Study Abroad: The EF Guide
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Learn French in France

Why Study French in France?

  • France was a historical seat of power and continues to be an important contributor to the fields of science, art, cinema, fashion, technology, trade and economics.
  • Enjoy world-renowned gastronomy while studying French in one of the cultural capitals of the world!
  • As an American citizen, you can study abroad in France for up to 3 months without a visa. If you're planning a trip at the last minute, learning French in France is a very convenient choice.
  • Flights or train tickets are usually inexpensive within Europe and traveling to neighboring countries such as Italy, England, Spain or Germany is easy. It is a unique opportunity to discover Europe on a budget!
  • You will have no shortage of world-famous museums, churches and palaces to visit during your study abroad program in France.

Study French in France with EF

Whether you choose to study French in France while experiencing the historical beauty of Paris or tanning on the beaches of the French Riviera, you'll leave your course not only with improved French skills, but also with many fond memories of your time in France. EF has a long history of happy students and has been offering students the opportunity to study abroad in France since 1967.

Learning French in France

You can start to learn French in France on any Monday of the year, and you can stay for as few as 2 weeks or as long as a full academic year. How you learn French in France is your choice to make!

Below we provide only a short summary of the programs we offer for learning French in France. For more information, please order a free brochure or call us at 1-800-992-1892.

Learning French in France

(Students and adults from 16 and older)

Our French language schools located in Paris and Nice:

  • offer both general and intensive French courses to students of all levels.
  • allow you to complement your French course by preparing for a French proficiency exam or completing a professional internship.
  • offer College Credit for 4+ week language courses.

No minimum GPA required to apply!

Students looking to spend time at the beach during their French study abroad course should consider our language school in Nice, which is just a few minutes' walk from the sea.

If you are instead interested in history, politics or the arts, our French language school in Paris is a great place for you to study abroad in France. Located in the 10th arrondissement, it is within easy reach of all the famous sights and museums of Paris.

Here is a sneak peak of a typical day at our EF Paris school:

A Day in the Life at EF Paris

7:00 a.m.

Bonjour! Wake up in Paris

7:30 a.m.

Enjoy a traditional French breakfast with your host family: a croissant with coffee

8:15 a.m.

Take the metro or walk to the school

9:00 a.m.

French lessons

10:00 a.m.

Conversation lab

12:30 p.m.

Grab a baguette sandwich at a local bakery

1:30 p.m.

French lessons and special interest class (French cuisine)

3:00 p.m.

Boat cruise on the Seine River: see Paris from the water!

6:00 p.m.

Return to host family for traditional French dinner

8:00 p.m.

Disco Party on the Champs Elysées


Volunteer programs and internships in France

(Students and adults age 18 and older)

Internships and volunteer opportunities with local companies and not-for-profit organizations are available to students studying on an 8+ week French study abroad program (no minimum duration required for volunteer programs). Students can choose among a number of companies and institutions to work with and an EF coordinator at the school will help with the placement.

Other EF courses

Language courses for Junior students at our French language school in Nice are available throughout the summer and are open to students aged 14-16.

Business French Courses for professionals are available in Paris and bring a special focus on Business French and the work environment.

For more information on our French study abroad programs, please call us at 1 800-992-1892 or order a brochure to receive by email or post.