Paris Program

We are excited to announce that Hollins is partnering with the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad) to create Hollins in Paris. This program will provide study abroad opportunities for our students in the City of Lights and beyond.

Through customized programming, Hollins students are able to enroll in either IES’s French Studies or Business and International Affairs programs for a full semester. These programs offer a broad range of courses in language and cultural studies, business, international relations, communication studies, sociology, women’s studies, political science, art, and film, to name a few. Regardless of whether a student has advanced French language abilities or has just had one year of French language study, she can benefit from these diverse programs, which foster challenging and rewarding language training both in and out of the classroom.

Through its custom-built Hollins in Paris – Business and International Affairs track, students will be able to enroll in classes at the American Business School in Paris. Many of these courses  have already been approved for major and minor credit. Internships are also available to students with sufficient French proficiency at art galleries, marketing firms, non-governmental organizations, and other venues. Hollins in Paris offers exciting excursions and extracurricular activities, including field trips to locations such as Normandy, Versailles, and Fontainebleau.

Students in either track will participate in homestays, giving them an opportunity to develop their French fluency both in the classroom and at home, and to immerse themselves in the culture and language of Paris.