FSP Paris


Due to budget cuts, this program will run in Winter 2022 and Spring 2022.

FSP Paris Terms

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


    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:  As of Winter 2020, students who complete the FSP will have all three courses count toward the major or minor in French. This applies retroactively to students who completed the FSP in 2019.

    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.