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About This Program

Deepen your knowledge and develop your skills while you explore many facets of art, design, and fashion firsthand this summer in Paris.

Experience Paris as an insider, exploring contemporary European design practice and history firsthand in the city’s many design studios and museums. Taught at Parsons Paris, this three-week, three-credit program surrounds you with a close-knit learning community in which you work directly with leading faculty and peers from around the world. Classes are held from approximately 9am-4pm. Students will choose ONE course to complete over the three-week program. No pre-requisites required.

Enrollment Type: 3 Credits

To Enroll: You can apply and register for this program through API Abroad.


High school students are introduced to the art and design college experience through an immersive course of study. The program is open to high school students entering their junior or senior year and to recent high school graduates. 

Applicants must be 16–18 years of age by July 5, 2020. Exceptions cannot be made.

Note: All Summer Intensive Studies courses may be taken in order to develop a portfolio for the college admissions process.

Resources & Enrollment


All Summer Intensive Studies Paris students earn three college credits (or six for Luxury Design Management — Luxury Matters) upon successful completion of the course.

Participants are strongly encouraged to consult an academic advisor at their home institution before registration to confirm any details related to the approval and transfer of credits as well as fulfillment of graduation requirements.


Transcripts for Parsons students are issued by the Registrar's Office and carry the signature and seal of The New School. A transcript is confirmation of a student's permanent record at the university. Students who complete Summer Intensive Studies Paris may request that their transcript(s) be mailed to other colleges and institutions by submitting an official request to the Registrar's Office.


Parsons Paris accepts applications on a rolling basis until late May. Application procedures and deadlines for Parsons differ by program of study. Click here for more information about applying for admission. 

Visit Admission Events to learn about upcoming campus tours, information sessions, off-campus events, and online events.

More than a course.
A new kind of network.
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