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ESCP-Europe: EARLY DEADLINE PROGRAM, CHOOSE BY DECEMBER 15, 2013

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THE CITY

Known as the "City of Lights," Paris is one of the world's foremost centers of business and culture. situated on the river Seine, Paris is a beautiful, cosmopolitan city whose influence on politics, education, entertainment, fashion, and the arts is felt worldwide. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history and have led Paris to be the world's most popular tourist destination. Famous sites and landmarks include the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Bastille, and the Luxembourg Gardens. Many of the almost twelve million Parisians are recent immigrants from around the globe, and make the city one of the most diverse cultural environments in the world.

THE UNIVERSITIES

The University of Paris: Paris IV- Sorbonne, Paris IX- Dauphine

Founded in 1257 as the College de Sorbonne, the University of Paris comprises over a dozen campuses in and around Paris. Students have access to the wide curriculum in the university system, including courses in French classics and modern literature, history, art history, archaeology, architecture, musicology and philosophy at the Sorbonne (Paris IV); and business and economics at Dauphine (IX).

ESCP-Europe

Founded in 1819 as a premiere business school and part of France’s Grandes Ecoles, the ESCP- Europe Paris campus is the oldest institution dedicated to business in the world and enrolls over 4000 students from 90 countries. The ESCP is spread out over 8 acres in Paris and boasts a wide variety of student activities and events. Students can enroll in a wide variety of business courses conducted in English, including International Business, Finance, Economics, and Marketing.

Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP)

Founded in 1875, the Catholic University of Paris enrolls over 7000 students and has six faculties. Located in the Latin Quarter in the center of Paris, the ICP is an international community which offers excellent courses in education, philosophy, theology, economics, and political science.

Institut d’etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)

The Sciences Po is one of the most selective schools among France’s premier league of Grandes Ecoles, and is considered one of Europe’s  most distinguished universities. The Sciences Po enrolls over 7,000 students, including 2,000 exchange students from all over the world.  The Sciences Po is dedicated to shaping future leaders of our global society.  The University offers a wide variety of courses in the social sciences.

Institut de langue et de culture française (ILCF) at the ICP

Founded in 1948, the ILCF has a student body of over 2,500 international students. A part of the ICP, the ILCF is located in the historical heart of Paris, the Latin Quarter. The ILCF has a faculty of 50 professors, all of whom specialize in French as a foreign language. Students can take their classes in English and in French while improving their French proficiency and becoming immersed in the French culture.

THE PROGRAM

The University of Paris: Paris IV- Sorbonne, Paris IX- Dauphine, Institut Catholique de Paris, ESCP- Europe

Students participate in a  BC-sponsored orientation program organized by the BC on-site coordinator and/or university-sponsored orientation activities upon their arrival in Paris, including a welcome dinner, tours of the city and practical information about living in Paris. Students enrolled at these universities begin with an Early Start intensive language program. Following the Early Start program, students enroll in courses in one of the five universities. In addition to regular university course work, BC students also enroll in a cultural course during the regular semester, which is designed to improve language skills. Students take courses at the universities in French.

Institut d’etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)

All students participate in a welcome program that is organized by the International Office for International Students. The Welcome Program helps students adapt to their studies at the Sciences Po and their life in Paris. While providing basic orientation services such as information on health insurance, banks, administrative and course registration, the library, etc, the program’s main focus is to sharpen students’ linguistic skills in French and introduce them to the teaching methods used at the Sciences Po. These students also participate in orientation activities coordinated by the on-site coordinator. Students have the option to take courses taught in French or a combination of classes taught in French and in English. Students enroll for the full academic year only.

Institut de langue et de culture francaise (ILCF) at the ICP

Founded in 1948, the ILCF has a student body of over 2,500 international students. A part of the ICP, the ILCF is located in the historical heart of Paris, the Latin Quarter. The ILCF has a faculty of 50 professors, all of whom specialize in French as a foreign language. Students can take their classes in English and in French while improving their French proficiency and becoming immersed in the French culture.

COURSE SELECTION

The University of Paris: Paris IV- Sorbonne, Paris IX- Dauphine; Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP), L'Institut de Langue et de Culture Francaise

Once in Paris, BC students register for courses with the assistance of the on-site coordinator.

Paris IV La Sorbonne Course Guides 2013-2014

Literature 1

Literature 2

Literature 3

Lettres

Art History

Sociology

Philosophy

Linguistics

Philosophy 1

Philosophy 2

Philosphy 3

Anglais General

L'Institut Catholique de Paris Course Guides 2013-2014

Theologie

Philosophie

Anglais

Espagnol

Lettres Modernes

Histoire de l'Art

Histoire/Geographie

ESCP

Students will register for their courses online prior to the start of the semester. They will receive online log in credentials directly from ESCP via email, and they will be expected to register within a strict time period to better ensure correct enrollment. Students will participate in a French language course at ESCP each Friday as well as a European Integration Seminar at the start of the semester.

Sciences Po

Students will have access to Sciences Po online course offering and register for courses when instructed to do so by Sciences Po. Students are required to register for a French language course during the first semester of the program. The on-site coordinator further assists students upon arrival.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Students work with the on-site coordinator and exchange directors at their respective universities throughout the semester for course-related concerns and advising. 

HOUSING

BC in Paris & Sciences Po

BC uses an external housing agency located in Paris for housing arrangements. Students then work directly with the agency for their assignments. Semester students reside in homestays, while full-year student can choose to live in either a local apartment or a homestay during the second semester of their year abroad.

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RESOURCES

Paris-Sorbonne

Program Guide

Paris-Dauphine

Program Guide

ESCP-Europe

Program Guide

ICP

Program Guide

Sciences Po

Program Guide

ILCF-ICP

Program Guide


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