Known as the City of Lights, Paris is one of the world’s leading business and cultural centers. Its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts makes it one of the world’s major global cities. An internship in this city will enhance any resume. Internship placement will be customized to individual student goals and chosen fields. Placement coordinators work with a large variety of companies, and placement is determined by many factors, including company needs as well as education, experience, and background. A wide variety of internship fields are available: advertising, agriculture, art, business, communications, computer science/IT, culinary arts, design, drama/theater, fashion, finance/banking, graphic design, healthcare, hotel/hospitality/tourism, international studies, journalism, law, marketing, and psychology.
Winter: January–April 2022
Spring (8 weeks): May–June 2022
Spring (12 weeks): May–July 2022
Summer: June–August 2022
Fall: September–December 2022
Students will choose their own housing arrangements. ISP can put students in contact with an agency for host families, if necessary.
Possible credit hours are 6 minimum for spring or summer (8 weeks) or 9–12 for winter, spring (12 weeks), or fall:
FREN 399 – Internship (3–6 credit hours)
FREN 311R – 3rd Year Conversation (2 credit hours)
FREN 411R – 4th Year Conversation (2 credit hours)
FREN 490R – Individual Study (3 credit hours)
IAS 380 – Cultural Proofs (1–3 credit hours)
Participants may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
Spring or summer (8 weeks): $2,500–2,700
Fall, winter, or spring/summer (12 weeks): $3,900–4,100
Students must also pay the $35 application fee. Payments to BYU include BYU undergraduate tuition (cost is higher for graduate and non-Latter-day-Saint tuition), international health insurance coverage (required), and internship placement.
Does not include international airfare, housing, meals, transportation, personal expenses, or passport fee.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airfare reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.
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Students must have completed FREN 321 Advanced Grammar prior to leaving for the internship.
Accepted students are required to participate in an international preparation course (IAS 369R, 1 credit hour).
Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online and take the preparation course.
All participants are required to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) at least two weeks prior to departure.
Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs. Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see kennedy.byu.edu/scholarships).
Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a study abroad scholarship.
Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.
Scholarships are available for students majoring or minoring in French as well as other disciplines in the College of Humanities. Please check with Yvon Le Bras for details.
Research grants are also available to ORCA students who are sponsored by a professor.
Students must be 18 years of age or older.
Complete the $35 (nonrefundable) online application at kennedy.byu.edu/apply.
Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program.
Applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.
The first payment is due upon acceptance. Please refer to the 2022 Payment Information document (see kennedy.byu.edu/isp-forms/ISPpayments2022.pdf).
Winter: 8 October 2021
Spring, summer, and fall: 14 February 2022
Yvon Le Bras, faculty mentor of the program, is the French internship coordinator and professor of French in the Department of French and Italian.
Daryl Lee, assistant coordinator of the program, is a Professor of French and chair of the French and Italian Department.
SCHEDULE AND TIME COMMITMENT
Students can stay in France and the Schengen Treaty Zone (most of Western Europe) for up to 90 days without a visa.
INTERESTED STUDENTS SHOULD CONTACT
International Study Programs
International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost. If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU financial account. ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.