Skidmore in Paris
Unique Characteristics of Skidmore in Paris
- Program options available at all French language levels – beginning to advanced
- Classes taught in English and French
- Wide range of class subjects available in the arts, humanities and social sciences
- Classes offered at the Skidmore Center and partner institutions in Paris
- Enrollment in regular French university classes for students with advanced French
- Internship opportunities for full-year students
- Housing with French families
- Superior on-site support at the Skidmore Center
Skidmore Programs in Paris
Skidmore in Paris offers three different program tracks to students depending on their French language level and the semester they plan to study in Paris.
|Are enrolled in or have taken FF 203 or higher||Fall, Spring, or Full-Year|
|Arts and Business||No prior French; FF 101; FF 102||Spring only|
|Paris Fall Seminar||
No prior French; FF 101; FF 102
Students with a higher level of French but having a strong
- Advanced Studies
The Advanced Studies program is designed for students who have completed studies in French language at or above the FF203 level. Most coursework is taught in French and courses are available at the Skidmore center or partner institutions in Paris. Offered fall, spring, or full year
- Arts & Business
The Arts & Business program, only offered in the spring semester, is designed for students with little or no previous French language. Students take an intensive French language course at the beginning or intermediate level and additional coursework taught in English at the Skidmore Center or partner institutions in Paris. Offered in the spring semester only.
- Paris Fall Seminar
The Paris Fall Seminar program, offered every fall, is a faculty-led program with a specific academic topic designed for students with little or no previous French language. The Seminar Director position is filled by a different Skidmore professor each year with a different academic topic, and in fall 2014, the Professor Regina Janes from the English Department will lead the Paris Fall Seminar, titled Parisian Pursuits: Pleasure, Happiness, Justice. Offered in the fall semester only.
The Skidmore Center
Staffed by our Resident Director and staff, the program center is located in the heart
of Paris, in the 3rd arrondisement, close to the Centre Georges Pompidou, the well-known
and vast complex for the arts and culture.
The Skidmore Center serves as a home base for our students while they are in Paris. It houses classrooms for program courses, computer facilities, Skidmore’s administrative offices, and a small resource library. The Resident Director and staff are available throughout the program to provide whatever support and assistance our students might need. Skidmore aims to use only French in the program center, maximizing the linguistic benefit of the program and integration into French culture.