Type of Program: Semester
City: Paris
When offered: Fall and Spring 
Cost: See Program Costs page

Goucher College's Paris study program is predicated on the philosophy that the study of a language in the environment of the host culture is the most effective way to achieve the listening, comprehension and speaking skills necessary for a full appreciation of French language and culture.  The French capital needs little introduction.  Hemingway viewed his stay there as a "moveable feast:" a feast for the eyes, with its old and varied architecture, romantic walks along the Seine; a feast for the spirit with its museums, theatres and galleries.  Paris remains a vibrant city today with parks and cafes, movie-houses, jazz clubs, bakeries and open-air markets.  The convenient transportation system allows students to explore the city's many neighborhoods at their leisure.  Paris has a highly cosmopolitan population, and its central location in Europe provides easy access to other French regions and neighboring countries by train or bus.  Students will live in foyers with French and international students.  Students will attend daily language classes at the Sorbonne for an intensive workout in grammar composition, vocabulary, and phonetics. Students are placed in a part-time internship in the student's general area of interest where the intern's role involves maximum contact with native French speakers. 

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Academic Calendar

Spring: January - May
Fall:  August  - December 

Eligibility and Prerequisites

Students must have declared a major and have taken prerequisites for the courses. Students must have completed three semesters in college-level residence. Students with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA are eligible. Although the successful completion of French 245 remains a prerequisite for enrollment in the Goucher Paris program, able students will be authorized to participate upon recommendation of a French professor. Since French 245 is offered only once a year, this new policy provides greater flexibility for French majors and minors.

Application and Study Abroad Deadlines


For Study in Spring 2016

For Study in Fall 2016

Application and $500 deposit

September 25, 2015

February 26, 2016


Please note that both the application and fee are due in the Office of International Studies. All students must attend an advising session at least one week prior to the deadline in the Office of International Studies to obtain an application.