Internships, Scholarships and Programs to go to France


The following programs are designed to help students or teachers go to France.

Please visit the portal of the French Embassy Cultural Services for more information about grant and fellowships opportunities.

Teachers can find more information about the professional development programs offered by the French Embassy in the United States on this webpage.

Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)

The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers American students the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

Please visit the French Embassy in the US website for more information. Applications open each Fall at

Chateaubriand Fellowship in Social Sciences & the Humanities

HSS Chateaubriand is a fellowship program offered by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US. It targets outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Please visit this website for more information, or contact

Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant

This program aims at giving students enrolled in an American University an opportunity to discover France. It is open to sophomore, junior & senior students who are enrolled in a double major including one major in French and one major in another discipline. Consideration will also be given to students enrolled in a minor/certificate in French and majoring in another subject.

Applications from students who are in a course combining French and a non-humanities major such as pre-med, law, engineering, sciences, computer sciences, mathematics, business & management are encouraged.

Please visit this page for more information.