• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA; 3.0 in French courses
• - French language prerequisite: Fourth semester of college-level French
- Academic internships offered for credit with competitive placement
• Language Pre-requisite: Fourth Semester French
• Open to all degree-seeking undergraduate students except those from the UW-Milwaukee. These students apply directly to their home university.


French language, culture, and civilization courses. Students may have option of an internship teaching in a French middle or high school.

Classroom Language



Homestays or Student residence

Program Duration

Spring semester: Mid February - Late May

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2013-14  10/4/2013

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France, Paris
UW in Paris

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Take a study abreak at the Eiffel Tower while studying abroad in Paris, the city of light. Pass the day watching the world walk by at your favorite local cafe or gaze at the Mona Lisa in the world's most visited art museum, The Louvre. Stroll along the Champs-Elysees while enjoying everything that Paris has to offer in your spring semester abroad!

The UW Paris Spring Program is offered through a partnership of the UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee. A faculty member from one of the sponsoring universities serves as the resident director each Spring. In addition, the local organization ACCENT will facilitate the transition into Parisian life and help with everyday practical matters.

Founded in 1875, the Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP) is a teaching and research institution where French students specialize in topics such as philosophy, law, psychology, education, business, social sciences, sciences, and engineering. In 1948, it also launched the Institut de Langues et de Culture Francaises (ILCF), expanding its offerings to include French as a Foreign Language. Students from over seventy countries come to take courses from the forty-five faculty members at the ILCF.

In the heart of the Latin Quarter, on the Rue d'Assas, and close to other Parisian institutions of higher education, ICP offers easy access to a thriving and exciting student neighborhood. Stroll through the Luxembourg Gardens or wind your way through the cobblestone-lined streets of the Latin Quarter to get a taste of Parisian life. Students can also experience the classical and aristocratic elegance of the Faubourg St. Germain. Other inviting promenades lead to the Esplanade des Invalides, the Champs de Mars, or the famous Musee d'Orsay. Take in the splendor of Gothic-style architecture and the beautiful multi-colored rose windows at Notre Dame Cathedral, a short metro ride away from ICP.

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