FSP Paris

FSP Paris Terms


FSP in Paris is offered Fall, Winter and Spring Terms. 

NEW! FSP Fall Work Externship Opportunity - In the fall term only, the FSP in Paris includes an optional work externship component.  For approximately one month immediately following the FSP, students will have an opportunity to extend their language and cultural immersion experience into the workplace.

    About the FSP in Paris

    The FSP in Paris provides an advanced program of study designed to expand the curriculum of Dartmouth College into new areas of significant intellectual discovery and cultural understanding through supervised study and residence.   NOTE:  Two of the LSA+ and FSP courses count toward the major or the minor.

    Students live with local families and take three Dartmouth courses taught exclusively in French:

    • French 29, French Civilization, has two sections: a history of 19th century painting, and a history of Romanesque art, which include visits to museums and local monuments in and around Paris.
    • French 30, French Literature, is taught by the Dartmouth professor. This course tests and improves the linguistic skills of the students by challenging them to read complex literary texts in the original.
    • French 31, French Language, is a course in advanced French language.

    In addition to their coursework, students explore the city and the region through short excursions to museums, architectural sites and participation in cultural events.
     

      Prerequisites for the Paris FSP

      Satisfactory completion of the LSA program in France during the term immediately preceding the Foreign Study term

      OR

      1. Students must complete French 8 (or have been exempted from French 8 during Orientation week) with a grade of B or better.
      2. Students must complete French 10 (or have received credit for French 10 during Orientation week) with a grade of B or better. French 10 should be taken as immediately prior to the term in Paris as scheduling allows. 
        NOTE:  French 8 and French 10 may be completed on the LSA+.
      3. Students who have received exemption from French 8 AND credit for French 10 during Orientation Week must take at least one French course at Dartmouth from among courses French 10 through French 25, with a grade of B or better, prior to participation in the Foreign Study Program.
      4. Prerequisite courses for the Foreign Study Program must not be taken NRO.