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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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
August 09, 2023 Best Experience Ever.
I gained a lot of independence, cultural and linguistic immersion, and a new understand of the world and the environments around me - Washington University in St. Louis View Entire Review
August 08, 2023 Julia In Paris
It was very worthwhile. I learned about a more international perspective, as well as much more French language skills. I also got more independent and became a better traveler. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 04, 2023 Amazing Experience
I learned independence and confidence. It was absolutely worthwhile - Pomona College View Entire Review
After spending a lot of time in France throughout my childhood, it was important to me to gain insight into what *living* life in Paris would entail (if it was more than a fantasy), and if I could successfully/realistically create my own life there. I definitely feel like I made it a second home -- it was very worthwhile. - Washington University in St. Louis View Entire Review
It was certainly worthwhile. Experience in Europe, exposure to new political ideas, language practice, cultural experience (seeing the sights!) - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Paris
My French language skills improved a lot and I think my worldview/cultural exposure developed significantly as well. It was certainly worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
The language, the culture, many good friends. Worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
March 02, 2023 Memorable
I learned a lot about French culture that outsiders don't realize. They're actually very friendly and loving if you show them respect and care. It was certainly worthwhile. - Tufts University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of resilience and adaptability because of several though situations which I found myself in. I gained greater proficiency in French and formed valuable contacts and gained life and professional skills from my academic internship. It was also cool to study in such an important place culturally - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 05, 2023 Semester In Paris
I gained a personal perspective on a country that I had always studied. I was able to immerse myself into the culture and gain considerable independence and confidence navigating a place that I knew little about when I arrived. This experience pushed me to step outside of my comfort zone and test my ability to navigate a busy ci... - 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
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
I gained a lot of language acquisition and challenged myself in so many ways. It was very difficult but rewarding. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
How to live in a big city, improving my french language skills, becoming more independent etc. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 03, 2023 Amazing Experience
I became fluent in my target language and learned a lot about living in a foreign culture. - Connecticut College View Entire Review
Though I struggled to adjust to the academic pace of the Sorbonne, I feel that by having this experience I was able to show myself I can adjust to new and unfamiliar environments and find ways to really enjoy them. I definitely would say that my time in Paris was worthwhile and I can't wait to go back. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 01, 2023 Good Time
I improved my French, learned about French education and Paris geography - Amherst College View Entire Review
I think my French skills did improve significantly- specifically my comprehension! I also felt very immersed and learned a lot about the culture and history. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to be responsible for myself and manage my finances. I also learned how to make friends in a foreign country. It was worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to speak French at a near fluent level. I would say it was worthwhile, but I would much rather have studied with a less intensive program that allowed me to speak English a bit more often. I was incredibly stressed and confused during my time in the city and Middlebury did very little to remedy this. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Language, independence, knowledge of another culture/city, food recipes, travel memories, learning new things about myself and what I can do and cope with, and new friends. It was absolutely worth it - Middlebury College View Entire Review
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

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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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