The Stanford Program in Paris hosts around 100 Stanford undergraduate students every year. While students’ specializations vary greatly, the academic objective of the program is to offer all students an essential tool for understanding the underpinnings of French culture, language, politics and society.

Participants in the program come to terms with both the myth and the reality of France today, through participation in courses offered in French, in internships, and through ongoing research in French centers of higher learning.

During their stay, students explore and make good use of all the exceptionally rich resources Paris has to offer. Among these are the privileged contacts they cultivate with alumni and the Stanford Club of France (Stanford in Paris Mentor Program). Over the years these contacts have come to represent one of the highlights of their stay in France.