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  • College & Adult Summer Intensive Studies: Parsons Paris

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  • Acquire academic credentials and deepen your knowledge in one of the world capitals of culture. Our college-age students are pursuing full-time degree programs or building competitive portfolios to prepare for careers or advanced study, while adult students come to Paris to acquire new professional skills.

    Students benefit from learning with Parsons Paris faculty, a project-based curriculum, and the resources and stimulating academic environment that only a top art and design educational institution can provide.


    Course Dates and Deadlines

    • Session I: June 4 - 26, 2021  
    • Session II: July 2 - 24, 2021
    • Luxury Design Management: July 2 - 31, 2021  

    Registration deadline: April 1, 2021

    Payment deadline: April 15, 2021

    Registration for summer is managed by API, our preferred partner specializing in study abroad.


    Parsons Paris
    45 rue Saint-Roch, 75001
    Paris, France

    Many classes will also meet in locations throughout the city, ranging from art and design exhibition settings to architectural landmarks and parks, with coursework complemented by excursions and day trips.


    19+ or 18 with a year of college

    Class schedule 

    Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break.

    For most courses, students can take morning sessions (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon), afternoon sessions (1:00 to 4:00 p.m.), or a combination of both.

    Tuition and housing

    • Session I: one course $6,590; two courses: $9,980
    • Session II: one course $6,590; two courses: $9,980
    • Sessions I and II: two courses total $12,460; three courses total $15,840; four courses total $18,980

    Includes housing, subway pass, insurance and excursions


    Students are expected to provide their own materials and supplies. If materials are required for the first day of class, a materials list will be provided before the summer session begins.

    College Credit

    All Summer Intensive Studies Paris students earn three U.S. college credits (or six for Luxury Design Management) upon successful completion of the course.

    Participants are strongly encouraged to consult an academic advisor at their home institution before registration to confirm any details related to the approval and transfer of credits as well as fulfillment of graduation requirements.

    Transcript Requests

    Transcripts for Parsons students are issued by the Registrar's Office and carry the signature and seal of The New School. A transcript is confirmation of a student's permanent record at the university. Students who complete Summer Intensive Studies in Paris may request that their transcript(s) be mailed to other colleges and institutions by submitting an official request to the Registrar's Office.

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  • Contact Us

    Rebecca Cott
    API Paris Program Manager Summer Pre-College Programs

    Kelsey Patton
    API Paris Program Coordinator Summer College/Adult Programs

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Submit your application


To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.