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
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August 16, 2019 Absolutely Amazing!
It was absolutely worthwhile I gained a lot of knowledge of french culture and language, as well as access to the diversity of culture and people in France. I met wonderful people and had an overall great experience. - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
I learned French. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained more knowledge of french language and culture, and adapted to living in a big city. I loved being in Paris, and it was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
July 26, 2019 Long
Improved french, learned about french culture - Lehigh University View Entire Review
French skills improved, self-awareness improved, made a bunch of lasting friends from the US - Claremont McKenna College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of language experience while abroad. Middlebury's language pledge pushed me to use French in my academic and everyday life. Nevertheless, I felt very isolated in this program and felt that the amount of time that I spent on academics prevented me from taking full advantage of my time in Paris. - Amherst College View Entire Review
January 22, 2019 Study Abroad
i learned that adjustment is difficult but it was worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
If I have to, I can survive taking five classes at the Sorbonne in French, which made me feel extremely independent and as if I can do almost anything if I need to - Davidson College View Entire Review
i learned a lot about myself and gained a lot of language skills - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about being proactive with one's time as well as a lot about speaking French. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
October 12, 2018 Great
Paris is the best city on earth - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My French improved drastically and I improved my ability to live in an urban setting. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned about myself and what I value and I learned a lot about French culture and my French language skills improved - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
Intercultural skills - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained knowledge about the world and culture. I learned a lot about myself as well. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I became fluent in a language I love, discovered a new passion for art, and made many personal self-discoveries about how I deal with stress and adversity - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was entirely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
To live more like an adult To speak only French with very little English To take classes in a very un-American structure - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Lots of growth, yes. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Wonderful entrée to European life, a sense of new perspective and possibility for my future after university (I will be living and working in Berlin) - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My language skills improved exponentially and I loved the independence I had to explore a city full of culture. It was very worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 04, 2018 Unforgettable Experience
French language skills; local friends; French culture; it was very worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Studying in Paris was certainly worthwhile as it proved to me that I am capable of alternate methods of learning, and that my ways are not the only ways. It allowed me to look critically at the way I live and learn at home and gave me the confidence to interact in a new space in an unfamiliar language. Lastly, I learned how to r... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned to live in an environment where I have to do everything by myself. Yes it is worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I was very independent while abroad which I think was good for me. I think some of the best parts of being abroad is just being able to live the day-to-day life in another culture. I also loved being able to visit a ton of Parisian museums (mostly free, thanks to being a local student). My french skills definitely improved, most... - 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
  • French Language, Literature
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.67
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