Columbia in Paris at Reid Hall
Live in the Ville Lumière: Immerse yourself in the vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere of one of the most storied capitals in the world. Drawing upon the resources of the city, gain both the knowledge and the confidence necessary to live and communicate in a French-speaking environment. Refine your French language skills while pursuing your own academic and personal aspirations in a program that is both flexible and supportive.
About Columbia Reid Hall
By providing the support you need to realize your ambitions for your time in Paris, the program encourages you to challenge yourself both academically and personally. Depending on your linguistic proficiency, academic and personal goals, and personal initiative, the program offers individualized experiences with differing levels of immersive possibility.All students take a total of 5 courses which combine advanced language training with electives in the arts, sciences, social sciences and humanities. Depending on your French level and academic background, you may pursue classes that contribute towards requirements at your home school in a variety of disciplines. By offering both linguistic and methodological support, the program is designed to be flexible so that you can determine your own balance of program involvement and immersion within the French system.
This level of flexibility extends to where you will live. An especially important and popular option for students wishing to deepen their experience with Parisian life is the option to live with a local family. Students who want more independence can opt for a dorm room or can choose to opt out of program housing and find their own lodging.
There is a dual application process for this program.
(1) Students must complete the Hopkins application by clicking on the green "Apply Now" button
(2) Students must complete the program application, which you can access on the program website (see link under "Homepage," near the top of this page).
Please make sure to abide by both the Hopkins and the program deadlines as they may be different.