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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/16/2019 05/07/2019
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 03/16/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/15/2019 03/16/2019 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Bontrager, Danette Program Director: Thye, Ann, Wise, Chris
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat Classification at Departure: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Cumulative GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: French Online Course Catalog Available: Yes
Sponsor: Iowa State ISU Course: INTED
Program Description:


Paris American Academy

Program Features

FranceLimited to Interior Design and Fashion Design majors.



Paris American Academy is located in the heart of Paris Left Bank.  You will be within walking distance of many of iconic Paris sites such as the Pantheon, Jardin de Luxembourg, Notre Dame de Paris, Sainte Chapelle, and the Sorbonne.  You may even catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower while walking around this neighborhood.  Other sites are easily reachable via public transportation.  Students get huge discounts on museums and other iconic sites. 

Moreover, travel outside is easy via high speed train, plane or bus.  


FranceWhat courses?

Semester / Academic Year Programs
The semester and academic year programs are limited to Fashion Design and Interior Design students. 

Summer program
The  Summer program is open to Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, and Interior Design students.  The Schools small size allows for hands-on teaching.  The summer program occurs during Paris Fashion Week.  Fashion Design and Merchandising students will have access to the runways as part of their coursework.  Also, the summer program offers organized weekend excursions.  


Cost and Scholarships

FranceHow much?

You are charged only a program fee which includes tuition and room. 

For more info, see the budget sheets. 

Academic Year



FranceWhere will I live?

Accommodation is in a shared apartment near the school.  


Dates and Contacts


Fall semester is mid-September to mid-December.  Spring semester is mid-January to early May.  Summer term is from July 2 to July 28.  Housing usually opens a few days before each of these dates.   

Spring Semester 2018  
Break – 26.02.17 – 11.03.18
Paris 1 – 23.02.17 – 27.02.18
Paris 2 – 28.02.17 – 04.03.18
Paris 3 – 06.03.17 – 10.03.18
Summer School 2018        
Break – 29.06.17 – 08.07.18
Paris 1 – 29.06.17 – 03.07.18
Paris 2 – 04.07.17 – 08.07.18
Autumn Semester 2018   
Break – 15.10.18 – 28.10.18
Paris 1 – 12.10.18 – 16.10.18
Paris 2 – 17.10.18 – 21.10.18


How to Apply

TravelWhat else?

For more information, contact Danette Bontrager in the Study Abroad Center.