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

Program Dates September 15, 2018 - December 22, 2018
This program is closed.

Program Overview Study in Paris, where urban and suburban areas combine to form one of the largest and most beautiful cities in the world, where Romanesque, Gothic and Modern architecture create a skyline equally stunning by day and by night, where the basilica of Sacre-Coeur atop Montmartre overlooks 2000 years of history, and where the Seine meanders through the city highlighting the Ile de la Cite with its magnificent Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Ile des Cygnes with its smaller copy of the Statue of Liberty. Wander through the Latin Quarter and the Jardin du Luxembourg, and walk along the grand Boulevard St. Germain - all not far from the Sorbonne Nouvelle. Discover the major open-air market and bazaar, Marche aux Puces at Porte de Clignancourt, at the end of Metro #4. Stroll along the elegant Avenue Montaigne and Rue du Faubourg St. Honore, centers of French haute couture.

Students interested in art, art history, international relations, political science, and French language and literature will find the Paris Semester especially enriching, though the program is open to all students who have met the language prerequisite. All instruction takes place in French. Classes are offered by the Institute of French Language and Culture (ICLF) of the Catholic University of Paris (Institut Catholique) and are attended by international students of various backgrounds. At the beginning of the semester, students take a placement test to determine their proficiency level, which will dictate access to French language and content courses. (Download documents at the bottom of this page for more information about the placement test and the required placement levels for various courses.)

The University of Delaware collaborates with Academic Year Abroad (AYA), the organization that makes program arrangements and serves as a liaison to the ICLF. AYA's French resident director makes homestay and excursion arrangements, ensures that students are properly registered at the ICLF, and assists students if any problems arise.

Internships are not available on this program at this time.

Community Engagement opportunities are available at a variety of organizations throughout Paris, although you and the Resident Director will need to work out which specific group with which you may be interested in working. If you are interested to learn more about these opportunities please reach out to the Program Coordinator.

The Program Fee includes housing, group ground transportation from DeGaulle airport upon arrival, a metro pass for central Paris, some meals, several group excursions and events and international medical insurance. Students will live singly or in pairs in private Parisian homes, which may be up to 45 minutes away from the ICLF via public transportation. Bedding and linens are provided, as well as internet access, and all breakfast and five dinners per week. One load of laundry will be done weekly. Students should budget additional funds for lunches, free time travel, and other personal expenses.

The program fee does NOT include airfare or transportation to/from U.S. airports. The program officially begins in Paris. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. Prior to departure, students will be given instructions regarding pick-up at the Paris DeGaulle airport.

Before departure, students are responsible for applying for and obtaining a visa for France through the French consulate that has jurisdiction over their permanent state of residence and should budget approximately $150 for this process. Students will receive guidance on visa procedures by the IGS Paris program coordinator but are ultimately responsible for obtaining their own visa.

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: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites. All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course. To apply for this program, students must have taken FREN 211 and one other 200-level course.

All course instruction is in French. Students take a placement test at the host institution upon arrival to determine appropriate enrollment. Students must take either the combination FREN 307/309 or FREN 407/409 (depending on their placement) in addition to 2-3 other courses. Please refer to the course equivalency chart at the bottom of this page to learn which courses correspond to the various placement levels. Students who are minoring in French are permitted to take no more than one FREN 355 course.

Please note: Courses offered are subject to change as the host institution scheduling may change.
ARTH 239-071: Art and Architecture of Europe Eighteenth-century French Art (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: L'Art en France du Siècle des Lumières au scandale réaliste
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
ARTH 239-096: Art and Architecture of Europe: Architectural History through Paris' Monuments (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: L’histoire de l’architecture à travers les monuments parisiens
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
ARTH 239-073: Art and Architecture of Europe: Renaissance and Baroque French Art (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: L'Art en France de l'impressionnisme aux avant-gardes 1850-1914
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
FASH 114-070: Fashion, Style, and Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Les Français et la mode
FREN 307-070: Practical Oral Expression (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Langue française B 1-1
FREN 308-070: Contemporary France (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Gros plan sur la French Touch
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
FREN 308-072: Contemporary France: French Society in the News (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Société française par les reportages télévisés
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
FREN 309-070: Practical Written Expression (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Langue française
FREN 355-071: Special Topics: Survey of Literature from the 19th and 20th Century (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Panorama de la littérature et des idées en France : XIXe- XXe siècles
FREN 376-076: Intro. to French Culture and Society: Paris Through the Photographer's Lens (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Histoire(s) de Paris en photo
FREN 407-070: Advanced Oral French (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Advanced Langue française - B 1-2 & B2
FREN 409-070: Advanced Written French (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Advanced Langue française B 1-2 & B2
FREN 476-070: Topics in French Culture and Society - Administration and Organization (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Comment fonctionne la France?
FREN 476-071: Topics in French Culture and Society: History of the Press and Media (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: L'histoire de la presse et la media depuis 1945
HIST 339-070: Topics in European History: France (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Histoire de France: de la Révolution à la lère guerre mondiale
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
HIST 339-075: Topics in European History: Grands Personnages de France (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Les grands personnages de l'histoire de de france
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
HOSP 367-070: Tourism and Gastronomy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Tourisme et gastronomie
UNIV 373-017: Study Abroad - Paris, France (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$6,125.00$16,440.00
Final Program Fee$7,600.00$7,600.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account $13,725.00$24,040.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00

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 full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.

Contact Information:
Lisa Chieffo
Associate Director
Institute for Global Studies

Submit Program Application by 5pm on March 10, 2018
Recommendation also due by 5pm on March 10, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: March 22, 2018

Interest Meetings:
02/21/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Clayton Hall Conference Center 213
03/01/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Clayton Hall Conference Center 213

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