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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March 14, 2024 Great Experience.
I can survive, and cultural integration is easy for me. yes it was worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 15, 2024 Immersion
I was able to improve my language skills a lot and also learned so much about the French culture and life in Paris - Claremont McKenna College View Entire Review
I fell in love with Paris and with exploring (and learning, choosing my own days...) on my own. I also saw more of the world, learned a lot academically, and of the language. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 25, 2024 Adapting To Change
Much better at French and much more self-confident. - Pomona College View Entire Review
January 02, 2024 A Busy Semester
I got to experience a new city, which was a good experience and not one I would have been able to have otherwise. Academically and professionally I did not gain much. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned to trust myself and my capabilities and my French improved a lot. It was extremely stressful and at times downright unpleasant, but I'm proud of myself and my commitment to learning. It WAS worth it, but I think the importance of support systems for students studying abroad needs to be underlined more than it was. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about time management - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 15, 2023 Comme Une Parisienne
A n awesome getaway from the Middlebury campus and into one of the most vibrant, dynamic city in the world. I loved the opportunities the program had for us, especially academic internships and museum trips. I felt that a was way more confident communicating with people in French after the program ended, and felt part of the ci... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 13, 2023 Crazy Ride
My time abroad allowed me to broaden completely my cultural perspective. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 11, 2023 Spring 2023 In Paris
I gained a lot of independence and problem solving skills from being abroad! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 05, 2023 We'll Always Have Paris!
This program could not have been more worthwhile. You hear stories of people telling you how much your language improves while living with it - but this experience was beyond my wildest expectations. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 22, 2023 Would Do It Again
I gained more confidence in my ability to communicate in french. - Bowdoin College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile to experience living in a new city with a different culture and practice the language. - Washington University in St. Louis View Entire Review
February 20, 2024 Dont Stay With Host Fam
Yes - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 05, 2024 La Vie D'architect !
It was very worthwhile and I learned a lot about myself. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 25, 2024 A Great Time In Paris
Being abroad is such a great learning experience. You learn how to adjust to a foreign city and immerse yourself in a new culture. It can be tough at times, but I grew so much and explored cities all around France and Europe. I would absolutely do it again in a heartbeat if I could. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. While it is true that I learned about Parisian culture and life, I feel that the biggest thing that I learned was how to live with very little structure--I had almost complete freedom to do whatever I wanted. - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
November 07, 2023 Paris
I gained a rich understanding of Parisian culture, French schooling, and the French language. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
October 16, 2023 Challenge And Growth
I learned a lot about myself and how I address challenges. I think it was a worthwhile experience in terms of seeing more of the world but also learning more about myself. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 13, 2023 True Immersion
French fluency, independence, confidence living in a big city, cultural dexterity - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 13, 2023 La Vie Est Belle
Travel experience. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I gained much greater independence, improved my cooking skills, and generally learned how to navigate life in a huge city. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 28, 2023 Paris Is Painful
Independance. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Paris
August 16, 2023 Wonderful Experience!
I gained independence in a city (I'm from a small town and this was my first city experience). My love for history and French culture was also strongly reinforced. I wish I could go back... - 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):
  • Architecture
  • European Studies
  • Linguistics
  • French Language, Literature
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • International Relations
  • Music
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.67
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