French Language at the Sorbonne
Temple's French Language Program at the Sorbonne has been suspended for summer 2021. For full details and additional updates, please read our Temple in France Cancellation Letter sent on March 12, 2021.
Temple University’s program allows you to further your study of French language and culture with intensive in-class language instruction while exploring life in the great city of Paris. Courses at the Sorbonne are designed to fit individual needs, whether you are a student with basic French or a student with more experience.
Temple’s Education Abroad office has made extensive efforts to make studying abroad possible for summer 2021, but given the global changes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, some programs may not run. For programs that do run, your study abroad experience will differ from how you may have imagined it. As we move forward cautiously, but optimistically, we will provide you with updates specific to your program. In the meantime, we encourage you to reference Education Abroad’s COVID-19 Acknowledgement of Risks. View program status and waitlist information for details.
- Five-weeks: late June to early August
The program is based in Paris, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. The possibilities — intellectual, cultural and gastronomical — are endless. The immersive and inspiring setting allows for the perfect opportunity to improve your French language skills.
Language of instruction
As a program participant, you will enroll in a French course (Cours Pratique de Langue Française), based on your level, taught by a native French professor at the Sorbonne. You will participate in a five-week program for four university-level credits.
A faculty member from Temple University's Department of French oversees the academics during the program.
Day-long program excursions to a variety of sites during orientation week (or beyond) and free lectures at the Sorbonne supplement the academic program.
The current Temple University faculty advisor is Mr. Akim Gabriel. Courses are taught by Sorbonne faculty.
- French homestay
- Shared apartments
Open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities.
Applying to the program
Application Deadline: February 15