• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• At the time of application, students must have completed one semester at a US college or university.
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5. Students planning to take a direct enrollment class at any of the University of Paris institutions must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Business, Communications, Journalism & News Media, Global & Community Health, International Relations & Political Science, Language, Literature & Culture, Sustainability and Environmental Sciences

Classroom Language



Apartments, Local Hosts

Program Duration

Spring: Mid-January – Mid-May 

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2018-19 Spring Blocks I, II and III 9/21/2018
Spring 2018-19 Spring Blocks I and II 9/21/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

France, Paris
UW in Paris

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NOTE: There will not be an UW faculty member on this program for spring 2019. The program for spring 2019 will follow the CIEE Paris Open Campus program model.

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 Paris Open Campus program. 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. 

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:
  • 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