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  • Spend a semester abroad at UNE Paris in the heart of beautiful Paris, France. You'll be studying a short distance from iconic cultural attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.  
  • Enjoy life outside of class with a variety of activities, cultural events and outings. Travel and experience France and the rest of Europe.

  • Experience French culture through your daily life and through excursions in Paris and around the country.
  • Learn and/or improve your French with an intensive, 6-credit French class. French classes will be taught at the world-renowned Alliance Française (in the same building as AGS)
  • Take courses to fulfill your core curriculum or major requirements with options including International Relations, NGO management, and Area studies (Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East). Paris will become the classroom by combining lectures with excursions.


Discover Paris

UNE Paris is located in the heart of Paris on the campus of AGS, a short walk to the Luxembourg gardens, the traditional student district of the Latin quarter, and the historic area of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.



You'll be perfectly situated to explore the culture, food and history of Paris. Visit the Eiffel Tower, stare down Mona Lisa in the Louvre, indulge in French pastries and experience the world-class music and arts scene. You'll also have easy access to trains, buses and budget flights that will enable you to explore the rest of France and the European continent.





To further your language knowledge and cultural understanding, you'll live with a French host family in Paris. Host families will provide breakfast and dinner. You'll be within walking distance of a metro or bus stop, enabling you to commute to campus by public transportation.


You'll begin your study abroad experience before even leaving home by participating in information sessions and a pre-departure orientation with the Global Education team. The orientation will enable you to connect with other students in the group, reflect on your goals and get important information about the program. In addition, peer advisers who have participated in the program previously are available to answer questions.



UNE Paris students enroll in semester courses taught at AGS, a school that specializes in international relations and diplomacy. The faculty typically combine lectures and excursions to transform Paris into the classroom.


The courses taught at UNE Paris are particularly applicable for UNE students majoring or minoring in global studies, political science, business or for students who are hoping to fulfill some of their core curriculum and electives requirements abroad.


Check back in September for the Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 course lists.



What's Included?

  • Tuition
  • Airport reception
  • Pre-departure and on-site orientation
  • Accommodation with a local host family, including breakfast and dinner
  • Support from AGS staff in-country and UNE staff in Biddeford
  • Metro pass (Pass Navigo)
  • Cultural activities and excursions
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Student visa fees

Semester Dates

You'll spend 16 weeks in France. Fall semester students arrive in Paris in early September and return home in mid-December. Spring semester students arrive at the end of January and return in late May.


Students are required to have a 3.0 minimum GPA. However, applicants with a slightly lower GPA may be considered. Previous French language experience is recommended but not required.  All majors are welcome.


You will keep all UNE scholarships and financial aid, and will be billed the same tuition that you would be billed for a traditional on-campus semester, plus UNE standard double room & board. You'll be required to arrange your own flight to Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport in Paris.



Ready to apply for a semester in Paris, France? Fill out our easy online application or visit us at the Global Education desk on the 2nd floor of the Commons or Decary Hall 126. 



Application Deadlines

Spring 2019

October 15, 2018

Fall 2019

April 15, 2019