Paris, France

January in Paris

Paris Collage: History, Culture, Architecture
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Information for term January in Paris

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Dates: Jan 2 – 23, 2019
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Dive into the words of Victor Hugo. Wonder at the brush strokes of Monet. Climb the steps of the Eiffel Tower. CIEE’s January in Paris program is like a Parisian cubist painting, offering a multitude of perspectives. You’ll go on group excursions to Normandy and Chantilly. Along the way, you’ll discover your own favorite sights, tastes, and memories of the City of Lights.

Unique Experiences

  • Explore the Vaux-le-Vicomte

    a breathtaking chateau, believed to have initiated the "Louis XIV style" combining architecture, interior design and landscape design.

  • Visit the city’s many scenic parks

    such as the Bois de Boulougne, Jardin de Luxembourg, and Bois de Vincennes.

  • Take a day trip

    to the historic castle of Chantilly, where you may enjoy a delicious meal made in the castle’s very own kitchen.

  • five star hotels

    55
  • visitors to Notre Dame cathedral in 2015

    13.6M
  • restaurants

    9,000

Location & Culture

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Paris, a center for culture, art, fashion, gastronomy, and intellectual life, is also a major global metropolis. The Seine River traverses the city and its waterways, quays, and bridges serve as major thoroughfares. Explore the city’s most famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Enjoy the delicacies at Paris’s numerous cafés - one for every 200 inhabitants!

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Marvel at the city’s architectural history, from the middle ages till the 21st century.
  • Go on faculty led and outings and weekend excursions to the neighborhoods that grace the iconic French capital.
  • Indulge in Paris’s haute cuisine, food meticulously prepared and artfully presented.
  • Experience the breathtaking works of art at the Louvre, the most visited art museum in the world.
  • Treat yourself to a uniquely Parisian performance at the famous Moulin Rouge theater, the birthplace of the Cancan.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Residence hall: Students share a double-occupancy room with another student. CIEE provides bed linens and basic cooking utensils. Students will need to bring their own towels. Accommodations are near markets, shops, pharmacies and cafés.

    Shared apartment: Students may also reside in local shared apartments. Students share a double-occupancy room with another student.

    Homestay: Limited homestays are available, with preference given to those whose universities require living with a local family. This must be indicated when applying.

    Final housing assignments are solely at the discretion of CIEE.

  • Meals

    Students who live with homestay families receive breakfast daily plus five meals per week. Meals are not included for students in the residence halls or shared apartments, but they can prepare their own meals in full kitchens.

Paris, France

Where You'll Study

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    Paris

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What you need to know

The program details

CIEE Paris is on rue du Sentier in the lively, central Sentier neighborhood in the 2nd arrondissement. It is less than a minute away from the Grands Boulevards, a 10-minute walk to the Palais Royal, and a 15-minute walk to the Louvre.

All courses are taught by faculty from a range of Paris institutions and are specialists in their respective fields.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Participants take classes with other CIEE students only.

  • GRADING

    Assessment is based on participation, short papers, tests, and oral presentations. Papers require students to conduct independent research and/or independent analysis of texts and material covered in class. Attendance and punctuality in all classes weigh heavily in student evaluations.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    The program is made up of three weeks of classes with an intensive orientation beforehand. Courses typically meet Monday through Friday. Classes take place at the CIEE Study Center and include structured outings.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours
  • Contact hours: 45

Students are required to take one course, Paris Collage: History, Culture, and Architecture.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Breakfast daily plus five meals per week for students living in homestays
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Three-day orientation – an introduction to French culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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Fees & Housing

January 2019 Nov 1, 2018 Jan 2, 2019 Jan 23, 2019
$3,350
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $1,973 **

Housing = $1,030 ***

Insurance = $47

Total Fees = $3,350

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $300

International Airfare = $1,450

Local Transportation = $120

Books & Supplies = $75

Personal expenses = $750

Total Estimated Costs = $2,695

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals daily

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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