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This unique program gives students the opportunity to transition into the French culture with an intensive three-week IRG course taught by UT Professor Michael Anderson. Next, students take a full semester of classes at Sciences Po in Paris or Reims. With nearly half of all students coming from countries around the world, Sciences Po provides for an intellectual, stimulating and globalized classroom experience. A leading social sciences university, Sciences Po faculty focus on helping students reach their potential in problem solving, innovation, and leadership. Students also enroll in an online seminar, Applied Cultural Analysis, designed to develop crucial skills for the global marketplace, including enhancing their ability to live and study in a cross-cultural environment. Students earn regular in-residence UT credit. All grades earned for the courses undertaken are computed into the official UT GPA, just as they would be for grades earned in courses taken on campus.


Area(s) of Study

  • Economics
  • French Civilization
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • European Studies
  • Government
  • Law
  • Social Science
  • French
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology

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Academic Information

Participants earn 16-20 UT in-residence credit upon successful completion of the program: IRG 320F, LA 119,and 12-16 credits at Sciences Po, an academically rigorous university that offers a large range of classes. MyCA database below search program code 090119.


IRG 320F: Foundations in International Relations and Global Studies taught by Dr. Michael Anderson. LA 119: Seminar on Applied Cultural Analysis taught online by Dr. Deidre Mendez. Semester courses taught by faculty members at Sciences Po.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and French


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students stay at a residence hall for the first three weeks before transitioning to a a single-room in a homestay or apartment in Reims. Homestays include breakfast and kitchen access. Students are required to live in program housing.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Program Fee 2020: $3,800 plus UT flat-rate tuition for Fall 2020. Includes $500 deposit, housing for 3 weeks in Paris, airport pick-up, orientation, program activities and a welcome meal. The sample budget below is based on the Reims campus. For a Paris vs. Reims price comparison, see the "Finances" document under Additional Resources.

Program Dates:

- Fall
  • July 25, 2020 to December 19, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: December 1, 2019
  • Final Deadline: February 15, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Exchange Partner Information

Next Step

1) Attend an "Explore: France & Belgium" info session. Dates and locations listed on website. 2) See an academic advisor to discuss needed credit while abroad. 3) Attend a "Ready to Apply: France & Belgium" session. Dates and locations given at Explore session. 4) Attend Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change