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St. John's University's Discover France: Paris

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Spend fall or spring semester in Paris, France

During a 15-week semester, extending from January into May for the spring semester and August to December for the fall semester, students take a full program of 15 credits at the St. John's University campus in Paris, France. Students choose five (six with permission) courses from:

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  • ART 1775A: Art and Architecture in France
  • ECO 1320: Economics of Poverty and Income Inequality
  • PHI 3000C: Metaphysics
  • THE 2810: Religions of the World
  • FRE 1000A: Intensive French
  • FRE 1020C: French Level II
  • FRE 2030C: French Level III
  • FRE 2040C: Intermediate French Conversation
  • FRE 3110/3120: Advanced French Conversation
  • FRE 4980A: International Internship in France

SPRING ONLY: Online Courses

  • FRE 3560: Civilization of France II
  • FRE 3860: Human Rights and Globalization in Francophone Africa
  • FRE 3920: Human Rights in Francophone Africa
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Housing is located at the St. John's Paris location, in the popular St. Germain district, located in the heart of the city. This location has amenities such as air conditioning, wireless Internet, full bathrooms on each floor, and 24/7 security.

Exciting Excursions

  • Normandy (one-day)
  • Strasbourg (weekend-long)
  • Region of Provence (five-day)


Because not all meals are provided in this program, the board (or food part) of your bill will be discounted to reflect only the meals that are provided.

In addition to board, students are responsible for regular Iona College tuition and room charges. Finally, students are responsible for their airfare, travel/health insurance (around $250 per semester), visa fees (if applicable), and must have a working cell phone while abroad.

A GPA minimum of 2.75 is required to participate in this program.