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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

Advanced Studies, Ecole Normale Superieure
Interdisciplinary study in the humanities, social sciences, and theoretical sciences at one of France’s most prestigious higher education institutions. For academically strong students with excellent proficiency in French.
Class Levels: GrLanguage of Instruction: French
Terms: Fall, Spring, YearLanguage Prerequisites: Min 3 years
French & European Politics, Sciences Po Lyon
Take courses taught in English on French and European politics, urban studies, and international relations. French language study is also included.
Class Levels: Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English, French
Terms: Fall, SpringLanguage Prerequisites: Min 0 qtrs/sems; Max 5 qtrs/3 sems
French & European Studies, UC Center Paris
Specially designed program offering courses in English on French media, art, history, theater, and politics using Paris as your classroom. Also includes French language study at beginning to intermediate levels.
Class Levels: So, Jr, SrLanguage of Instruction: English, French
Terms: FallLanguage Prerequisites: Min 0 qtrs/sems; Max 4 qtrs/3 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:
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, 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
Political Science, Sciences Po
Courses on French and European politics, history, political economy and international relations (in English or French). An elite and highly selective institution.
Class Levels: Jr, Sr, GrLanguage of Instruction: English, French
Terms: Fall, Spring, YearLanguage Prerequisites: None
Univ. of Bordeaux - Coursework in English
Immerse yourself in beautiful Bordeaux and take regular university courses taught in English in political science, English and American literature and civilization, economics and selected areas in the sciences.
Class Levels: Jr, Sr, GrLanguage of Instruction: English, French
Terms: Fall, Spring, YearLanguage Prerequisites: Min 0 qtrs/sems; Max 5 qtrs/3 sems
Univ. of Bordeaux – Coursework in French
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: 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, YearLanguage Prerequisites: See Eligibility Tab
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, Spring, YearLanguage Prerequisites: Min 0 qtrs/sems; Max 5 qtrs/3 sems