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European Council - Paris, France
Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Late Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Scholarship Available: Yes Housing Options: Dormitories
Minimum GPA: 2.0 (Undergrad) Graduate or Undergraduate: Undergraduate
Program Description:
University System of Georgia
European Council
Paris, France

EC Paris
Paris, one of the oldest and most fascinating cities in the world, has fired the imagination of artists, writers, and students for centuries. Picture yourself spending a summer studying in the “City of Light,” the “museum without walls,” immersed in history and surrounded by some of the world’s finest art, architecture, and music. As a participant in the Paris Study Program, you won’t have to imagine these things—you can live them.

The “Capital of the World” is your classroom as you study history where it was made, attend theater and music performances by world-renowned companies and ensembles, write in parks and cafés where Fitzgerald and Hemingway wrote, and learn French immersed in the language. Paris offers all of this and more as part of the study abroad program

Program Dates

June 30-August 3, 2015

Program Costs (subject to change)

Program Fee: $5200

Program fee includes:
Roundtrip airfare from Atlanta to Paris
Accommodations at Cite Universitiare
4 dinners per week
Unlimited travel on the metro and bus system
Dinner cruise on the Seine
Overnight trip to the casltes of the Loire valley
A primary health insurance policy

***Program fee does not include tuition.***

A $300 nonrefundable application fee is due at the time of application and is subtracted from your total fee.  Payment is made in two installments.  The first installment of $2,450 is due on March 9, 2015.  The second installment  of $2450 is due April 7, 2015.

4 passport photos due April 14th 
(late fees apply, see below for details). Photos MUST be passport photos that adhere to the passport agency’s rules and regulations for photos. Photos that are submitted that do not comply with these rules will be denied and late fees will still apply. Please visit the Department of State’s website for detailed passport information.

An electronic copy of your passport is due April 14th. Passports should be scanned and emailed to the European Council coordinator; faxed and mailed copies are not accepted. ($50 late fee if not received by email by 5pm on this date)

There is an all-day*Mandatory* orientation on May 16th in Milledgeville at the Georgia College & State University Campus. This meeting starts at 9am and is over at 4pm. Students who fail to attend will be penalized by dropping  the final grades for study abroad courses by an entire letter; if you receive an “A” in the course, the grade of “B” will be submitted to your home institution as your final grade.

Late Fees for Passports & Photos

Items received between Apr 15- Apr 24: $50 late fee
Items received between Apr 25 – May 4: $75 late fee
Items received between May 5 – May 11: $100 late fee
Items received on May 12th or after will be charged the $100 late fee and an additional $5/day.

  • Single rooms at the Cite Universitaire
  • Private bath
More information on accommodations may be found here:
EC Paris Accommodation
Paris Accomodation


Students must have and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible to participate in the program. Full and part time students may apply.


All KSU students must take two three-credit courses (one morning, one afternoon) for a total of six (6) credits. It is recommended that you be advised before selecting courses to make sure courses count for KSU degree credit!

Course descriptions and prerequisites may be found here:
Course listing and KSU equivalencies:

Morning classes:

French 1002 (FREN 1002)
World Literature I (ENGL 2110)
Visual Rhetoric (WRIT 3150)
Art in Life: Paris (ART 1107)
History of Film (FILM 3200)
Reading & Writing Paris: Learning about French Culture and Civilization through Textual and Verbal Expression (FREN 3200)
Literature of Islam (ENGL 3320)
Intro to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2290)
Ecological Urbanism (GEOG 3300)
Intro to Psychology (PSYC 1101)

Afternoon classes:

French Conversation (FREN 3302)
Music Appreciation (MUSI 1107)
Travel Writing (WRIT 3130)
Visual Art in Paris (ART 3990)
French Cinema (FILM 3220)
French Grammar and Composition (SA 4490)
World Literature II (ENGL 2110)
Paris Noir: Sociological Explorations of the African American Exodus to Paris (SOCI 4490)
Psychology of Love (PSYC 4490)
Drawing in Paris I or II (ART 1150 or ART 2150)

Application Deadline

March 2, 2015

Completed applications MUST be submitted to the campus representative, Jan Morian, BEFORE the required application fee of $300  is paid online. Campus representatives forward completed applications to the program office at Valdosta State University.  Applications will not be processed by the EC office until both the application form (approved by the campus representative) and the $300 application fee are received.

Because of space limitations, acceptance is on a first come, first served basis, according to the date of receipt of the application and application fee at the program office. Students are encouraged to apply well in advance of the application deadline to assure them of a place on the program.  Completion of an application form does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

EC Paris Students

Participating KSU Faculty

Dr. Luc Guglielmi
Professor of French
Department of Foreign Languages


Jan Morian
Education Abroad Advisor

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Refund and Withdrawal Policy

Students' application fee, deposits and other payments are applied towards required advances, purchase of airline tickets, and other costs related to the program. Note that the $300 application fee is non-refundable and covers processing and reservation fees.

Participants who withdraw from a program after the application deadline receive a refund according to the following schedule:

Withdrawal before March 9: All but $300 will be refunded

Withdrawal between March 10 and March 18: all but $500 will be refunded

Withdrawal between March 19 and April 1: all but $850 will be refunded

Withdrawal between April 2 and April 30: all but $2,000 will be refunded

Withdrawal after April 30: No money will be refunded

All withdrawals must be made in writing to KSU Education Abroad Advisor Jan Morian in order for refunds to be processed.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.

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