One of the joys of Schiller’s monthly intake system means we get to welcome new students every month! Meet **Daniel Doria**, one of our January starters. **Nationality:** South African but grew up in Tanzania **Program of study:** BA International Relations and Diplomacy **Why I chose to study at Schiller:** In a nutshell, I was looking for a tight- knit English-speaking community in Paris. Before starting, I’d visited the campus and felt immediately welcomed. **Why I chose to live in Paris:** Because Paris is incredible. Everyone knows that! **What I enjoy doing in my spare time:** Reading, listening to music, and most of all, playing basketball!
## What is APB? So much talk of the APB. But **what is APB exactly?** If you know any French High-schoolers, you may well have heard speaking of the APB. But what is it exactly and why are we hearing this word so much at the moment?. The **APB**, A.K.A ‘**Admission Post Bac**’, where post bac (after the ‘bac’) refers to the baccalaureate, the exam French students take upon completing high-school, is the [University Admissions online portal](http://www.admission-postbac.fr/) they use to apply to Universities in France, much like the [UCAS portal in the UK](https://www.ucas.com/). Students have up until March to complete their applications for all standard universities starting in September. It can be **a rather stressful and complicated process**, with students only receiving answers in the summer months. ## SIU as an alternative to APB However, there is an **alternative** to the drawn-out APB process. Here at Schiller, **you can apply for registration directly**. No need to spend hours trawling through the portal, no need to anxiously wait to know where you will be studying, with Schiller you will know within a week whether your application has been successful or not. Furthermore, with our [monthly intake system](http://paris.schiller.edu/academic-calendar-2016/), you can pick up your studies when best suits you! Offering **both** [bachelor](http://paris.schiller.edu/programs/bachelor-degrees/) **and** [masters](http://paris.schiller.edu/programs/master-degrees/) **degrees**, Schiller students specialize in international business, business administration, and international relations and diplomacy. So if you are thinking of furthering your studies, and like the idea of being part of a multi-national and active student body in Paris consider Schiller as an option for your future. Do you think our offer fits your idea of a **truly international** higher education? Would you like to receive more information about our philosophy of education?
As of December 2015, SIU Paris is also a recognized TOEFL iBT examination center. Conveniently located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, our test rooms can accommodate up to 45 candidates who wish to pass the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL©) in France, and in particular the TOEFL-iBT© (Internet Based Test).
What is TOEFL iBT?
Along with IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEIC, TOEFL© is one of the major English-language tests accepted by English-speaking academic and professional institutions all over the world, and often a requirement for Bachelor or Master Degrees.
Organized in four separate sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing), has a maximum score of 120 points (30 per section).
Register for a TOEFL© Exam Session
Candidates can register for the iBT test only through ETS portal.
For more information about TOEFL iBT and how to train, see also: https://global-exam.com/fr/exam/toefl-ibt
On the south bank of central Paris, we are close to metro stations Vaugirard and Convention (line 12).
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|Schiller International University
Paris Campus9 rue Yvart
75015 – Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 45 38 56 01
As of August (for online classes) and September (for on-ground classes) SIU will start rolling out electronic textbooks instead of hardcopies. Students acquire access to the textbook automatically with registration for a class. We will use the VitalSource Technologies platform, which allows download and print during course availability dates onto 4 different devices: Desktop, laptop, tablet (Kindle, not Nook), smartphone. All books will be enriched with interactive media and allow highlighting, writing notes, sharing, search online, etc. The books will be accessible through our online learning platform Blackboard. In Blackboard, you will have to click on the e-book link on the left side to open your e-book by clicking on the book cover. At that point you will have to create a one-time only account with VitalSource Bookshelf by entering your Schiller email and a password so you may access the books for up to 2 years after the class has ended. Students and faculty get all access details sent to their Schiller email account. Access and distribution will be organized centrally by the Largo campus. All campuses will be using U.S. editions, textbook lists and syllabi will be standardized for all campuses. For local support you can contact the library staff. Through the introduction of e-textbooks and the standardization of processes the school aspires to provide the same educational excellence and experience for all of our students worldwide. Tags: [e-textbooks](http://paris.schiller.edu/tag/e-textbooks/)