College of the Extended University




Paris, France

Sponsored by Orange Coast College

Spend the Summer in Paris with ACCENT and the Coast Community College District (Orange Coast College). Explore Parisian historical and cultural sites, monuments, museums and galleries, as Paris becomes an extension of your classroom while you attend French language classes at the University of Paris - Sorbonne as well as a French Civilization class with visiting faculty at the ACCENT Center

Area(s) of Study

Students complete a placement exam to determine the class level appropriate to their language skills. Classes range in size from 15-25 students.

Beginners and/or returning students take the Elementary French 1 course taught by Professor Raileanu at the ACCENT Center. This course does not require a placement test.

  • French CCC/GWC/OCC 180: Elementary French 1, 5 semester units

This course will enable students to understand native French and to express themselves in basic situations. Emphasis on listening, comprehension and speaking with opportunities outside the classroom for reinforcement. This course is specially designed for students with no prior study of French or those returning to the study of the French language.

The following classes are held in the morning at the Sorbonne.

  • French CCC/GWC/OCC 185: Elementary French 2, 5 semester units

This course develops knowledge of the spoken and written expression as well as knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and phonetics. Includes 10 hours of small group phonetics work. Taught entirely in French at the University of Paris – Sorbonne.

  • French OCC 280: Intermediate French 3, 4 semester units

Continuation of French 185. Further study and review of French grammar and vocabulary. Oral work, reading of contemporary French materials and written composition of current topics at the intermediate level. Includes 10 hours of small group phonetics work. Taught entirely in French at the University of Paris – Sorbonne.

  • French OCC 285: Intermediate French 4, 4 semester units

Continuation of French 280. Speaking, reading and writing at a more advanced level. Includes 10 hours of small group phonetics work. Taught entirely in French at the University of Paris – Sorbonne.

  • French OCC 190: Advanced French 5, 3 semester units

This course will further enhance speaking, reading and writing competency. It includes text study and advanced grammar as well as 10 hours of small group phonetics work. Language lab at students’ disposition. Taught entirely in French at the University of Paris – Sorbonne.

The following course is held in the afternoons and includes visits to museums and historical sites.

  • French OCC 199AB: French Culture.2 semester units

The course will be held at different sites throughout Paris to introduce students to the culture and history of France through on-site lectures and discussion

Transferable academic credit is offered through Orange Coast College or Golden West College. Orange Coast and Golden West Colleges are accredited California Community Colleges that will provide a transcript upon request for the coursework completed overseas.

Language(s) of Instruction

English & French


Sophomore standing or higher at time of program start date

A minimum cumulative CPP GPA of 2.5


Students may choose to live in double or single rooms in residence halls at the Cité Universitaire. Housing at the Cité is student-level, may contain co-ed bathrooms and is in buildings without elevators or air conditioning. The supplement for a single room with private bathroom at the Cité is $475; single rooms in the residence halls are limited and are not guaranteed. The Cité Universitaire, an international residence campus of the University of Paris for students from around the world, is located within easy reach of central Paris by métro. The Maison Internationale on the Cité campus houses a restaurant, café, library, theater and bank. Housing is provided from the first day of the program (July 1, 2016)

Open To

All Majors

Program Cost

$3,400 plus a $150 refundable security deposit

Program Price Includes

• Double room in the residence halls of the Cité Universitaire

• One-day visit to Versailles

• Visits led by the program leader to major museums and other cultural sites in and around Paris

• Two performances, one ballet and one concert at Sainte Chapelle

• Pre-departure and overseas orientation program

• Paris Seine river boat tour

• Paris bus and métro pass

• Overseas information and resource center with ACCENT Paris on-site staff

• Transfers from and to Paris airport for group flight participants


Program Price Does Not Include

• Round-trip airfare (estimated airfare: $1700 - $1900)

• Optional one-day excursions to Chartres/Giverny ($70), Fontainebleau/Vaux-le-Vicomte ($70) including transportation, entry costs and guided visits

• Optional three-day, two-night excursion to Normandy and Brittany ($390)

• The Coast Community College District tuition and fees

  • Academic credit for this program is awarded by Orange Coast or Golden West College. A $46 per unit enrollment fee must be paid to CCCD at the time of registration. Nonresidents of California pay $214 per unit.

• Optional single room, with private bathroom, in student residence supplement ($475)

• Personal expenses, passports, visas, books, and anything not listed as included

• Meals

• Required CCCD medical insurance

• Travel and personal property insurance

Program Dates

Summer: July 1 – August 1, 2016

Cultural Program

Cultural learning is an integral part of the program. Guided visits of the following museums and historical sites are a mandatory part of the program for all students: the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Orangerie, the Centre Pompidou, Versailles, Victor Hugo’s house and other important historical sites. The cultural program also includes a tour on the Seine River, a ballet performance as well as a concert at Sainte Chapelle.

Optional excursions available on the weekends during the program include one-day excursions to Chartres/Giverny ($70) and Fontainebleau/Vaux-le-Vicomte ($70), as well as an optional three-day/two-night excursion to Normandy and Brittany ($390). More information regarding optional excursions will be provided upon receipt of application. Excursions are chosen based on the academic curriculum and are subject to change.


Download the paper application here.
Please return this application and the $250 non-refundable first payment,checks made payable to ACCENT, to:
ACCENT • 870 Market Street, Suite 1026 • San Francisco, CA 94102

Additional Resources

Next Step

Online Registration & Payment

Program space is limited. Students should send the enclosed application with the $250 non-refundable first payment to ACCENT. Upon receipt of your application and first payment, Orange Coast College and ACCENT will provide you with additional application and enrollment forms.

Application Deadline: April 22

Contact Prof. Samira W. Matta by phone at (909) 869-3841 or for additional information.