Middlebury School in France: Paris

Overall rating: 8.7 based on 1 reviews

Program Description

The Middlebury School in France offers an exceptional academic program to undergraduates at U.S. colleges and universities. Students who have completed five semesters of French language training are invited to participate in the program under the Middlebury Language Pledge®, a commitment to speak exclusively the target language for the duration of their time abroad.

Paris, the "City of Light" famous for its extraordinary museums, bridges, churches and colorful gardens inspires all who walk her streets. With over 10 million people in the metro area, Paris is a discovery waiting to happen, an invitation to experience all the world's cultures while in the shadow of the Louvre. The headquarters of the School in France, the offices of le Centre Madeleine, are located by the Madeleine Church in the 8th arrondissement, near la Concorde and les Champs-Elysées. Here, students have an outstanding opportunity for immersion into Parisian culture.

All students engage in at least one co-curricular activity, such as an internship or volunteer work, and take a combination of the following courses:
1. Courses designed exclusively for program participants in language, culture, history, European studies, political science, literature and film history at the Centre Madeleine
2. Direct enroll courses alongside French students at one of our host universities

Highlights

French is the language used in this course
Students must agree to the Middlebury College Language Pledge
Direct enrollment at local universities
Courses in most liberal arts disciplines
Housing with French families or students
Service learning requirement: academic internship or volunteer work
One group excursion per semester
Middlebury offers a wide range of cultural outings
Program director and on-site staff in Paris

What`s Included

Tuition, orientation, on-site staff, cultural activities, insurance, excursions, and/or limited cultural reimbursements

Subjects

African Studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Architecture, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese Language, Classical Studies, Computer Science / IT, Dance, Economics, Education, English Literature, Environmental Studies, European Studies (includes Politics), Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Film, Food Science and Nutrition, Foreign Language, French, Geography, Geology, German, History, Intensive Language, International Relations, Italian, Japanese, Languages / Linguistics, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Museum Studies, Music, Music - Vocal Performance, Neuroscience and Behavior, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science/Politics, Portuguese, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian Language and Literature, Sociology, Spanish, Studio Arts, Theater, Visual Arts

Program Locations

Paris, France

Overall rating 
8.7
Experience
10
Program Administration
8
Living Conditions
8
Cultural Immersion
10
Social Life
8
Health and Safety
8
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Program Details

Provider:
Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad
Location
  • France: Paris
School Term:
Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Languages:
French
Participants:
American, WorldWide
Cost:
$15,360
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    Best study abroad program in Paris, bar none, if you go intending to learn French. Though the honor code may seem like a pain in the ass, it's actually incredibly helpful in maintaining your French. Having met plenty of students from other programs, I feel pretty confident in saying that Midd's program is definitely the best of them all. They do a great job facilitating with the Parisian universities and I felt comfortable going to them with any of my possible needs. Was also able to do a great internship while I was abroad, which was an invaluable experience.
    Avatar G Wei

    Simply put, if you want to learn French, this is the program for you

    Review by: G Wei , On: 27 Dec 2015 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    Best study abroad program in Paris, bar none, if you go intending to learn French. Though the honor code may seem like a pain in the ass, it's actually incredibly helpful in maintaining your French. Having met plenty of students from other programs, I feel pretty confident in saying that Midd's program is definitely the best of them all. They do a great job facilitating with the Parisian universities and I felt comfortable going to them with any of my possible needs. Was also able to do a great internship while I was abroad, which was an invaluable experience.
    Overall rating 
    8.7
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    8
    Living Conditions
    8
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    8
    Health and Safety
    8

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