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SAI Programs: Paris American Academy

Paris, France



The Paris American Academy focuses on preparing students for careers in fashion, fine arts and interior design by using a strongly vocational approach to its instruction. The PAA campus is located in the famous Latin Quarter of Paris, and uses the local cultural and artistic heritage to turn the city itself into a classroom. The learning environment is highly personalized with small class sizes and includes the perspectives of many students from around the world. All courses are taught in English, but enrollment in a French language course as well is beneficial. You will also have the opportunity to participate in program-included activities and excursions throughout the semester. During your term abroad, you will live in conveniently located and well-equipped student apartments with shared or private occupancy bedrooms.

Visit the sponsor's program website for more information.


Program budget

Consult the affiliate program website for a current budget.

Students on most MU affiliated programs are billed for 13 MU credit hours for a semester (six for summer) according to the regular MU billing schedule. Regular MU tuition is paid directly to MU, and then is forwarded by the International Center to the affiliated program sponsor on the student's behalf. Non-Missouri resident students are assessed non-resident tuition fees, which are not forwarded to the affiliated program. Students pay any costs beyond the MU educational fees directly to the affiliated program sponsor. For more information, see the Affiliated Program Billing Worksheet.

Financial aid information

If you are awarded financial aid for study abroad, it will be applied to your MU account according to the regular financial aid disbursement schedule. Reminder: You must be enrolled in study abroad and have completed the required financial aid forms for study abroad in order to be considered for aid.

Because non-resident tuition charges apply, MU students should be eligible to use non-resident scholarships toward program costs.

Dates and deadlines

Term Application deadline* Program start Program end
Summer 2019 02/15/2019
Summer 2020 02/15/2020

* Note that the application and decision dates above are for MU requirements. Affiliated programs will have their own application deadlines.


We are delighted that you are applying to study abroad. This is the first step of your journey, and while there is a lot to do, it should not be overwhelming. Once you start an application for the program, you will have an electronic checklist to help you through the process. In addition, our study abroad staff are available to answer your questions.

Affiliate requirements

All students studying abroad on an MU affiliated program must both apply directly to the program sponsor and complete all MU requirements (outlined below) for study abroad. Visit the affiliated program website for more information about its application requirements.

MU requirements

  1. Meet with the International Center study abroad adviser listed in the program snapshot if you have any questions.
  2. Start an application using the button below if you are an MU student. Once you have started an application, you can return to it later by logging in to myStudyAbroad (see the button at the top of the page).
  3. Complete the MU requirements.
  4. Receive your admissions decision within 7–10 business days.