FAQ for Summer Intensive Studies Paris
Traveling to and in Paris
Where are classes held?
Studio courses are held at Parsons Paris, Parsons' new campus, located at 45 rue Saint-Roch in the first arrondissement.
Are classes taught in French?
No; classes are taught in English by faculty members who also teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs at Parsons in New York.
When are classes scheduled?
Classes are held Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break.
Will I have homework?
Summer Intensive Studies is a rigorous academic program. Homework will be assigned on a regular basis. Students should expect two to three hours of homework a day.
What supplies will I need?
The faculty will email supply lists approximately two weeks before classes begin. Students can bring materials from home or buy supplies in Paris at a local art supply store. Please be mindful of airline luggage restrictions.
TRAVELING TO AND IN PARIS
Information about the group flight will be available in December 2013.
(Update for summer 2014: seats on the group flight are sold out.)
As a convenience for students enrolled in the Paris Summer Intensive Studies program, Parsons has reserved rooms at a three-star hotel located a short subway ride from the university. All student rooms are double occupancy with private bathrooms. The reservation includes continental breakfast every morning.
A 24-hour Parsons residence staff team will supervise and support evening and weekend group activities, provide help with language and transportation, and be on hand for emergency assistance. House rules restrict overnight guests, late-night noise, and phone calls after 10:00 p.m. Students age 16 to 18 years old at the start of the program must abide by a curfew every night of the program (including weekends). Phone and in-room internet service is available from the hotel for an extra fee. Neighborhood laundry facilities located nearby are recommended, as the hotel's laundry service is expensive.
There is no university meal plan in Paris. Daily continental breakfast is the only meal provided as part of the Paris Summer Intensive Studies housing accommodation. Students will receive a list of nearby supermarkets, bakeries, inexpensive restaurants, and cafés. You should estimate your food and miscellaneous expenses at $40-$50 a day.
The housing application is available online via a link that is emailed to enrolled students approximately two weeks after their course registration is submitted. If you apply for housing, you must pay in advance the full housing fee for the program.
Space is limited, and housing applications are processed in the order in which they are received. When your application and payment have been processed, you will receive a housing contract confirming your reservation.
NOTE: The course Registration Form and the Housing Application are returned to separate offices with separate payments.
Please see information for Parsons Summer Housing in Paris here.