University of Paris – Sorbonne
Located in the heart of Paris’ Latin Quarter, the Sorbonne is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Sorbonne classes for international students are taught entirely in French, at language levels ranging from complete beginner to high advanced.
ACCENT works with the Sorbonne to offer programs that allow students to enroll directly in the Cours de Civilisation Française with classes held at the Maison des Etudiantes, located near Montparnasse. Students can choose either the Cours Classique (12 hours of language/week), the Cours Complet (12 hours of language/week + elective lectures in French civilization) or the Cours du Soir (6 hours of language/week).
A private university which has been welcoming students since 1875, the Institut Catholique is located in the chic and historical heart of Paris near Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and attracts a large number of international students every semester.
ACCENT works with the IC to offer French language and civilization courses through the Institut de Langues et Culture Françaises. Language courses, taught in French, are offered at five levels, from complete beginner to high advanced. Most civilization courses are also taught in French, but a number of options in English do exist.
Students with a sound grasp of French may decide to enroll directly with the Institut Catholique as ‘auditors’ and attend specialized lectures along with French students in selected classes made available to international students.
ESCP Europe was the very first business school to open in the world and has been welcoming students since 1819. It now accepts around 4,000 students per year and has campuses in Paris, Berlin, London, Madrid and Turin. It regularly ranks among the top five French business schools.
ACCENT students attend classes at ESCP Europe through partnerships with their home universities, joining an international student body of close to 250 students every year. They can take classes in either French or English.
NOVANCIA was founded in November 2011 after the schools Négocia and Advancia, both belonging to the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP), merged in order to pool their talents. NOVANCIA specializes in training future managers and business executives. Both French students and international students from over 70 partner institutions around the world take classes at NOVANCIA.
Students on ACCENT programs that attend NOVANCIA are enrolled directly into NOVANCIA’s international semester and choose from courses offered in English and approved by their home institution.
ENSA Val de Seine
ENSA Val de Seine is a public school created in 2001 when four separate architecture schools in the Paris region merged to become one. Visiting architecture faculty accompanying ACCENT students have created links with the school in order to allow their students to participate in workshops at ENSA Val de Seine, sometimes alongside French architecture students, and take French language classes to learn vocabulary specific to their chosen career.
ENSA Val de Seine is situated on the Left Bank of the Seine in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. Close to 2000 students now study at the school’s new site, an industrial building remodeled by prize-winning architect Frédéric Borel in 2007.