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France: American University of Paris

After leaving Paris, I’m largely missing the city culture and French food!... I will forever be grateful for my experience in Paris, France, and the memories I made there and as I traveled around Europe over the last five months! - Rollins Study Abroad Alum 
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!

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

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

Fall 2024

  • Aug 25: Arrival day
  • Aug 26: Orientation Activities Begin 
  • Sept 2: First Day of Classes
  • Oct 28-Nov 1: Fall Break
  • Dec 9: Last Day of Classes
  • Dec 12 - 17: Final Exams

Spring 2024

  • Jan 7: Arrival Date
  • Jan 8: Orientation Activities Begin
  • Jan 15: First Day of Classes
  • Mar 4-15: Spring Break
  • Apr 1-2: Easter Break
  • April  30: Last Day of Classes
  • May 1-5: Reading Days
  • May 6-14: Final Exams

Flight & Orientation

  • Students arrange their own flight to Paris. AUP meets students Charles de Gaulle airport then shuttles them to the University and to their housing.
  • All students are assigned an AUP student peer advisor who will be in contact prior to arrival.
  • A mandatory week-long orientation introduces students to AUP and Paris, campus and the Metro, academic orientation, practical guidance, and social events.


  • U.S. citizens must obtain a 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.

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.


  • All students must take one French language course AND a core France-related course.
  • With the exception of language courses, classes are 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.
  • 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.
  • Students can take major and minor courses abroad (with approval from the academic department) and can also take competencies and rFLA200-level seminars abroad (with approval from the Registrar).

  • 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.
  • Housing is located in non-touristy neighborhoods that reflect the diversity of Paris
  • Apartments have fully equipped kitchens and include bed linens, on-site washing machine, high-speed Wi-Fi, utilities allowance, property insurance, and on-call maintenance.
  • Students can buy groceries and cook in their apartments, as there is no meal plan.
  • There are many restaurants and cafes within walking distance of the campus

Cheap Eats Out and Easy Make-it-Yourself Meals

Activities & Excursions

  • AUP offers competitive and recreational sports, student clubs and organizations, volunteer opportunities, and an SGA.
  • Discounted memberships at local gyms are available to students.
  • 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: $30,290
  • Housing: $5,115

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: $1,100
  • 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.

Click here to compare our two France programs!