PALAIS BOURBON FELLOWSHIPS
a Unique Opportunity to learn about French Legislation
CSULB American graduate students are welcome to apply to our 3 months program in Paris. The French American Fund provides a unique opportunity to learn about the legislative process at the Palais Bourbon both at the Assemblée Nationale and Senate at the invitation of a French Deputy of the France-United States Friendship Group. In addition students will enroll in the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University program. Fellowships as part-time legislative aides run from late August to December (please refer to program dates). As part of the fellowship program at the University, students are invited to join seminars on selected topics. (This section will be completed shortly).
University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
1. Legislative Assignment
Students will intern within the prestigious Palais Bourbon, a historical building at the heart of French institutional life; it provides a unique opportunity for American students willing to study about French legislation and the making of Law and Democracy. The MPs, elected by all French citizens, form the National Assembly which passes laws, monitors government action and evaluates public policy. [Source: Assemblée Nationale]
2. academic Studies
In addition to Palais Bourbon part time legislative assignements, students will enroll in one of the many courses available for international exchange students at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Specialising in humanities and social sciences, the university offers a rich panel of courses that are part of the European Higher Education System. More information available here.
"Classes part of the European Higher Education system".
The University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne offers courses in 3 main disciplines: law & political science ; economics & management ; arts & humanities. These disciplines are taught in 10 research and teaching departments (UFR). In addition students are welcome to join cultural acitvities and on-campus seminars throughout the semester. These actvities provide a unique oppportunity to discover and appreciate French culture and the best Paris and France has to offer to visiting international exchange students. Several schemes enable you to obtain invitations and reductions to artistic events in the Paris region.
Paris based Palais Bourbon Fellowships provide a unique approach to international relations and French government institutions, global economics, diplomacy and intercultural relations; students get a chance to experience a new field in international legislation and the making of law; not only does this program provide a platform from which students can gain hands on experience and high level knowledge and relationships; it also gives them additional tools to launch their career upon completion of their studies.