French Immersion Program

Applications for the Fall 2024 semester are now closed. Click here to apply for Spring 2025. The deadline to apply is October 1.

The French Immersion Program encourages you to challenge yourself both academically and personally. Immersing yourself in the French language through your coursework and daily life, you will push yourself beyond your comfort zone and expand your ways of thinking. By the end of the semester or year, you will find yourself more confident in your role as a global citizen, capable of living, working, and affecting change beyond your national boundaries.

Depending on your goals and interests, you will choose from a broad range of options in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. You will take at least one required language course at Reid Hall and select the rest of your courses from Columbia in Paris electives and offerings at our French University partners including Sciences Po, the Université de Paris, the Université de la Sorbonne, the Panthéon Sorbonne and the Nouveau collège d'Etudes Politiques (NCEP).

All coursework (unless otherwise specified) is in French. French university faculty teach the elective courses at Reid Fall and are committed to undergraduate teaching in a small seminar setting to encourage in-class discussion and debate.

For detailed information on program eligibility and how to apply, please visit Columbia Undergraduate Global Engagement.