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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 1-Sophomore and Above Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: Level 122 or equivalent Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available: Communications, English, Fine Arts, French, International Studies: Europe, Political Science, Sociology
Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English, French Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option: NO
Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s): None ELR Unit: 2 units
Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer: 20 Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities: NO Click here for a definition of this term Research Option:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity: Unlimited Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager: Megan Hernandez-Greene
Click here for a definition of this term Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar Course #: Click here for a definition of this term Program Leader 1:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Leader 2: Click here for a definition of this term Merit Scholarship: NO
Click here for a definition of this term Need-Based Scholarship: YES Click here for a definition of this term Program Level:
Click here for a definition of this term Activity Level: Approved for Spanish Major:
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About the Location

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France is located in Western Europe and shares borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain. France is a member of the European Union and is the world's sixth largest economic power. French is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. The French capital of Paris, situated on the River Seine in northern France, boasts a population of 2.2 million at the center of a metropolitan area of more than 11 million people. It is an ideal location for indulging in all that France and the rest of Europe have to offer. Paris offers access to numerous regional attractions including the châteaux of the Loire valley, the villages of Giverny and Barbazons, and the palace of Versaille.  Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland are just train rides away.


The NC Consortium in Paris program is carefully designed for intensive French cultural and language learning.  Students enroll in an intensive French language course (8 semester hours) in the Cours de Civilisation Française at the Sorbonne. Various levels are offered, and students take a placement test upon arrival. All students also take Engagement in Paris (4 semester hours), a course specially designed with a combination of lectures, site visits in and around Paris, a one-hour weekly conversation unit, and individual language activities to bring students into contact with the French language in a variety of situations.  Students select two additional elective classes, which are taught in English or French.

  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.
  • To see course listings for this semester program, click here.
  • Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available on the Course Planning Registration for Study Abroad and Study USA page.

General Program Dates

Fall semester – August to December

Spring semester – late January to May


Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:

Scholarships/Travel Grants

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC. For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.


Students have 3 accommodation options to choose from: a homestay in Central Paris, a homestay in Grand Paris, or a French foyer. The homestay experience provides students with the comforts of an authentic French home with friendly, familiar faces, yet the freedom to explore and make the most of their time in Paris. For students who are interested in connecting with their peers, living a foyer could be an ideal option. A foyer is a type of residence hall for people whose ages range from 18-25 years old. Residents are commonly French, but there may be other international students as well. The Paris region has an extensive public transportation system, and students commute into the city on the Metro or train. 

Additional Eligibility Notes

  • French majors must have completed or be currently enrolled in French 222 to apply. Students majoring in French are strongly encouraged to take at least one 300-level French course at Elon prior to enrolling in the program. 
  • Students not majoring in French must have completed French 122 in order to apply.


Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline. See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by UNC-Wilmington.


A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

Click here for the semester programs pre-departure orientation schedule.

Additional Information and Links

Want to know more?  Join the Global Education Center Facebook page to connect with alumni, meet other interested students, and get program updates.

Study Abroad Student Ambassadors (SASAs) are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current SASAs via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!

Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources

French Embassy in DC 

US Embassy in Paris 

Airport Transportation

Local Travel and Tourism

RATP (Parisian mass transit) 
SNCF (French rail system)
City of Paris
Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau 

LGBTQ Resources

Le Centre LGBT Paris Île-de-France
MAG- Jeunes Gais, Lesbiennes, Bi et Trans
GLUP: Groupe LGBT des Universités de Paris


Le Monde
Le Figaro


L'Officiel des Spectacles
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The unique aspect was that I got to live with a host family in the city of Paris, I was 1 of 17 students who was able to do that. It was an invaluable part of my abroad experience.
     — Mark Mansfield, Spring 2013
Read what others have said about this program.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 09/15/2023
Rolling Admission 01/28/2024 05/26/2024
Fall 2024 02/15/2024
Rolling Admission 09/08/2024 12/21/2024
Academic Year 2024-2025 02/15/2024
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2025 05/15/2024
06/15/2024 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.