- All course work is conducted entirely in French
- Students adhere to the Middlebury College Language Pledge
- Direct enrollment at local universities
- Housing with French families or students
- Academic internships and volunteer work
The Middlebury program in Paris offers cultural and linguistic immersion through a rigorous curriculum and adherence to the Middlebury Language Pledge. By pledging to speak only the target language while abroad, students will have the best chance of acquiring fluency and actively engaging in the local environment. Participants take some of their courses at the School in France headquarters, Le Centre Madeleine, and some of their courses at one of several partner institutions. These include Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, Université Paris Diderot- Paris 7, and Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Special arrangements can be made for Architecture, Music, Psychology and Religion majors to study at other institutions which specialize in these subjects. All students are encouraged to get involved in the community through internships or interactions within the clubs and activities available.