Application deadline October 6th!

MIT’s Global Studies and Languages invites undergraduates to apply for the January Scholars in France program. Eight students will be selected to experience two weeks of tutored immersion in the cultural life of Paris. Airfare, lodging, guided tours, and field trips costs are covered by MIT. MIT French faculty member, Bruno Perreau and Paris-based tour guides will lead your explorations. You will discover both famous landmarks and hidden treasures.

MIT French faculty member, Bruno Perreau and Paris-based tour guides will lead your exploration of major landmarks (like the Louvre), and give you a behind-the-scenes look at urban and cultural life. We will visit (for instance) the backstage at Comédie-Française, see how Line #7 of the metro works, observe the machinery that operates the elevators at the Eiffel Tower, and meet the people who weave the tapestries at the Gobelins.

Applications are open to MIT undergraduates who have completed French IV or above at MIT. Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated commitment to French Studies at MIT, French minors, and French concentrators. January Scholars is not an IAP subject, and there’s no credit or grade awarded.

Trip dates: January 3-18, 2017
Application deadline: Thurs., Oct. 6, 2016 (by midnight)


Following the review of submitted applications, applicants will be informed as to their status. A select number of applicants will be invited to participate in interviews. As a result of the interview process, the final list of participants will be selected.

For selected participants, attendance at pre-trip orientation dinner is mandatory. Tentative date: TBD (details available in November).