Working in the country that lent its language to diplomacy, and in the city that has hosted more treaty negotiations than any other, students discover International Relations both through its theoretical bases and by focusing on key issues of the day. Subjects covered include globalization and its political, economic, and social effects; environmental challenges; new forms of war and peace; the changing nature of security challenges; peacekeeping operations; the regional complexities of areas like the Middle East, Africa, and South-East Asia; and the relationships and rivalries that define global order today.
Oxbridge in Paris takes place in the Lycée Notre-Dame de Sion, a top private school in the 6th arrondissement, adjacent to the Luxembourg Gardens.
- Breakfast in the dining hall
- classes on topics as diverse as Art History or Medicine meet in classrooms, labs, studios, or out and about in Paris
- students can choose to have lunch at any local restaurants or sandwich shops in town
- three afternoons a week, classes meet again. When there is no class, they are free to join in organized activities or trips and tours in and around Paris
- dinner in the dining hall
- evening activities, events, or shows
- Access to cultural sites and local events
- extracurricular activities, workshops, and event offerings
- continuous support
- on-site staff of experienced professionals
- local meals
In Paris, students stay in a centrally located boarding school and are housed in either single or double dorm-style rooms. They have access to shared facilities.
Students on the Oxbridge in Paris program choose one Major course and one Minor course to study for the month. They have the option of studying in English or French.
Every class is designed to use Paris as a teaching tool. When students are not in class, they have access to a full range of optional activities designed to help them discover Paris and immerse themselves in French life.