FSP Paris

Fall 2019 Paris FSP with Optional Externship

The Fall 2019 Paris FSP now offers an optional externship to students enrolled in the program.  Job externships will begin at the conclusion of the program in late November and end by December 20.  These externships take place in conjunction with the Fall Term FSP in Paris only.  Students have the opportunity to continue the immersive FSP experience through externship positions in French business, government, education, or the arts.

Please contact Prof. Kathleen Wine, Director of the Fall 2019 FSP, for more information.

FSP Paris Terms

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

The Fall 2019 Paris FSP offers an optional externship at the end of the program.

    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 L.S.A.+ program in France during the term immediately preceding the Foreign Study term


      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 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. Prerequisite courses for the Foreign Study Program must not be taken NRO.