Study in Paris

Study in Paris with EF and immerse yourself in the Parisian lifestyle in France’s fabled capital city.

Enroll in a study program in Paris and you’ll live in the world’s most cosmopolitan capital city. Paris is the most visited urban center on the planet, but to truly experience this pinnacle of culture you’ll have to go beyond tourism, settle into a daily routine, and discover corners of Paris not found on tourist maps. Paris is Europe’s culture hub, and global trends in the fine arts, design and fashion are all churned out of here with regularity. The city is also home to the finest universities in France, with the crown jewel of French academia, La Sorbonne, located in the city center.

EF Paris is situated in the Les Grands Boulevards district, just north of the trendy Marais. Study in Paris where our exam preparation courses equip students for French university while our internships in Cultural Management and Tourism are a great way to start an international career. Foodies will delight at our offering of classes in French Wine and Cooking.

La Capitale

Paris is undoubtedly the world’s most sophisticated city and beyond the glittering façade are endless charms. There are the spectacular monuments of the Eiffel Tower and Sacré Coeur Basilica, which loom over Paris’ elegant architecture. And there’s the unrivalled taste of a fresh baguette from the local boulangerie.

Study in Paris and experience the city from a local’s point of view, where charming cobblestone streets become just as recognizable as the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Get to know locals at your neighborhood café. People watch from a park bench in the Luxembourg gardens. Sip a glass of wine in a Saint-Germain-des-Prés bistro and picnic on the docks of the River Seine. And keep time by turning your gaze towards the Eiffel tower, whose lights elegantly sparkle with the changing of the hour. Ooh la la, indeed.

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Program Highlights
  • Combine language and academic studies
  • Study abroad for 6, 9 or 11 months
  • Achieve complete language fluency
  • Network with students from 100 countries

School Highlights

  • Comfortable school located in the trendy 9th arrondissement
  • Charmingly renovated interior with modern technology and glass walls
  • French cooking classes taught in a professional, high-tech kitchen
  • 3-minute walk to shops, cafés, museums and theaters
  • Close to the Metro system, making it easy to explore attractions including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Sacré Coeur and Arc de Triomphe

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Your pathway to fluency

Combined language and academic studies. You’ll achieve language fluency with your personalized program – while focusing on the career or academic pursuit of your choice.

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  • EF Intensive Program

    Accelerated language acquisition, our most popular course

    32 Lessons / weekFind out more

    Beginner to Advanced

    9 months, 11 months (year) or 6 months (semester)

    32 of 40 min per week

    Start dates
    January, April, June and September

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      • EF General Program

        A well-rounded program of language study

        26 Lessons / weekFind out more

        Beginner to Advanced

        9 months, 11 months (year) or 6 months (semester)

        26 of 40 min per week

        Start dates
        January, April, June and September

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      • EF Exam Preparation Program

        Prepare for and take an internationally recognized language exam.

        32 Lessons / weekFind out more

        Beginner to Advanced

        9 months, 11 months (year) or 6 months (semester)

        32 of 40 min per week

        Start dates
        January, April, June & September

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      Live like a local

      Experience total cultural immersion. You’ll feel at home in Paris – whether you’re making crepes with a local family or living at EF’s residence in the Les Grands Boulevards District.

      • EF Homestay

        Immerse yourself in the daily life of your new host country by living in a private local home. You’ll enrich your understanding of the culture, pick up expressions with greater ease and acquire a more authentic accent. Homestay hosts are conveniently located, so that you can come and go as you please.

      • EF Residence

        Live in the heart of the city alongside EF students from over 100 countries. Enjoy easy access to your course center by public transportation – as well as the city’s shopping, restaurants and sport facilities. Residences vary, but often offer Wi-Fi internet access, meal plans and more.

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      • “Paris is pretty unreal. I’m here because I love the city but to also grow up and gain independence.”


      • “This really has been the best experience and I know I will never forget it. The memories I made here will last forever, and I am so thankful to EF for this amazing experience!”


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      Student life in Paris

      Ah Paris. Need we say more? The City of Light is unquestionably one of the most beautiful and atmospheric cities in the world. You could spend years here exploring all of the city’s art, architecture and gourmet dining. EF’s activities coordinators are onsite to ensure that you experience the very best of the French capital, whether you stay for two weeks or a full year.

      Sightseeing & CultureShoppingSports & OutdoorsExcursionsEntertainment & Nightlife
      Take in city views from atop the iconic Eiffel Tower. Marvel at Notre Dame Cathedral’s stained-glass South Rose Window. Stroll down the wide sidewalks of the Champs Elysees. Sip café creme in the shadow of Montmartre’s Sacre Coeur Basilica. Come eye to eye with the Mona Lisa while browsing the galleries of the Louvre and get a glimpse of royal opulence on a tour of the palatial Chateau Versailles.
      Paris is the world’s fashion capital. You’ll find the high-end storefronts of luxury brand-names along the Champs Elysees, boutique shopping along the picturesque Canal St-Martin, trendy fashion houses in Le Marais and vintage wares in the Saint-Germain-des-Pres quarter. Satiate your senses at a neighborhood food market or search for curios at the Porte de Clignancourt flea market.
      Glide through one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods on a Canal St. Martin boat tour. Picnic in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on the Champ-de-Mars. Go off the beaten path while cycling through city streets. Cheer on tennis superstars as they battle on the French Open’s clay courts and watch cyclists whiz by as they approach the finish line of the Tour de France.
      Swim in the crystal waters of the Cote d’Azur, wander around the medieval villages of Provence, explore the fairy-tale fortifications of Mont Saint Michel and the chateaux of the Loire Valley. You’ll also have the chance to visit the neighboring countries of Belgium and the Netherlands.
      Indulge at Bistro Dining in the iconic Café de Flore. Mingle with students from La Sorbonne at Latin Quarter cafés. Discover the avant-garde galleries of Belleville during the Portes Ouvertes events. Dance the night away at a lively nightclub in the Bastille neighborhood and see a cabaret performance at Pigalle’s iconic Moulin Rouge.

      Prices & Dates for Paris

      Personalized and flexible. Your program is personalized to meet your specific needs. With start dates in January, April, June and September and programs lasting 6, 9 and 11 months – you can study when it’s most convenient for you. All prices include accommodation with a local host family.

      Included in the Price

      • 20,26 or 32 French lessons per week (40-minute lessons)
      • EF Placement test and progress tracker
      • EF Course Certificate
      • EFELT report
      • Online pre & post course
      • Free access to My EF – Your Online Campus. Meet new friends, explore your destination and improve your language skills!
      Lesson materials
      • Digital learning media (tablet)
      • Academic material
      • Welcome package and orientation
      • Wireless Wi-Fi Internet at EF school
      • Monday-Friday: breakfast & dinner
      • Weekends: all the meals
      • Twin room with homestay
      CourseStart DatesSemesterYear11 months
      16 Jun 2014, 08 Sep 2014, 05 Jan 2015, 13 Apr 2015
      € 11,490€ 14,990€ 19,190Get price details
      Exam Preparation
      16 Jun 2014, 08 Sep 2014, 05 Jan 2015, 13 Apr 2015
      € 12,190€ 16,005€ 20,625Get price details
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