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Skidmore College
Faculty Development Committee

Paris Fall Seminar

One faculty member has the opportunity to direct a program in Paris during each fall semester. The Paris Fall Seminar is aimed at students with little or no French language background. The seminar director teaches two courses in his/her discipline that use Paris as a backdrop, are taught in English and are developed specifically for the program. Students take two additional courses, one in language and one in culture. All courses are taught at the Skidmore program center. Faculty interested in serving as the seminar director of the Paris Fall Seminar program should review the program proposal guidelines (available on the OCSE website) and should notify the Director of Off-Campus Study & Exchanges. OCSE typically announces available Paris Fall Seminar opportunities two years in advance of the program dates. Appointments are made after consultation and review by the director of OCSE, the Office of the Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the resident director of the Skidmore in Paris program, and the appropriate department chair(s).