Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Paris

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Designed for students at an advanced level of French, the Middlebury C.V. Starr School in France provides opportunities to experience French culture in Paris - the cosmopolitan capital at the heart of France. La "Ville Lumière", Paris is home to c... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.0
Based on 30 Reviews
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February 01, 2023 Yay Paris
I gained a lot of independence and cultural experiences (museums, theater, etc). I think it was worthwhile for that. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 30, 2023 Immersion
I gained independence skills, surviving on my own in a dorm and getting food for myself, etc. I also learned what it means to immerse myself in a culture, to put myself out there - Pomona College View Entire Review
Greatly improved my French abilities, familiarized myself with Paris. Yes, it was worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Great leaps in my language ability and confidence. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 04, 2022 Rigorous But Fun
Independence, self advocacy, absolutely worth it - Williams College View Entire Review
My French developed far beyond what I imagined it could. I made life long relationships with my host family and with other students. It was 100% worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learning how to be independent and getting to experience another culture and language fully. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 11, 2022 Really Hard
I learned that I have major depressive disorder. I learned that I can't simply go to a new country and a new culture and a new living situation and two new schools and expect to thrive. I need more support. I felt like I had very little - Bates College View Entire Review
July 05, 2022 Bittersweet
I learned to be more independent. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 01, 2022 Don't Look Back
Absolutely worthwhile. As a student, researcher, artist, and thinker, I have expanded my world and feel ready to take further steps abroad. The best things to do are wander and see. - Connecticut College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile because I gained independence, incredible language improvement, close local friends, and a perspective of the new culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
What I got out of this program cannot be simply expressed in words. Studying and living in Paris was great! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
The ability to handle cultural immersion and academics in another language. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned about new cultures, language, European life, etc - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I am glad I went abraod because it challenged me in many ways and I learned a lot, bu it was not the easiest experience. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My French drastically improved. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 24, 2022 Traumatizing
France is a misogynistic country. French people are rude and arrogant. Their education is something I don't wish upon my worst enemy. Food is pretty good - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 30, 2022 Amazing Experience
Sooo worthwhile I learned a lot about myself - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My program helped me to stay focused on academics while using a foreign language. The language pledge forced me to develop vocabulary both in the academic and social milieu. - Connecticut College View Entire Review
I was able to learn actual French, and what I mean by that is that I was able to learn everyday French. In class, I only learned academic French—which makes sense, it is a university setting—but then on top of that, it was most reading and writing. So, alongside gaining new vocabulary, I greatly improved my oral comprehension an... - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and what I want out of life, not to mention that I gained more practical language skills and strengthened many friendships. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I feel so much more comfortable in French now! Met incredible places and people! 100% worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 29, 2022 It Was Wonderful!
Living in a whole new environment - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 11, 2022 An Enjoyable Immersion
I found it worthwhile. I learned about French history, stereotypes, and cultural understandings between France and Africa/EU. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
French skills and personal growth - Middlebury College View Entire Review

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Designed for students at an advanced level of French, the Middlebury C.V. Starr School in France provides opportunities to experience French culture in Paris - the cosmopolitan capital at the heart of France. La "Ville Lumière", Paris is home to countless museums, cafés, and medieval streets that wind around contemporary architecture. A city à decouvrir, Paris is an invitation to experience all the world's cultures while maintaining a proud and distinctly French feeling.

Students enroll in up to two Middlebury courses at the School in France headquarters, the Centre Madeleine, and take the rest of their courses at one of the many host universities in the city. At all sites, whether in a university course alongside local students, or at the Centre Madeleine, courses are conducted solely in French.  Housing - with local families or in residences - is geared to provide students with an immersion in the language and culture outside of the classroom.

Le Centre Madeleine, the headquarters of the Middlebury School in France, is located in the 8th arrondissement, close to the Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysées.  Students enroll in courses across several disciplines at both the Centre Madeleine and in one of several partner institutions: the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, the Université Paris Diderot- Paris 7, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot (ENM for Music majors only), or the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture (ESA) (for Architecture majors only).


Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
Language Requirement(s):
  • French
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Architect
  • European Studies
  • Linguistics
  • French Language, Literature
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • International Relations
  • Music
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.67
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