UMW in Paris | American Business School


UMW in Paris

American Business School


Program Dates

May 21 — July 2

Summer 2021


Register for this program by March 15, 2021. Registration is not confirmed until your deposit has been received.

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Program Fees


$1,150 deposit payable to UMW
due upon registration.

€1730* due directly to ABS.
€1575* due to housing provider.

*Estimated. Subject to exchange rate. Cost may vary due to housing selection (see Accommodations). Basic housing included in estimate. Additional program extension not included in estimate.


  • Tuition at ABS (for 6 credits)
  • Basic housing (see Accommodations)
  • ABS group excursion
  • International health insurance
  • UMW Education Abroad fee

NOT Included

  • Airfare
  • Meals (see Accommodations)
  • Metro pass or other local transportation
  • Personal expenses
  • Supplemental meals or snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Immunizations
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Health Information

International travel may require immunizations or preventative medicines. Please refer to the US Center for Disease Control’s Traveler’s Health Information Page for recommendations. The UMW Health Center provides free travel consultations by appointment, as well as travel information for UMW students. The Center for International Education recommends that each student have a personalized medical consultation prior to international travel.

This program includes moderate amounts of walking each day.




Spend your summer in France with Professor Kimberley Kinsley of the College of Business, in partnership with the American Business School of Paris. Discover French business culture and learn key skills to successful international business interactions in the context of this bustling cultural metropolis.

  • Enjoy the world-famous sights of Paris, home to the Eiffel Tower and L’Arc de Triomphe.
  • See and be seen on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
  • Experience Parisian culture firsthand with the opportunity to enjoy a home stay in a French household.
  • Take part in a trip to Reims to visit the famous Champagne vineyard.
  • Cozy up in traditional bakeries, historic restaurants, and crêperies.



Included in the estimated cost of the program listed on this page are single-occupancy rooms at Republic with no meals included.  Students will be provided linens and towels and the cost includes a once per week cleaning of the apartment in addition to internet access.  Housing is located within walking distance to the ABS campus.

Students should plan to arrive in Paris on May 21, 2021 to move into their residence before classes begin on May 26, 2021.


Students will earn 6 transfer credits for two 3-credit courses at the American Business School of Paris. Students will take a Fashion Law and Ethics course with Professor Kinsley and an additional 3-credit course offered at ABS.  ABS courses may include:  Organizational Behavior, Project Management, Consumer Behavior, Communications/Speech, Doing Business in Asia, Photography through the Parisian Lens, Learning to Fail, Sustainable Business, and Digital Marketing (subject to availability).

Students may also choose to partake in an extension program titled “Career & Culture” from July 5 – July 16, 2021 to earn an extra 3 credits. The extension program additional cost includes housing and tuition and is estimated at $1500, to be paid directly to ABS. The objectives of this extension program are to help students leverage their time in Paris and expose students to areas that they would normally not have access to – cultural, language, career development, and more. This program includes:

  • cultural and corporate visits
  • professional workshops
  • guest speakers
  • business French classes

This course satisfies the Experiential Learning/Beyond the Classroom or Global Inquiry/Diverse and Global Perspectives general education requirement by contract with the professor only.

Requirements & Prerequisites

There are no specific prerequisites for this program. Students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in order to participate. As per UMW credit transfer policies, a grade of C or above is required for courses taught abroad to transfer back to UMW.  This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study. It is also open to non-UMW students.


Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).


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