Study Abroad

Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

Paris, France

Nestled in the heart of Paris, Sorbonne is an incredible venue for studying French language and culture. The North Carolina Consortium Semester in Paris is a long-standing, high-quality academic program that takes full advantage of the opportunities in the City of Light. Requires language proficiency

Quick Facts

Location: Paris (population: 10.4 million)

University: Sorbonne (9,000 students); this Course de Civilisation typically has 15-20 students.

Terms available: 

  • Fall (late August to mid-December)
  • Spring (early February to early June)

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA, Sophomore status; 3.25 GPA and FRE 2130 for French majors/minors; 4 semesters of college-level French

Application deadlines:

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa Information: See the Visa Information: France page for detailed information.


Academic Program

The program, which generally lasts for one semester but may be extended to a full academic year, is designed for students with second-year college-level competency in French. The program is open to all majors.

For a list of course offerings, visit their course catalog.

You can navigate the school’s official website to learn more about the school and life in Paris, and read more about the Cours de Civilisation on the Consortium site.


Credit for Semester Study Abroad

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the foreign transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.

For More Information…

For more information, visit the Cours de Civilisation Francaise de la Sorbonne website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.


The Office of Global Education is located in Cottrell Hall, Suite 142. Building #12 on the HPU Campus Map.

Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280

Click here to meet our staff.


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