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Center for Undergraduate Programs Abroad (CUPA in Paris)


Every fall and/or spring Baylor sends one exchange student to Paris to take part in CUPA’s semester study abroad program. It is also possible, upon request, for a Baylor student to study in Paris with CUPA for a full academic year. CUPA will place the student in a selected Parisian family and will help him/her to choose and enroll in a wide variety of courses in Parisian universities including the Sorbonne, the Sorbonne Nouvelle, the Institut Catholique, and the Université Paris Nanterre. Subjects include French language and literature, art history, foreign relations, history, philosophy, political science and theater. CUPA also has a French language writing center program with tutoring and individual projects in language as well as French methodology training. CUPA headquarters is located on Paris’ Left Bank at 11, rue Vavin.

Before leaving for France, students will pay Baylor full tuition, room, board, and fees for a semester or academic year. In return, they will receive one or two semesters of tuition, room and board in Paris. Transportation costs to and from Paris are not included. Students who have tuition remission scholarships at Baylor will be able to apply them towards their tuition costs at CUPA.

The exchange program is open to Baylor students who are currently freshmen, sophomores and juniors in good standing. By May 2018, one must have completed at least the first five semesters of French (including one advanced level French course). Preference will be given to sophomores who are declared French majors or minors. Other items considered in the decision are the Grade Point Average (GPA), excellence in French and a personal interview.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. David Uber ( by January 15, 2018 for an application for fall 2018. The Division of French and Italian will make its decision by January 31, 2018. Applications for Spring 2019 are due October 1, 2018. For more information, visit also the CUPA website at: