For 40 years, WICE has been at the center of the Anglophone community in Paris. We offer language courses, and educational and cultural events in English.
WICE’s range of courses evolves with the needs and interests of our community. What was once an organization geared toward continuing education for women, now welcomes everyone for walking tours, museum visits, and classes in creative writing, visual arts, cooking, wine and more.
WICE is a non-profit, volunteer-supported organization.
Whether you have just landed in France, are an established expat, or are French, WICE has a place for you.
A Bit of History
In 1978, three American expats approached the American College in Paris (ACP), what is now the American University of Paris (AUP), with the idea of developing courses to help Anglophone women enter the French workforce. Although they began with a single classroom, membership swelled and WICE grew to include a highly successful TEFL certification program.
WICE eventually broke off from AUP and moved into our own office, where we expanded our offerings with more art classes, cultural lectures and tours.
Over the decades, WICE’s special projects for our members have included books in English on the French healthcare system, a professional women’s conference, and a job fair for English-speakers in Paris. Projects that began at WICE and continue to this day are the highly-esteemed Paris Writers’ Workshop, and the innovative literary journal Upstairs at Duroc.
Looking to the Future
As we commemorate our 40th year, WICE is creating new ways to engage and educate our members. You can see some of the exciting things we have planned on the WICE Hits 40! page
We welcome suggestions for new classes and activities. If you have ideas for celebrating our 40th anniversary, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WICE's notable achievements over the past few decades include: