Hamilton in France has long-standing partnerships with several Paris universities. Each partnership enables HiF to enroll a set number of students.
During the semester before arrival, all students take an online language placement test. Using the result of the test, students' academic interests, and various pre-requisites, the resident director will direct each student to a particular partner university or school.
The expectation is that all students will take at least one class at one of the universities and one HiF class. Only students at the 4th semester level may be allowed to take four HiF classes. 

Ongoing Affiliations

Sorbonne Nouvelle (SN, formerly Paris 3)

Sorbonne Nouvelle

Sorbonne Nouvelle (SN) specializes in the humanities (French and comparative literatures, foreign languages) and communication (cinema, theater, linguistics). Students majoring in English Literature may enroll in one course taught in English in the English and American studies program. Hamilton organizes special tutoring sessions for some Paris 3 courses. In some cases, the tutoring in mandatory. Open to all students.

Sorbonne Université Humanities and Arts Department (SU-Paris 4)

This is a new partnership available as of Spring 2023. Check with the Director about courses.

Université de Paris-Cité (UP -- formerly Paris 7 or Diderot)

Université de Paris-Cité offers courses in the humanities, literature, comparative literature, literature in foreign languages, economics, history, sociology, and the natural sciences. Open to a limited number of students, principally specialists in the social sciences and history. Candidates take a test before departure.

Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne (PS -Formerly Paris 1)

A branch of the Université de Paris that specializes in the humanities, arts, cinema, economics, history, philosophy, political science and law. Open to a very limited number of students with excellent linguistic preparation; students enroll in the last year of the three-year Licence.

Other Partners

Courses may be available at these other institutions.

École du Louvre

Hamilton in France is one of a few American programs in Paris allowed to enroll students at the École du Louvre. Courses consist of lectures by specialists in the area complemented by regular instructor-led visits within the museum. Candidates must submit a separate application to pre-register for courses after consultation with the Program Director. Students select courses at EL and simultaneously complete a semester-long research project in consultation with Hamilton in France professor of art history.

Private Language Institutes

(German: Institut Goethe; Spanish: Instituto Cervantes; Italian: Centro Italiano; Arabic: Institut du Monde Arabe)

Courses at these institutes are open only to students with an intermediate level in those languages; some courses may not be full credit. Hamilton does not allow starting a new foreign language while in France, except for introductory courses in Arabic for students with compelling academic reasons.

Language departments at Paris universities expect very high level of proficiency.

Inquire early.

Scola Cantorum

(Music theory and instruments)

Students who have received college credit for music instruction will receive partial credit for lessons in Paris. Students are responsible for the cost of private instruction, as they are at Hamilton; HiF will cover 50% of the lessons taken for credit.

Studios and Centers for the Arts

(photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, dance and acting)

Students with prior college-level work in studio art may receive credit for work at several Paris studios. Students are responsible for buying material and may incur a lab fee. These private schools include: La Grande Chaumière (drawing and painting); Ecole de Danse du Marais (all types of dance) and Cours Florent (acting for students with solid prior preparation -- separate application needed). Inquire early because programs in these schools change periodically and courses fill up early.

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