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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 Partner: L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po)
Housing: Homestay or Student Residences
Calendar: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Application Deadlines: Academic Year and Fall: March 1;  Spring: Oct 1
2015-2016 Cost:  $25,290/semester

Cornell in Paris Flyer


Cornell has a partnership with l’Institut de Sciences Politiques, better known as “Sciences Po.” Sciences Po is an elite “Grande Ecole” for the study of politics,
international relations, economics, and related subjects.  Each year, one student from Sciences Po comes to Cornell, and we can send a student for two
semesters (or two students for one semester each). Sciences Po has a dynamic teaching faculty, high achieving students, and a special “methodologie” for their
classes involving student presentations and group work. Cornell in Paris (EDUCO) arranges housing, tutorial support if needed, and activities & excursions.

The EDUCO Consortium of Cornell in Paris is automatically a back-up for Sciences Po.

WHY EDUCO in Paris?

Why EDUCO? Video

Students take all of their courses at Sciences Po. When possible, students studying at Sciences Po participate in the orientation offered by EDUCO prior to the
start of the term at Sciences Po which also offers its own "welcome program" which is mandatory.

Cornell students are expected to register for at least one "Cours Magistral" or Lecture course with an accompanying section.  Non-native speakers will continue
to take French, and may take a French civilization course among other seminar electives.  Students should register for the equivalent of 30 European credits

Final course selection is made electronically in advance of arriving in Paris.  Returned students advise that courses on France and Europe will be strong, but may
attract a large number of visiting international students. 

Course Catalog


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 and receive credit toward meals in dining halls.  All students can purchase inexpensive meals at student dining
halls through
out 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.


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.


Emily Zhang

More Information

Dr. Kristen Grace
Cornell Abroad
300 Caldwell Hall

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Fall (SPCL) 2019 10/01/2019 ** 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.