The Paris Internship Program offers a semester of study and work in the hub of French and European business and culture. The program combines an internship with intensive French-language study and liberal arts courses. French faculty from local universities teach courses on contemporary France that are specifically designed for students in the Boston University program.
After completing the program's seven-week core phase, students spend the final eight weeks in full-time internships with organizations in the greater Paris area, while also attending individual writing tutorials.
Start with the numbers:
- 75+ programs
- 30+ cities around the world
- 20+ countries
- The first to establish programs on six continents
- More than 4,000 active internship sources worldwide
- Last year we accepted 2,100 students from 150+ colleges
- Since 1984, 16,000 students have participated in our programs
Add in the internships:
It's what we're known for and what we do better than pretty much any other program: we give students a way to intern AND study while living in a foreign city.
- Internships are guaranteed
- Internships are personalized,
- Internships are available in arts, business, communications, journalism, advertising, marketing, pre-law, international relations, NGOs, political science, psychology, social policy, and more.
Learn why interning abroad is such a unique opportunity and why BU is the leader in internship opportunities.
Finally, consider all these benefits:
FOREIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS
Students in Boston University language programs learn foreign languages based on their skill level in countries all over the globe.
EASY CREDIT TRANSFER
Upon completion of the program, students receive an official transcript from Boston University, helping to make credit transfer easier.
Competitive program prices and financial aid make study abroad more affordable than ever.
ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
Students benefit from years of professional experience of Boston University's resident faculty and staff overseas. See a full staff listing of our Boston and overseas program offices.
A HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Each of our programs provides housing, whether it's in BU-managed properties, dormitories/off-campus housing of affiliated colleges and universities, in a local family's home, or in apartments or residential hotels. All housing options are screened by Boston University Study Abroad.
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- Courses with special focus on contemporary Parisian life and current events
- Personalized placements in quality internships across a broad range of specializations
- Housing in a French household or a student residence hall
- State-of-the-art classroom facilities near the Champs de Mars and the Eiffel Tower
- Excellent program to combine with a semester in Grenoble, Geneva, or Niamey, Niger
Boston University Study Abroad
888 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Further information about the BU Paris Internship Program specific to Wheaton College students
Wheaton College is committed to providing students with opportunities to broaden their understanding and vision beyond the borders of this campus and this country. We work in collaboration with carefully selected partner institutions around the world to support our students as they prepare to study abroad and while they are overseas. Students must apply to Wheaton's Center for Global Education as well as the institution through which they plan to study abroad. The most up-to-date information can be found on the program provider's website above.
Early application is encouraged as BU reviews applications on a rolling admissions basis.
Fall Semester: late August to mid-December Spring Semester: early January to late April
Courses & Credits:
During the Core Phase students enroll in three courses and begin the internship placement process. Students take one French language course, and/or two or three electives in either French or English, depending on their proficiency. During the second half of the semester, students intern full-time,
Monday through Friday, while also attending small group and individual writing tutorials. Internships are available in both French and English, depending on language level and field of interest.
In total they receive 16 semester hours or 4.0 Wheaton credits.
Students must obtain approval from a Wheaton academic department in order to receive academic credit for the internship seminar and experience. Students may not participate in the program without this approval and approval of all academic components and seminars.
Not all internship areas and related courses fall within liberal arts disciplines and will not be approved for academic credit by Wheaton College.
Housing & Meals:
Housing is in home-stays or university residence halls. In home-stays students have individual bedrooms in a local family home, with one meal a week provided. In residence halls students have single rooms and shared bathrooms with hall, and a shared kitchen in the basement.
Click here for the BU Internships budget worksheet!
(Estimated personal expenses are available on the BU website)
Other Items to Note:
- All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation.
- Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program.
- Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322