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Program at a Glance

Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po)

Country France
City Paris
Class Level Jr, Sr
Experience Type Major
Minimum GPA 3.2
Term Fall sem, Spring sem, Year
Taught In English, French
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Delve into European politics while studying at Sciences Po in Paris, the political center of France. Political science and history majors will benefit from a mix of course topics in global economics, international relations, and business law. Retrace French history at the site of the Allied invasion in Normandy, the ornate Palace of Versailles, or Lyon, France’s foodie capital. Get a panoramic view of Paris at the Arc de Triomphe, the site of several victory parades for more than two centuries. Perfect your language skills while visiting the Louvre, strolling along the banks of the Seine, or taking in café life.

Where you'll study

Sciences Po is a highly selective university training the next generation of political leaders and international liaisons. Its Paris campus is located in the district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, close to the Louvre, the Seine, and the Luxembourg Gardens. The campus is one of seven, and Paris is the historic site where Sciences Po was founded. Sciences Po functions much like a modern business school with a strong emphasis on rigorous methodological training in social science research. The campus is positioned in the midst of French ministries and the Assemblée Nationale. The research programs conducted at Sciences Po are highly regarded by the European Research Council Grants and National Research Agency. Sciences Po partners with a network of 400+ world-class universities to inspire collaborations and research opportunities for international exchange students like you.