Paris November 07, 2023

By (History, Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/02/2023 to 05/15/2023 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Paris

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a rich understanding of Parisian culture, French schooling, and the French language.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Housing
  • Classes
  • Field trip
* What could be improved?
  • Health care knowledge
  • Excused absences
  • Clarity of pre-arrival information
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More about French culture

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

EU Course

Course Department:
Instructor: Marion
Instruction Language: French
Comments: Yes it was challenging but Marion was very engaging. We went on a field trip to Strasbourg.
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

French intermediate

Course Department:
Instructor: Patrick
Instruction Language:
Comments: Yes it was challenging, I participated more than usual because Patrick cold calls. It helped me solidify French basics.
Credit Transfer Issues: no