An unparalleled opportunity for students seeking to enhance their French language skills and learn about French history and culture first-hand, the Catholic Institute of Paris has it all! Students approved to go may take 12-18 credit hours, 6 of which will be French language courses that will count towards a French minor.
Note: Students applying to study for a semester abroad at the Catholic Institue of Paris must receive a signature from Dr. Mirela Garren
of the PBA French department (see the CEL office for forms).
Founded in 1875, the Catholic University of Paris (Institut Catholique de Paris - ICP) is the inheritor of the Medieval Liberal Arts Colleges and lies in the tradition of the Sorbonne, the oldest academic institution in France. ICP is renowned for its excellence in core academic fields such as Theology, Philosophy and Canon Law that serve as a basis for the development of Humanities and Social sciences, where Education, Ethics, and Anthropology are well represented. As a non-for-profit Association pursuant to French Law of 1901, recognized as Promoting the Public interest, its unique Research Unit “Religion, Culture, and Society” is fully recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
Inspired by a long Christian and Humanistic tradition, ICP values open-mindedness and dialogue across borders, as suggested by the University Motto: “An Open Mind to the World”. ICP welcomes all students and academics, whatever their nationality, culture, language, and religion and puts an emphasis on individual pedagogical guidance. Centrally located in the 6th district of Paris, between the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, ICP is built on the site of an old Carmelite convent from the 17th century. ICP is a place of serenity and history, a unique and positive environment conducive to study, research and campus life.
ICP belongs to the European Higher Education Area and delivers ECTS (European Credits Transfer System). ICP is also a major actor of the global Catholic network of higher education. ICP delivers State Degrees recognized at National and European level (Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate Degrees), Canonical Diplomas as well as its own Diplomas. Part of ICP, the ILCF (Institute of French Language and Culture) offers recognized certifications. Faculties of ICP deliver Bachelor (3 years), Master (5 years) and Doctorate Degrees in three main complementary teaching and research areas:
- Humanities: Philosophy, French and International Literature, Past and Present Languages, European languages, Ancient Oriental Languages, History, History of Art, French as a Foreign Language, French Culture, Politics…
- Law, Social sciences, and economics: Law, Economics, Sociology, Human Resources, Mediation, and Negotiation…
- Theology, Religious Sciences & Canon Law: Canon Law, Moral Theology, Pastoral Catechesis, Theology of Arts, Liturgy, Ecumenical and Interreligious Studies, Exegesis, Christian Anthropology
6 MAIN FACULTIES
- Economic and Social Sciences
- Theologicum – Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
- Canon Law
Catholic University of Paris shares its rich, artistic and cultural heritage with a diverse program of events.
- 640 Professors 11 Associated Schools
- 165 Curricula at Bachelor, Master, Doctorate Level
- 10,000 Students 1/3 are International
- 60 Nationalities
- 135 Partner Universities in 35 Countries
- 5 Libraries
- 1 Interdisciplinary Research Unit
- 70 Academics, 240 Doctoral Students
At the Catholic University of Paris cultural development is tightly woven into the fabric of campus life. Whether in research, academics, or the arts, culture and cultural heritage play an important role here.
The Catholic University of Paris' diverse programme of events encourages different disciplines and groups to mingle. University components and research centres offer a regular series of conferences, symposia, and workshops throughout the year.
Themes range from political sciences, the environment, theology, religious sciences, philosophy, art, education, history, and literature, to name a few.
For additional information, please contact us at CEL@pba.edu!