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Paris is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in Europe. A center of business, art, culture and history, it has been attracting visiting students for centuries. Paris preserves its past with an eye to the future. As a dynamic and active capital it attracts students interested in International Affairs, Political Science, Business and much more.

GW Paris students are hosted at two of Europe’s top universities –the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, or Sciences Po, and the ESSEC Business School. Students participate in classes taught in English and French alongside French, American, and other international students. Classes can be large lectures or small discussion groups – offering the opportunity to experience very different sides of the French teaching and learning styles.  

Beyond the classroom, GW Paris staff offer support and arrange cultural activities and excursions for students. The GW Paris programs allow students to explore sides of France which many visitors never see, while at the same time participating in the GW Community.

The Office for Study Abroad nominates students to the host universities, which make final admissions decisions. The OSA will only nominate students to one university within GW Paris, and only to their first ranked university. Therefore, students applying to a university in GW Paris should apply to a backup outside of the program.  If nominated and accepted to a GW Paris university, students must attend the program.


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FOFAC Discount

Students studying abroad on a GW Exchange for the Fall Semester are eligible to receive an automatic $1500 tuition award if they join the Focus on Fall Abroad Community!