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Sciences Po Exchange: Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris

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Sponsor: Northwestern University Office of International Program Development (IPD)

Location: Paris, France


This Northwestern exchange program offers direct enrollment at Sciences Po, one of the premier public affairs schools in Europe. Comparable to the Kennedy School at Harvard or the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, Sciences Po excels in the fields of international relations, political science, economics, history and sociology. 


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring

Languages: French

Language Requirements: 

  • 2 years+ or the equivalent of college-level French with the ability to do coursework in French.
  • Students must meet with Professor Margaret Dempster in the Department of French in order to assess their language skills prior to application. In addition, students must meet with Professor Michael Loriaux, academic adviser for the Sciences Po exchange.


Apartments, foyers or home stays.

Program Costs: 

Please refer to the IPD program page for cost information.


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