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Center for University Programs Abroad (CUPA)
Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
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Dept Offering Program: Study Abroad OIP Program Type: Study Abroad (semester)
Language of Instruction: French Language Prerequisite: Yes
Program Features: Academic Study Degree Level: 3 - Sophomore, 4 - Junior, 5 - Senior
Time Away: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester Housing options: Homestay
Program Group: Study Abroad OIP Program Adviser: Jordan Zilla
Program Description:
Program Description:

Center for University Programs Abroad (CUPA)

Please be reminded that you may need to meet different deadlines when applying to this program:
  • CUPA application deadline: October 15, 2018
  • Princeton application deadline: October 26, 2018
In the unique multicultural background of Paris, the CUPA program approaches studying abroad as an on-going and evolving immersion process requiring active commitment from motivated students. The experience is enhanced by CUPA's personalized methodology and language mentoring and by the extensive academic, cultural and personal resources provided to its students. A mutually demanding and rewarding relationship exists between CUPA and its participants, based on interaction, dedication, and individual advising, and common values of respect, responsibility, and independence. A language pledge is signed by all participants for the duration of the program, requiring them to speak only in French at CUPA, during all program-sponsored activities, and in their homestays.

The Universities

Students may take courses in a variety of Parisian universities to satisfy their Princeton course requirements. Students are matriculated in Grandes Écoles and learn alongside French students as well as other international students taking advantage of these top universities. To view the list of universities affiliated with CUPA, please view the academic opportunities on their website. 

The Setting

 Students live and study in the heart of Paris.



Each student will work with a CUPA Advisor to select a portfolio of courses to fit any academic interest.  
You can learn more about course selection on CUPA’s website. 


Knowledge of French is required. Students should be prepared to take their coursework in French.
For Princeton approval, participants must have at least a 3.0/ B average for the fall and spring semesters prior to the semester of study abroad.

Grading & Credits:

For information regarding credits, grading, and other academic policies, read the Academic Policies on the Study Abroad website.      

Academic Calendar



Students choose between a homestay and independent living in an apartment in Paris. Living with a carefully selected host family affords students the opportunity to develop close relationships with locals, utilize their French language skills, and be immersed in French culture. Students living independently are responsible for finding their own accommodations and for all associated costs. For more information on housing, please visit the housing section of the CUPA website. 

Student Life

There are many opportunities for you to get out and integrate into the community. Students can take advantage of extracurricular activities, CUPA programming, as well as independent cultural integration projects.  Learn more about CUPA’s cultural offerings on their website.  

Money Matters

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.     
For estimated program costs, please click on the Budget Sheet at the top of this brochure. 

Passport and Visa

Students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of their study abroad program.  For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport, please consult the US State Department Passport Website.    

Students are responsible for checking the entry requirements for their destination country, and obtaining an appropriate visa, if required. Entry requirements can be found on the destination country’s embassy or consulate website. 

Application Process

Students interested in applying to this program must complete two separate processes:
  1. Apply directly to the program. Visit the program website directly for application instructions and deadlines. Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines. 
  2. Complete the Princeton approval process. You may download the course approval form and instructions from your GPS application. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadlines. 


Start planning your study abroad experience!

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Spring Semester 2019 10/26/2018 11/02/2018 TBA TBA
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