Skidmore in Paris
Starting in spring 2015, Skidmore will offer two program tracks in Paris – Paris Fall Seminar and Liberal Arts, Language & Business. The Paris Fall Seminar, led by a rotating Skidmore faculty member, is offered only in the fall semester. The Liberal Arts, Language & Business is a new program track that combines the course options previously available in the Advanced Studies and Arts & Business programs. The Skidmore in Paris: Liberal Arts, Language & Business program is available fall, spring, or full-year for students at all French language levels, beginner to advanced.
Unique Characteristics of Skidmore in Paris
- Study 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 now offers two different program tracks to students depending on academic interests and the semester they plan to study in Paris.
Liberal Arts, Language & Business
|No prior French required; Can accommodate beginning to advanced French language levels.||Fall, Spring, or Full-Year|
|Paris Fall Seminar||
No prior French; FF 101; FF 102
- Liberal Arts, Language & Busines
The Skidmore in Paris: Liberal Arts, Language & Business program is a new program track starting in spring 2015 that combines the course options previously available in the Advanced Studies and Arts & Business programs. Courses are taught in English and French, so students at any French language level (beginner to advanced) can study in Paris at the Skidmore center or partner institutions in Paris. Students interested in taking regular French university courses taught in French should, at minimum, be enrolled in or have completed FF-210. Offered fall, spring, or full year.
- 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 2015, Professor Adrienne Zuerner from the Foreign Languages & Literatures Department will lead the Paris Fall Seminar, titled Race and Class in France: Contemporary Expressions of Forgotten Pasts. 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.