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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: GU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Budget
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: Yes
Language(s): French Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Direct Matriculation
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Homestay, Off-Campus
Level of Support: Medium (Moderate onsite support) Application Deadlines: October
OGE Advisor: Jason Sanderson
Program Description:

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Center for University Programs Abroad (CUPA)

Paris, France



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Language Prerequisites: Advanced French II (FREN102) or Intensive Advanced French II (FREN112)
  • Language Evaluation: Two-part evaluation for French required of all applicants prior to application deadline (typically takes place two weeks before the application deadline)
*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

The CUPA (Center for University Programs Abroad) program was founded in 1963 to assist American undergraduate students in designing individualized study programs in Paris. Today CUPA has formal agreements with the Universities of Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris IV - Sorbonne, Paris IX-Dauphine and Paris X- Nanterre, the Institut Catholique, as well as with a variety of specialized institutes and school throughout the capital. In addition, courses are offered at the CUPA Paris Center.


The CUPA Paris Center is located in the sixth arrondissement in central Paris, close to the Luxembourg Gardens and Saint Germain des Près. The central location of the CUPA Paris Center offers students amazing opportunities to explore the heart of the city, in addition to the neighborhoods where they live and go to school.

Academic Calendar

  • Spring: mid-January to late May/early June

Fields of Study

Language of instruction is French.

Fields of study include: Anthropology, Arabic, Art/Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Classics, Economics, English, Film, French, History, Japanese, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Performing Arts, Persian, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Turkish


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: Five courses

Georgetown students take 5 courses, one of which may be a CUPA program course. The remaining four courses are taken at a single university within the Paris university system. When appropriate, one course may be taken at an 'Institut' or 'Ecole'. A two-week mandatory orientation is held at the beginning of the semester.

*SFS students seeking a waiver for the Oral Proficiency exam requirement may take no more than one CUPA course or one course catering to foreign students per semester.

The minimum passing grade for this program is: 9/20

You are expected to take all courses and complete all coursework in French. You will not receive credit for courses taught in English, or in which the readings are primarily in English, nor may you use such coursework to meet the requirement for a full courseload.  

You are required to live in program housing.

You live with host families selected by the CUPA Paris staff. You will complete a housing questionnaire and your preferences are considered when making housing placements. Breakfasts and dinners are taken with the host families.

Program Budget

CUPA Program Budget


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/12/2019 TBA TBA