ISIT Paris

The Intercultural School of Paris (ISIT Paris) was founded in 1957, following the Treaty of Rome and the creation of European Economic Community.

Academic highlights

Focusing on Intercultural Management and Communication, Translation, and Conference Interpreting, ISIT Paris is one of the leading French schools in the field of Translation and Interpreting Studies.


ISIT Paris is located in the seventh arrondissement in Paris, next to Le Jardin du Luxemburg and a 25 minute walk to the Louvre Museum.

Did you know?

ISIT Paris has a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations to promote access to language careers in the UN.

Master of Interpreting and Translation

ISIT Paris will be of particular interest to students studying the Master of Interpreting and Translation.

Disciplines available

Chinese languages & culture studies

Communications and media studies

English as an international language

French languages & culture studies

German languages & culture studies

Italian languages & culture studies



Politics and international relations

Spanish and Latin American languages & culture studies

Translation studies

  • The listed disciplines are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the university.
  • Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisers in your managing faculty(ies) and subject to available places at the host campus

See ISIT Paris's unit catalogue here.

If you cannot find any unit guides after having done your own research, you can follow the process as outlined here.

Full time equivalents

  Semester Year
  Minimum 18 Monash Points Maximum 24 Monash points Minimum 36 Monash points Maximum 48 Monash points
Standard 22.5 ECTS 30 ECTS 45 ECTS 60 ECTS

Exchange program terms

ISIT Paris 'Spring Semester' (Monash semester 1): January to April
ISIT Paris 'Winter' Semester (Monash semester 2): September to late December

See ISIT Paris's Academic Calendar here.


ISIT Paris does not have any on-campus accommodation, however, there is a lot of useful information on sourcing accommodation from third-parties on the institution’s information page for new students.


As a general rule, all students planning to study in France for more than 3 months must apply for a student visa before departure from Australia and apply for a residence permit after they arrive. Students travelling to France must visit the Consulate General in Sydney in person to lodge their application.  Processing times for visas can be up to 3 months. You should not enter France on a tourist visa if you intend to stay longer than 90 days or three months. Applications for a change of status for a visa are not supported. 

Monash Abroad can only provide general information - always check with the relevant consular/Embassy and consider advice that is right for you.

For more information on visas, please refer to the Consulate General of France in Sydney here.

ISIT Paris also provide some advice on visas, which can be found here.

Health and insurance

When travelling on a Monash Abroad approved program, you are automatically covered under the Monash University Student Travel Insurance policy.

All students are required by French law to take out the French Student Health Insurance. All students need to subscribe to the French Social Security, at a cost of approximately €215 euro. It is required to cover the entirety of your stay; you can purchase it upon arrival in France. Students will require an official birth certificate with a French translation to proceed with their health insurance.

Orientation and extra-curricular 

Find out about student life at ISIT Paris here.


Tuition fees for this program are waived by the host institution. While on exchange you remain enrolled at Monash and continue to pay fees to Monash University. Find out more here.

Cost of living

One semester abroad will generally cost you approximately AUD$10,000 – $15,000, however this varies depending on destination and your individual living standards. 

You are recommended a minimum budget of €600 a month. Jean Moulin Lyon III provides some advice on cost of living here.

Monash funding

Find out about Monash Abroad Travel Scholarships here.

Find out about Monash University Travel and Placement Scholarships here.

Australian government funding

Find out about the Overseas Higher Education Loan Program (OS-HELP) here.

Nicolas Baudin Scholarship

The Nicolas Baudin scholarship is designed to encourage students to undertake study, research or professional development in France. It consists of a return flight ticket between Australia and France and social insurance for up to six months. Find out more here.

ISIT Paris is a new exchange agreement, so Monash Abroad are yet to have sent any students there. Be one of the first and let us know about your experiences at ISIT Paris!

ISIT Paris

  • Program type: Semester exchange
  • Location:
    • Paris
  • Program periods: Semester 1, Semester 2
  • Study level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

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