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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer I
  • Budget Sheets: Summer I
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer I 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English, French Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior Program Type: Study Abroad
SUNY Code: 350 Program Coordinator: Kelsey Gillett -
Program Description:
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This program has a cap of 15 participants. Early applications are encouraged and acceptance is first-come-first-served.

The University
La Sorbonne, which is one of the oldest universities in Europe, was founded in the 13th century. Since the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, students from all over the world have come to the Sorbonne to take classes in various disciplines. This is true now, at the beginning of the new millennium, as it was then. The reputation of the Sorbonne as one of the world's greatest seats of learning still attracts students from all over the globe.

The SUNY at the Sorbonne summer program in Paris, France is an intensive French language and culture program. In this four week program students will earn 3 credits of French language and 3 credits of Global Studies coursework. This course gives a look into French culture and French organizations and their operations in and outside of France, with a special focus on Europe. Incorporated in the course are weekly visits to French and International companies. This allows students to see and interact firsthand with the operations taking place. In addition to these weekly visits, the program includes field trips to the Champagne or Bordeaux regions and the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium or Salzburg, Austria. Both are intended to give a better understanding of French heritage and the European political community.

The Program Director
The program is supervised by our Paris program director. The director organizes airport pickup, assigns housing, teaches the Global Studies course, evaluates grades and credits, and organizes the orientation program, cultural activities, and excursions in Paris.

Students in this program will take two courses, each worth 3 credits. Click here for the SUNY at the Sorbonne summer program courses. Sample syllabli are found below:

Students will be housed in the Fondation des Etats Unis (residence hall) for the duration of the program. For more details, please see the Fondation des Etats Unis description.

Flight and Arrival Information
Students in this program will be responsible for making their own flight arrangments to Paris. Upon acceptance to the program, students will be provided with the arrival date and time where they will be met by our Paris Program Director.

Visa Information
Participants in this program possessing a US passport do NOT have to apply for a student visa. Note: Non-US passport holders (or dual European Union citizens) may require different procedures. Please contact the program specialist for more details.

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Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.


All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance ( as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.

Financial Aid
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.

Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at for further details.

A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.

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Summer 2011 Participants at the European Parliament
Brussels, Belgium

Updated: 05/12/2017