Summer 2017 : Registration opens November 1!

July in Paris

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    July in Paris!

    ESA has the staff, the experience, and the willingness to make your experience in Paris worthy of one of the world's great capital cities. And with a month in town, you'll soon feel like a local.

  • Visit the Chateaux!

    Enjoy the company of other ESA participants; explore France with other francophiles!

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  • Walking Tours in Paris

    Along with your language classes and the civilization lectures, ESA takse you on walking tours to see the city's sights. (Students on the corner made famous in Woody Allen's film, Midnight in Paris.

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  • Cultural Activities

    An evening out is a great way to get to know Paris! Whether its the theatre, ballet or the opera (shown here), Paris is world-reknowned for its culture. With ESA, you experience it first hand!

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  • Relax!

    Having a month in Paris gives you the luxury of spending time with your new friends, enjoying a glace or just enjoying a few moments people-watching.

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  • Tours & the Chateaux of the Loire

    With ESA, the weekend excursion to the Loire Valley-- with its magnificent chateaux, the lively market town of Loches and medieval Place Plumereau of Tours-- are all included in the program.

    The Secret Side of Paris

    Most tourists only spend a few days in Paris and are overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle. With ESA, you have the luxury of a full month to explore-- which leaves you plenty of time to relax and enjoy a picnic in a park, find your a favorite bakery or ice cream vendor, and see how Parisians really live.

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  • Extraordinary beauty

    There's a reason so many people fall in love with Paris! Imagine walking past these sites every day. With ESA, Paris becomes your new home! We'll warn you up front: it's totally addictive!

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  • Sweet tooth?

    We've got you covered! We'll give you our Top Ten... or was that Twenty?... spots to savor Parisian cuisine.

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Language Program

You can choose between the Survival French proram taught by ESA faculty or courses at the prestigious Institut Catholique, just steps from an ESA residence.

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Civilization Program

Along with your language study, ESA offers a complete introduction to French civilization, as well as special lectures and seminars designed to enhance your understanding and enjoyment of France’s rich cultural heritage.

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Cultural Activities

ESA offers you a multiple cultural activities: an opera at the Bastille Opera House, a full day excursion to Monet's home in Giverny and the medieval city of Rouen, as well as a weekend visiting the Chateaux of the Loire Valley at no additional cost!

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Alliance Française

Your connection to French and French culture in the Bay Area: Alliance française of San Francisco

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June 2018 Tour

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Berlin, Prague & Vienna. Details available by Spring 2017.