Several spots open to spend winter term in Paris

Interested in spending the winter term in Paris?  Email the department today.  

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.  Students who complete the FSP will have all three of their courses count toward the major or minor in French. 

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

  • French 29: French Civilization. Paris is the students' classroom in this course, which includes a weekly two-hour walking tour of sites of architectural, historical and artistic interest. From Roman amphitheaters to medieval stained glass windows and from the courtyard of the Sorbonne university to the esplanade of the Louvre museum, the student will acquire the contextual knowledge to understand the City of Light. 
  • French 30: French Literature. Students read representative works of literature on a theme established by the Dartmouth faculty director, drawing on a variety of genres that may include contemporary novels, poetry, essays, parody, political manifestos or classical theater. Excursions to see theater and film and to visit cultural sites in connection with the course. 
  • French 31: French Language. Designed to advance the students' skills in both spoken and written French. Review and refine grammar, expand vocabulary and participate in discussions on life in French society today: the educational system, immigration, health care, climate initiatives, and cultural differences between France and the US.  

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