French field study and internship programs
IFE is a French not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1987. IFE serves as a resource for advancing transatlantic understanding and contributing to French and European Studies in the US, principally by exposing students in depth and in situ to contemporary French and European society.
|The foundation of IFE’s work is it’s Field Study and Internship program model (in Paris, Strasbourg, Brussels), with its detailed emphasis on making the European workplace accessible to students as a productive learning and research space.|
The keys to understanding IFE’s success can be found in the restricted size of its enrollments, its focus on one small area of the world, its embedded presence and dense local networks in that area, and its individual approach and commitment to designing the best possible international education for each student it enrolls.
Through IFE’s programs, students plunge into contemporary France or Belgium, alongside committed professionals, and discover European society as it is: complex, stimulating, contradictory, creative.