Affiliated & Partner Schools
Sorbonne Nouvelle (Sorbonne Nouvelle, SN, formerly Paris 3)
Sorbonne Nouvelle (SN) specializes in the humanities (French and comparative literatures, foreign languages) and communication (cinema, theater, linguistics). Students majoring in English Literature may enroll in one course taught in English in the English and American studies program. Hamilton organizes special tutoring sessions for some Paris 3 courses. In some cases, the tutoring in mandatory. Open to all students.
We are currently reviewing our affiliation with the newly formed Sorbonne Université. Check with the Director about courses.
Université de Paris (Campus Grands Moulins, formerly Paris 7)
Université de Paris offers courses in the humanities, literature, comparative literature, literature in foreign languages, economics, history, sociology, and the natural sciences. Open to a limited number of students, principally specialists in the social sciences and history. Candidates take a test before departure.
Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne (Formerly Paris 1)
A branch of the Université de Paris that specializes in the humanities, arts, cinema, economics, history, philosophy, political science and law. Open to a very limited number of students with excellent linguistic preparation; students enroll in the last year of the three-year Licence.
Courses may be available at these other institutions.
École du Louvre
Hamilton in France is one of a few American programs in Paris allowed to enroll students at the École du Louvre. Courses consist of lectures by specialists in the area complemented by regular instructor-led visits within the museum. Candidates must submit a separate application to pre-register for courses after consultation with the Program Director. Students select courses at EL and simultaneously complete a semester-long research project in consultation with Hamilton in France professor of art history.
Private Language Institutes
(German: Institut Goethe; Spanish: Instituto Cervantes; Italian: Centro Italiano; Arabic: Institut du Monde Arabe)
Courses at these institutes are open only to students with previous college-level work in those languages; some courses may not be full credit. Hamilton does not allow starting a new foreign language while in France, except for introductory courses in Arabic for students with good academic reasons.
Intermediate language classes may be only 1/2 credit.
Language department at universities expect very high level of proficiency.
(Music theory and instruments)
Students who have received college credit for music instruction will receive partial credit for lessons in Paris. Students are responsible for cost of private instruction, as they are at Hamilton; HiF will cover 50% of the lessons taken for credit.
Studios and Centers for the Arts
(photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, dance and acting)
Students with prior college-level work in studio art may receive credit for work at several Paris studios. Students are responsible for buying material and may incur a lab fee. These private schools include: La Grande Chaumière or Académie de Port Royal (drawing and painting); Ecole de Danse du Marais and Cours Florent (acting for students with solid prior preparation -- separate application needed). Inquire early because programs in these schools change periodically and courses fill up early.