The Eiffel Tower at night

2021 Program   

Summer in Paris course offerings are being held remotely for summer 2021.

Available courses are on this dedicated list and are also reflected below. For courses that could not be offered remotely, there may be direct Washington Square-based equivalents, and NYU students may review offerings and register directly through Albert.

Students may now register for a single course (4 credits) if they wish, for two courses (total of 8 credits), or for an intensive (8 credit) course from any of our CAS Summer Abroad programs. Please make sure to check if your course times will be held in the New York (EDT) or Paris (CEST) time zone.

Program Summary

NYU Paris was created  in 1969 as  part of the New York University Center for French Civilization and Culture. The NYU  Paris academic center is located within proximity of Paris' most renowned cultural, artistic, and academic institutions. The resident director, administrative staff, and faculty advise students during their stay in Paris. During the summer session, all undergraduates are housed in student residences in lively and historic neighborhoods. Experience the City of Light with its cultural richness, history, and vibrant daily life through this intellectually and aesthetically stimulating study abroad program.

"I loved getting the chance to practice my French in a Francophone country. The immersion helped my French tremendously."

View of the Arc de Triomphe

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Application Deadlines

There is no application process for summer 2021. Any student cleared to register for NYU Summer 2021 may do so for remote offerings directly via NYU Albert.

Visiting students wishing to participate in courses will first need to apply to NYU 2021 summer session through University Programs. Following admission, visiting students will be directed to NYU Albert to register.

Contact Info

NYU Global Programs


t: (212) 998-4433

f: (212) 995-4103

Program Directors

Alfred Galichon, Director, NYU Paris (Paris); Professor of Economics and Mathematics, FAS Department of Economics and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Ludovic Cortade, Director, CAS Summer in Paris (New York); Department of French Literature, Thought and Culture, Associate Professor

Tuition and Fees

Program Costs 2021

Undergraduate Tuition - 8 credits

Undergraduate Tuition - 4 credits



Undergraduate Registration Fees - 8 credits

Undergraduate Registration Fees - 4 credits




View of the Louvre from the outside

Students sitting by the River Seine

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The undergraduate program in Paris provides a rich introduction to historic and present-day France through classroom studies and diverse extracurricular activities. Intensive French language classes, offered at all levels, are taught by instructors with native proficiency. The program is rounded out by courses in French culture and civilization, offered in both English & French, with a particular focus on the arts. All courses make use of the resources of the city with visits to museums, neighborhood tours, and other outings.

Students at the Louvre

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Undergraduates who request French language courses above the elementary level must provide proof of their language level with either an academic transcript, French AP or SAT II score, or NYU’s online French placement test. Visit the French Language Placement page for more information.

Language Courses

Math Courses

Offered in English

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Housing and Meals

Please note there is no housing or meals associated with Summer in Paris for summer 2021.

All students must stay in NYU provided housing.  Participants in the summer undergraduate program are housed the Montsouris residence. Nestled between the 13th and 14th arrondisement, this residential neighborhood offers supermarkets and cafes, and the beautiful Parc Montsouris. There are multiple transit options for easy commuting to the NYU Paris academic center.

To learn more about housing facilities, please review the Office of Global Programs NYU Paris page. Please note that some of the information listed on this page is not summer specific.

View through Rue de la Huchette

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To enhance students' academic experience, NYU Paris offers a program of cultural activities that includes neighborhood walking tours, visits to world famous museums like the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Centre Pompidou, opportunities to explore up-and-coming events around the city, as well as to attend such classical venues as the ballet, opera, and theatre. Students will have the opportunity to select the day trip of their preference to further complete the cultural calendar: planned actvities may include excursions to Chartres, Giverny, or the D-Day beaches in Normandy.

Students studying art at a museum

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Planning Travel to Paris

Students are encouraged to consult internal and external resources to prepare for their summer program. The following links may be used for general destination information, immigration needs and travel medicine planning:

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Nadine Airout
Master 2, Université de Paris III
Teaching French as a Foreign Language

Valérie Berty
Ph.D., Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
French Literature

Cécile Cotté
Actor, Director, Playwright

Charles Coustille
Ph.D., EHESS - Northwestern University

Isabelle Coydon
D.E.A., Université de Paris III
Phonetics and French as a Foreign Language

Beth Epstein
Ph.D., New York University
Associate Director for Academic Affairs, NYU Paris

Elisabeth Molkou
Ph.D., McGill University
French Literature

Claire de Obaldia
Ph.D. Oxford University
Comparative Literature

Cécile Petit
Master 2, Université de Paris III
Teaching French as a Foreign Language

Laure-Caroline Semmer
Ph.D., Université Panthéon Sorbonne Paris I

Delphine Stafford
Master 2, Université de Grenoble III
Teaching French as a Foreign Language
Language Program Coordinator, NYU Paris

David Uhrig
Ph.D., Université de Paris VII

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Photo Gallery

The July Column in Paris

People lounging at a park

Neighborhood in Paris

View of the Eiffel Tower

People lounging at the Luxembourg Gardens

The Louvre at night

Architectural details in Paris

People having a picnic by the Seine

Statue outside the National Assembly

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