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Paris Study Abroad Spring

Dates: April–June 2023
Application Deadline: 3 February 2023

Paris has long been a center of history, literature, gastronomy, fashion, and the arts—and more recently, business, human rights, and an evolving European multiculturalism. Designed to help students increase proficiency in French through coursework, homestays, and real-world interactions, our curriculum will utilize the city itself to introduce students to literary and artistic traditions of France. Venturing further afield, the program will include multi-day excursions to regions and cities beyond the capital. The program is a concentrated way to work in an immersive environment toward a French Language Certificate, fulfill a GE Arts or Letters elective, and make progress toward a French minor or major!

The 2023 program promises to be unique! With many students looking for an immersion experience and needing French 321, we are considering a hybrid program consisting of up to 3 intensive weeks of French 321 on campus before an 8-week stay (to mid-July) in-country, with course offerings on site such as French 345, 361, 363 and French 445. Please communicate your course interests to the directors, no matter where you are in French.

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Contact Us

Daryl Lee
3134A JFSB
(801) 422-9055


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Students must take at least 6 credit hours. We require all participants to take French 345 or 445. Other course offerings include courses meeting requirements for General Education; French minors or French, French Studies and French Teaching majors; and the Language Certificate.

FREN 311R—Third-Year Conversation (2 credit hours)
FREN 361—French Civilization from Beginning to 1715 (3 credit hours)
FREN 345—Francophone Culture (3 credit hours)
FREN 445—Advanced Francophone Culture (3 credit hours)

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 BYU undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), housing, group transportation on field trips, transportation in Paris, and international health insurance. It also includes breakfasts and some evening meals with the host family, breakfasts and group dinners on the excursion, and food allowances while in Paris and regional French cuisine as a cultural experience.

Does not include airfare, lunches, some evening meals in Paris, personal expenses, or passport.
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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 and the Department of French & Italian have scholarships available for their majors, based on financial need. You must have completed your FAFSA and apply by 3 February (

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Students should have completed French 202 prior to departure.

Accepted students are required to participate in our study abroad preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour), which will meet evenings (4:00–5:40pm) during the second term of winter semester.

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program; they will 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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Students will live with a French host family. They will usually share a host family with another BYU student. Host family stays include breakfasts and three dinners a week.
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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

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 Deadline: 3 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 is a specialist of 19th-century Paris and urban culture; he has directed programs to Paris, Marseille, Morocco, and Senegal.

3134A JFSB
(801) 422-9055

Dr. Christopher Flood has directed a SAGE (GE) program to Paris.

3134C JFSB
(801) 422-3220
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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.