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- 2016 Summer School students in class (photo: Manuel Braun)
The University Programme offers two academic tracks in social sciences and French language. Both tracks are available in each session. Students must choose ONE track per session; participants who stay for both sessions may either stay in the same track or switch after the first month. Additionally, students may choose to add an elective course on top of their core social sciences or French language course.
Social sciences track
Students in the social sciences track select one core course of intensive study from Sciences Po’s fundamental disciplines, such as international relations, political science, economics, history, and more. Classes are led by Sciences Po professors and taught in either English or French.
French language track
Students take a variety of classes at one of six levels adapted to their knowledge of French, from complete beginner to advanced. At all levels, language study accounts for the majority of class time, reinforced by oral and written expression workshops and tutorials.
In addition to their core studies in the social sciences or French language track, students may choose to take an optional elective course.
Sciences Po awards academic credit for courses taken during the Summer School. Students in the French language track may also choose to take the national DELF/DALF certification exam (July session only).