.
Supplemental Course Fees: Students will be responsible for paying any/all supplemental course fees charged by the provider. This includes but is not limited to art studio fees, lab fees, etc. This will be billed via CEA and should be paid directly to CEA.
A passport valid through 6 months past the program end date is required for all study abroad programs. Upon formal acceptance to participate in the program, students will need to register through CampusFrance online as well as apply for a French student visa. The study abroad advisor will review this process with all admitted students during the pre-departure orientation. The French student visa application is a lengthy process which requires that students be without their passports for quite some time. As such, students are highly discouraged from making any international travel plans within 90 days of the start date of their program.
In addition to the regular academic curriculum, students on this program will experience local French culture through sponsored excursions and activities. These excursions and activities are included in the program fee.
*Excursions and activities are subject to change each semester. Please check with your study abroad advisor to review what excursions and activities will be offered during your semester of interest.