Hollins was among the first colleges in the nation to offer an international study program — in Paris, in 1955. We combine outstanding classes, field trips, and specialized academics for a rich cultural experience. Hollins Abroad-Paris is open to students at other colleges and universities.
Advanced, Full Immersion in French
For French majors and minors
Students in this study abroad Paris program take four courses in French led by Hollins Abroad-Paris faculty. Other courses in a variety of subjects are available at local French universities. Students in the full-immersion track may apply for an internship in the second semester.
English/French Dual Language Program
For students less proficient in French
Students in this study abroad Paris program take two mandatory core courses led by Hollins Abroad faculty and two other courses in English. These are in areas such as business, international studies, art history, fine arts, and fashion.
Exploring the City of Light
My room is a mélange of beautiful antique furniture and has an enormous window that fills the room with light. Paris, I think, could be my city. I could easily see myself in a little apartment in Montmartre or near the church of St. Genevieve.Johnna Henry
Living in Paris
Most students live with Parisian hosts to experience daily life in Paris and hone their conversational French. We have a variety of placements, so you choose to live with hosts who match your lifestyle. Most of our hosts have been with our program for many years and are highly rated by past participants.
Many of our instructors have studied and taught at the Sorbonne and other renowned universities in Paris. Our full-time director is a native of Paris who has studied and taught in the U.S. and is a specialist in French language and literature. She works with students to ensure each has the best possible academic and personal experience.