Sciences Po Regional Campuses

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In addition to studying at the main Sciences Po campus in Paris where classes are offered in French and English, GW students may enroll at one of Science Po’s six regional campuses, each of which has its own distinct academic focus.

Dijon (Central and Eastern European campus)

The program in Dijon focuses on the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, offering courses on European Affairs that are taught in both French and English. With students of more than twenty nationalities, the Dijon campus resembles a “miniature” Europe. Students are taught in a 19th century building near Palace Darcy and can choose from specialized classes that may include:

  • 1989: A Moment of Global Change
  • Region and European Contemporary Society
  • Minorities in Central and Eastern Europe
  • A Foreign Policy Actor: External Relations of the EU
  • Visions of the European Union

Language requirement: 6 semesters of French

Le Havre (Euro-Asian campus)

The harbor city of Le Havre is less than two hours from Paris by train and the campus is conveniently located in the center of the city. It offers an academic program that promotes an understanding of relationships between Europe and Asia. Courses are offered primarily in English, but students may choose to study the French language in addition to other courses, which may include:

  • Comparative History of Europe and Asia (1815-1910)
  • Economic Models in Asia
  • India and the World
  • Politics and Societies in Asia

Language requirement: None

Menton (Middle-East and Mediterranean campus)

The campus in Menton, situated on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in the southern part of France, draws one third of its students from Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, and many other Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries. Enriched by this immersive culture, academics focus on geopolitical issues of the Middle East, Maghreb and the Gulf States. Student may take courses in French, Arabic, and English and specialized courses may include:

  • Arab Political Thought
  • The Middle East: Crises and Hope
  • Introductions to the Study of Islam
  • Gender Issues in the Middle East
  • Sociology of the Arab State

Language requirement: None

Nancy (French-German campus)

The program in Nancy is focused on the European Union, particularly the relationship between France and Germany. Courses are taught in French, German, and English and the campus welcomes approximately 300 students. Students come primarily from French and German speaking countries.  This program is best-suited for a student with near-fluency in French, German, and English. Specialized classes open to exchange students include:

  • Political Theories
  • Russian and Turkish Cooperation in the New Energy Game
  • Narrative Literature in the Weimar Republic
  • German Foreign Policy: Sources, History and Tendencies since 2003

Language requirement: 6 semesters French AND 6 semesters German

Poitiers (Latin-American campus)

The academic program in Poitiers focuses on issues taking place in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. This campus welcomes approximately 200 students.  Courses are taught in French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Students come primarily from France, Spain, Portugal, and Latin America and near-fluency in French, Spanish, or Portuguese is required. Specialized courses may include:

  • Gender studies
  • Everyday life in England at the end of the medieval period
  • Geopolitics of the Caribbean

Language requirement: 6 semesters French AND 6 semesters Spanish or Portuguese

Reims (Euro-American campus)

Just a 45-minute train ride from Paris, students come to Reims to study transatlantic relations with a focus on Canada, the United States, and the European Union. The academic program, taught primarily in English, offers a comparative approach to relationships between Europe and North America. Students may take courses in French or English with specialized topics that may include:

  • Law in a World of Multiple Legal Orders
  • The History of the West: 1776-1877
  • U.S. Security and Defense Policy

The Reims campus also offers a certificate-awarding exchange specifically designed for international students. Students are offered tailor-made courses and choose one of three majors: International Affairs & Strategy, European Affairs, or Business & Economics. Students are awarded a “Certificate in Social Sciences and Humanities” upon successful completion of their semester.

Language requirement: None