Hosted by EDUCO & the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)
Academic Focus: The Institute d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) is a world-renowned international research university focusing on the social sciences. Qualified students, primarily those majoring in Political Science or International Studies, may apply to study at Sciences Po in Paris for the Fall or Spring semester or the academic year. This exchange program is competitive, and a limited number of places are available for Emory students each year. Students approved to attend Sciences Po may study on the all French programme or the French/English programme.
Students on the Sciences Po program will also be considered participants in the EDUCO Paris program. EDUCO is Emory's preeminent full immersion semester/year study abroad program in France. EDUCO, a consortium of Emory, Duke, Cornell, and Tulane Universities, is open to ALL majors and is designed for students studying French at the advanced level who want to increase their knowledge and proficiency in the language. The program offers students the experience of total immersion in French life and culture in Paris and a challenging and diverse course of study.
Fall: late August to mid December
Spring: early January to late May
Year: late August to late May
Eligibility Requirements: Students must meet the regular Emory College Study Abroad eligibility requirements in addition to the following program-specific requirements:
Students must have a Political Science or International Studies major with a background and strong grades in the subject. Generally, applicants must have taken five semesters of college-level French or the equivalent, including FREN 310; FREN 314 is highly recommended. Sciences Po applicants must also be recommended and approved by Emory's French Department and Political Science Department and are required to take either the French/English programme or the all French programme. Preference is given to year-long applications; however, both Fall-only and Spring-only are now available. Sciences Po requires an additional application that is completed online after the student is nominated for the placement at Sciences Po by Emory.
Courses: Students attending Sciences Po will take all of their courses there, including a required French grammar course. Students generally take 5 Sciences Po courses for a total of 17 Emory credits. A French language course at the next appropriate level is mandatory. Students will earn a full semester of Emory credits, but the course load differs slightly between the all French option and the French/English option. Credit and Grade Translation - Sciences Po. For a list of blanket-approved courses for this program: Blanket Approval List.
Course registration takes place on-line through the Sciences Po website prior to arrival in Paris – this is generally in July for Fall students and December for Spring students. A course catalogue is generally available a month prior to registration so that students can consult the blanket approved list and/or contact the relevant Emory faculty study abroad representatives for course approvals. There is no add/drop period at Sciences Po, so the courses students choose during the on-line registration process are the courses the student will have to take. Specific information about the registration process will be sent after official acceptance to the program.
Additional Activities and Opportunities: In addition to academics and at no additional cost, Sciences Po students will be able to participate in all EDUCO activities. EDUCO organizes social events, lectures, theater excursions, cultural dining experiences, day trips around Paris, and various celebrations and activities. Students can also write for MILLEFEUILLE, the on-line magazine for EDUCO students.
Limited non-credit-bearing internship and volunteer opportunities are also available to qualified students. Please contact your study abroad adviser for additional details.
Living Arrangements: EDUCO arranges housing for all Emory students attending Sciences Po. Students have the choice of living in a French household or in an international foyer (residence hall). The program will try to satisfy the student's first choice in living arrangements, but the EDUCO resident director and housing coordinator will make the final decision. Students living in a French household will receive 3 meals per week. Students in the foyer will have access to the kitchen on their floor to prepare meals, but will pay for all food costs on their own.
Costs: A full description of program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for the budget sheet: Fall or Spring.
Financial Aid / Scholarships: Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students on this program may also be eligible to apply for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship. For more information, please visit the Financial Aid section of the Study Abroad website.
Orientation: Emory students are required to attend the mandatory study abroad orientations. The Study Abroad Programs pre-departure orientation for students studying abroad for Fall or Year will take place in early April; for Spring, in early November. There will also be a specific France orientation. Details will be emailed with acceptance letters.
Visa Information: All students will need a long-stay student visa for France. Additional documents and instructions will be provided to accepted students during the EDUCO-specific orientation.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, please also contact ISSS to make sure you have the appropriate documentation to return to Emory after the EDUCO program.
EDUCO Video - student perspective
EDUCO Video - Professor Elissa Marder, Emory French Department
French Visa Information
Emory French Department
U.S. State Department - France
CDC - France
Post Graduate Opportunities in France
Professor Subha Xavier, Emory's Department of French & Italian, EDUCO liaison, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emory College Study Abroad Contact:
Jeremy Billetdeaux, 404-727-2240, email@example.com