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Housing Type: Apartment, Homestay, Residence Hall Class Status: 2. Sophmore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Areas of Study: Accounting, Business Management, Finance, International Business, Marketing Application Cancellation/Withdrawal Fee: $50
Program Description:
Paris, France

Overview

In a partnership with API (Academic Programs International), students can study at the Paris School of Business, a European elite Grand Ecole management school. Students within Endicott's School of Business will find courses in Accounting, Brand and Business Management, Marketing and International Business. Students will also enroll in one French language course, allowing them to learn or further improve upon the language to immerse themselves in the Parisien culture.

Location

Paris is well known as one of the most intellectual and intriguing cities in the world. The city maintains its status as the premier city in France and a leader in politics, art and fashion; every section of the city has its own unique charm and makes Paris a city like no other. For the history lover, the tour should begin in the heart of old Paris, the Ile de la Cité, which lies in the middle of the Seine River. Here one can explore the Cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Paris, the Palais de Justice and a hidden jewel, Sainte Chapelle. For the art lover, the city holds countless museums, all boasting incredible collections. Some of the most popular include the Louvre (where the famous Mona Lisa painting resides), Musée d’Orsay, Musée Rodin and Centre Georges Pompidou. Tucked away in the city’s twenty arrondissements, or districts, are many more amazing sights and sounds waiting to be discovered. Be sure to enjoy some French cuisine and relax on the greens of Sacre Coeur.

Academics

Students will enroll in five (5) courses while at Paris School of Business, each worth three (3) U.S. credits, for a semester total of 15 credits. Though not required, students are highly encouraged to select one French course, appropriate to their language level. Students will select four additional courses, or, should they not be enrolled in a language course, will select five courses towards their course of study. The list of courses available can be found here. Students should be mindful that courses in France are commonly offered on Saturdays, and thus should plan to accommodate this where necessary.



The Spring 2018 Academic Calendar is as follows:
  • Arrival Date: January 9, 2018
  • Orientation: TBA
  • Classes Start: TBA
  • Mid-Term Exams: TBA  
  • Classes End: TBA
  • Final Exams: TBA
  • Departure Date: April 15, 2018

The Fall 2018 Academic Calendar is as follows:
  • Arrival Date: September 12, 2018
  • Orientation: TBA
  • Classes Start: TBA
  • Mid-Term Exams: TBA
  • Classes End: TBA
  • Final Exams: TBA
  • Departure Date: December 22, 2018
*Students are advised to confirm all arrival and departure dates in their API student portal prior to purchasing their flight, as dates may change.

Housing and Meals

In Paris, students have three different options for housing - home stay, studette (studio apartment), and dormitory - that are outlined below:
 
Homestay
Students who choose to do a homestay are provided with five breakfast meals and two dinner meals per week with the family, along with a grocery stipend card to offset the cost of meals. Host families serve as a unique introduction into French culture, and may be made up of a married couple with children, retirement-age couples, or a divorced or widowed woman with or without children. Most families live in apartments with 2-4 bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a living/dining area. In some cases there may be another API or international student in the same apartment. While most family placements offer a single room, some students share a double room.

Shared Apartments
Shared apartments are located throughout the city. Most house 4 students in 2 bedrooms, with a separate living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Meals are not provided but kitchen appliances are provided. When living in a public building, you are expected not to disturb your neighbors with loud noise or voices.  Damaging property in the residence is also prohibited and will result in possible expulsion from the accommodations and a monetary penalty for damages. Utilities will be included up to 50 euros per month.

Dormitory
Students in the dormitory generally live in single rooms. Some rooms may be equipped with a sink, though students share bathroom and kitchen facilities. Most of the other students in the dorms are American. Students who select the dorm option are responsible for their own meals, though they will receive a grocery stipend card to offset the cost of meals.

Housing Deposit
Once accepted, students must submit a $275 housing deposit directly to API through their online student portal. A portion of this deposit is retained for maintenance fees following the conclusion of the program, and students are eligible to receive the remainder as a refund barring any damages to their housing. 


Student Life

During the program, students have the opportunity to broaden their classroom education through several organized excursions, which are included in the price of the program. Overnight lodging, breakfast, entrance fees and transportation to and from the excursion locations are included. Although excursions are subject to change depending on availability, weather and other factors, students are provided with an itinerary for their program excursions prior to departure.

Some of the activities and excursions include:
  • Visiting the region of Champagne (where the only authentic champagne is created)
  • A trip to Southern France to visit Aix-en-Provence
  • The palace of Versailles
  • Normandy and D-day beaches
And much more!

Health and Safety

All students will travel abroad with GeoBlue international health insurance, which is purchased by the College. Students will receive an electronic and hard copy of their insurance card, and should a doctor's visit (commonly referred to as hospital visit abroad) be necessary, they should reach out to their on-site study abroad coordinator/resident director. Students will be required to contact GeoBlue prior to their appointment, unless of course in the case of an emergency, and should follow the procedures outlined here. 

Students are also encouraged to register themselves in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service provided by the U.S. government to U.S. citizens traveling abroad. STEP allows Americans abroad to receive updates from the nearest embassy or consulate and allows the Department of State to better assist you in an emergency. 

For additional health and safety tips, please visit our Health & Safety link on our main page. 


Student Visas

Application
All students studying abroad in France must obtain a student visa prior to traveling. The student visa application for France can be found here.
 
Processing Times
Visa processing times vary by country. Though some consulates are able to provide student visas in as little as two days, others may take as long as two months. We advise all students to review the timelines of their host country, and plan accordingly. Processing times can be found on the French Consulate website.

Cost
The current cost to obtain a French visa is $110. To ensure you are making the correct payment amount, and paying by the correct method (credit card, cash or money order), please visit the consulate website. 



The first step in securing your student visa is to apply directly through Campus France. You will complete the online application through Campus France and then email your API acceptance letter along with your receipt of payment to Campus France directly to complete the Campus France application. You can choose two processing times: the 3 week regular process or the 3 day expedited process for a higher fee. 

Then, once you have completed the online Campus France application,  you can complete the online France Visas application. US students do not need to include a CEF number for their online France Visas application. However, sometimes the applications vary in what fields are required. If the field is required, you can enter your Campus France ID number. (provided once you have created a Campus France account).

Once you have completed the France Visas online application, then you can book your in person visa appointment. Your Campus France confirmation will be one of the required documents to bring to your in person visa appointment. You will receive your confirmation from Campus France either within 3 weeks or 3 days depending on which processing service you paid for.



 

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.