French and Francophone Studies in Paris

Carleton’s annual Spring Term Program in Paris provides the opportunity of a lifetime. Classes with the director and native French professors are held in the heart of the famous Left Bank, with various excursions to sites throughout the capital – museums, concerts, theater, and other stimulating cultural activities. Coursework typically focuses on literary and cultural studies, art history, and political science, and student shave a choice of courses.

Students stay with carefully selected French host families and discover Paris while immersing themselves in French language and life. Each program includes a one-week excursion to Provence.

Post-Program Internship

In collaboration with partner institutions in Paris, we offer a number of eight-week internships that take place after the Paris program. These internships are custom placements within authentic French work/research environments. Slots are available on a competitive basis, with applications to be evaluated by an OCS-related committee. For more information click here.

Winter Break in Senegal

A Winter Break Program in Senegal is also offered during alternating years, led by Chérif Keïta. Senegal served as the gate through which millions of Africans were forcibly transported to the New World and the base of West African colonial occupation by France and its European rivals. Today, it is a regional center of culture and cosmopolitanism.

Program Participants spend two weeks in the land of Teranga (hospitality), encountering Senegal’s rich history and contemporary culture.

Non-Carleton Programs

Carleton students’ choices are not limited to these programs. Some programs organized by other schools and organizations are already approved by the College (requiring only a short application to Off-Campus Studies).

Pre-approved programs include:

If students would like to study with another program not already approved or recommended by the College, they may petition to have a new program approved. For general information on study abroad opportunities, visit Carleton’s Off-Campus Studies website.