Hamilton College Junior Year in Paris

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Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and tutorials; courses taught in French. Students can enroll in courses at the New Sorbonne (Paris III), Institut Catholique, Ecole du Louvre, and Science Po. On-site orientation in Biarritz (fall only) and field trips included.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty Reviewer: Nathalie Rachlin
  • Fields of study: Fine arts, humanities, social sciences
  • Eligibility: 8.1 cumulative GPA; successful completion of French 44 required. Some of the local universities require at least one 100 level or higher college-level French course prior to participation
  • Number of program participants: 35

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes. Meals are taken with the host family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late August to late December or early January (depends on the final exam schedule if taking classes at a French university)
  • Spring: Early January to early June


  • Advising Tips: This program will require one faculty reference, and a language evaluation. These should not be from the same professor.
  • 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.
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