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Created for students in an advanced degree of French, the C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in France provides possibilities to see French culture in Paris, the cosmopolitan capital in the centre of France.

La "Ville Lumière", Paris hosts numerous museums, cafés, and medieval roads that wind around contemporary architecture. A town à decouvrir, Paris is definitely an invitation to see all of the world’s cultures while keeping a proud and clearly French feeling.

Le Center Madeleine, the headquarters from the Middlebury School in France, is situated in the eighth arrondissement, near to the Place en Concorde and also the Champs-Elysées. Students sign up for courses across several disciplines at both Center Madeleine as well as in one of many partner institutions: the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, the Université Paris Diderot- Paris 7, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot (ENM for Music majors only), or even the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture (ESA) (for Architecture majors only).

Academic Program

This program starts with an orientation along with a non-credit preliminary course in French language. Middlebury administers a language proficiency exam to determine which language course students will require throughout the semester. All semester-lengthy students will need to take a French language course in the Center Madeleine at either the intermediate high or advanced level. The word what course features a cultural immersion component, and students may select from a number of options together with a language partner, cooking classes, and volunteer work. Students might want to take two other courses in the Center Madeleine. The rest of the classes are taken at among the local universities. The Middlebury center staff includes an instructional consultant to assist students choose their college courses. Middlebury also provides students the chance to accomplish a credit-bearing internship.

Pomona students take the same as 4. Middlebury credits for as many as 4. Pomona credits.

Additionally towards the academic program, Middlebury organizes excursions around Paris and something overnight trip. Early in the year semester, this overnight trip has usually visited chateaux within the Loire Valley in order to Monet’s garden.

There’s no P/NC option about this program.

Living Plans

Homestays and worldwide student foyers. Pomona supplies a room and board allowance.

Quantity of students

Middlebury enrolls roughly 30 students.

Host Institutions

Middlebury Schools Abroad

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3

Université Paris Diderot- Paris 7

Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)

Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot (ENM) (for Music majors only)

Schola Cantorum

Ecole plusieurs Psychologues Praticiens (EPP) (for Psychology majors only)

Institut Catholique de Paris (for Religion majors only)

Ecole plusieurs Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)

Faculty Liaison

Margaret Waller


  • Completing a maximum-division French course (100-level or greater), or even the equivalent.
  • 9. GPA in French, 9. GPA in student’s major, and eight. GPA overall.

A lot of students are anticipated to join a French course the semester before the term abroad.


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