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European Council - Paris, France
Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Late Summer
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
Scholarship Available: Yes Housing Options: Dormitories
Minimum GPA: 2.5 (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 7, 2016

Program Costs (subject to change)

Program Fee: $5200

Program fee includes:
Roundtrip airfare between Atlanta and Paris
Accommodations at Cite Universitaire
2 Free, three day weekends 
4 dinners per week
Dinner cruise on the Seine 
Weekend trip to Normandy
Unlimited travel on the Paris metro and bus system
Optional trip to the Loire Valley (partially funded by the program)
A primary health insurance policy providing coverage for medical expenses?

***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, 2016.  The second installment  of $2450 is due April 7, 2016.

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)

May 14th- There is an all-day *Mandatory* student orientation in Macon at Middle Georgia State College. 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: $25 late fee
Items received between Apr 25 – May 4: $50 late fee
Items received between May 5 – May 11: $75 late fee
Items received on May 12th or after will be charged the $75 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 2.5 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 listing and KSU equivalencies:

Morning classes:

French 1001 (FREN1001)
Intro to Anthropology (ANTH1102)
Intro to Chemistry (SCI1102)
World Literature: Underworlds and Afterlives (pre-requisite ENGL1102) (ENGL2110)
Paris Noir (SOCI4490)
French Reading and Writing (FREN3200)
Crime Fiction and Film (ENGL4460)
Intro to Psychology (PSYC1101)
French 2001 (pre-requisite FREN1002) (FREN2001)

Afternoon classes:

French 1002 (pre-requisite FREN1001) (FREN1002)
Languages and Cultures of France (ANTH4490)
Biochemistry (pre-requisite 2 semesters of general chemistry AND 2 semester of organic chemistry) (CHEM3500)
World Literature (pre-requisite ENGL1102) (ENGL 2112)
Cultural Anthropology: Diversity of France (ANTH3307)
Cultural History of France through Art, Literature and Film (FILM3220)
Picturing Paris: Film and Literature (FILM3220)
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging (PSYC3505)
Drawing I or II (ART1150 or ART2150)
French Conversation (FREN3302)

Application Deadline

March 2, 2016

Completed applications MUST be submitted to the campus representative, Erin Rasche, 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


Erin Rasche
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 3: All but $300 will be refunded

Withdrawal between March 4 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 Erin Rasche in order for refunds to be processed.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Late Summer 2016 03/02/2016 ** Rolling Admission 06/30/2016 08/07/2016

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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