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University of Paris Sorbonne - Paris IV

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As one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world, the Sorbonne (Université Paris Sorbonne - Paris IV) has a long and proud history of excellence.  Originally founded in 1253 as a school of theology, today the Sorbonne offers courses in nearly every discipline and is spread across several campuses.  GSE students will attend courses at the Sorbonne’s central campus offered by the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne.  For over seven centuries the Sorbonne’s central campus has stood in the same location of the Latin Quarter, within short walking distance of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral.  This lively area is home to many local and international students and is full of bustling cafés, bars, and restaurants.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations
 Must be at least 18 years of age
 2.5 cumulative GPA
 One semester of college level French or equivalent (recommended)
 Must submit an unofficial high school or college transcript
University Facts
 Located in the vibrant Latin Quarter of Paris
 Originally founded in 1253 as a school of theology
 One of the most ancient universities in Europe; it has housed lectures in the same site for more than 700 years
 In 1968 it was the starting point of the cultural revolution known as "The French May"
 Over 24,800 students and 1,500 faculty and staff personnel
 Hosts about 5,000 international students annually

French Verbal Grade US Verbal Equivalent French Number Grade US Letter Equivalent

Trés Bien

Very High Honors 16-20  A+


High Honors 14-15.9 A

Assez Bien

With Honors 12-13.9 B


Pass/Satisfactory 10-11.9 C


----- 8-9.9 D


Failed 0-7 F

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