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About WICE

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 offers:

  • High quality classes and activities - creative, cultural, linguistic, tasty and fun!
  • A vibrant environment where different nationalities connect
  • Insider tips for enriching your life in Paris
  • Volunteer opportunities to enhance your skills
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 wice40@wice-paris.org.

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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