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 and fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty Reviewer: Nathalie Rachlin
  • Fields of study: Fine arts, humanities, social sciences
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; five semesters of college-level French (one upper-division course)
  • Number of program participants: 35

Living Arrangements

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

Term Dates

  • Full Term: early September to early June


  • 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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