Ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales et Politiques (HEIP) - or the School of International and Political Studies - is located right in the heart of Paris, just a step away from the Eiffel Tower. Founded in 1899, HEIP is one of the oldest schools in its field of teaching international relations and political science. This legacy gives HEIP more than a century’s worth of experience and an intricate alumni network with opportunities all over the world. Courses at HEIP give students the opportunity to learn about the foreign policies and policy issues in European countries, and even partake in simulated diplomatic negotiations.

For Political Science and Global Studies majors, these courses offer a unique opportunity to become more globally aware, understand complicated political concepts and prove to future schools and employers that you have the skills to work in a global setting. During the short programs you will get to visit many Parisian famous landmarks as well as have plenty of extra time to enjoy Paris in your own way. You will make the most out of a fun vacation by earning credits towards your degree!

Courses Offered

  • European States Foreign Policy 
  • International Negotiations: Narrative and Policy 
  • European Union Contemporary Issues
  • International Negotiations: Crisis and Conflict Resolutions


Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and global center for art fashion, gastronomy, and culture. Its 19th century cityscpae is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. For more information on HEIP’s location, click here:


  • July 2, 2018-July 26, 2018 (arrive earlier to get settled in)


  • $375 per unit, each course is 3 units (Prices are subject to change)


  • April 5th by 4pm

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.75 or above cumulative GPA**
  • Open to the following majors: Political Science, Communications, Global Studies
  • Open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors only
**Students with a cumulative GPA below the stated GPA will be considered when special circumstances exist. Please contact the Study Abroad Advisor at for more info.

Application Documents

Upon Acceptance Required Paperwork

  • Health Insurance
  • Passport
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