University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Fall 2018: EXCHANGE Paris France

Program Dates September 10, 2018 - December 21, 2019 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed.

Program Overview 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. Before committing to the program, check with the faculty director regarding the status of exchange parity.

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

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: 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 period); 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:
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. 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

Courses: All students must enroll in the 0-credit course UNIV 550 (placeholder for this travel study experience) and UNIV 372 (Discovery Learning marker). All University courses are open to program participants and can vary from semester to semester. Most courses are taught in French, but there are many courses in English. Applicants should submit desired course titles or UD requirements that they would like to satisfy in Paris and program staff at UD will work with the applicants to find suitable courses for which credits will be given at UD.

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 according to UD's standard transfer credit procedure, and to ensure that the host institution sends an official transcript to UD upon completion of coursework.

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$6,125.00$16,440.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,125.00$16,440.00

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.

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.

Contact Information:
William Latham
Faculty Director
102D Purnell Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on March 10, 2018
Recommendation also due by 5pm on March 10, 2018

Interest Meetings:
09/06/2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, 450 Purnell Hall
02/15/2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 450 Purnell Hall

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