Deepen your understanding of local French and global cultures, politics, art and current events while earning credits in your field of study. Electives are taught in English and focus on an active learning approach, as your instructors take you outside the classroom and into the city, using the streets, markets, museums, and people of Paris to enhance your learning and discovery. Semester and academic year students can also hone their French language skills in courses available at all levels of proficiency. An Early Start option allows you to jump start your language learning before the semester begins.
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. Students receive a transcript from the University of New Haven, CEA’s School of Record 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 & Social Sciences will transfer as follows:
Credit at CEA France - Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Credit at Chapman University
Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.
Grade at CEA France - Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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.