International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Academic Year

French Language & Culture - The Sorbonne -The Sorbonne - Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

This is a French language program that is offered at all levels, covering the fundamental aspects of French and building on practical knowledge of the language for use in everyday situations. French language courses are complimented by lectures covering French culture and civilization.

All students must take a placement exam upon arrival in Paris. The exam will indicate each student?s language proficiency level, and will determine the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll.

Please use the following only as a guideline to determine what each student's language level may be. Each semester/quarter is of COLLEGE-LEVEL French or the equivalent of:

Beginning (A1)
Intermediate (A2)
High Intermediate (B1.1)
Advanced (B1.2)
High Advanced (B2)
Superior (C1)

Please note that a student's French language level in France may be lower than his/her level in the U.S.

Gap students, 18 years old and older, are also eligible for this program.

Courses are taught by host university faculty at the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne.


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

To participate in this program, students must be 18 years of age or older.

Course Information

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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