Boston University's Internship Program
Tel: (617) 353-9888
Fax: (617) 353-5402
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.bu.edu/abroad
Paris is a city of history, politics, art, fashion, and romance. Some of the world's greatest artists, writers, and intellectuals have lived
along the banks of the Seine, and Paris is the home of such well-known sights as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the tree-lined
Avenue des Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Lately, Paris has become a magnet for musicians; since the
early 1980's, pop clubs have been staging the concerts of Paris's many immigrant musicians, and the city's streets have become
filled with a crazy quilt of sound and rhythm called Afro-pop. To experience Parisian culture is to enrich one's life forever. For Paris
is, as Hemingway said, "a moveable feast."
The internship program in Paris, administered by Boston University and sponsored by Allegheny, offers a semester of study and
work in this international city. The program combines an internship with intensive French language study and liberal arts courses.
Two tracks are available, depending on a student's language skills (intermediate or advanced). French faculty from local universities
and private colleges teach courses in both tracks.
Upon successful completion of a semester, students earn sixteen credits. Internships include Advertising/Public Relations, the Arts,
Business/Economics, Film/Television, Health/Human Services, Hospitality Administration, International Organizations, Journalism,
This program is open to students with at least four semesters of college-level French, or the equivalent, with grades of B or better.
Language screening and interviews may be required. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA in their major.
Allegheny students must be first approved to study off-campus before applying to their chosen program. Deadlines to submit the
approval packet are February 20 for the fall program and September 20 for the spring program. Approval packets will be reviewed
immediately following the appropriate semester deadline. Stop by Reis Hall to pickup the guidelines or access the information on
the web at http://www.allegheny.edu/accel/international/studies/guidelines.php.
Students have the option of living in a residence hall in the Cité Universitaire or living in a French household. The Fondation des
Etats-Unis residence hall is located in southern Paris and is in close proximity of the Metro. All rooms in the Fondation are singles
and are located near student lounges and laundry rooms; also in the Fondation are telephones, computer rooms and a student
If living in a French household is more appealing to you, Boston University can arrange a homestay. Choosing to be in a household
may be the best way to facilitate language acquisition and to integrate you into French society and culture.
Students are charged Allegheny tuition, fees (including a $300 off-campus fee), and room. Allegheny financial aid, with the
exception of work-study, is applied to program costs. Students must pay the $45 application fee to BU but do not have to pay the
$400 deposit. Additional costs include meals, insurance, international airfare, and personal expenses (including passport, visa, local
International Office • Reis Hall 200 • (814) 332-4891