Internship in Paris, France (BU)

  • Location: France - Paris
  • GPA Requirements: 3.0 GPA
  • Other Requirements: At least four semesters of college-level French, or the equivalent, with grades of B or better.
  • Application Deadline: February 20 for fall programs and September 20 for spring programs.
  • Program Term(s): Fall, Spring
  • Official Website: Internship in Paris, France (BU)

Program Dates

Fall semester 2023: late August to mid-December

Spring Semester 2023: early January to late April

Where: Paris, France

Paris is a city of history, politics, art, fashion, and romance. Some of the world’s greatest artists, writers, and intellectuals have lived along the banks of the Seine, and Paris is the home of such well-known sights as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the tree-lined Avenue des Champs-Elysees, the Louvre, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Lately, Paris has become a magnet for musicians; since the early 1980’s, pop clubs have been staging the concerts of Paris’s many immigrant musicians, and the city’s streets have become filled with a crazy quilt of sound and rhythm called Afro-pop. To experience Parisian culture is to enrich one’s life forever. For Paris is, as Hemingway said, “a moveable feast.”


The Paris Internship Program provides eight weeks of intensive French-language study and liberal arts courses, followed by seven weeks of full-time internships with organizations in the greater Paris area. Placement in one of the two internship tracks offered depends on the amount of college-level French classes the student has already taken. French faculty from local universities teach courses on contemporary France specifically designed for students in the BU program. Allegheny students participate in the French Language Track of the program


3.0 G.P.A. Four semesters of college level French or the equivalent are required. Participation is limited to 1-2 students per semester

Housing & Student Life

Students have the option of living in a local homestay or a university dormitory.

Homestay: Students have individual bedrooms in a local family home with linens, laundry and internet provided. Kitchen access is allowed and students eat 1 meal per week with their host family.  Meal plans are not provided.

University Dormitory: Students have single rooms with a desk, sink, closet and fridge and share shower, toilet and kitchen facilities. Linens are provided & washed biweekly and laundry facilities are available in the building. Students may eat at the student cafeteria. Meal plans are not provided.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will apply for a visa before arrival. Non- U.S. citizens should consult with Boston University regarding the visa application process.

Fees & Costs

Students are charged Allegheny tuition and fees including a $300 off-campus fee, and Independent Living room rate. Allegheny financial aid, with the exception of work study/campus employment is applied to program costs. Students must pay the $45 application fee to BU but do not have to pay the program deposit. Additional costs include meals, health insurance, international airfare, and personal expenses (including passport, visa, local transportation).

Application Process

Allegheny students must first be approved to study off-campus before applying to their chosen program. Application deadlines are February 20 for fall programs and September 20 for spring programs. Applications will be reviewed immediately following the appropriate semester deadline. For more information about the off campus study application process, please visit: Apply