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Program Type: Exchange

École des Métiers de la Culture et du Marché de l'Art (ICART), located in Paris, France, was the first school in Europe dedicated to the pursuit of careers in the arts. ICART’s unique model of immersing students into the current world of artistic and creative fields allows them to develop their professional portfolio during their time of study. Located in the cultural center of Paris, students can access every facet of creative expression from the Louvre to the Opéra Garnier to Le Grand Rex. 


1-Oct: Spring 


  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Matriculation in a Bachelor's degree program.
  • Art History and Museum Professions students must obtain academic advisement and the approval of the department Chairperson/Advisor.
  • Art History and Museum Professions students are eligible during their 6th semester. 

Course Information

FIT students may take designated approved courses.*

Art Management | HA362 equivalent
Paris, Capital of Art | HA244 equivalent
Introduction to French Language & Culture | Equivalent determined by Liberal Arts
International Integrated Marketing | AC311 equivalent

*FIT AHMP students may choose to take additional courses at ICART or online FIT courses on a case by case basis. With the appropriate language level (minimum B1), students may choose from a wider offering of courses conducted in French.

Academic Calendar

Late January/early February* through late May/early June

*A mandatory orientation with survival French and cultural activities workshop will take place three days before courses begin. 


Students are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements for the duration of their stay. ICART offers two housing options:

1. Student Residences: Résidence ODALYS or Les Estudines

Rent (monthly) Reservation fee
Deposit Size
610-798 euros 227-340 euros one month 15-23 sq. meters
978 euros 490 euros one month 33 sq. meters

2. Home stay through Fac-Paris

Rent (monthly) Reservation fee
Deposit Size
690 euros 700 euros n/a 15-23 sq. meters


Study Visa

Students will be required to apply for a Study Visa for the duration of their say in France. Students are encouraged to carefully review the Study Visa requirements. Supporting documentation will be provided after approval.

Health & Wellness

FIT requires all students to be covered in the U.S. and internationally for the duration of their study abroad program. Two types of coverage are required:

1. FIT requires students to be covered abroad for the duration of their program. This policy is mandatory, therefore students cannot waive it. 

  • Coverage abroad: GeoBlue Study Abroad Insurance
    *Students will be enrolled and account will be billed before start of program. More detailed information about coverage and claims processes will be provided post-approval.

2. FIT requires students to be covered in the U.S. for the duration of their program. Students may waive the Haylor insurance using the standard waiver process if they already have a U.S. based insurance policy with equal or better coverage.

Program Budget

ICART Financial Budget Sheet

A copy of this form may be brought to Financial Aid Services so that a careful review of your program costs may be completed by an assigned financial aid counselor.


See the Scholarships & Financial Aid page.

Application, Instructions and Preparations