At a Glance
Cities: Lyon, Paris, or Gif-sur-Yvette (southwest of Paris)
Housing: multiple options, facilitated by on-site staff
Partner: Multiple institutions, see program descriptions
Language Requirement: Varies by program
Calendar: Semester or Year
Accepts Non-Brown Students: Yes
Brown in France - Lyon and Paris Programs
The Brown in France program maintains an office in Paris staffed by an administrative director, a resident faculty director appointed from Brown’s faculty, and several tutors who assist students. Students in Lyon are also served by the Paris office, but the program is locally overseen by an on-site coordinator who organizes activities and provides support and advice as needed. The Lyon and Paris programs both offer students with an advanced level of French the opportunity to directly enroll in a French university across a broad range of disciplines. Learn more about our Lyon and Paris programs.
Brown in France - Engineering Program in Gif-sur-Yvette
Students directly enroll at CentraleSupélec, known for its multidisciplinary approach to the engineering sciences and collaboration with industry. CentraleSupélec is situated in located 50 minutes by train, 35 km southwest of Paris. Students begin the semester with an intensive (3-4 weeks) French language program in Vichy (3 hours by train, 360 km south of Paris). No French language proficiency is required, although FREN 0100 or 0200 is recommended. Learn more.