David Paoli
David Paoli

Associate Professor and Director
Ph.D. French Studies, M.A. International Comparative Education, Stanford University, Maîtrise de Lettres Modernes, Université de Paris III. Professor Paoli held the position of Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Dickinson College (PA) 1996-2001, where he designed and directed a Francophone Africa Institute in Yaoundé, Cameroon in the summer of 1998. Dr. Paoli directed Dickinson in Toulouse, France 1999-2001. He also taught French at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at Stanford University. Contact: dpaoli(at)

Student Life Coordinator, Bordeaux and Poitiers

The School in France Student Life Coordinator maintains an office on the Sciences Po Bordeaux campus where students can drop in and ask questions, seek advice, or chat about life in France. The Student Life Coordinator arranges cultural activities and excursions, offers student support services, and is a great resource for students for all non-academic aspects of the program.

In addition to the Student Life Coordinator, there is a housing assistant who identifies homestay placements for students, and there are several orientation assistants who help students adjust to life in France upon arrival.