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Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its many districts all have a story, moving from one area to another you can feel like entering another town! Old town, cobbled streets, artists ... There is something for everyone.
Studying in Paris also gives the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of economic and cultural activities you can find in an international capital. The presence of larger companies favors the recruitment of the best professionals to teach as well as increases the chances of success when it comes to looking for an internship or a job.
MICEFA is a consortium of most of the Universities of Paris and its region. It was created in 1985 to promote cultural and scientific cooperation between France and Anglophone North America. North American partners include over 70 universities in the United States and Canada. MICEFA serves as a tool for enhancing North American/French academic cooperation. Unlike traditional “island” study abroad programs, MICEFA provides students access to a genuine experience in a foreign university with local students.
French Universities for Fall and Spring Programs:
University of Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne
University of Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle
University of Paris 4 – Sorbonne
University of Pierre et Marie Curie / UPMC (Paris 6)
University of Paris 7 – Diderot / Paris Diderot
University of Paris 8 – Vincennes – Saint Denis
University of Paris Ouest – Nanterre – La Défense / UPOND (Paris 10)
University of Paris Sud – Orsay (Paris 11)
University of Paris Est Créteil / UPEC + University Paris Est Val de Marne / UPEM (Paris 12)
University of Paris Nord – Villetaneuse (Paris 13)
Catholic University of Paris / ICP
University of Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines / UVSQ
University of Evry Val d’Essonne / UEV
University of Cergy Pontoise / UCP
ISEP – a graduate engineering school specializing in electronics, software & computer engineering, signal & image processing, telecommunications, and networks
Take an in-depth look at the French universities here.
1. Summer Program for College of Health Professions
This course provides an introduction to the field of behavioral economics with a focus on research methods for the study of human behavior in business and social environments. The course consists of 8 “class days” and 2 “Lab days”. During the class days, international researchers, renowned for their expertise in Psychology and behavioral Economics are invited to present their work and/or research methods in this field. The aim of this group work is to develop a research project that allows the study of specific economic and psychological behaviors. Distinct methods such as experimentation, psychometrics methods, interviews, focus groups, and observations may be considered. there will be 2 “lab days” in which students will be involved in ongoing research projects on Psychology and Economics at the host institution. Students will both participate in research and will be involved in research assistance work with one Faculty matched to the students upon mutual thematic interests.
If accepted into this program, students will be enrolled in the 3-credit Public Health and Medicine in Paris: The French Model through MICEFA.
2. MICEFA Intensive French Language & Culture Program (July 2017)
The core of this program consists of daily French language classes taken with other American and European students at the Institut de Langue et de Cultures Françaises (ILCF) at the Institut Catholique de Paris. These classes, taken with other American and European students, focus on enabling the student to function in a francophone environment and emphasies oral comprehension and expression. The course is worth 4 university credits for a total of 60 hours. Click here for more information.
- 2.5 GPA
- Good disciplinary and academic standing
- Faculty approval
- Additional program requirements
MICEFA offers students temporary housing for their first 10 days in Paris, which will give you enough time to become familiar with Paris and find long-term housing. The housing office staff will be available to assist you and assure you that everyone finds long-term housing.
1. Summer Program for College of Health Professions:
Students will be housed in Foyer International des Etudiants.
2. Intensive French Language & Culture Program
- Students can choose to live in either centrally located French homestays or in a shared dormitory room at the historic Cité International Universitaire de Paris (Cité U). At the Cité U, students will be housed in the Residence Honnorat where they will have access to a shared kitchen, bathrooms and laundry facilities. Wi-Fi access is free of charge. Click here for a complete description of the residence Honnorat. See also: www.ciup.fr
MICEFA’s staff provides many services to the visiting students such as: assistance in securing short- and long-term housing, helping students obtain the titre de séjour, academic advising, French tutoring, providing transcripts of academic work, organization of social events, visits and short trips to places of interest.
Summer Program for College of Health Professions Faculty Leader:
Professor Laurence Alemanni is a French Language and Culture Professor, specialized in Medical French. She currently teaches at Universite Paris Descartes and Pasteur Institute and formerly taught at King's College School of Medicine in London.
How to Apply
Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. Before applying to the host institution abroad, you must first complete the necessary application procedures to Pace University. You can review the Step by Step Guide to Study Abroad for a better understanding of the study abroad procedures.
Application Procedures for Pace Study Abroad:
Pace University Application Deadlines:
- Attend a Study Abroad 101 Information Session
- Create an account to begin the study abroad application process. Students can only apply to one program. Check to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements of the program and that you submit your application in advance of the program deadline. Complete the required materials and questionnaires required for your application. Note that the requirements will vary depending on your selected program.
- Meet with your academic advisor to ensure you meet the academic requirements needed in order to study abroad. In addition to asking the following questions, you may want to bring the names and descriptions of course you are interested in taking at your host institution.
- Attend a Study Abroad 102 Information Session.
- Schedule an appointment with a Pace Study Abroad Advisor.
- Download and complete the course approval form. You must complete the course approval form by the Pace application deadline.
- Begin MICEFA application. After being accepted by Pace University to study abroad, students will receive more information on completing the second application.
Academic Year and Fall: February 15th
Spring: September 15th
Summer: March 15th
Application Procedures for MICEFA:
After the initial application has been processed by the Pace Study Abroad Office, students will receive an e-mail regarding their application status and instructions on the next steps.
MICEFA Application Deadlines:
Academic Year and Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1
The following policies are effective with AY 2016-17. Students are responsible for:
Pace tuition and Fees, including a $100 Study Abroad Fee are billed to the student account.
Room charges are the responsibility of the student and are paid directly to the host institution.
Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
All federal, state and institutional (Pace scholarships/grants) financial aid apply during the semester abroad. Pace tuition remission applies.
Remember to check your eligibility for International Scholarships!
Intensive French Language & Culture Program Cost:
Total Program Cost for Basic Program (4 university credits): 2145€
- This cost includes housing at Cité U, excursions and activities, French Language Course (4 credits) at the Institut Catholique de Paris and a one-month Paris public transportation pass (Carte Navigo).
Program Options (selection options must be indicated at the time of application)
- Optional Course in French Culture & Civilization – 3 additional credits for a total of 7 university credits… 600€
- Homestay Option includes private room in family home, access to kitchen. Family meals at an additional cost…300€
Click here for an estimated budget sheet for this program.
Contact the Study Abroad office at email@example.com for more specific costs for the Summer Program for College of Health Professions.
All participating students are registered for Pace’s emergency Travel Assistance/Health Insurance policy through ACE American Insurance/AXA Assistance USA. There is no additional charge.
A France Visa Workshop will be held at our office (163 William St, 16th Floor Conference Room) on April 19th, 2017. This is a step-by-step guide on how to get your student visa.
Every student applying for a long stay student visa (that is more than 90 days of stay in France) must complete an application with "CampusFrance", which is a mandatory pre-requisite to the student visa application. Visa applications will not be accepted if the CampusFrance procedure has not been completed.
Students with a US passport must obtain a visa before departing to France.
International students: Please click here to determine if you need a visa to study abroad in France.
Click here for the long stay student visa requirements. It is important you read this list carefully, as missing documents or photocopies will result in high risk of delay in obtaining your visa.
Click here to schedule an appointment. Please note, you may not apply more than 90 days prior to your departure.