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Semester or Year in Paris

What better place to learn French than Paris? EDUCO, a consortium of Emory, Duke, Cornell, and Tulane Universities, offers unparalled academic and cultural immersion through semester-long or year-long programs in Paris. Students have the unique opportunity to take courses through direct enrollment at the University of Paris as well as those offered at the EDUCO Center. Selected students may study at the renowned Institut des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po). In addition, participants enjoy group excursions to the theater, art museums, and gastronomical tastings.

This program is by no means limited to French majors. Courses in all disciplines, such as art history, history, economics, and the sciences are available at the University of Paris; on-site advisors work carefully with students to help them find classes that will satisfy the requirements of various departments at Emory. In addition, tutors are provided to help students who encounter any difficulty in their coursework.


Students may receive up to 3 courses (12 credits) toward the major in one semester (not to exceed 5 courses in one academic year) and up to 2 courses (8 credits) toward the minor.


Applicants must have taken five semesters of college-level French or the equivalent, including FREN 310; FREN 314 is highly recommended. Oxford College students applying to go abroad during their 4th semester must have completed either FREN 320 or 323 and must have permission from Academic Affairs at Oxford.

Grades of B or better are required in the pre-requisite French courses.

Living arrangements

Most students are housed with host families; a few stay in international student residence halls; three or four apartments are available, generally only to students staying the entire year.


Students pay Emory tuition plus a program fee. For the total cost which covers tuition, program fee, housing, several meals a week, numerous excursions and other cultural activities, please consult the budget sheet provided on the Emory College Study Abroad web site. Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students on this program may also be eligible to apply for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship and Emory College Study Abroad Grant.

Don’t pass up this wonderful opportunity, which, for most people, comes only once in a lifetime. Imagine yourself spending an extended period of time in Paris attending university classes with your French peers, and getting to know French culture and the city of Paris intimately through daily experience in the museums, cafés, shops, theaters, concerts, parks, and, of course, the Metro.

For more details on all aspects of EDUCO, visit the EDUCO section of the Emory College Study Abroad. The website of the EDUCO program in Paris may be viewed at