• Junior, Senior
• 3.0 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: 5th Semester French
• 3.0 cumulative GPA in all French language courses
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Upper-level classes are available in economics and business, European studies, French studies, history, international relations, law, political science, and sociology.

Classroom Language



Responsible for arranging your own housing

Program Duration

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

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2016-17  9/9/2016
Fall 2017-18  3/2/2017
Year 2017-18  3/2/2017
Spring 2017-18  9/8/2017
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
Institut d Etudes Politiques Exchange

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While enrolled in one of Europe's most competitive universities, Sciences Po, students will have the opportunity to study alongside French students and fully immerse themselves into university and Parisian life.  Students on this program should be prepared for an independent experience at Sciences Po.  There is not a UW Madison staff member onsite; however, Sciences Po's international office offers support to all international students.  All international students are expected to secure their own accommodations for the duration of the program if accepted. 

Sciences Po is ideally located in one of the most renowned neighborhoods of the city, Saint-Germain-des-Pres. Since the 17th century, the district has been the center of literary and artistic life in Paris. It is within walking distance of government ministries and the Assemblee Nationale, and the French Parliament.

Interested students can also apply to Science Po's campuses in Dijon (specializing in Central and Eastern Europe), Menton (Middle East and the Mediterranean), Nancy (Europe and the German-speaking countries), Poitiers (Latin America, Spain and Portugal), Le Havre (Europe and Asia) and Reims (Euro-American relations).

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:
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Take advantage of academic strengths in:
    -International Studies
  • Observe French perspectives on academic disciplines