With a broad curriculum of liberal arts and social science courses ranging from fashion history to health sciences, this program draws upon Paris' rich store of cultural and historical resources to engage you with intellectual, linguistic, and social opportunities in the "City of Light." The backdrop of Left Bank liberal and philosophical studies, mixed with the Parisian tradition of political discourse and intellectual debate, sets the stage for your development of critical thinking skills and global competence.
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.
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 “Pre-Approved Courses” at the top of this brochure page. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution. You may view the entire course catalog this program on the CEA website. Students are encouraged to propose additional or revised equivalencies during the application process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.
Credit and Grading Transfer
Credits from the CEA will transfer as noted on the final transcript.
Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.
Grades will transfer according to the following scale:
Grade at CEA French Language Immersion
Grade at Chapman University
14 - 20
12 - 13,9
11 - 11,9
10,5 - 10,9
10,1 - 10,4
9 - 9,9
8 - 8,9
0 - 7,9
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.