Sciences-Po Paris

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The Political Science Institute, or "Sciences Po," as it is commonly known, is one of Europe’s most distinguished universities.

For more than 100 years, it has been training the best young minds of France and Europe for leadership service. The International Program is open to top students of international studies, politics and related fields with strong French language skills.

Wellesley students will enroll in the courses required for the International Program Diploma, 2 courses with lecture (cours magistraux) and tutorial (conference de methode), one language tutorial, one elective (enseignement d’ouverture), and a second language or elective. Must take majority of courses in French.  It is also possible to study at one of Sciences-Po's branch campuses, cities and specializations listed below:

Franco-German campus- Nancy

Latin America, Spain & Portugal Campus- Poitiers

Central & Eastern European Campus- Dijon

Middle East & Mediterranan Campus- Menton

Europe/Asia Campus- Le Havre.



At a Glance

Location: Paris, France
Program Type: Exchange
Terms: Spring or Full Year (preference given to full-year applicants)
Language of Instruction: French & English
Pre-Requisites: 3.3 GPA, French 211, a declared major in IR, ECON or POL, must be nominated by the OIS 
Approximate Dates: 8/30/2010-12/18/2010; 1/17/2011-5/21/2011
Full Load: 60 credits (ECTS, 7.5 ECTS = 1 Wellesley unit)
Fields of Study: Economics, International Relations, Political Science
Housing Options: Independent, students find their own apartments

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Contact Us

Office of International Study

Schneider Center
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Jennifer Thomas-Starck, Director

Mireille McLaughlin, Assistant Director



Schneider Center Rooms 216 & 217
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
See Calendar for Drop-In Schedule

Tel: 781.283.2320
Fax: 781.283.3618
Skype: oiswellesley

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