Paris, one of the oldest and most fascinating cities in the world, has fired the imagination of artists, writers, and students for centuries. La “Ville Lumière”, Paris is home to countless museums, cafés, and medieval streets that wind around contemporary architecture. A city à decouvrir, Paris is an invitation to experience all the world’s cultures while maintaining a proud and distinctly French feeling. 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.
June 30 - August 6, 2017
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 (Included; July 5)
Weekend trip to Alsace (Included; July 7-9)
Weekend trip to Normandy (Optional for $99; July 14-16)
Weekend trip to Loire (Optional for $99; July 21-23)
Optional, partially funded excursion to Euro Disney (Optional, price TBA, Aug 5)
Unlimited travel on the Paris metro and bus system
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, 2017. The second installment of $2450 is due April 7, 2017.
4 passport photos due March 28th (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 March 28th. 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 13th- 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 Mar 29 - Apr 12: $25 late fee
Items received between Apr 13 – Apr 27: $50 late fee
Items received between Apr 28 – May 11: $75 late fee
Items received between May 12 – May 19: $100 late fee
Items received on May 20th or after will be charged the $100 late fee and an additional $5/day.
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:
Survey of Economics (ECON 1000)
Human Development (PSYC 3505)
Introduction to Business (SA 4490)
Visual Rhetoric (KSU equivalent pending)
World Literature I (ENGL 2110)
Art Appreciation (KSU equivalent pending)
Black Culture in Paris Today (SOCI 3314)
Sociology of Sport (SOCI 4490)
Americans & Paris: Survey of US History II (HIST 2112)
French Reading and Writing (FREN 3200)
Intermediate French (FREN 2001)
Managerial Economics (ECON 4550)
Psychology of Nutrition (PSYC 4490 or CSH 4490)
International Business (MGT 3600)
Travel Writing (ENGL 3230)
The French Connection (Literature) (ENGL 4380)
Watercolor I or II (KSU equivalent pending)
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2290)
Intro to Sociology (SOCI 1101)
Black Paris: African American History in France (HIST 4490)
French 1002 (FREN 1002)
French Conversations & Composition (FREN 3302)
March 2, 2017
Completed applications MUST be submitted to the campus representative, Supathi Puri, 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.
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 Program Coordinator Supathi Puri in order for refunds to be processed.
Dates / Deadlines:
** 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.