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IES Abroad Paris programs offer students experiential learning opportunities in a city that delights and inspires newcomers with paintings in the Louvre, grand boulevards, and a skyline marked by the Eiffel Tower and the Gothic spires of Notre Dame. Students will benefit from a rich cultural life, with an exquisite art scene, decadent French cuisine, and more than 400 theaters and music halls.

IES Paris offers 3 unique academic tracks during the semester and 3 tracks during the summer: 1-Business & International Affairs; 2-French Studies; 3-Studio Art, Dance & Music; 4-Summer Internship; 5-Summer Marketing; 6-Summer Language Immersion.

Organized cultural activities include guided Paris neighborhood tours, outings to operas, ballets, museums, etc. Additionally, IES organizes field trips outside of Paris such as Normandy and the Loire Valley.


Area(s) of Study

  • Accounting
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Advertising
  • Double Bass
  • Humanities
  • Piano
  • African And African Diaspora S
  • Economics
  • International Business
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • English
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Public Relations
  • Architecture
  • European Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Art History
  • Finance
  • Journalism
  • Religious Studies
  • Bassoon
  • Fine Arts
  • Liberal Arts
  • Rhetoric And Writing
  • Business Administration
  • Flute
  • Linguistics
  • Social Science
  • Business, Government, And Soci
  • French
  • Management
  • Sociology
  • Clarinet
  • French Civilization
  • Marketing
  • Studio Art
  • Communication
  • Geography
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Theatre And Dance
  • Communication And Leadership
  • Government
  • Music
  • Violin
  • Communication Studies
  • Guitar
  • Oboe
  • Voice
  • Comparative Literature
  • Harp
  • Performance
  • Women's And Gender Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Health And Society

Sponsored by IES - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

Students enroll in 15-19 credits during the semester and 6 credits during the summer. Students study at the IES Abroad Center with other students from U.S. universities. Some academic tracks allow students to take courses with French students at local universities such as the Paris Business School.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and French


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - Yes
  • Internship - Yes


Housing is secured for students by IES Abroad. Homestays in a French home are included in the program fee, and include daily breakfast and three evening meals per week. Shared student apartments are available for an additional fee. Meals are not included in the shared apartment option.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Priority deadlines listed below are UT study abroad app deadlines; final deadlines are IES app deadlines. Students must apply in that order. Dates and prices differ by academic program track. The budgets below are for the French Studies programs and include everything a student will need except money for extensive personal travel.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 13, 2020 to April 30, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Final Deadline: October 10, 2019
- Summer Whole
  • May 18, 2020 to July 3, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 2, 2020
- Fall
  • August 31, 2020 to December 17, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: May 1, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations

Next Step

1) Attend an "Explore: France & Belgium" info session. Dates and locations listed on website. 2) See an academic advisor to discuss needed credit while abroad. 3) Attend a "Ready to Apply: France & Belgium" session. Dates and locations given at Explore session. 4) Attend Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change