CEA Paris Engineering & Mathematics
Since 1997, CEA has maintained one simple philosophy: To provide high-quality international academic programs and services. For you, that means support through each step of your study abroad experience, from the moment you apply to the day you return home again. Along the way, you’ll learn to adapt and communicate across cultures. You’ll earn credits toward graduation while gaining skills that enhance your employability. And you’ll discover more about yourself than you ever thought possible.
Set yourself apart from the competition by taking STEM courses abroad. Paris is an ideal destination for STEM majors, a city where many scientists and mathematicians have made significant contributions to the field. You’ll experience Paris as a learning lab through site visits and lectures which complement your classroom curriculum. Additional elective courses focus on aspects of French culture and may fulfill a humanities or social science requirement. While French language skills are not required for the program, you’ll likely acquire basic French and use it to navigate this historic city.
- Summer Semester: Mid May to Late June
For more information about the Academic Calendar please visit the CEA Paris STEM web page
All CEA students studying in Paris have the option of living in shared apartments, homestay, or residence hall. For more information please visit the CEA Paris housing webpage.
Students participating on CEA programs will be billed through Appalachian the CEA program cost. This will replace the Appalachian tuition & fees for the term they are abroad. In addition to the CEA costs students will also be responsible for submitting a $200 OIED Program Development Fee upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable. Appalachian students participating on a CEA summer program will receive a $100 credit on their invoice.
Paid to Appalachian State
1CEA Program Fee includes tuition, housing, program excursions, and insurance.
|1CEA Program Fee
||See CEA Page
|2OIED Program Development Fee
|Intl Health Dev Fee
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Estimated Additional Costs
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
|CEA Application Fee
|1CEA Confirmation Deposit
|CEA Housing Security Deposit
||$1200 - $1800
||$250 - $800
||$400 - $800
|Books and Materials
||$80 - $200
||$40 - $80
|Visa (for US Citizens)
|3Personal Travel and Spending
||$300 - $800
2Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
CEA offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $3000.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
Choose to take 1-2 Engineering/Mathematics courses, or 1 Engineering/Mathematics course and 1 elective course from the social sciences or humanities.
Engineering/Mathematics courses meet for 45 or 60 contact hours/3 or 4 credits, and elective courses meet for 45 contact hours/3 credits. If you choose the 1-course option, you may earn 3-4 credits (45-60 contact hours); if you choose the 2-course option, you may earn 6-7 credits (90-105 contact hours).
For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the CEA Paris website.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Each CEA program will have a different minimum credit requirement. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
Students applying to a CEA program should complete the CEA application
while also completing the Appalachian application.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page