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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. Students applying to GW Paris may not apply to any other GW Study Programs or Exchanges. They must rank GW Paris as their first choice to be considered for admission. 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!