Exchange Programs

Opportunities for Professional Development Abroad: Qualified graduate students may apply for our year-long educational exchange with the Université Paris VII, our semester-long exchange with the Sorbonne, or for a teaching assistantship in our Arizona in Paris summer program.

Billy Lebbs, 2014-15 Paris VII Exchange Student

Lecteur/Lectrice d’Anglais, Paris VII

One-year appointment as exchange lecteur/lectrice at 12 hours per week in the U.F.R. d’Etudes Anglophones, Institut d’Anglais Charles V. Teach English language classes in language laboratories and conversation classes (30 weeks) plus 4 weeks of orientation and exam period. 

  • An excellent opportunity for linguistic and cultural immersion
  • Appointment is for a full academic year from September to June 
  • Salary is competitive, medical benefits are provided 

Selection Criteria:

  • Applicants must be continuing graduate students at the University of Arizona in French or SLAT in good standing (3.0 GPA or better for all courses); priority will be given to French MA students & SLAT students
  • Native proficiency in English
  • Proficiency in French
  • Collegiality and ability to work effectively with others; excellent rapport with students, and demonstrated willingness to take the time to help and advise them
  • Be a good “ambassador” of the University of Arizona and the Department of French and Italian abroad


Charles Norton, 2013-13 Paris VII Exchange Student organizing a concert with 123...Rap!



One-year appointment as exchange lecteur/lectrice. Teach undergraduates mostly (freshman composition, freshman and sophomore American, British and Commonwealth countries’ civilization and history, conversation classes focused, or not, on specific topics in literature and civilization); participate in and organize extracurricular activities: informal lunchtime conversation groups, parlor games in English etc; hold one office hour weekly, be a good ambassador of the UA.

Selection Criteria:

  • Applicants must be continuing graduate students at the University of Arizona in good standing (3.0 GPA minimum), priority will be given to French MA students
  • good command of French;
  • native proficiency in English and a K-12 education in American schools
  • Collegiality and ability to work effectively with others, excellent rapport with students

Salary and conditions

  • Net salary: around 1200 euros/month (tax inclusive), 12-month work contract;
  • Teaching load: 200 hours per year + possibility to teach extra hours (40 euros/hour not tax-inclusive);
  • Number of weeks: twenty-six (26) weeks of class but presence in Montpellier is required except during normal vacation periods for meetings and invigilation.

Application Procedure for both exchanges:

Send the following to the Director of Graduate Studies at by February 1st:

  • Letter of interest, including personal goals for the academic year
  • Names of two referees
  • Curriculum Vitae

Candidates are selected by the French Graduate Studies committee; Paris VII and UPVM make the final decision.