• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• At the time of application, students must have matriculated at a college or university for at least one semester.
• 3.0 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: Fourth Semester French
• 3.0 cumulative GPA in all French language courses
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Demonstrated interest in critical theory and coursework in one or more of the following areas: philosophy, semiotics, film studies, visual studies, French or comparative literature.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Art history, communication arts, comparative literature, French literature, history, linguistics, philosophy, and women and gender studies.

Classroom Language



Apartments, Local Hosts

Program Duration

Academic Year: Late August - Mid-May
Fall: Late August - Mid-December
Spring: Early January - Mid-May

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Fall 2017-18  3/2/2017
Year 2017-18  3/2/2017
Fall 2018-19  3/2/2018
Year 2018-19  3/2/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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France, Paris
CIEE French and Critical Studies in Paris

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Offered through CIEE the French and Critical Studies in Paris program is an approved UW affiliate program. On this program you will study entirely in French, with a strong emphasis on French society and culture, the French intellectual tradition, and emergent global thought. 

You will be working closely with both IAP and CIEE on this program. You can access the program page through the CIEE website to learn more about the academics, housing, excursions and activities, and location.