Brown in France

At a Glance
Cities: Lyon, Paris, or Châtenay-Malabry (south 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 program is structured through a credit-bearing semester-long pro-seminar which combines: a local orientation, cultural activities including two week-end excursions outside of the city, and an individual project monitored through regular meetings with the Resident Director. In addition students take 4-7 courses at one or two French partner institutions. All disciplines can be studied. Learn more about our Lyon and Paris programs.

Brown in France - Engineering Program in Châtenay-Malabry

Students directly enroll at École Centrale Paris (ECP), known for its multidisciplinary approach to the engineering sciences and collaboration with industry. ECP is situated in Châtenay-Malabry, located 45 minutes by train, 20km south 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 FREN0100 or 0200 is recommended. Learn more.