Paris evokes history, allure, and romance. Renowned for its intellectuals, artists, writers, and revolutionaries, Paris represents the perfect combination of tradition and modernity. Outdoor food markets and pedestrian streets give the city's quaint neighborhoods a small-town feel; the cosmopolitan flair of avant-garde cinema, music, and fashion makes Paris a cultural hotspot. Come discover first-hand the “City of Light.”
This program is open to first semester junior students in Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising. It requires full-time enrollment for a minimum of 12 and maximum of 15 semester hours. You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and not be on academic, social, or judicial probation. Approvals of the academic advisor, the School dean, and the dean of Student Development are required.
AA 381 Buying Fashion Apparel
AA 385 Apparel Design II
AA 412 Great Designers
FA 370 19th-Century Art: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
FR 101 Introductory French
MGT 385 International Business
MKT 485 International Marketing
Apartment living in Paris is a wonderful way to experience the city while maintaining your sense of independence. This housing choice is for students who are interested in taking advantage of and maintaining a larger living space. Many students who have only lived in dormitories may find apartments appealing. They may want to experience the freedom and independence that comes with living in an apartment. However, with freedom comes responsibility. Students must shop and cook for themselves and deal with maintenance issues.
Ideally, you would choose this option if you have already lived in an apartment and are familiar with the responsibilities that come with living in an apartment, such as upkeep and cleaning. As Paris is a large, metropolitan area, students will be housed in various neighborhoods throughout the city. In the past, students have lived in several arrondissements (districts), such as the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and 18th. All students should expect to commute to their classes. Typically, students will live within 30 to 40 minutes by metro or bus from the CEA Global Campus: Paris, the Sorbonne, and the Catholic University of Paris. Since all of the apartments have furnished kitchens, a meal plan is not provided with this option. Apartments may house from two to six students, and students should expect to have a shared bedroom. While the majority of the apartments have double bedrooms, there are occasional singles or triples.
Mid-August to mid-December
Cost and Financial Aid
Students pay Marymount University tuition in addition to housing costs in Paris, a $350 Study Abroad fee, and MU technology fee. Additional costs include the flight to Paris, meals, local transportation, books and supplies, student visa, travel while abroad, entertainment, and other miscellaneous items.
Most students going to Paris can apply their federal, state, and personal loans towards the total cost of the program. Marymount University scholarships and loans usually cannot be applied towards the cost. For additional scholarship opportunities, please check out Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Tuition and Fees
Program Fee $350
Technology Fee $92
Personal Expenses $3,500
*Subject to currency fluctuation between the U.S. dollar and the EURO.
To apply for this study abroad program, you must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and not on disciplinary probation. Approval of your academic advisor and School dean are required for registration.
Part 1: Marymount University
Complete the following items:
Part 2: CEA Online Administrative Forms. More information will be given after acceptance into the program.
March 1 - Fall Semester Program