My Iona

Paris, France

Through a partnership with St. John's University, you will explore Paris while studying at the University's Paris campus!

During a 15-week semester, you will take a full program of 15 credits at the university campus and attend excursions to Normandy, Strasbourg and the Region of Provence. This opportunity provides ample time to immerse yourself in the Parisian culture full-time!

  • Dates: Spring (January - May) or Fall (August - December)
  • Estimated Cost: Varies
    • You are responsible for regular Iona University tuition and room and board charges. 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. You are responsible for your own airfare, travel/health insurance (around $250 per semester), visa fees (if applicable), and must have a working cell phone while abroad.


  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the time of departure
  • Students under any active form of academic or disciplinary probation at the time of departure will not be permitted to participate in the program.


You will choose five (six with permission) courses from the following options:

  • 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

Online Courses (Spring Only)

  • FRE 3560 - Civilization of France II
  • FRE 3860 - Human Rights and Globalization in Francophone Africa
  • FRE 3920 - Human Rights in Francophone Africa


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


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.

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