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Middlebury School in France: Paris
Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
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Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
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Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 02/01/2018
Rolling Admission 08/29/2018 01/26/2019
NOTE: Dates are approximate: Do not purchase a plane ticket until official program dates are available.
Spring 2019 05/01/2018
Rolling Admission 01/02/2019 05/18/2019
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

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Program Adviser:
Amy Suelzer
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Middlebury School in France: Paris
Middlebury France
  Designed for students at an advanced level of French, the C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in France provides opportunities to experience French culture in Paris, the cosmopolitan capital at the heart of France.
La "Ville Lumière", Paris is home to countless museums, cafés, and medieval streets that wind around contemporary architecture. A city à decouvrir, Paris is an invitation to experience all the world's cultures while maintaining a proud and distinctly French feeling.

Le Centre Madeleine, the headquarters of the Middlebury School in France, is located in the 8th arrondissement, close to the Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysées.  Students enroll in courses across several disciplines at both the Centre Madeleine and in one of several partner institutions: the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, the Université Paris Diderot- Paris 7, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot (ENM for Music majors only), or the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture (ESA) (for Architecture majors only).
Eligibility: Minimum 3.0 GPA;  Middlebury requires the completion of five semesters of college-level French or equivalent, including one content course; a 3.0 GPA in French coursework, and 3.0 GPA in student’s major. Students are expected to enroll in a French course the semester prior to the term abroad.

Program Dates:
Term Dates Application Deadline
Academic Year September - mid June February 1
Fall September - early January February 1
Spring mid January - mid June May 1

  Approved Departments: This program is approved for students majoring in

Art History
Comparative Arts/Literature
Interdisciplinary Projects in the Humanities
International & Area Studies

14-18 credits per semester.

The program begins with an extensive orientation program which includes individual academic advising sessions to begin course selection for the semester.  Students take a language proficiency exam before their arrival in France to determine what language course they will take during the semester. All semester-long students take a French language course at the Centre Madeleine at either the intermediate high or advanced level. Students may choose to take one other course at the Centre Madeleine; the remaining courses are taken at one of the local universities.  Middlebury also requires all students take full advantage of their experience abroad by participating in a credit internship or in volunteer work.

Please visit the Middlebury website for more information about course offerings.

  Paris, France
The Middlebury College School in Paris is located on the right bank in the eighth arrondissement within walking distance of Place de la Concorde and les Champs-Élysées. Established in 1949, the Middlebury program is designed for students who wish to improve greatly their French language skills while having a slightly more independent experience. Courses are taught in French at Middlebury’s Centre Madeleine, and students may take no more than two courses at the center. Participants take the rest of their courses at one of the local universities including: l’Université de Paris I, III, and VII, l’Institut Catholique de Paris, École Normale de Musique, Ecole speciale d'architecture, the l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and the Schola Cantorum.  For more information visit the Middlebury website.

  Housing: Housing is facilitated by Middlebury in Paris resident staff. Options include homestays and international student foyers.

Please contact Middlebury Schools Abroad for more information about housing.

Student Life: In addition to the academic program, Middlebury organizes excursions in and around Paris and weekend excursions. In the spring semester, this overnight trip has recently been to the south of France (Avignon, Nimes, Pont du Gard, etc.).

On-Site Support: Middlebury in Paris resident director and program staff provide oversight of the program.

  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program.  WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees.  Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party.
Email the appropriate Overseas Programs Coordinator, visit us during our walk-in hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-5958 to schedule an appointment.

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