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French Language at the Sorbonne

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. 

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Program dates

  • Four-week Option: early July to early August
  • Beginning in summer 2017, the Sorbonne has discontinued the Six-week Option


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.

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Academic program

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 four-week program for four university-level credits.

A faculty member from Temple University's Department of French oversees the academics during the program.


Free lectures and day-long program excursions to four sites supplement the academic program. 


The current Temple University faculty advisor is Mr. Akim Gabriel. Courses are taught by Sorbonne faculty.

Housing options

  • French homestay
  • Residence hall (Foyer International des Étudiantes)


Open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities.

Applying to the program

Application Deadline: February 15

For more information, contact:

  • Faculty Advisor and Program Director Mr. Akim Gabriel; Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic; Temple University (553 Anderson Hall); 215-204-1924; gakim@temple.edu
  • Temple University Education Abroad; 215-204-0720; study.abroad@temple.edu