Sarah Lawrence Advanced Studies Program

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Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and tutorials; courses taught in French. Students with four semesters in French may choose from the program seminars. Those who test at a sufficient level in the placement exam will be encouraged to take one or two university courses at the Institut Catholique, Ecole du Louvre, Sorbonne (IV), Jussieu (VII), and Sciences Po. Students at all levels of French may take art, dance, and music through local ateliers and conservatories. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty reviewers: Eric Haskell, Dalton Krauss, France Lemoine. Staff reviewer: Neva Barker
  • Fields of study: Fine arts, humanities, social sciences
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; completion of French 44 prior to participation is required. Completion of a 100 level course is highly recommended for university courses.
  • Number of program participants: 25 - 35

Living Arrangements

Students live with host families. Some limited spaces may be possible in student housing if staying for a full year. Students in the dorm prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to late December or mid January (depending on university exams)
  • Spring: Mid-January to late May


  • Advising Tips: This program will require one faculty reference and a language evaluation.
  • Visa Information: The French visa requires working with the organization, Campus France, to complete the necessary paperwork and then appearing in person at the assigned French consulate, based on the student's permanent address or in Los Angeles using the Scripps address.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Paris and Los Angeles.