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France: American University of Paris

Students on this program at the American University of Paris will live in the urban center of the city and experience both its historic and cultural significance, and its contemporary role as a globalized and modern European city. 

Students will live and learn with a diverse population at AUP while discovering the history and culture of one of the world's major capitals.

Experience Paris!

Students will live and learn with a diverse population at AUP while discovering the history and culture of one of the world's major capitals.

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AUP is located in the heart of Paris and allows students to explore the city's unique arrondissements. This program offers the opportunity to build language skills and immerse in French culture in a learning environment similar to Rollins with most classes taught in English. This program is an excellent fit for many majors including French, Business, International Business, Communications, Art History, and Education.

  • Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
  • Clean record with the Office of Community Standards and good academic and College standing
  • Professional application: materials are submitted on-time, are edited before submission, and are thorough and thoughtful
  • One semester of French language at Rollins College (exceptions for transfer participants)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • This program has a required advising session (30 minutes) as part of the application process. Please visit our home page to schedule an advising appointment.

Fall 2023

  • Aug 28: Orientation Activities Begin 
  • Sept 4: First Day of Classes
  • Oct 30-Nov 1: Fall Break
  • Dec 8: Last Day of Classes
  • Dec 13 - 19: Final Exams

Spring 2023

  • Jan 9: Arrival Date
  • Jan 10: Orientation Activities Begin
  • Jan 16: First Day of Classes
  • Feb 27 - Mar 10: Spring Break
  • Apr 10 - 12: Easter Break
  • May 4: Last Day of Classes
  • May 5 – 8: Reading Days
  • May 9 - 15: Final Exams


Students will log into their pre-arrival portal to receive their required arrival date/time and then enter their travel information. Students are responsible for booking their own flights. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is the main airport in France. For students who arrive on the designated arrival dates, AUP meets students at terminal 2C at Charles de Gaulle then shuttles them to the University and to their housing. 


All students are assigned a student advisor who will be in contact with them prior to arrival. Students will engage in a mandatory week-long orientation that includes introductions to AUP and Paris, campus and Metro tours, academic orientation, practical guidance, and social events.


US citizens are required to obtain a student visa from a French consulate in the US prior to departure. The French visa process is complex and lengthy and involves an online component as well as an in-person visit to the consulate. The Student Immigration Services Team from AUP will also assist with French immigration requirements for visas. For general information about the visa process and visas for non-US citizens, see our Passports and Visas Page.

The American University of Paris (AUP)

Founded in 1962, AUP is an internationally renowned liberal arts university with a focus on preparing its students for global careers. The campus is within close walking distance to the Eiffel Tower and other monuments and cultural attractions. AUP is a diverse university with over 1200 students enrolled, representing 110 nationalities and 65 languages. With a faculty-student ratio of just 8:1 and classes primarily taught in English, AUP offers a learning environment similar to Rollins. 


All students must take one French language course AND a core France-related course. With the exception of language courses, classes will be taught in English. Many courses involve activities outside of the classroom and in the urban environment of Paris. AUP is an excellent fit for many majors at Rollins. You can find further information about available classes in the course catalog.

Transfer of Credits

Courses are worth 4 credits and most students take 4 courses for a total of 16 credits. Grades and credits earned on the program will be included on the the Rollins transcript and factored into the GPA. It can take up to three months for grades to be processed. For information on approving courses for major/minor and General Education/rFLA requirements, and other academic policies, please visit our Academic Information page.


Students will live in shared apartments in residential areas of Paris close to the metro and approximately 40 minutes by metro from the AUP campus. Apartments have fully equipped kitchens and include bed linens, on-site washing machine, high-speed WiFi, utilities allowance (electricity, water, gas), property insurance, and on-call maintenance. 


There is no meal plan for this program. Students will be able to purchase groceries and cook meals in their apartments. Additionally, the AUP campus is located in the center of Paris and there are many restaurants and cafes within walking distance of the campus.


AUP offers competitive and recreational sports, student clubs and organizations, volunteer opportunities, and an SGA. Discounted memberships at local gyms are available to students. The central location of the campus also enables students to explore the distinct neighborhoods of Paris and fully experience the culural diversity of the city.


Many courses at AUP include a component of learning outside the classroom. AUP runs a cultural program which organizes faculty-led study trips associated with courses and cultural excursions. Recent cultural excursion destinations include Disneyland Paris, Burgundy, Champagne, Normandy, Barcelona, and the Loire Valley. These excursions come at an additional cost. 

Things to Consider

Students with mobility disabilities may find accessibility and accommodations different from the United States. Check the US Department of State Travelers with Disabilities and specific to the country, Mobility International USA, and the IP Your Identity Abroad page for resources.

Program Fee

Most Rollins financial aid and scholarships will apply to the semester abroad.

  • Tuition: $29,150
  • Housing: $4,925

Also Includes

Airport pick-up, orientation, some cultural activities, program administration, and emergency insurance.

Estimated Additional Costs

  • Transportation: Round-trip airfare from FL $1,000, on-site $385
  • Meals/food: $1,300
  • US Passport: $165
  • Visa fee: $280 plus cost of travel to nearest VFS Global Center
  • Books, course materials, supplies: $440
  • Personal expenses: $1,290
  • Federal student loan fees if applicable: $40
  • Professional licensure, certification or credentials costs: $0


Scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set costs associated with international airfare and other costs associated with study abroad. Students can apply for scholarships through the Rollins program application.

Living and Working

Having a credit card while abroad is very helpful. France has a comparable cost of living to the United States though since Paris is a large city, costs will be higher than in Central FL. Students are able to work part-time on a student visa while in France.