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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SAI Programs 
  • Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 02/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 09/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

Paris American Academy • PAA

The Paris American Academy, established in 1965, offers students a focused, career-oriented and practical approach to the disciplines of Fashion and Interior Design.

Classes are mainly held in the Pavillon du Val de Grâce, a 17th century historically classified building. Recently renovated, this six level edifice also serves as the Academy Art Gallery. Other studio space and administration offices are located in adjacent buildings.

SAI oversees and coordinates all aspects of student enrollment, including application processing, course selection and credit, visa preparation, housing, student health insurance, transcripts, pre-departure, and on-site orientation & advising.

Academic Programs:

  • Summer: 4 weeks Subject Intensive (6 credits)
  • Fashion Design (18 - 21 credits)
  • Interior Design (18 - 21 credits)
  • ...and more!

Areas of Study:

  • Design Process
  • Couture Techniques
  • Fashion Merchandising & Communication
  • Interior Design
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For Gustavus Adolphus students: SAI uses semester credits. Each GAC unit = 4 semester credits. Thus, some SAI courses, which are worth 3 semester credits each, are worth 0.75 GAC units. Be sure to discuss the irregular unit totals with your advisors as you select courses.