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Winter 2023: January–April 2023
Spring: May–June 2023
Summer: June–August 2023
Fall: September–December 2023

Application Deadlines:
Winter 2023: 7 October 2022
Spring, Summer, Fall: 13 February 2023

Students of this internship are selected for work in four areas:

  • Social services with the elderly at les Petits Frères des Pauvres [PFP] (typically in Paris, Marseilles or Toulouse);
  • Administration at the Faculté de Gestion, Économie, et Sciences at Université Catholique de Lille;
  • International trade at the U.S. Commercial Service in Paris;
  • Education as English assistants for the French Ministry of Education TAPIF program (which assigns the location and assists the intern with obtaining a visa and providing health insurance)

*Also consider Paris Professional Internships!

Click here to apply today!


Contact Us

Daryl Lee
3134-A JFSB
(801) 422-9055


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Students will enroll in the following courses while on this program:

FREN 399R—Internship
IAS 380—Cultural Proofs or FREN 490R—Individual Study
FREN 311R—3rd Year Conversation
FREN 411R—4th Year Conversation

Students must take a minimum of 6 credits for spring (8 weeks) or summer and a minimum of 9 credits for winter, spring (12 weeks), or fall.

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students) and international health insurance coverage (required). The Petits Frères des Pauvres and Université Catholique de Lille typically provide or subsidize housing.

Does not include airfare, meals, prep course tuition, visa (only for TAPIF), or personal expenses.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

The College of Humanities may have funds for minors and majors in any humanities program.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Students are required to take the following prerequisite courses prior to departure:

FREN 321—Advanced French Part 1

Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 369R, 1 credit hour).

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online and take the preparation course.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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The Petits Frères des Pauvres and Université Catholique de Lille typically provide or assist in finding housing. Students with US Commercial Services or TAPIF will be responsible for finding their own housing, though the coordinator can provide suggestions regarding living in France. If students have a host family, meals are not provided; however, students will have access to the host family’s kitchen.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

BYU welcomes students from any university to apply to participate in our study abroad programs. However, internships and direct enrollment programs are limited to BYU Provo students.

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Application Deadlines:
Winter 2023: 7 October 2022
Spring, Summer, Fall: 13 February 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Daryl Lee, Professor of French, French internship coordinator, and chair of the French and Italian Department

3134-A JFSB
(801) 422-9055
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.