Designed for students at an advanced level of French, the School in France provides opportunities to experience French culture in Bordeaux, Paris, or Poitiers.
Suspension Due to Covid-19
The School in France has been suspended for the Spring 2021 semester. Please inquire about the Fall of 2021.
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.
Housing is with local families or in residences, and provides students with immersion in the language and culture outside of the classroom.
New 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.