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Freshman Gap Year

Why wait to experience a new culture… live your Freshman Gap Year as a Parisian

WHY?

After getting their High School diploma, more and more young people are travelling to discover other cultures, a new environment and new connections. A “gap year” enriches the experience and opens new cultural and professional horizons.

The American Business School of Paris offers the opportunity to experience an international environment in one of the top intercultural cities in the world: Paris.

The student and faculty at ABS Paris represent more than 50 nationalities, enriching each student’s life on campus, while the clubs and activities available (sports, communication, arts & culture, social entrepreneurship, and more) increases the intercultural experience for students from every background.

The Freshman Gap Year in Paris program allows students to earn American credits and to launch their future university studies internationally.

The 3 options offered in the Freshman Program combine the student’s academic experience with their cultural and professional development in the Parisian international environment.

WHEN?

The Academic year is divided into 2 semesters, with the possibility of a summer internship:

  • Fall semester: beginning of September to mid December
  • Spring semester: beginning of January to mid May
  • Summer internship (if applicable): beginning of June to end of July

WHAT?

Fall semester courses:

  • ENGL 210: Advanced Critical Thinking
    Developing the power of critical awareness and expression through reading and the media.
  • ART 110: Impressionism
    An art appreciation course for novice students to appreciate museums and esthetics while in Paris.
  • MGMT 110: Intercultural Studies
    Identify, assess, and respond constructively to cultural disparities and understand cultural ideologies.
  • FASH 110: Creativity & Innovation in Fashion Luxury
    This course presents the new challenges and a global overview of the professional side of luxury fashion.
  • FREN 110/FREN 220: French for Beginners or Intermediate
    You will learn/increase all the basic structure of language and how to manage everyday situation in your Parisian life

Spring semester courses:

  • ENGL 130: Public speaking
    Students explore different techniques for public speaking and presentations in a variety of situations.
  • MATH 110: Pre-Calculus or MATH 120: Calculus
    A review of algebra, or an illustration of the many applications of calculus to the management sciences
  • MGMT 215: Organizational Behavior & Management
    A new vision of the workplace offering valuable guidelines into a business’ most valuable asset.
  • FASH 111: Luxury Sensory Marketing & Merchandising
    By engaging multiple senses, the emotional connection of the brand with consumers will be stronger.
  • MKTG 240: Principles of Marketing
    The study of consumer behavior and its marketing application in all aspects of contemporary life.

WHAT OPTIONS?

Option 1: All-inclusive

  • Tuition fees
  • Transportation to/from airport
  • Housing: 11 months
  • Textbooks
  • Museum & Corporate visits
  • Visa process consulting
  • Public transportation for the Paris metropolitan area (for 11 months)
  • Summer internship (2 months)
  • Career Management Program & Coaching

Option 2: Academic experience

  • Tuition fees
  • Transportation to/from airport
  • Visa & housing process consulting
  • Museum & Corporate visits
  • Career Management & Coaching

Option 3: Academic & Professional experience

  • Tuition fees
  • Transportation to/from airport: included
  • Museum & Corporate visits
  • Summer internship (2 months)
  • Career Management & Coaching

REQUIREMENTS:

High School diploma + IELTS: 5.5 (or equivalent) for Non-English Native Speakers

WHAT AFTER?

After your Freshman Gap Year at The American Business School of Paris, you have many opportunities:

  • Be a Sophomore student at The ABSParis
  • Apply to Sophomore class at the American colleges/universities
  • Transfer your credits to French & International universities

Visit www.absparis.org for more information and to request an enrollment package

 

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Option 3:
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