Who does the VIA Paris/APA Foundation help?

The VIA Paris/APA Foundation is designed to address students demonstrating excellence, motivation, need, and acceptance into identified programs in France and La Francophonie.  

Proceeds from the foundation will always strive to achieve the goal of filling the gaps in  study abroad funding. For grant recipients, this will either be in the form of specific grants targeting precise needs or general funding to fill the gap between program cost and portable aid.   

We seek students who demonstrate our three values: 


Willingness to learn

Supporting outstanding students with strong motivation to not only improve their French language skills but becoming a global steward.



Understanding of people of all backgrounds and fostering a greater diversity in the student population that studies in France and La Francophonie.




Practice kindness and tolerance towards others now and in the future.