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Inclement Weather Update

Due to current weather conditions, Skidmore College will suspend operations Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Residence halls and the dining hall will remain open for students on campus and those who are able to return to campus on Sunday. However, all other scheduled activities have been cancelled.

Essential staff should report as scheduled. Facilities Services will continue to work throughout the storm. Read more at

Skidmore in Paris

Application Requirements

Preference will be given to students who meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75;
  • At least sophomore standing at the time of program participation
  • Ability to demonstrate, through personal essay and recommendations, the level of maturity and self-motivation needed to succeed abroad.

Additional application requirement for the Skidmore in Paris: Liberal Arts, Language, & Business:

  • Students interested in taking regular French university courses taught in French should, at minimum, be enrolled in or have completed WLF-210 prior to studying in Paris.

If you do not meet the requirements above, you must petition to study abroad.

Customarily, students apply to study off campus in their junior-year; however, students may be able study in Paris during their sophomore or senior year as well. Students wanting to study in Paris outside of their junior year should meet with the Skidmore in Paris program manager to discuss the non-junior petition, which includes:

  • 1 letter of faculty support (preferably from the instructor of the student’s faculty advisor).
  • 1 page statement of intent explaining why they want to study abroad outside of the junior year. Students should indicate in the letter what their academic plans are for the remainder of their time at Skidmore or other home campus.

To Apply

Please apply by the following deadlines:

  • Fall semester / Academic Year: March 15
  • Spring semester: October 15

Applications may be accepted after the listed deadlines on a case-by-case basis. Students must contact OCSE before submitting a late application.

Any student receiving academic or physical accommodations should contact OCSE as soon as possible to discuss your program selection with a Program Manager and what accommodations may be available in Paris. For more information, please see Disability Services.