• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA, 3.0 cumulative GPA in French language course work
• Language Pre-requisite: Fourth Semester French
• Open to all undergraduate degree-seeking students at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


French language, culture, and civilization courses. 

Classroom Language



Local Hosts

Program Duration

Spring: Mid-January – Mid-May 

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2016-17  9/30/2016
Spring 2017-18  9/29/2017

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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France, Paris
UW in Paris

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Take a study break 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 planned to be offered through a partnership with the CIEE French and Critical Studies program (FCS). A faculty member from UW Madison serves as the Program Leader each spring. In addition, CIEE will facilitate the transition into Parisian life and help with everyday practical matters. The Program Leader for the Spring 2018 semester is Karen Britland from the Department of English.

Paris, France’s capital, is a major world metropolis. The Seine River traverses the city; its waterways, quays, and bridges are major thoroughfares, and ways to see the city’s most famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and Notre Dame Cathedral. The city is known for its cafés (one for every 200 inhabitants), parks (Bois de Boulougne, Jardin de Luxembourg, Bois de Vincennes), street life and markets; and as a center for culture, art, fashion, gastronomy, and intellectual life.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Strengthen French language skills
  • Deepen cross-cultural understanding through exposure to daily life and cultural activities in Paris
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles