The Summer University offers several cycles, in French and English, taught by academics from the Sorbonne Université cluster.

There are 15 hours of lectures per week, 3 hours a day, Monday to Friday, in the morning or afternoon, depending on the course. This rhythm allows participants to enjoy classes, and also visit Paris afterward. You can register for more than one course.

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Program for Summer 2019:

  • Cycle 1 - At the sources of European culture: Greco-Roman Antiquity
  • Cycle 2 - Europe in the Enlightenment
  • Cycle 3 - Modernity and postmodernity
  • Cycle 4 - French cuisine and gastronomy: an exceptional art de vivre
  • Cycle 5 - The Sorbonne in English
  • Cycle 6 - The classics of French literature
  • Cycle 7 - Paris, the making of a capital: 5 000 years of history (in French)
  • Cycle 7 bis - Paris, the making of a capital: 5 000 years of history
  • Cycle 8 - French women
  • Cycle 9 - French identities 1
  • Cycle 10 - French identities 2
  • Cycle 11 - Looks at youth
  • Cycle 12 - the big currents of philosophy - upcoming program
  • Cycle 13 - The big names in the history of France

Dates for Summer 2019:

  • Week 1: from 1 to 5 July 2019
  • Week 2: from 8 to 12 July 2019
  • Week 3: from 15 to 19 July 2019
  • Week 4: from 22 to 26 July 2019

Please note that Sorbonne Université reserves the right to change or cancel courses.

Programmes taught in:
  • French
  • English

This school also offers:

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Sorbonne University - Summer School

The Sorbonne University offers, in collaboration with SIAL, French courses (as a foreign language). Each course is 2 weeks long. 6 levels are available: level A1.1, A1.2, ... [+]

The Sorbonne University offers, in collaboration with SIAL, French courses (as a foreign language). Each course is 2 weeks long.

6 levels are available: level A1.1, A1.2, A2, B1, B2 and C1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

A1.1, A1.2, A2 and B1: 40 hours in total

The hours of courses for these levels consist of general French courses only, during which students work on several skills: oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral expression, and written expression. The chosen themes and media further enable participants to become familiar with different aspects of French cultural life, including lifestyles, the French education and University system, and the history of the Latin Quarter.... [-]

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Sorbonne University - Summer School

This cycle invites to discover France and French people through their food cultures and their gastronomy: all that goes around the table, in France, in fact, has nothing ... [+]

Dates and schedule

Duration: one week

Week 2: From the 8th until the 12th of July 2019 From Monday to Friday from 9.30 AM until 12.30 PM, Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th of July from 2 PM until 5 PM Week 3: From the 15th of the 19th July 2019 Monday to Friday from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM, Wednesday, the 10th of July and Thursday the 11th, Thursday the 12th from 2 PM to 5 PM

A wine and cheese workshop is also scheduled every week. The date is to be determined.

Attention

The number of places is limited.

Program

This cycle invites to discover France and French people through their food cultures and their gastronomy: all that goes around the table, in France, in fact, has nothing insignificant and leaves no one indifferent. For many, on the contrary, it is a passion; a passion consecrated by the classification in 2010, on the initiative of UNESCO, the "gastronomic meal of the French" to the intangible heritage of humanity. We can not pay better tribute to the European and global influence of gastronomy and of “arts de la table” developed in France over the centuries!... [-]

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Sorbonne University - Summer School

This cycle presents the role of French women in the history of France and their influence in the arts and literature. ... [+]

Dates and schedule

Duration: one week

Week 3: From the 15th until the 19th July 2019 Week 4: From the 22nd until the 26th July 2019

From 9.30 AM until 12.30 PM

Program

This cycle presents the role of French women in the history of France and their influence in the arts and literature.

French women and diplomacy since modern times to the present day Isabelle Dasque, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Women, actresses of the history of France Nathalie Duval, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université The female body of the nineteenth century to the present day Nathalie Duval, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université The Parisian between myth and reality Nathalie Duval, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Specificities of female writing: some tracks Catherine Helbert, French literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Fees Enrolment before 28/02/19 Enrolment before 30/04/19 Enrolment after 01/05/19 Full fee 360 € 405 € 450 € Former Université d'été participants 270 € 303,75 € 337,50 € Staff and students enrolled at Sorbonne Université 2018/2019 * ** 180 € 202,50 € 225 € Jobseekers, retirees and people with disabilities *: 225 € ... [-]
France Paris
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Sorbonne University - Summer School

Program: The young woman in literature; The young man in literature; Birth of youth (19th-20th century); Bandit, thug, chenapan! When the youth is scary (19th-20th). ... [+]

Dates and schedule

Duration: one week

Week 3: From the 15th until the 19th of July 2019

From 2 PM until 5 PM

Program The young woman in literature Sophie Marchand, langue et littérature française, Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne Université The young man in literature Boris Lyon-Caen, langue et littérature française, Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne Université Birth of youth (19th-20th century) Arnaud Houte, Histoire, Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne Université Bandit, thug, chenapan! When the youth is scary (19th-20th) Arnaud Houte, Histoire, Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne Université Course to be confirmed Fees Enrolment before 28/02/19 Enrolment before 30/04/19 Enrolment after 01/05/19 Full fee 360 € 405 € 450 € Former Université d'été participants 270 € 303,75 € 337,50 € Staff and students enrolled at Sorbonne Université 2018/2019 * ** 180 € 202,50 € 225 € Jobseekers, retirees and people with disabilities *: 225 € ... [-]
France Paris
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Sorbonne University - Summer School

People coming to Paris are often eager to know the capital, through what connects architecture and urbanism. The overall idea of this cycle is to offer a panoramic view o ... [+]

Dates and schedule

Duration: one week

Week 3: From the 15th until the 19th of July 2019

From 9.30 AM until 12.30 PM and from 2 PM until 5 PM

Attention

Please note that seats are limited.

Program

People coming to Paris are often eager to know the capital, through what connects architecture and urbanism. The overall idea of this cycle is to offer a panoramic view of Paris through five major historical periods of its development:

From the origins of Parisii to the birth of the ancient city Nathalie Ginoux, History of art and archeology, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Medieval Paris Rose-Marie Ferré, History of art and archeology, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université The Haussmannian Paris Jean-Baptiste Minnaert, History of art and archeology, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Paris in the 20th century Jean-Baptiste Minnaert, History of art and archeology, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Paris of today and tomorrow. From urban consumption areas to knowledge spaces. Patrizia Ingalina, Geography, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université ... [-]
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Sorbonne University - Summer School

The history of France is lined with emblematic characters, women or men, known to all. They each, in their own way, left their mark and shaped this country. This cycle sh ... [+]

Dates and schedule

Duration: one week

Week 2: From the 8th until the 12th of July 2019

From 9.30AM until 12.30PM

Program

The history of France is lined with emblematic characters, women or men, known to all. They each, in their own way, left their mark and shaped this country.

This cycle shows the imprint left by five famous French characters, between legend and reality.

Louis XIV (to be confirmed) Lucien Bely, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université La Fayette Jean-François Dunyach, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Charles De Gaulle Isabelle Davion, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Napoleon (to be confirmed) Jacques-Olivier Boudon, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Joan of Arc (ca 1412-1431), national heroine or witness of the history of her time? Romain Telliez, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Fees Enrolment before 28/02/19 Enrolment before 30/04/19 Enrolment after 01/05/19 Full fee 360 € 405 € 450 € Former Université d'été participants 270 € 303,75 € 337,50 € Staff and students enrolled at Sorbonne Université 2018/2019 * ** 180 € 202,50 € 225 € Jobseekers, retirees and people with disabilities *: 225 € ... [-]
France Paris
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Sorbonne University - Summer School

What are the main characteristics of France (art, literature, geography, history, and science)? ... [+]

Dates and schedule

Duration: one week

Week 3: From the 15th until the 19th of July 2019 Week 4: From the 22nd until the 26th of July 2019

From 2 PM until 5 PM

Program

What are the main characteristics of France (art, literature, geography, history, and science)?

Week 3 - course to be determined Week 4 - The French Revolution Jean-François Dunyach, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Can we sell culture as a product? France responds Yann Migoubert, greek, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université course to be determined France in American films Michel Echeverry, English language and literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Introduction to French Poetry Nicholas Manning, English language and literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Fees Enrolment before 28/02/19 Enrolment before 30/04/19 Enrolment after 01/05/19 Full fee 360 € 405 € 450 € Former Université d'été participants 270 € 303,75 € 337,50 € Staff and students enrolled at Sorbonne Université 2018/2019 * ** 180 € 202,50 € 225 € Jobseekers, retirees and people with disabilities *: 225 € ... [-]
France Paris
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