Paris Language Prerequisite

All students in the Paris program are expected to speak French with their peers, the staff & instructors at the center, at Stanford course excursions, at group meals, and with their host families. This effort is essential in order to contribute to true cultural immersion within the program, and to improve language skills while overseas.

paris Prerequisites

  • Participants must have completed FRENLANG 3 or FRENLANG 2A.
  • The language prerequisite has been waived for STEM students participating in the Principles of Biochemistry course during winter quarter.
  • Preference will be given to students with additional language study.

stanford language center

  • All students, including native speakers, are expected to demonstrate their level of language ability (writing, verbal and reading) by providing results of a recent language placement test or previous coursework. Please set up an appointment to speak with Allison Kopp at the Stanford Language Center.
  • For students who have completed the language prerequisite by other means, please contact the Stanford Language Center to determine if that preparation serves as an equivalent prerequisite.