Designed for students at an advanced level of French, the School in France provides opportunities to experience French culture in Bordeaux, Paris, or Poitiers.

At all sites, whether in a university course alongside local students or at the Centre Madeleine, courses are conducted solely in French. Students adhere to the Middlebury Language Pledge® while studying abroad, showing a commitment to linguistic and cultural immersion.

All students are strongly encouraged to engage in either an academic internship or volunteer work. Student clubs and French language conversation partners offer students an opportunity to make local connections.

The School in France launched a Global Partnerships for Sustainability program in Spring ‘22 with the CREA Mont Blanc research center in Chamonix. Students can learn more about this exciting opportunity here.

Housing is with local families or in residences, and provides students with immersion in the language and culture outside of the classroom.

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STEM track in Poitiers

STEM students at U.S. universities will be integrated into the Université de Poitiers not only through their classes but also through their participation in research projects within university labs. Find out more about the STEM track.

The School in France has received QUIP recognition by the Forum of Education Abroad for meeting the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. 

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Graduate Program

Looking for a way to continue your French studies in Paris?

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