Study Abroad in Paris, France




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Experience the creative and intellectual traditions that have made Paris a destination for writers, artists, and philosophers since medieval times.

The Sarah Lawrence College Program in Paris program enables students to craft a personalized and intellectually stimulating course of study while exploring the rich cultural atmosphere that is unique to the City of Light.

Sarah Lawrence in Paris is designed to accommodate students with both intermediate and advanced levels of fluency in the French language. Students will have the opportunity for study in the humanities, social sciences, and the visual and performing arts (Dance, Music, Filmmaking, Theatre, Visual Arts).

The Paris Program is open to juniors and seniors and welcomes students from other colleges.


The Sarah Lawrence College Study Abroad Program in Paris is open to juniors and seniors enrolled at any accredited American college or university.

Please note that the following programs have additional audition/portfolio requirements. Please contact Prema Samuel in the Office of Global Education for additional information.

  • Fashion/Textile Design (additional statement of intention required)
  • Filmmaking (additional statement of intention required)
  • Music (audition required for all programs)
  • Theatre (audition required for Ecole Jacques Lecoq and some acting studios)

Applications & Deadlines

All applicants will be required to complete a written and verbal language assessment as part of the application process. Completed applications, including essay, language recommendation, letters of recommendation, study abroad approval form, unofficial transcripts (guest students only), and application fee (guest students only) are due:

  • February 1 (for fall/academic year applicants)
  • October 1 (for spring applicants)

Tuition & Fees

Students are charged the cost of Sarah Lawrence tuition each semester.

Housing costs and suggested costs to cover travel, insurance, meals, and personal expenses are available here.

Financial Aid

Sarah Lawrence College students who normally receive financial aid may apply their awards to any College-sponsored program abroad.

Sarah Lawrence College offers limited financial assistance to guest students on this program. Students should consult their home school's financial aid office for guidance on other financial aid resources.

Guest students wishing to be considered for financial assistance must e-mail with their request for financial assistance.


  • Natalie Allen, Interim Director
    Natalie is responsible for academic administration and program management. She holds a BA in French language and Literature from Columbia University and an MA in French literature and civilization from the University of Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle.