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Sciences Po

Study away for a semester at Science Po, in the Saint-Germain neighborhood, located in the heart of Paris.

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Program Overview

About Sciences Po

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The name Sciences Po is an abbreviation of the school's official name: Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Paris Institute of Political Studies).

Sciences Po's prestigious urban campus is in the historical Saint-Germain neighborhood, located in the heart of Paris. Each year, Sciences Po's staff, faculty and 7,500 students welcome over 1,000 exchange students from over 300 partner schools, making them an important part of the student community and the university's academic mission. The Exchange Programme allows international students to become familiar with the institution's particular educational and methodological approach for which Sciences Po is internationally reputed. In order to maximize the benefits of the Exchange Programme for exchange students, special attention is paid to addressing the specific needs of international students via an Exchange Programme for English as well as French speakers; French foreign language instruction; methodology courses; tutoring services; orientation programs; and numerous courses on the historic, economic, political and sociological facets of France and Europe. Students can combine specially tailored courses from Economics and Business with courses offered in other concentrations. Students may choose to study in English, in French or in both languages.

 

Term Dates

Sciences Po offers IBEX opportunities in the fall and spring semesters.

  • Fall semester: late-August to late-December
  • Spring semester: late-January to late-May

Dates are approximate and may be subject to change.

 

Housing and Living Costs

  • Housing: approximately €700 – 900/month. Sciences Po does not offer on-campus student housing. International students are offered help in arranging accommodation through Sciences Po's Housing Office. The Housing Office provides a list of contacts, and assistance with procedural matters where required.  Housing costs are approximately €700 – 900/month.
  • Food: approximately €300/month.
  • Transportation: €30 – 125/month.
  • Insurance: approximately €215. (In France, every student under 28 years old is required to register for the French student social security insurance system).
  • Visa: $190 USD for Campus France registration, $30 USD for VFS processing, and approximately $110 USD for a Long-Stay Student Visa.

€ = Euro

Find out more about IBEX tuition, housing, and other logistics.

 

Language of Instruction

English and French

 

Student Services

Students are treated as full-time Sciences Po students and have access to all facilities and are eligible for internships on request. French foreign language instruction, methodology courses, tutoring services, orientation programs, and numerous courses on the historic, economic, political, and sociological facets of France and Europe are offered.


Academic Information

If you are accepted to IBEX, you will attend two individual advising meetings to plan and revise your schedule: one with NYU Stern Academic Advising and one with the NYU Stern International Programs team. As you build your academic schedule for your semester abroad, carefully review and consider the following course information.

 

IBEX Course Information

  • You may take a full semester of business classes while abroad on IBEX.
  • Leave room for at least two general electives in your schedule. This allows you to:
    • Take interesting, location-specific courses not offered at Stern, and
    • Have more flexibility during the course registration process.
  • Reference the IBEX Course Guide: What you can or cannot take.
    • You can take a maximum of two classes per concentration.
    • Accounting courses cannot be taken for credit toward the Accounting or CPA majors/concentrations.
    • All IBEX grades will transfer back to NYU Stern as Pass/Fail.

 

Previously Approved Courses

  • Listed below are courses that were taken previously by Stern IBEX students and have already been approved for a specific NYU equivalent.
  • There is no guarantee that the courses listed here will be offered during the specific semester you study abroad. It is important to be flexible. Have a Plan A and Plan B and the space to take some electives.
  • If a course is already listed below as approved, it does not need to be reviewed again, unless you want to see if it will count towards a new requirement.

 

Finding New Courses

  • You are not limited to only taking the courses listed on this page.
  • If you see a course on Science Po's website that you would like to take, but it is not listed below, you must submit the syllabus to Stern’s International Programs team for approval.
  • Once Sciences Po publishes its confirmed courses for the semester you will be attending, you can revise your list as needed based on what is being offered.
  • Sciences Po offers several different types of courses with varying credits:
    • Lecture course: 10 ECTS = 5 NYU credits
    • Seminar course: 5 ECTS = 3 NYU credits
    • Elective course : 5 ECTS = 3 NYU credits
    • Language course: 5 ECTS = 3 NYU credits
    • Artistic workshop: 5 ECTS = 3 NYU credits

 

Special Notes

  • Stern students wishing to take courses at Sciences Po in Paris should be prepared to take Economics, Politics, or Elective courses only. Sciences Po's other limited business courses are only available at its satellite campus in Reims. All of the courses listed below are offered at the Paris campus.
 

List of Approved Courses

List of Approved Courses

Course Title Abroad

NYU Credits

Course Equivalent at NYU

Semester Taken

DHIS 25A11 Comparing Jewish Modernities: Jews in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, 1789-1948 3 Cultures and Context Fall 2021
DSPO 25A29 Islam in Europe and North America 3 Cultures and Context Fall 2021
DAFF 25A60 European Jihadism: A Political Sociology, From the Afghan War to ISIS and Beyond (1980-2020) 3 Cultures and Context Fall 2021
DHUM - 25A09 - Utopian and Dystopian Visions in Literature, Film and the Arts 3 Texts and Ideas Fall 2021
DHUM 25A21 - Happiness, Health and Well-Being: Practical philosophy - Ancient and Modern 3 Texts and Ideas Fall 2021

DHUM 25A05 Introduction to Liberal Thinking

3

Texts and Ideas

Spring 2019

ASPO 25A12 War, peace and the sovereign state: political thought from Machiavelli to Kant

5

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2018

BECO 1835A International Macroeconomics and Finance

3

ECON-UB 11 Economics of Global Business

Spring 2017

BECO 1540A International Trade and Globalisation

3

ECON-UB 11 Economics of Global Business

Spring 2017

DECO 1900 Economics & Ethics

3

SOIM-UB 12 Professional Responsibility & Leadership (PRL) for 2 credits PLUS 1 Stern Elective credit

Fall 2015

DSOC 25A01 - Economic Sociology  3 General Non-Stern Elective  Fall 2021
ASOC 25A11 Gender and Sociology 5 General Non-Stern Elective  Fall 2021
DHUM 25A16 Thinking Photography Through Text and Image 3 General Non-Stern Elective  Fall 2021
DHIS 25A03 Introduction to Disability Studies 3 General Non-Stern Elective  Fall 2021

AMES 25A00 Perspectives in Economics and Sociology: Issues of Migration, Discrimination, Justice and Religion

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Spring 2019

BSPO 1750 Grands Enjeux de la Construction Européenne

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Spring 2019

CHUM 1435 l'Histoire au Musée

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Spring 2019

CHUM 25F13 Sources Religieuses de Culture Occidentale

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Spring 2019

CSOC 25F02 Sociologie du Travail

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Spring 2019

BECO 1615 – Dynamique de l’Économie Mondiale : du Pilotage Macroéconomique aux Réformes Structurelles

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Spring 2019

CAFF 25F17 Histoire Globale des Relations 

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Spring 2019

DHIS 25A07 International History of Africa

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Spring 2019

DHUM 25A12 The Sacred and the Profane: Anthropological Perspectives on Power, Ecstasy, and Violence

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Spring 2019

DSPO 25A03 Political Theology

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Fall 2018

ASPO 25A11 Comparative Politics

5

General Non-Stern Elective 

Fall 2018

DSPO 2345A The Concept of Empire

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Fall 2017

DSPO 2355A European Integration

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Fall 2017

LFRA 52D0 Français B1

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Fall 2017

BAFF 1600A Strategic Studies

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Fall 2017

BAFF 1605A Introduction to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Fall 2017

DAFF 2850A Gender and Development

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Fall 2017

BSPO 1255A Social Policies in Europe

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Fall 2017

ADRO 1135A EU Competition Law

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Spring 2017

BSOC 1515A Sociology of Organizations

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Spring 2017

LFRA 51D0 Français A2

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Spring 2016

BECO 1600A Political Economy of Central Banking

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Spring 2016, Spring 2017

BSPO 1700A Political Psychology

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Spring 2016

DECO 1990A Circular Economy

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Spring 2016

DHUM 1320A Intro to Liberal Thinking

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Spring 2016

BEXP 15A00 Human Rights, Society and Law

3

General Stern Elective 

Spring 2019

DSOC 25A00 Comparative Social Policy: A Multidisciplinary Outlook   Advanced Global Business Elective Fall 2021
DSPO 25A02 European Integration and Its Challenges: The Euro, Migration, and Populism   Advanced Global Business Elective Fall 2021

BDRO 1645A/DDRO25A11 - Introduction to Comparative Contract Law

3

Advanced Global Business Elective

Spring 2019

BSPO 1860A Varieties of Regulatory Capitalism

3

Advanced Global Business Elective

Spring 2019

DDRO 25A01 Public International Law

3

Advanced Global Business Elective

Spring 2019

DDRO25A05 Introduction to Competition Law

3

Advanced Global Business Elective

Spring 2019

DDRO 25A10 Global Environmental Governance

3

Advanced Global Business Elective

Spring 2019

DDRO 25A13 - LEGAL ECONOMIC MECHANISMS

3

Advanced Global Business Elective

Spring 2019

DECO 25A03 - The European Union in the World Economy

3

Advanced Global Business Elective

Spring 2019

DECO 25A13 Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain: New Challenges for Banks and Central Banks

3

Advanced Global Business Elective

Spring 2019

DECO 25A04 Global Economic History

3

Advanced Economics Elective or Advanced Global Business Elective

Spring 2019

AECO 25A00 - Trade and International Finance 5 3 credits toward Advanced Economics Elective OR Advanced Finance Elective PLUS 2 General Stern (business) electives Fall 2021
Contemporary Perspectives in Financial and Banking Regulation 3 Advanced Economics Elective Fall 2021
DECO 25A31 Economics of the EU 3 Advanced Economics Elective Fall 2021
DECO 25A25 Urban Economics 3 Advanced Economics Elective Fall 2021
DECO 25A02 Behavioral Game Theory 3 Advanced Economics Elective Fall 2021
DECO 25A27 Advanced Econometrics 3 Advanced Economics Elective Fall 2021

BECO 1870A Topics in the Political Economy

3

Advanced Economics Elective

Spring 2019

BEXP 15A01 Economics of Poverty

3

Advanced Economics Elective

Spring 2019

BMET25A01 Introduction to Econometrics

3

Advanced Economics Elective

Spring 2019

DECO25A12 Emerging Economies and Societies

3

Advanced Economics Elective

Spring 2019

DECO 1865A The Age of Economists: A History and a Critique

3

Advanced Economics Elective

Fall 2017

DECO 2095A Development Economics

3

Business Economics Elective

Fall 2017

BECO 1620A Law & Economics

3

Business Economics Elective

Fall 2016

DECO 25A06 Agriculture, Food, and Globalization 3 Sustainable Business Elective (Issue Area) Fall 2021
DDRO 25A02 Sustainable Development Law 3 Sustainable Business Elective (Issue Area) Fall 2021
DSPO 25A23 Environmental Politics 3 Sustainable Business Elective (Issue Area) Fall 2021

DECO 2075A Financial Stability

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Spring 2017

DAFF 3055A The Mediterranean Space

3

Regional Political Economy (BPE only)

Fall 2017