Paris is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities and serves as a global center for art, fashion, hospitality, business and science. Its picturesque cityscape is a traveler’s dream with history and charm at every corner. But participants have a unique opportunity to call these streets home for 6 weeks navigating the world famous boulevards and metro.
The Armenian community of France has a long history embedded in the French culture and professional spheres. Participants benefit from meeting with top executives of French and multinational companies as well as local leaders and entrepreneurs. One of the program’s most notable activities is an exclusive meeting with professionals in the Cercle des Professionnels Arméniens (Circle of Armenian Professional Entrepreneurs), where students learn about and discuss cutting-edge topics relating to diverse business interests.
Past placements include Clinique du sport des Lilas, AB Certifications, Hôpital Sainte-Anne and Laboratoire AZM, Mairie de Paris, Daniel Rozange et Associés, Kafards Films and Southside Interactive.
To quote Audrey Hepburn, “Paris is always a good idea.” The City of Lights has unending sites, museums, parks, cafés and restaurants. A typical Parisian commute is already a charming walking tour, but participants regularly engage in exploration of the various “quartiers” (neighborhoods). From Montmartre to Saint-Germain-des-Prés to Le Marais, each one has its unique feel and special story. Weekends are filled with excursions to Versailles and Fontainebleau to discover the castles, marvelous gardens and rich history.
A truly special memory shared by the participants is the discovery and understanding of the significant Franco-Armenian relationship. The group visits Armenian-inspired sites throughout Paris and spends time the AGBU Nubar Library which houses priceless Armenian archives from the turn of the 20th century through mid-century. The exposure to this history proves to be an invaluable memory for all participants.
Accommodation features include shared suites (2-4 per suite), communal kitchen & living area, semi-private bathrooms, laundry in building (extra cost), Wi-Fi and 24/7 building security guard.
Participants reside in residences at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP) in the heart of the city. It is footsteps from charming parks, restaurants, and a bustling nightlife. PSIP participants stay in shared rooms with two interns of the same gender.
Accommodation features include shared suites (2 per room), communal kitchen & lving area, semi-private bathrooms, laundry in building (extra cost), Wi-Fi and 24/7 building security guard.
For more information, visit: www.ciup.fr
Dates & Important Information:
Program dates: June 30 – August 10 (6 weeks)
Language: Intermediate French proficiency required
Tuition: $2,800 USD (plus $50 Non-Refundable Application Fee)
Participants are responsible for meals, transportation, and entertainment for the duration of the program.