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. Your language courses focus on grammar, vocabulary development, listening comprehecours pratiques) and phonetics. Combine these 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.
Students take classes at the CEA Paris Center and at our partner institution, Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne. Located in the heart of the vibrant Marais District, the CEA Paris Center offers small class sizes and a wide range of electives taught in English. Choose the courses that best align with your academic, career, and personal interests. Founded in 1253, la Sorbonne hosts thousands of international students every year. This prestigious university’s French-language center, Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne, offers language and culture courses at the school’s Raspail campus in Paris’ 14th Arrondissement. Students will receive a transcript from the University of New Haven, CEA’s School of Record, and from Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne upon completion of their program.
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:
Choose the correct semester and year next to “Available Sessions” at the top left (e.g. “Spring 2019 Semester”). If students select the optional Early Start program (e.g. “Spring 2019 Semester – Early Start”), students will be billed the additional Early Start program fee and the credits will be calculated into the total semester abroad credits.
Click on the “Course Listing” tab.
To expand and view all of the courses at once, click on “View All” to the right of the course category headings.
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
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
14 - 15
12 - 13
10 - 11
0 - 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.