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About WICE

WICE is one of the oldest Anglophone organizations in Paris. For more than 35 years, this non-profit association has been offering cultural and educational programs to the international and expat community in Paris. Day-to-day operations are supported by a dedicated group of volunteers, diverse in age and nationality.

WICE offers:

  • Varied classes and cultural activities for Anglophones in Paris
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Opportunities to acquire and maintain marketable skills through Paris classes and volunteer activities
  • Programs and resources to ease the transition into life in France

A Bit of History

 WICE was founded in 1978 as the Women’s Institute of Continuing Education.  The aim of the “Institute" as it was then called was to provide courses to help women get (back) into the workplace. Originally affiliated with the American University of Paris, WICE grew quickly welcoming men and women, attracting short-term visitors to the city as well as permanent residents. WICE continues to change with the times, though its mission is still primarily educational, and in keeping with its Anglophone roots, the majority of courses and events offered are in English.


Notable Achievements

WICE's notable achievements over the past few decades include:

  • The internationally known Paris Writers Workshop (24 years of bringing celebrated writers together to discuss the craft, challenges and power of writing)
  • Publication of Upstairs at Duroc, an international literary and arts journal that promotes innovative English language writing from the Paris area and around the world
  • Women on the Move (WICE served as a co-host for this conference on professional relocation for geographically mobile women)
  • Money Matters for Women Conférences
  • WICE World Watch (discussions of global issues), in partnership with the American Library of Paris
  • Writers on Writing (informal conversations with celebrated authors), in partnership with the American Library of Paris
  • Publication of Paris Health Care Resources, a guide to the French healthcare system

10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris, France
01 45 66 75 50  |  wice@wice-paris.org

Association régie par la loi du 1er juillet 1901
N° Siret 380 703 595 00039
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