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The MICEFA (Mission Interuniversitaire de Coordination des Echanges Franco-Americains) is a consortium of 16 of the Universities of Paris and its surrounding area. Through this exchange, students take classes at universities such as La Sorbonne and Universite Pierre et Marie Curie as well as at the MICEFA Center. Students will take classes with local French students at the universities and with other international students at the MICEFA Center. Many of the Universities of Paris offer classes in French and English, offering students a broad selection of courses. The MICEFA consortium schools are spread throughout Paris, allowing students a variety of choices when selecting the section of Paris in which to study and live.

Students will earn regular in-residence UT credit. All grades earned for the courses undertaken are computed into the official UT GPA, just as they would be for grades earned in courses taken on campus.


Area(s) of Study

  • Advertising
  • Economics
  • Humanities
  • Music
  • Anthropology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Information Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Architecture
  • English
  • International Business
  • Physical Education
  • Art History
  • European Studies
  • Journalism
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Fine Arts
  • Kinesiology
  • Psychology
  • Business Administration
  • French
  • Latin
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Religious Studies
  • Classical Civilization
  • Geological Sciences
  • Liberal Arts
  • Social Science
  • Communication
  • German
  • Linguistics
  • Sociology
  • Communication And Leadership
  • Government
  • Management
  • Spanish
  • Communication Studies
  • Greek
  • Marketing
  • Studio Art
  • Comparative Literature
  • Health Education
  • Mathematics
  • Theatre And Dance
  • Computer Science
  • History
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Urban Studies
  • Curriculum And Instruction

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Academic Information

MICEFA is a consortium of 16 universities in Paris, offering students access to a wide variety of academics. Courses in English and French are available, depending on the university. An intensive 3-credit French language class/orientation is required at the start of each semester. The program fee for this course is 350 euros.


Students can take courses from the MICEFA center and from one Paris university. Courses are taught by local faculty.

Language(s) of Instruction

French and English


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students are responsible for securing their own housing, with the assistance of MICEFA staff. MICEFA offers affordable temporary housing upon arrival and accompanies students while they find long-term housing after arrival. Common housing options include studio apartments, rooms in a family home, and university residences.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Budgets below are samples, but include everything students need to plan for except extensive entertainment/personal travel. Students pay a $75 application fee and $500 exchange fee in addition to regular UT tuition. Financial aid and scholarships can be used. Program dates will vary by university, so the ones below are estimates.


- Spring
  • Program: January 7, 2024 to May 31, 2024
  • Instructional: January 8, 2024 to May 31, 2024
  • Final Deadline: November 1, 2023
- Fall
  • Program: August 20, 2024 to December 23, 2024
  • Instructional: September 4, 2024 to December 15, 2024
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Ellen Birch

Additional Resources

Program Website
Exchange Partner Information
List of Available Courses

Next Step

1) View mandatory advising videos Explore: Education Abroad 101 and Explore: France & Belgium. Attend a live Q&A if you have questions. 2) View Ready to Apply video. 3) Self-authorize your application via the Get Started link below and apply! Videos and Q&A events found here:

Program information above is subject to change