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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: French Click here for a definition of this term Core Program Attributes: Cornell In, Direct Enrollment
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3 Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Dormitory/Residence Hall, Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Approved by: A&S, AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Student Status: Junior, Senior
Program Advisor: Dr. Kristen Grace Curricular Highlights: Economics & Business, Health/Pre-Med, Media/Communications, Natural Science, Politics/Policy/Law, Research, Sustainability
Program Description:
Cornell in Paris
At a Glance

City: Paris
University Partners: Paris I (Sorbonne-Pantheon); Paris IV (Sorbonne); Paris VII (Paris- Diderot)
Housing: Homestay or Student Residences
Calendar: Fall: Late Aug.-Late Dec.; Spring: Mid Jan.-Early Jun.; Year: Late Aug-Early Jun.
Application Deadlines: Academic Year and Fall: March 1;  Spring: Oct 1
Cornell in Paris Budget
Flyer: Cornell in Paris Flyer


Cornell partners with three Parisian universities and with Duke, Emory, and Tulane, to offer a full immersion program in the heart of French
culture and society. With courses in French at the EDUCO Center, students can explore topics that bring aspects of the city into the
classroom. University courses expose students to a very different academic culture. EDUCO has also been able to arrange research and
independent study opportunities at the Institut Pasteur (Biology research) and/or with faculty experts from a variety of fields.  Students live
in Parisian households or student residence halls at the Cité Universitaire.


Why EDUCO? Video

EDUCO students take 4 courses.  At least two courses are at the university, while up to two may be taken at the EDUCO Center.  See
website for more information:

Typical EDUCO Center Courses:

* French Grammar and Communication
* Political & Economic History of the European Union
* Theatre in Paris
* History of Art
* One course taught by the Visiting Faculty from Cornell, Duke, Emory, or Tulane

University Courses

Université  Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne,
Archeology, Art History, Economics, Environment, Film, History, Law, Philosophy, Political Science...

Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4),
Art History, Comparative Literature, French Literature, History, Music

Université Paris-Diderot  (Paris 7),
Economics, Film, Languages, Law, Linguistics, Math, Philosophy, Psychology, Physical & Life Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental
Sciences, Physics), Sociology


EDUCO offers both housing with French hosts or in student residence halls.  It is good to discuss housing options with the program advisor
for EDUCO at Cornell Abroad and with former students to determine what is best for you.  Homestays include breakfast and 3 mail meals. 
Students staying at the "Cite Universitaire" share access to kitchen facilities.  All students
can purchase inexpensive meals at student dining halls throughout the city.


Every semester, EDUCO offers a rich array of excursions and activities, including an overnight trip (Loire Valley, Burgundy),  a day trip
(Reims, Chantilly), activities within Paris (theatre, museum visits, boat trip, walking tour), and many optional activities (cooking classes,
wine/cheese tasting, "un pot d'amitie" with French students, and additional guided excursions to provincial cities).  Classes also include
visits to relevant sites throughout Paris.


EDUCO offers students the possibility of an 8-week unpaid internship as a way of professional development and greater cultural immersion.
Students intern for 10-15 hours a week in the fields of communication and marketing, editing, art history/culture, or support for
non-governmental organizations.

Students are also encouraged to volunteer in Paris.  Placements include providing educational support or supplemental activities for at-risk
children; providing linguistic, technical or administrative support to community service organizations; working a soup kitchens, etc.


EDUCO classes and activities are exclusively in French.  Students are expected to communicate in French at all times in the EDUCO
Center and on EDUCO-sponsored activities.  Students who choose to speak French primarily or exclusively during their time in Paris make
considerable progress with their language.

Costs included in Bursar Bill:
Includes tuition, CIPT, housing, some meals, orientation, and excursions

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs:
Airfare, local transportation, books, meals, personal travel, immigration charge, visa, miscellaneous, etc.

For an estimated budget check out the
Cornell in Paris Budget

Blog Journalists

Vrinda Jakota
Gerrit Wissink
Ilana Gilovich
Frank Ma
More Information

Dr. Kristen Grace
Cornell Abroad
300 Caldwell Hall

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.