Prepare for your move to France

Prepare for your move to France

Finding accommodation is a key step to take care of before arriving at Sciences Po. Given the urban locations of each of the seven Sciences Po campuses, various options are available. Below are general descriptions of the options available, as well as links to information specific to each campus. It is recommended that students act swiftly and find a place to stay well in advance of their arrival. 

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Meet the Reims campus gardeners

Meet the Reims campus gardeners

Today, more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in cities. Reason enough for the student association Sciences Po Environment to make urban agriculture one of its main focuses.

In January 2017, the Reims campus branch of Sciences Po Environment launched Sciences Potager, a project to plant and maintain a vegetable garden on campus. To help them get started, they sought the expertise of L’Ecole des Jardiniers, a local association that promotes organic agriculture.

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 “You can pick up Sciences Po's wifi connexion from the beach!”

“You can pick up Sciences Po's wifi connexion from the beach!”

Hardy Hewson, a British student in the second year of the dual Bachelor’s programme between Columbia and Sciences Po, describes his time on the Menton campus, from classes specialised in the Mediterranean and the Middle East to parties on the beach and playing rugby in the town where Webb Ellis, the sport’s founder, lies in rest.

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“The question of ethics hasn’t been sufficiently addressed”

“The question of ethics hasn’t been sufficiently addressed”

In the run up to the French presidential election, the famous weekly Paris Match invited international students from the Sciences Po Undergraduate College to shed some light on the words that matter to them in politics. Lukas Hochscheidt, 19, a German student in the dual Bachelor's degree programme with Freie Universität Berlin on the Nancy campus, chose the word ‘ethics’.

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Beyond picture postcard Paris

Beyond picture postcard Paris

The class “Paris dans la littérature” is offered during the Sciences Po Summer School's University Programme in July. The class draws on literary sources to examine the historical, cultural and social forces that have shaped Paris through the centuries. Interview with the two professors who teach the class.

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A multicultural campus in an historic French city

A multicultural campus in an historic French city

Just a 45-minute train ride from Paris, the Sciences Po campus in Reims combines a historical legacy with modern facilities to offer an exceptional environment for study. Student numbers are deliberately small, with roughly 800 students, enabling the development of a strong sense of community and the provision of high quality student services.

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Inside COP22

Inside COP22

On 18 and 19 November 2016 on the Sciences Po campus in Reims, 125 students played out COP 22 as the real negotiations unfolded in Marrakech. Over the two-day period, political science students from around the world discovered the finer points of environmental diplomacy for themselves as they advanced assiduously towards an agreement.
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