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Skidmore in Paris

Skidmore in Paris: Advanced Studies

Founded in 1980, the Skidmore in Paris: Advanced Studies program is designed for upper-intermediate or advanced French language students (who have completed at least FF 203) and strives to integrate them as fully as possible into the academic, cultural, and social life of Paris.

Courses & Credits

Students studying on the Advanced Studies program will enroll 14-17 credits at the Skidmore Center in Paris and/or at a variety of institutions throughout Paris. Each student is required to take a French language course and at least one additional course taught in French at the Skidmore Center. Most courses are taught in French although there are a few courses taught in English in certain disciplines.

Coursework taken in Paris is reported on a Skidmore transcript, and grades will be computed into the Skidmore GPA. Maturity-level credits taken in Paris may count toward Skidmore's maturity-level requirements with departmental approval. Visiting students should check with their home campuses for information on credit transfer.

Advanced Studies Course Guide

Each semester, the Skidmore Center will provide 5-7 courses just for students on the program. Skidmore Center courses are only for students on the program and are taught by French or international faculty. Courses offered at the Skidmore Center are taught in French, except for the occasional English department course. Each student is required to take a French language course and at least one additional course taught at the Skidmore Center.

Students can also select courses from Skidmore’s partner institutions in Paris. Skidmore partners with a number of academic institutions in Paris to offer a wider range of course options for students. However, enrollment at some outside institutions, like the French universities, Paris IV-La Sorbonne and l’Institut Catholique, depends on linguistic competence. Skidmore has an official exchange agreement with the Université de Paris IV, La Sorbonne; however, program participants also have the opportunity to enroll in courses at additional institutions, such as:

* require advanced French language skills

 

Below is a guide on which partner institutions work best for certain majors/minors found at Skidmore.

Majors/Minors

Courses available at:

French

Skidmore Center, Sorbonne, Institute Catholique

Art History

Skidmore Center, Sorbonne, Institut Catholique, Studio Vermès

Art (Studio)

Académie de Port Royal, Studio Vermès

Dance

Centre de Danse du Marais, additional dance studio may be available

Economics

Institut Catholique, American Business School

English

Skidmore Center

Government

Institut Catholique

History

Sorbonne, Institut Catholique,

Management & Business

American Business School

Music

Schola Cantorum, Sorbonne

Psychology

Paris Diderot


Actual course offerings available outside the center will vary each semester depending on what is available through the local universities and students’ academic needs. The exact list of courses available at outside institutions will NOT be available until after arrival in Paris.

Sample Course Descriptions

Click here for Skidmore Center course descriptions.

Below you will find an historical sampling of translated course descriptions for courses that have been taken by previous program participants, sorted by subject area. Included in each description is the name of the institution in Paris at which the course was taught. All courses are taught in French unless otherwise indicated.

The courses listed are not guaranteed to be offered during your semester in Paris. Actual course offerings available outside the center will vary each semester. The exact list of courses available at outside institutions will NOT be available until after arrival in Paris. Even though courses may appear with Skidmore course numbers, these approvals are not guaranteed for future students without departmental approval.

 

NOTE: The courses outlined through the links above are an historical sampling of translated course descriptions for courses that have been taken by previous program participants. Students may only enroll in courses for which they meet the prerequisites. Please note that not all courses are available every semester. The exact list of courses available at outside institutions will NOT be available until after arrival in Paris.

Internships

Internship experiences are also available to full-year participants during the spring semester in a variety of fields. Internship participants must meet the appropriate qualifications and experience required for the placement. Fields included are business, psychology, government, art, as well as teaching English at various levels in Parisian public schools and colleges.

Tutorials for French university courses

In order to facilitate our students' comprehension and integration into the French academic system, students taking a regular French university course taught in French will be offered a Skidmore-sponsored tutorial to provide academic support for the duration of the university course.

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