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Paris Field Study & Internship Program

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Sponsor: Internships in Francophone Europe (IFE)

Location: Paris, France


This small, intense program gives independent-minded students with strong French language skills the opportunity to complete a 12-week internship and independent research experience. The program has two phases: (1) 5 weeks of introductory courses on French political life and social issues, (2) a 12-week intensive internship coupled with an ongoing, weekly seminar course on France and the European Union, culminating in a lengthy research paper written in French.


  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an IFE application by the program's deadline

Languages: French

Language Requirements: 

2 years or the equivalent of college-level French

Recommended: The Northwestern Department of French and Italian recommends that students take at least two to three 200-level French courses at Northwestern before beginning the program.


Apartments, foyers or home stays.

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: approx. $23,750

Billed by Northwestern:

Estimated additional costs: $11,245

  • Room & board: $6,000
  • Airfare: $1,300
  • Local transportation: $450
  • Books & supplies: $100
  • Personal expenses: $3,000
  • Visa & fees: $250
  • HTH: $145
*Note: Northwestern will send your tuition payment to IFE via wire transfer. The exact amount of tuition you are charged by NU will depend on the exchange rate when the wire transfer is processed. All other estimates above are in U.S. Dollars.


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