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 Study Abroad in France


Joie de vivre, the joy of living, sums up the French appetite for life. Stroll along the banks of a quiet river, browse the city-sized art galleries of the Louvre, sample cuisine at a bouch​on tavern in Lyon, or debate politics at a corner café in Bordeaux. Whatever you do, you will feel, see, taste and understand why some of history’s greatest artists, writers and scholars have been attracted to France.

Destinations within this vast country include Lyon, the student-friendly food capital of France; historic Bordeaux, with its easy access to nearby beaches and wine regions; and Paris, the elegant center of art, fashion, business, and arguably the best croissants in the world.


Programs Overview

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Field Research & Internship, Paris
This program turns the professional European workplace into a space for inter-cultural education. The semester begins with 5 weeks of interdisciplinary courses followed by a full-time internship during which students conduct field research on a topic related to the work of their host organization.
Class Levels: Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: French
Terms: SpringLanguage Prerequisites: Min 7 qtrs/5 sems
Field Research & Internship, Strasbourg
This program turns the professional European workplace into a space for inter-cultural education. The semester begins with 5 weeks of interdisciplinary courses followed by a full-time internship during which students conduct field research on a topic related to the work of their host organization.
Class Levels: Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: French
Terms: SpringLanguage Prerequisites: Min 7 qtrs/5 sems
Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Quarter)
Experience life in two vibrant cities and countries in a quarter program spent half in London and half in Paris. Topics include immigration, social movements, and evolving perceptions of national identity.
Class Levels: So, Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English
Terms: SpringLanguage Prerequisites: None
Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Semester with Internship)
Experience life in two vibrant cities and countries in a program spent half in London and half in Paris. Course topics include immigration, social movements, and evolving perceptions of national identity. In addition, participate in an Internship plus Workforce Course in your second city. The Internship begins near the end of the courses and continues full-time through the rest of the semester.
Class Levels: So, Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English
Terms: SpringLanguage Prerequisites: None
Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Semester)
Experience life in two vibrant cities and countries in a program spent half in London and half in Paris. Course topics include immigration, social movements, and evolving perceptions of national identity.
Class Levels: So, Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English
Terms: SpringLanguage Prerequisites: None
Language & Culture (Intensive Track), UC Center Paris
Intensive French language study for students from absolute beginner to intermediate level French, plus an elective course on French culture taught in English. Includes cultural activities and excursions.
Class Levels: So, Jr, Sr, GrLanguage of Instruction: English, French
Terms: SummerLanguage Prerequisites: Min 0 qtrs/sems; Max 5 qtrs/3 sems
Language & Culture (Semi-Intensive Track), UC Center Paris
Program offers beginning level French plus an elective course on French culture taught in English. Includes cultural activities and excursions.
Class Levels: So, Jr, Sr, GrLanguage of Instruction: English, French
Terms: SummerLanguage Prerequisites: Exactly 0 qtrs/sems (min & max)
Language & Culture, UC Center Paris
Program offers beginning level French plus an elective course on French culture taught in English. Includes cultural activities and excursions.
Class Levels: So, Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English, French
Terms: FallLanguage Prerequisites: Min 0 qtrs/sems; Max 2 qtrs/1 sem
Language & Culture, Univ. of Bordeaux
Intensive French language study at the intermediate level featuring a curriculum designed to improve language skills while providing a foundation in French culture and society.
Class Levels: So, Jr, Sr, GrLanguage of Instruction: French
Terms: Fall, SpringLanguage Prerequisites: Min 1 year; Max 5 qtrs/3 sems
Only in Paris, UC Center Paris
This program was previously called French & European Studies. 

Add a European perspective to your major by taking courses in politics, media, art, environmental studies, business, and history. Small classes with personalized instruction and field trips round out the program.
Class Levels: So, Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English, French
Terms: FallLanguage Prerequisites: Min 0 qtrs/sems; Max 4 qtrs/3 sems
Political Science, Sciences Po Paris
Courses on French and European politics, history, political economy and international relations. An elite and highly selective institution.
Class Levels: Jr, Sr, GrLanguage of Instruction: English, French
Terms: Fall, Spring, YearLanguage Prerequisites: None
Political Science, Sciences Po Reims
An elite and highly selective institution offering social science courses taught in English or French. International campus environment in a charming and student-friendly town.
Class Levels: Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English, French
Terms: Fall, Spring, YearLanguage Prerequisites: None
Social Justice and Activism in France, UC Center Paris
Interdisciplinary courses on social justice issues in France as well as the role of protest and advocacy. Optional internship.
Class Levels: So, Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English
Terms: WinterLanguage Prerequisites: None
Studies in English in Lyon
This program was previously called University of Lyon 3 - Coursework in English.

Discover the many pleasures of life in Lyon while studying French and taking a selection of upper division courses taught in English in business, legal studies, politics, and the humanities.
Class Levels: Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English, French
Terms: Fall, SpringLanguage Prerequisites: Min 0 qtrs/sems; Max 1 year
Univ. of Bordeaux
Study alongside French students, choosing from a wide variety of disciplines and courses. Bordeaux is a city full of art, culture, and extraordinary 18th-century architecture.
Class Levels: Jr, Sr, GrLanguage of Instruction: English, French
Terms: Fall, Spring, YearLanguage Prerequisites: See Eligibility Tab
Univ. of Lyon
Study in French in a wide variety of disciplines and courses in the gastronomic capital of France.
Class Levels: Jr, Sr, GrLanguage of Instruction: French
Terms: Fall, Spring, YearLanguage Prerequisites: See Eligibility Tab