Education: U.S. College in Paris

For Americans, going to college in Paris has traditionally assayed high in romance (a garret out of La Boheme, professorial brilliance in a drafty Sorbonne classroom) and low on education (the French was hard to follow, the credits usually nontransferable). Last week, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, a school opened to provide both Parisian culture and American credits.

How to get such an education is the annual problem of some 4,000 college-ready children of Americans living in France or neighboring countries. Going home is costly and involves long family separation. The obvious need is an American college, and two years...

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