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.
- 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.
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 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 advisors are Dr. Ruth Thomas and Dr. Beth Curran. Courses are taught by Sorbonne faculty.
- 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 Dr. Ruth Thomas; Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic; Temple University (548 Anderson Hall); 215-204-1758; email@example.com
- Program Assistant and Faculty Advisor, Dr. Beth Curran (552 Anderson Hall); firstname.lastname@example.org; 215-204-7241
- Temple University Education Abroad; 215-204-0720; email@example.com