At a Glance
Cities: 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 Visiting Students: Brown in Paris only
Brown in France - University Studies in Paris Program
The Brown in France program maintains an office in Paris staffed by a resident director, associate director, and several tutors who assist students. The Paris program offers students with an advanced level of French the opportunity to directly enroll in a French university across a broad range of disciplines. Learn more.
Brown in France - Engineering Program
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. No French language proficiency is required, although FREN 0100 or 0200 is recommended. Learn more.
Brown in France — STEM Studies at École Polytechnique
Students enroll directly at École Polytechnique, which combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. École Polytechnique is located 50 minutes by train, 35 km southwest of Paris. No French language proficiency is required, although FREN 0100 or 0200 is recommended. Learn more.