Learn French while studying international marketing and brand management in Paris, one of the world’s great cities—home to Global Fortune 500 companies and luxurious brands, as well as sidewalk cafes, stunning gardens, outdoor markets, and more. As an important international business center that boasts one of the highest GDPs of any city, Paris is an ideal city to study marketing and to begin your study of the French language.

Quick Facts

  • Center: IES Abroad Paris Business and International Affairs
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Program Credits: 6 or 7 credits
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Language Prerequisites: None

Program Dates

After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel.

Summer 2018

May 22 - July 5

Upcoming Application Deadlines:

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Our mission is simple: to provide you with the highest quality academic and cultural experience abroad possible. Our courses will expand your understanding of the marketplace for luxury brands, and the marketing of products around the world. Using the many examples that Paris has to offer, these courses will give you an educational experience that you couldn’t get on your home campus. Our intensive beginning language course immerses you in French language and culture learning. The course is taught by native French speakers. Choose two out of three of the following courses:

  • Introduction to Global Marketing (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Luxury Brand Management (3 credits)
  • French Language in Context: Novice Abroad (4 credits)

Our courses also incorporate course-related excursions that will further expose you to Paris, its culture, and the city’s place as a major center of international business.


This is a list of planned course offerings. After you are accepted, you will see a list of final course offerings in your MyIESabroad account.

French Language

  • FR 101I - French Language in Context: Novice Abroad Intensive (Summer)


  • MK 315 - Introduction to Global Marketing
  • MK 330 - Introduction to Luxury Brand Management (Summer)

Course-Related Excursions

To supplement coursework, the IES Abroad Paris Summer Beginning Language & Marketing Program includes course-related excursions to many sites of historic significance in Paris. Destinations may include:

  • Les Invalides
  • The Marais
  • The Latin Quarter
  • Montmartre
  • Musée d'Orsay


We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Paris, it will feel like home.

Homestays – You stay in a French home in the city of Paris or its surrounding banlieues (suburbs). You eat breakfast daily and three evening meals per week with your host(s). Other meals are available at university cafeterias and inexpensive restaurants. You have the option to request a typical homestay placement or a placement in a chambre de bonne.

Apartments – A limited number of apartments are available for an additional fee. Apartments include kitchen facilities and shared bathrooms. An IES Abroad Resident Assistant lives on-site. Meals are not included.

International House - A limited number of single rooms with private bathrooms are available and managed by a Catholic association. Female students of all religious backgrounds are welcome. Students have access to a common kitchen, lounge and laundry room. Meals are not included. WiFi is available.

Student Life


Upon arrival in Paris, you will participate in a one-day orientation that includes:

  • A welcome lunch
  • A boat tour on the Seine
  • Introductory sessions on housing, transportation, health and safety, and daily life in Paris

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • In good standing at your home school
  • 2.5 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale (GPAs under 2.5 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Graduate students and continuing education students encouraged to apply
  • This program is for students who have not studied French previously

Passport & Visa Requirements

A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the end date of the program, with at least two blank pages is required. U.S. citizens in possession of a valid passport do not need to obtain a visa to enter or study in France for the summer. Non-U.S. citizens may be required to obtain a student visa prior to arrival.


Summer 2018

  • Tuition: $5,215
  • Housing: $1,640
  • Insurance: $135
  • Total: $6,990

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

Program taught in:
  • French
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