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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 03/01/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
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Minimum GPA: 2.80 Housing Options: Apartment (shared)
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Study Abroad (semester or summer programs)
Area of Study: Fashion Design, Interior Design, Liberal Arts courses, Other Class Status: Junior
Program Description:
Paris American Academy

Paris American Academy (PAA), established in 1965, offers students a focused, career-oriented and practical approach to the disciplines of Fashion and Interior Design. Recognized by the Académie de Paris, PAA is located in the historic Latin Quarter of the city, on the famous Left Bank of the River Siene. The international faculty at PAA includes exceptionally qualified instructors, experienced professionals, and invited guest lecturers, all focused on giving students unparalleled access to practical knowledge and creative inspiration. All courses at PAA are taught in English and SAI students receive U.S. credit for their courses at PAA.


Fall or Spring Semester Subject Intensive Programs include:

• Fashion Design (18-21 credits)
• Interior Design (18-21 credits)

  • Design Process
  • Couture Techniques
  • Fashion Merchandising & Communication
  • Interior Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Creative Writing

SAI oversees and coordinates all aspects of student enrollment, including application processing, course selection and credit, visa preparation, housing, student health insurance, transcripts and cell phone service. In addition, SAI provides comprehensive student services, beginning with pre-departure and leading to our on-site orientation.