Quick Info

  • Paris, France
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Business, Economics, French Language, Literature, and Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
  • : 22 May 2019 - 20 July 2019
  • : $7,000 In-State / $7,200 Out-of-State
  • : Sunday, 20 January 2019
  • : 3.0 GPA, Clear Judicial Record, Sophomore, Junior, 5 semesters (or equivalent) of host language, Open to students from all campuses and departments


You will earn six credits through the Pitt Business Internship for Credit Program (BUS 1910). Your coursework will include reflective essays, a midterm internship supervisor evaluation, and a final internship supervisor evaluation. All assignments will be posted online through a course website, and students will submit assignments electronically. BUS1910 is graded pass/fail, and only students who successfully pass the internship course will be considered as having studied abroad for any degree, certificate, or major requirements.

BUS1910 fulfills both foreign culture requirements for Pitt Business students.

Non-business students, including dual degree students, should work directly with their academic advisors to determine if the course can be applied to any degree requirements. 

Experiential Learning

Pitt's partner in Paris, EUSA, will work with you after your acceptance to find you an internship. Internships in Paris are available in a variety of fields, and EUSA always takes your academic focus and career goals into account when pairing you with a host company. The final interview for your internship will occur in-country, and all internships are in French.

Paris is an economically diverse city with many thriving industries. For more information on potential internship areas, check out EUSA’s industry sector breakdown.

The European version of the resume is the curriculum vitae. For more information on what to include and how to format your CV for your internship in Paris, see EUSA’s CV instructions.

EUSA will work with you throughout the placement process to perfect your resume, prepare you for your interviews, and find out what your internship goals are. For more information about the placement process, see EUSA's placement process flow chart.

For more information about EUSA’s internship placement meeting and how you should prepare, see EUSA’s placement meeting overview.

EUSA recognizes that some industries of interest to students are not always feasible options for internship placements. For additional information on alternative industries to consider, see EUSA’s challenging placements breakdown.


On-Site Faculty And Staff

EUSA, Pitt's partner in Paris, has a full-time support staff there to help you with whatever you might need during your stay. Whether it’s housing, internship advice, or just recommendations on where to take your parents when they visit, the EUSA staff is there for you.

Read more about life in Paris here.


Living with a host family is the best way to fully immerse yourself in French culture. Our partner, EUSA, carefully selects a French family for you, who will provide you with a daily breakfast, internet access, and your own room. Commuting is part of living in a big city, and you can expect an hour commute from your housing to your internship site.

Host families are as varied as the city itself, and this is your chance to become a true Francophone and live the Parisian way. 

Pricing And Dates

All students are required to attend the mandatory Pre-Departure Bash.  This afternoon long event will cover important topics relevant to study abroad like health, safety, security, and more.  Plus, it will give you the chance to meet other students studying abroad on your programs!  Alumni and staff will also be present to help you start thinking about your goals for the program.

The Pre-Departure Bash for this program will be on: February 1, 2019. Your program manager will follow up with more information once you begin your application!

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$7000 $7200
Arrive in Paris Depart Paris
22 May 2019 20 July 2019


Please do not book your flights until instructed to do so by your program manager. You are welcome to arrive prior to the program start date or depart after the program end date, but you will need to make independent travel and housing arrangements for that time. Please note that you may not exceed 90 days in the Schengen Area, which includes France, without a visa. Plan your arrival and departure dates accordingly!

Pitt Business students can apply for scholarship funds on the Pitt Business International Scholarships page as well as crowdfund using the Pitt Business Fund My Travel page. Please note that the application deadline for the Pitt Business International Scholarships is the same as the program application deadline. 

For additional scholarship opportunities, be sure to check out the ‘Programs’ tab at the top of this page!


Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your IIP: Paris fee, the following are included:

  • In-country orientation
  • Tuition for six credits
  • Housing
  • Daily breakfast
  • International health insurance

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Round-trip flight
  • Most meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Public transportation costs (~$300 for the semester)
  • Taxi fare to and from the airport in Paris
  • $300 University of Pittsburgh study abroad fee
  • Visa (if applicable)

Flights, meals and spending money for 8.5 weeks is approximately $3,500. Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Hillary Koller

Walk-In Advising Hours: By Appointment Only

Hello! I’m Hillary, the Internship Manager for Pitt Business International Programs. I originally hail from New Jersey, but became a member of the Pitt community as an undergraduate student in 2002 and I have been here pretty much ever since. During my time at Pitt I’ve had the opportunity to accompany students abroad, and I’m excited to work with you to make your international internship experience a valuable one! When I’m not in the office, you can find me spending time in the great outdoors, reading, cooking, and taking a yoga or ballet class. Get in touch with me at hkoller@pitt.edu or 412-648-0276.