The 18 WEEK SEMESTER
The Paris Field Study and Internship program takes place in both the fall and spring, over the course of an 18 week semester. The semester begins with 5 weeks of intensive interdisciplinary courses, followed by a 12 week full time internship, in the student’s field. During the internship, students conduct independent field research, delving into a topic indepth and producing a 30 page paper on subject.
|Weeks 1-5||Coursework in preparation for active involvement in the professional life of an organization.|
|Weeks 6||A break period to enable students to travel and rest before beginning their internship.|
The internship period
|It is during this period that student-interns, working with their IFE research advisor, also develop and complete an independent research project on a topic related to the work of their host organization.|