• 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: Fifth 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 semester: Late August - Mid December
Spring semester: Early January - Mid May

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2015-16  10/16/2015
Fall 2016-17  3/4/2016
Year 2016-17  3/4/2016

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

France, Paris
CIEE Critical + Francophone Studies in Paris

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Offered through CIEE the Critical + Francophone Studies in Paris program is an approved UW affiliate program. The Critical Studies track offers you a range of courses in the fields of cinema and visual studies, text and language, intellectual history and critique. The Francophone studies track allows you to achieve a clear understanding of the political, social, and cultural complexity that characterizes contemporary France.

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.