Founded in 1875, the Catholic University of Paris (Institut Catholique de Paris - ICP) is a private university located in Paris, France near its famous Latin Quarter, Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Montparnasse. It is the successor of the Medieval Liberal Arts Colleges and is renowned for its excellence in core academic fields such as Theology, Philosophy, Humanities, Social sciences, Education, Ethics and Anthropology.


The Core Paris Program will be taught by ACU Faculty with partial completion of the unit at home in Australia. Students will do the first week in LEO before completing the rest of the program in Paris. Assessments, quizzes, papers and exams will be submitted to and graded by ACU academics. During the Paris component of the program, students attend class while at the ICP campus. Students will be required to complete various LEO activities and other prescribed assessments as part of the unit. All students will complete ACU unit UNCC300 Understanding Self and Society: Contemporary Perspectives.

Program highlights and inclusions

  • Accommodation and classes in Paris, France
  • French language classes offered during the program in Paris
  • Group site visits within the community
  • Group sightseeing excursions and time to explore Paris landmarks

How much will it cost?

In 2016, the program fee will be approximately AUD$2,800.00. The program fee covers:

  • shared accommodation
  • meal plan (breakfast and dinner)
  • airport transfer
  • scheduled group excursion/site visits
  • welcome dinner
  • French language course

The program fee does not include the return airfare to France, ACU HECS/ tuition for UNCC300 or additional travel.

What are the program dates?

Dates in Paris: 25 June – 10 July 2016

  • 25th May– unit commences in LEO
  • 25th June– arrive in Paris
  • 27th June– first class
  • 8th July– final class
  • 8th August – final assessment due

Where will I stay?

All students stay in shared accommodation at St. John’s University Paris Campus, conveniently located in the St-Germain neighbourhood in the 6th Arrondissement. The housing can be easily accessed via public transport. Each room consists of a bunk-bed with linen, wardrobe and desk for each student. There is also a sink in each room.  Wi-Fi, a student lounge and common area for cooking is also available.


Applications closed on 1 April 2016. Register your interest for July 2017