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Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), Menton
Menton, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
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Dept Offering Program: Study Abroad OIP Program Type: Study Abroad (semester)
Language of Instruction: Arabic, English, French Language Prerequisite: Yes
Program Features: Academic Study Degree Level: 3 - Sophomore, 4 - Junior, 5 - Senior
Time Away: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester Housing options: Apartment (Shared), Dormitory
Program Group: Study Abroad OIP Program Adviser: Jordan Zilla
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Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), Menton

The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Undergraduate College of Menton focuses on political, economic and social issues in Mediterranean countries, the Middle East and the Gulf.


The campus’ multidisciplinary and fundamental teaching method consists of courses in Social Science (economics, law, history, sociology…), and courses specialized in the zone of the College’s interest (Political Economy of the Middle East, Geopolitics of the Middle East, History of the Arab-Islamic Civilization…) in three languages (French, Arabic and English), as well as language classes (English, Arabic, and French as second language, with the possibility for non-beginners to start Arabic and French).

The campus of Menton brings together international students from Europe, the Maghreb, the Middle East and the Gulf, as well as from the United States and Asia. It offers a curriculum in French and a complete curriculum in English, underpinned by the expertise of Sciences Po professors and researchers specialized in the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean zone, prestigious lecturers, and guest professors. Classes are complemented by extracurricular collective projects (Arabic publications, field trips in the Middle East, Spring School…). Located along the Mediterranean Sea, the Menton College provides international students with an ideal setting and exceptional living conditions, as well as personalized services and follow-up rendered possible by the small number of students on campus.

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Money Matters

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.
For estimated program costs, please click on the Budget Sheet at the top of this brochure.

Passport and Visa

Students are responsible for ensuring that their passports are valid for their entire stay in France. For further information on renewing or obtaining a U.S. passport, please consult the U.S. State Department passport website.
All students wishing to pursue studies in France for more than 90 days must first register with Campus France to obtain a student visa.
You must obtain your student visa at the appropriate consulate while you are in the U.S. The visa cannot be issued once you are in France. You are required to obtain an appointment on-line to apply for a visa. Please schedule your appointment as early as possible but within 60 days before departure to France. You may not apply more than 90 days prior to your departure. Applications by mail are not accepted.

All incomplete applications will be kept on file at the consulate until the missing documents are presented. Processing will begin only once the application is complete.

The consular administration has full authority to evaluate and request more documents than those submitted by the applicant. Submitting the following documents, while required, does not guarantee issuance of a visa.

International students (other than European Union nationals) residing in France for more than three months must obtain a “student” residence permit (which is distinct from a visa), within two months of their arrival in France.

Application Process

Eligibility: B average in the fall and spring preceding the semester abroad (Princeton requirement). Applicants should be good speakers of French and must have completed French 207 or above (or the equivalent). 

In order to apply, the appropriate study abroad adviser from Princeton must review your qualifications and nominate you for the program.
  1. Make an appointment with a study abroad adviser to discuss your interest in Sciences Po.
  2. Click "apply now" here on the GPS brochure to begin an application.
  3. Complete the study abroad application items listed in GPS by the GPS deadline.
OIP will review applications, and will then nominate qualified students to the program. After you have been nominated, Sciences Po will contact you via e-mail with application instructions. You can expect to be requested to provide the following items and can gather these in preparation:
  • Short essay on why you want to study at Sciences Po (can be same essay the one required for the Princeton Study Abroad Approval Process)
  • Passport photo
  • Official Princeton transcript
  • French language evaluation from a professor who knows your ability in the language or take the Sciences Po language evaluation online with the application.
In addition to a program application, students must also complete the Princeton Course approval form. This form is reviewed by the Committee on Examinations and Standing, which grants final approval to participate in the program. Students who meet the university eligibility requirements to study abroad and who have the support of their department are normally approved by the Committee.


Start planning your study abroad experience!

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Spring Semester 2019 10/26/2018 11/02/2018 TBA TBA
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