You will receive individualized support from ASA’s advisors and staff throughout your program application process, while you are abroad, and when you return.
Before you depart we will work with you and the staff at your home institution to help you prepare for your time abroad by giving you personal access to our Student Success program, which will help you maximize your experience in your host country. You will also receive a detailed pre-departure orientation guide which will help you know what to pack, what to expect when you arrive, and how to stay safe while abroad.
Once you arrive in Paris you will participate in our onsite orientation with the other ASA students in your group. ASA’s site director will introduce you to your host city and culture through orientation and multiple events during the program. Our intentionally small group sizes allow ASA’s students to get to know one another and are an aspect of our programs for which our alumni consistently express their appreciation. You will have opportunities to meet other students and lots of new people through your classes, social events and optional language partners.
ASA programs include excursions, volunteer opportunities, housing, meals, academic credits, transcripts, mobile phones, airport pick-up on arrival, medical insurance and more! Contact ASA or your advisor to learn about ASA’s Price Guarantee for all of our programs.
"ASA was very involved in the entire study abroad process. They give you more than the typical study abroad package. ASA is always available to answer questions and help you through the entire study abroad process."
- Ashley Grewe, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Live and study like a local Parisian in the City of Lights. The Sorbonne is known worldwide as one of the most prestigious and historically rich universities in all of Europe. “Catho” is a very well-known university in Paris and is centrally located for easy access and rich learning environment. You will take courses with local French students in the heart of the city, not far from the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens.
This program is for students with high intermediate to advanced French Language skills. Courses at the Sorbonne are taught in French and are available in several subject areas including: Literature, Languages, Civilizations, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. You may also take supplemental courses at the Institut Catholique de Paris in areas such as Theology, Philosophy, Education, Social Sciences, Economics, and Literature. A full list of classes for this program can be found on the ASA website through the link at the top of this page.
"My time spent abroad was absolutely amazing, and I give
a lot of credit to ASA for making it the best it could be."