Discovering Paris

University Programme
  • 2018 Summer School students on the Pont des Arts (photo: Didier Pazery)2018 Summer School students on the Pont des Arts (photo: Didier Pazery)

Studying in the “City of Light”

The Summer School's University Programme makes the most of its setting in the heart of the French capital. Classes utilise the city as a laboratory for learning, and feature trips to monuments, museum exhibits and tours through historic districts.  Outside the classroom, participants are immersed in French language and culture through daily life in Paris.

Sciences Po’s Paris campus

The campus, located in the heart of the historic Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood, is mere minutes from some of Paris’ most famous landmarks.

Learn more about the Paris campus.


Students have the option to obtain accommodation through the programme for an additional cost during the July session.

Learn about the housing options offered by the Summer School.

Exploring Paris

“Living in Paris for a summer really allows you to have an authentic experience.  You’re not just a tourist anymore.  You can take it slow and discover the city from a different perspective – from the Seine to the street cafés.” – Jessica, Summer School student.

Learn more about exploring Paris.


We will also offer a rich social and cultural programme and many opportunities to network (virtual campus tour, conferences, professional workshops, etc.) to those students who will be participating in courses taught online this summer.

The Summer School proposes a wide variety of cultural visits and other activities to give students the opportunity to discover the city of Paris, as well as French history and culture.

Learn more about the activities programme.

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