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One of our most cherished missions is to help our students immerse themselves fully during their stay in Paris. French is our preferred language of communication in everyday life with our students.

All students will be enrolled for 6 hours of French language study at Cours de Civilisation Francaise de la Sorbonne. In addition, the the quality of your immersion and your linguistic progress will be monitored and assessed during individual interviews held every two weeks as a part of the "International Engagement in Paris" course.

Engagement in Paris has three exciting options for students to choose from:

Option A - Paris Architecture and Urbanism: walk the neighborhoods of Paris and understand the challenges of 21st century global cities. 

Option B - The French Educational System: Volunteer as an English Teaching Assistant in a local middle schools.

Option C - Service Learning: Volunteer with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and help Paris face local and global issues. 

Option D - Urban Agriculture: Volunteer on a local Parisian farm for first hand experience in sustainable food sourcing in an urban setting.

Students will be given assignments chosen in accordance with the choosen option and personal goals and interests. Such assignments may include visits to current art exhibitions, conduction of surveys in Parisian neighborhoods, participation in cooking classes, artistic workshops conversational exchanges with locals and much more!

Course electives are offered in either a French Track or a Global Studies Track, allowing students to complete coursework for a French, general studies, or global studies majors or minors.