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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Semester / Year Abroad What Financial Aid Applies?: All Current Aid, GI Bill
Language of Instruction: English, French Language Study Requirement: Yes
Housing: Apartment Prereq. Language Study: None
Meal Plan: Plan Available Recommended for Chapman Majors: Art, French, Peace Studies, Political Science
Program Description:
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What's Included

CEA offers a wide variety of services and amenities, Below is a list of what is included in your program price.

  • MyCEA Account
  • Pre-departure Assistance
  • Airport Reception
  • Onsite Orientation
  • International Staff Support
  • Housing
  • Excursions
  • Cultural Activities
  • and more...


  • Loire Valley Châteaux
  • Strasbourg & Freiburg
  • Mystery Excursion - Solve the mystery by guessing the destination with clues provided along the way!
  • and more...

Study Abroad with CEA in Paris, France

CEA Paris Center & University of Paris IV -
Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

Designed for students at all French language levels, this program allows you to acquire and improve French language skills while earning credit toward your major or graduation requirements. Combine intensive language courses at the Sorbonne's Cours de Civilisation Française (SBN) with a wide range of electives, taught in English at the CEA Paris Center. Choose elective courses from subjects such as history, business, art history, cultural studies, communication, and political science.

Session/Term Language Level Rec. Semester
Semester All Levels 13 - 17
Year All Levels 26 - 34

Experience Paris

Renowned for its intellectuals, artists, writers, and revolutionaries, Paris evokes history, allure, and romance. It also serves as the administrative, commercial, and industrial center of France. Home to French haute couture, a rich and varied cuisine, and internationally known landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, Paris is a fashionable capital that continues to set trends in art, politics, and business.

CEA programs in Paris offer numerous opportunities to explore French and Parisian culture through multiple housing options, French language courses taught at any level, and excursions to nearby destinations such as Monet's Giverny, Loire Valley Chateaux, or the Mont St. Michel. Savor the culinary culture with wine and cheese tastings, and in cooking lessons where you'll learn how to make crêpes. Depending on the time of year you study abroad, attend the Paris Jazz Festival, Nuit Blanche, Fete de la Musique, the Paris Air Show, Gay Pride, and more.


CEA provides study abroad programs in 12 countries and 21 cities around the world. Contact your CEA Admissions Counselor today: 1-800-266-4441


Academic Information

Chapman University maintains a record of the courses that previous study abroad students have taken, and the equivalent Chapman credit that was granted for each course. To view the course equivalencies for this program, click “Sample Pre-Approved Courses” at the top of each program brochure page. Please note that Sample Pre-Approved Courses are courses that have been previously requested by a Chapman student for credit. It is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution.

You may view the entire course catalog for this program by following these instructions:
  • Go to the CEA Paris, France website
  • Click on “Liberal Arts & French Studies”
  • Choose the correct semester and year next to “Available Sessions” at the top left (example: “Spring 2019 Semester”)
  • Click on the “Course Listing” tab
Students are encouraged to request additional or revised equivalencies during the pre-departure process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.

Credit and Grading Transfer

Credits from CEA France - Liberal Arts & French Studies will transfer as follows:

Credit at CEA France - Liberal Arts & French Studies Credit at Chapman University
3 credits 3 credits

Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.
Grade at CEA France - Liberal Arts & French Studies Grade at Chapman University
16 - 20 A
14 - 15 B+
12 - 13 B-
10 - 11 C
0 - 9 F

All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Classes taken as ‘Pass/Fail’ will not be accepted, with the exception of internships. Internships must be approved by the Center for Global Education.