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Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and tutorials; courses taught in French. Students may enroll in courses at the Pantheon-Sorbonne (I), Institut Catholique, Sorbonne (IV), Nouvelle Sorbonne (III) and Science Po. On-site orientation and field trips included.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Dalton Krauss & France Lemoine Staff: Neva Barker
  • Fields of study: Fine arts, visual and performing arts, humanities, social sciences
  • Eligibility: 8.0 cumulative GPA; three years of college-level French (minimum two upper-division French courses)
  • Number of program participants: 30

Living Arrangements

Students live in home stays and international student foyers. Students prepare their own meals or arrange to have meals with the host family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late August to late December - Note: Some French universities have exams in January, consult the tentative calendar on the Middlebury web site
  • Spring: Early January to late May or mid June depending on the calendar for the French university exams.
  • Full Term: Late August to mid June


  • Advising Tips: This program will require one faculty reference from the most recent French instructor. This program will not require a language evaluation because reference replaces a separate 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.
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