Summer in Paris 2014

Summer in Paris, France
July 1 – August 1, 2014

Click here for information about applying for a $500.00 study abroad scholarship. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2012.

For information on this program, please contact Lia Raileanu at or call (714) 432 0202, ext.  25683. You may also call the ACCENT office at 1-800-869-9291.

Preview Meetings | Brochure includes Application

Class Photo in Paris

Spend a month in Paris, a city renowned for its wealth of historical, artistic and cultural riches. Immerse yourself in a language and culture that span the Middle Ages through the 20th century, in a city that draws students from around the world. Paris is your classroom as you study the French language, and attend on-site lectures at the many galleries, museums and cultural sites throughout the city. The Summer in Paris program offers a unique opportunity to expand your educational experience while earning transferable college credit through the Coast Community College District.


Academic Program

You may enroll through Orange Coast College studying French at all levels. Lia Raileanu, Orange Coast College French professor, will teach the beginning French class. All other students will be enrolled at the Sorbonne. You can expect to be in class approximately four hours per day, five days per week. All classes transfer to the University of California and California State University systems.


The Cultural Program

Cultural learning is an integral part of the Summer in Paris program. You will attend on-site lectures at museums and historical sites within and outside of Paris. In addition, you will take part in a cultural activity series that includes two evening performances of concert and ballet.  A day excursion to Versailles is included in the program. Also included are an optional three-day, two night excursion to Normandy and Brittany as well as a one-day excursion to the Fontainebleau/Vaux-le-Vicomte to visit two beautiful castles and a one-day excursion to Chartres and Giverny.

Program Cost: $3400
Not including airfare
Plus a $150 refundable security deposit

Program price includes:

  • Classes at the University of Sorbonne/ACCENT Center (for beginners)
  • Double occupancy accommodations at the Cité Universitaire
  • A one-day excursion to Versailles  including transportation and guided visits
  • Visits led by program leader to major museums and cultural sites in Paris
  • Cultural activity series including two evening concert and ballet performances
  • A Seine river tour
  • Pre-departure and overseas orientation
  • Overseas information and resource center with ACCENT Paris on-site staff
  • Paris bus and metro pass for unlimited access to Paris (Carte Orange)
  • Transfers from and to the Paris airport for group flight participants
  • Paris, Seine river boat tour
  • Farewell dinner


Program price does not include:

  • Airfare
  • The Coast Community College District tuition and fees
  • Optional one-day excursions to Chartres/Giverny ($70) and or Fontainebleau / Vaux-le Vicomte ($70) including transportation, entry costs and guided visits
  • Optional three-day, two-night excursion to Normandy and Brittany, including transportation, hotel accommodation and guided visits: ($375)
  • Optional single room with private bathroom in student residence supplement ($450)
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses, books, passports and visas, and anything not listed as included
  • Required CCCD medical insurance
  • Travel and personal property insurance



You may choose to live in double or single rooms in the Cité Universitaire, a historic residential campus for students from around the world studying in Paris.  Housing is provided from the first day of the program.


ACCENT will organize a round-trip group flight from Los Angeles. The cost of this flight is not included in the program fee. Group flight participants will be met at the airport in Paris and transferred to their housing. Students returning to the U.S. on the group return date will receive transportation to the Paris airport. Accent will provide detailed flight information at least three months prior to departure. Group flight reservations must be made at least 40 days prior to departure.


Enrollment Fees

Academic credit for this program is awarded by Orange Coast or Golden West College.  A $46 per unit enrollment fee must be paid to CCCD at the time of registration. Nonresidents of California pay an additional $214 per unit. This tuition is state mandated and subject to change.


All program participants are required to purchase short-term outbound study abroad medical insurance through an approved District insurance provider. Program participants can find further information on the required study abroad medical insurance at . Program participants must purchase this study abroad medical insurance no less than 60 days prior to program departure. Failure to purchase the required study abroad medical insurance shall prevent student from participating in the study abroad program.


Lia Raileanu is Professor of French at Orange Coast College. She is a professor, writer, workshop presenter and teacher consultant, highly specialized in the methodology of teaching foreign languages. A successful organizer and inspiring teacher, she has conducted the Summer in Paris program with the Coast Community College District for over fifteen years.

More Information

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Are you ready to go? If you prefer, you may use the 'PDF' version of the application/brochure which is available here. After printing out the application, please remember to send it and a check for $250 made out to ACCENT to:

870 Market St., #1026
San Francisco, CA 94102

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