Columbia University: Paris - Reid Hall

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  • Location(s): Paris, France
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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The program is based at Reid Hall, Columbia University's campus in Paris. For over a century, its long and distinguished past of intellectual, artistic, and cultural exchange has earned it a significant place in the relationship between France and... read more

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Past Review *Yay Reid Hall*
Study abroad is great, just know that you can't choose the people on your program and that they really help to shape your experience! - Barnard College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile because I got to experience and learn more about the Parisian and French culture. - Barnard College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
I already had a 2.5 year experience studying abroad in new york as a turkish student from istanbul thus Paris culture was not foreign to me. It was much more easier for me to adopt to the culture compared to the american culture. - Barnard College View Entire Review
French language skills. Learned a lot about different cultures. Yes worthwhile. Great break from Barnard. Refreshing experience. - Barnard College View Entire Review
Past Review Fantastique!
Absolutely. I learned about myself and the world. It was a great experience. - Barnard College View Entire Review
I improved my French, so it was worth it. - Barnard College View Entire Review
Past Review La Vie à Paris
Yes! I learned a lot about how to research in French, how to babysit in French (and babysit in general--I learned so much from that experience and I was able to understand French culture a lot better). - Barnard College View Entire Review
Past Review The Paris Review
I had a wonderful time and my French improved dramatically. I will definitely go back to Paris in the future, as it has become one of my favorite cities. - Barnard College View Entire Review
As I stated above, I had a very enriching experience. I learned way more than I expected, and I've found that I am a much more confident, independent person thanks to being in a different country, navigating a new environment, and traveling on my own. My five months in Paris confirmed a lot of things that are typically said abou... - Barnard College View Entire Review
Most definitely worthwhile. I think my reading and writing skills in French have definitely improved, and I've always wanted to tour Europe, which is incredibly easy to do from here. - Barnard College View Entire Review
My experience was very worthwhile. I feel as though I learned a lot about Paris and a lot about myself. - Barnard College View Entire Review
The only thing I enjoyed about this semester was the opportunity to travel around Europe. My program was a total failure (unorganized, too much work, uninteresting), and Paris, as it turned out, just wasn't for me. - Tufts University View Entire Review
Past Review
My study abroad experience was definitely worthwhile. There are things that I would do differently if I could do it over again, but I don't regret doing it. - Barnard College View Entire Review
Better hold on french and a lot of independence. Also a lot of frustration with the university administration in Paris. - Barnard College View Entire Review
Use the foreign language - Barnard College View Entire Review
Now I'm very familiar with french wine and cheese! A comfort with the language definitely makes it worthwhile, but I'm so in love with my home university that I'm still not convinced that this was better than missing a semester at home. - Barnard College View Entire Review
Past Review Worth It
It had ups and downs, but it was worth the time and effort. - Barnard College View Entire Review
Way too much to write in this small box. It was one of the best choices I've ever made. - Barnard College View Entire Review
Past Review Best Time Ever
It was the best experience I have ever had. Life-changing. - Barnard College View Entire Review
Past Review Paris Is Paris!
Yes, it was definitely worthwhile. My French is really improved, and I truly enjoyed getting to experience a different culture for a few months. One thing my studying abroad really highlighted for me is how important it is to travel and visit other cultures. I know I want to return to Paris again soon! - Columbia University View Entire Review
Yes - Barnard College View Entire Review
The time I have spent in Paris has been the most wonderful time of my life. For the first time since I started college, I felt like I was able to find a balance between doing school work and having fun. Studying abroad does have its challenges, but in the end I found it to be worth it. - Columbia University View Entire Review
Yes. I gained so much knowledge by living and adjusting myself to the French culture, along with learning more about art history and French. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My favorite thing was speaking French, and so in that sense, it was very worthwhile. I would love to go back and spend more time abroad. - Barnard College View Entire Review
Absolutely. My language skills improved by leaps and bounds, I experienced a different university system, my social skills also improved, and I had the time of my life. - Barnard College View Entire Review

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The program is based at Reid Hall, Columbia University's campus in Paris. For over a century, its long and distinguished past of intellectual, artistic, and cultural exchange has earned it a significant place in the relationship between France and the United States. Currently, Reid Hall also serves as an educational center for many American universities and for scholars from around the world and it hosts hundreds of events annually including lectures, film screenings, art exhibits, concerts, and conferences.

Reid Hall is located on the Left Bank in the lively Montparnasse (6th arrondissement) within walking distance of the Luxembourg Gardens as well as the Latin Quarter and various branches of the University of Paris. The grounds of Reid Hall include a beautiful private interior courtyard and gardens, a small reference library, a computer room, classrooms, two large conference rooms, and administrative offices. Reid Hall is open seven days a week and has a wireless network

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  • French Studies
  • French Language, Literature
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