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Spring 2018: EXCHANGE Paris, France
January 11, 2018 - May 19, 2018 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photo courtesy of Lisa Chieffo
Interest Meetings:
09/06/2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM450 Purnell Hall
Program Notes
Note: This program requires the even exchange of students between UD and the partner institution abroad. Therefore the number of exchange spots available to outbound UD students is dependent on the number of inbound students sent to UD by the partner institution. If parity is not achieved, the exchange cannot take place.

E-mail Professor Latham ( be added to the e-mail list for notifications of meetings.
Program Description

Spend a semester or a year rounding out your degree at University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, one of the oldest universities in the world, located in the very heart of the most charming city in the world. You can take classes from many disciplines in beautiful Paris, many of them in English, while earning transfer credits toward your UD degree and experiencing French university life.

General Info / Student Life

The University:
  • Eight centuries of history, beginning in Paris in 1253 with the founding of the Sorbonne.
  • A reference institution in humanities and social sciences, which is among the best French universities.
  • Over 300 degrees of excellence fully recognized at national, European and international levels.
  • High Level research conducted by more than 40 laboratories and 14 graduate schools, which annually produce hundreds of publications, seminars and conferences.
  • 1000 research professors and 42,000 students (20% foreigners), who make Paris 1 one of the largest and most cosmopolitan French universities.
  • An international perspective, through the agreements concluded with over 300 universities in 65 countries.
  • More than 20 sites in the Parisian city centre, including historical monuments in the famous Latin Quarter (Sorbonne, Pantheon and Michelet centers).
Activities: Program participants can participate in all student activities such as sports, music programs, conferences, etc.

Language: This exchange program is designed for students who are NOT fluent in French. Many Sorbonne courses are offered in English. Free language courses are available to interested exchange students.

Calendar: The fall semester runs from mid-September through mid-January (which requires students to remain in Paris over the holiday perod); the spring semester runs late January through mid-May. See the Paris 1 calendar online.

Visas and Passports: A valid passport is necessary to enter France. If you will be studying in France for more than 3 months, a long-stay student visa is also required. In order to obtain the student visa, you will be asked to show your letter of acceptance from Paris 1as well as proof of sufficient funds. Please contact the French consulate that has jurisdiction over your permanent place of residence for further information.

Application procedure : Once you have been approved by UD, you must forward an application file by email to the Department of International Relations of Paris 1 ( before 30th June (if you wish to arrive in September for the first semester or the entire university year) This file is composed of the following documents:
  • Learning agreement completed and signed by you and by Professor Latham or Professor Bayley in the Economics Department.
  • Copy of transcript of grades obtained in higher education,
  • Application form completed on line duly signed by Professor Latham or his representative.

Arrival and Support: Students are responsible for arranging their flight to/from Paris and for obtaining transportation from the airport to their residence in Paris. For travel information please see the university's website for more information.

As soon as you arrive in Paris you should report to the DRI (International Relations Division) of Paris 1 in the Maison Internationale. Staff there will assist you with your first moves and help you complete administrative formalities. They will also provide you with key information.

There is an international programs staff person in Paris who will greet and assist participants when they arrive. The faculty member in charge of the program in Paris is also available to help with any issues.

Enrollment: To complete administrative enrollment procedures at the Paris 1 you will need the following documents:
- Birth certificate
- Health (personal liability) insurance certificate
- Two identity photographs
- Unofficial transcript from the University of Delaware

Carte de Séjour: At one of your first meetings at the University, the International Relations Department (DRI) will organize an appointment for you with the prefecture to obtain the mandatory carte de sejour. It is imperative that you keep the appointment you are given. In order to obtain the carte de sejour, you will be asked to provide: proof of sufficient funds (at least the equivalent to Euros 406 per month), valid passport, birth certificate indicating parent's details (names of both parents) accompanied by a compliant certified translation, three identity photographs (recent, preferably black and white, frontal, 3 cm x 4 cm and identical).

Housing: It is the student’s responsibility to obtain housing for the duration of their stay, though spaces are reserved for program participants. The cost depends on the kind of room, from around 100 square feet to more than 1000 square feet with prices between 400 and 700 Euros per month. Students may choose an international students’ residence or a French residence. More information is provided on the University website. Created in 1925 in a 34 hectare park, the Cité Internationale is made up of 40 houses, each with the colours of one country. 12,000 students and researchers are accommodated there each year, in an intercultural spirit where 140 nationalities live side by side.
  • Accommodation : furnished individual studio (bedroom of 11 to 18m2 with kitchen & bathroom)
  • Rent : from 400 to 550€/month (excluding assistance from CAF of up to 94€/month)
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Meals: Students can purchase subsidized meals for a few euro at the student cafeteria.

Health Insurance: For information on required health (personal liability) insurance, please see the university's web page.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs
Program Courses
All students must enroll in the 0-credit course UNIV 550 (placeholder for this travel study experience) and UNIV 372 (Discovery Learning marker).
Most courses are taught in French, but many are taught in English. Courses can vary from semester to semester. The equivalent grade of "C" or better is required in order for the credit to transfer to UD.It is the student's responsibility to secure the necessary UD transfer credit permissions prior to departure, and to ensure that the host institution sends an official transcript to UD upon completion of coursework.
The Paris/Sorbonne program is open to University of Delaware students majoring in Economics. A minimum overall GPA of 2.8 is required. While proficiency in French may not be necessary for course taught in English, a working knowledge of the language is highly recommended for successful interaction with university administrators and other locals.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Spring Semester
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $0.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$5,935.00$15,930.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,935.00$15,930.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
Students pay their regular undergraduate full-time tuition to the University of Delaware via normal UD billing and payment procedures; they do not pay fees, on-campus housing, or meal plan. Students do not pay a program fee to the Institute for Global Studies. Students who receive financial aid or scholarships that normally apply to tuition or other on-campus costs should seek confirmation from Student Financial Services that these will continue to apply abroad.

Students are responsible for travel, books, personal living expenses, room and board.

Scholarships are available for full-time UD undergraduate students accepted to UD exchange programs.
All application materials are due by 5:00pm on the dates listed below:
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 20, 2017
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
William Latham
Faculty Director
458 Purnell Hall

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.

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