Bienvenue!

Welcome to the School in France handbook! Please use the Table of Contents below or the menu above to navigate to different sections of the Handbook.

Middlebury endeavors to present an accurate overview of the programs, facilities, and fees of the Schools Abroad in this publication. However, Middlebury reserves the right to alter any programs, facilities, fees, policies and/or procedures described in this publication without notice or obligation. This handbook is published on the Middlebury Schools Abroad website; any changes after initial publication will be made on the web and such changes shall supersede all prior versions of this handbook.

Bienvenue!

Welcome Letter
Contact Information
Statement of Non-Discrimination

Pre-Departure

Costs and Expenses
Student Visa
Customs
International Students
Registering with the Department of State
Travel to France
General Packing Suggestions

Arrival in France

Immigration
Travel to Paris
Travel to Bordeaux
Travel to Poitiers
Getting Settled
On-Site Academic Orientation

Academics

Academics in Paris
Academics in Bordeaux and Poitiers
Credit
Course Registration
French-Style Education
Resources
Learning Outside the Classroom
Grade Equivalency

Life in France

Validating Your Visa
Housing
Eating in France
Local Transportation
Traveling within France

Health and Safety

Hospitals and Medical Services
Psychological Health and Counseling
Drugs
Water
Staying Safe in France
Global Rescue
Sexual Assault and Harassment

Money

Currency Exchange
Money and Banking
Emergency Cash

Communication

Communication and Immersion
Language Pledge
Mail
Internet and Email
Phones

Local Resources

Emergency Numbers
US Embassy Contact
Local Information

Academic Calendar

Re-Entry Resources