Immerse yourself

Imagine studying the French language not only in a university classroom, but in the corner cafe where you order coffee, the clubs where you dance with friends, the very streets you walk to school.

AUP’s carefully crafted French programs offer rigorous instruction in the French language—reviewing grammar and vocabulary, improving pronunciation—while allowing a firsthand introduction to French culture both in and outside the classroom.

Culture

Culture

Study French life, language, and culture in Paris, the best language lab in the world, for credit or audit in June and July.

Immersion

Immersion

French Immersion courses take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m Monday through Friday to prepare you for your globally connected future.

Experience

Experience

All classes are taught by experienced, native French teachers and include dynamic, innovative teaching methods using audio, video, and real-life situations. 

We ask that all French Immersion students take an online placement test to give our faculty a sense of their French level. We will enroll students in their final French Immersion level on the first day of classes, after we have evaluated all of our students’ placements and after a consultation with faculty at our mandatory Orientation. This is to ensure each class is a cohesive and supportive learning environment in which students can develop their language abilities seamlessly alongside one another. 

Students will be placed into one of four classes ranging from very introductory French for those with no experience, to a high intermediate course for those with a good familiarity of French looking to express more complex ideas and attitudes. 

If you seek to transfer credits for your French Immersion class and need advance permissions, please contact AUP’s Summer School Coordinator at summerataup.edu.  

AUP French Immersion includes:
  • Daily coffee and croissant breaks offering opportunities for casual conversation 
  • 1 dégustation de bienvenue – Welcome wine-tasting.
  • 1 lunch with one of your professors
  • 2 Friday afternoon faculty-led tours of towns near Paris including dinner
Discover France Through Cultural Excursions

Further your understanding of French culture by participate in one of our featured cultural excursions. The Cultural Program Office offers trips outside of Paris through the Explore France Series, as well as activities right here in the city through the Discover Paris Series. Browse the full list of excursions offered this summer.

Want to know more?
  • Follow @aupfi2019 for a taste of the types of class activities and visits that our French Immersion students experienced in Summer 2019
  • Read students’ writing in Immersion, the official journal of AUP French Immersion