Paris has the reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic of all cities, brimming with historic associations and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. Dubbed the City of Light (la Ville Lumière) and Capital of Fashion, it is home to the world's finest and most luxurious fashion designers and cosmetics, such as Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Guerlain, Lancôme, L'Oréal, Clarins, etc. A large part of the city, including the River Seine, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has the second highest number of Michelin-restaurants in the world (after Tokyo) and contains numerous iconic landmarks, such as the world's most visited tourist site the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge, Lido etc, making it the most popular tourist destination in the world with 45 million tourists annually.
Eligibility & Admission Guidelines
Undergraduates from Tulane and other institutions with a 2.5 GPA grade point average (based on a 4.0 system) and non-degree seeking students are eligible to apply for admission. New Tulane students applying for credit must meet the general admission requirements of Tulane University. Priority will be given to those students in degree-seeking university programs. After a thorough review of all application material, students will receive notification of acceptance or rejection into the program.
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Program Cost: $6,800
University & transcript fees
Breakfast & lunch/dinner
Class field trips
Weekend field trip
Drop off at airport at end of program
Comprehensive medical & emergency insurance
Passport & visa fees
Telephone calls (send/receive)
Meals not specified
Transportation other than specified
Course books & materials
Tulane students who are French majors/minors or plan on becoming French majors/minors should plan on taking courses conducted in French. However, one of the courses taught in English may count toward the French major/minor. If a student wants a course taught in English to count toward the major or minor in French, they must get the instructor's approval beforehand and submit all written coursework in French. In addition, there are necessary prerequisites that must be fulfilled for a course to count toward the major/minor.
Taught in French:
FREN 3250: French Society and Institutions: Une Promenade sur les lieux de l’histoire (pre-req FREN 3150)
Taught in English
FREN 3330: Flavors of Paris: Food, Film, and Fiction
FREN 3010: The Changing Face of Paris: Immigration, Migration, and Identity in the French Capital (in English)
ARHS 3911: Impressionism in Paris Museums
ARHS 3913: Art, Montmartre, and the Pleasures of Paris.
ARST 3020: Photographing Paris
ANTH 3090 / LING 3820: Paris in writing: from street signs to graffiti
(Please enter in the course and course number in the course section of the application)
Housing and Meals
Students will be housed in the FIAP Jean Monnet, centrally located in the 14th arrondisement and blocks away from the metro.
Each room houses two students and is equipped with a bathroom (sink, shower, toilet) telephone, and single beds -- linen and towels are provided.
Reception is open 24/7; however, only guests may access the FIAP from 2 am to 6 am.
Breakfast and either lunch or dinner will be provided in one of two on-site restaurants.
Internet access is available in the main lobby area free of charge
Payment Terms & Schedule
A deposit of $300.00 is due one week after admission to the program to secure your space. The balance will be charged to your Tulane account.
Registration & Scheduling
Registration is complete when all application materials and payments are received. Course scheduling is arranged on a first-come, first-served basis and is based on the student's course preference list. If a student's first choice class is full, courses will be assigned from a student's alternate list of courses. Classes are limited to 10 students per class maximum.
Students are required to take and maintain 6 hours on all Tulane Study Abroad summer programs offered through the Tulane Office of Study Abroad. Students are NOT permitted to take summer courses pass/fail.
A valid passport is required for all U.S. citizens traveling to France. Requirements vary for other nationalities. International students should check the requirements for their respective countries. For US passport fees and instructions see the U.S. Department of State site: http://travel.state.gov/passport.
It is very important that you apply early for your US passport. The Tulane Office of Study Abroad assumes no responsibility in assisting students with passports. Please contact the Office of Study Abroad if you need documentation indicating you are on a study abroad program.
Medical and Global Rescue
All students participating on Tulane Office of Study Abroad summer programs are covered by a comprehensive study abroad medical insurance policy provided through Geoblue. This insurance is included in the cost of the program. Students are also covered by Global Rescue.
Accessibility for the Disabled
Tulane University is committed to making all its programs accessible to the physically challenged. Persons requiring special facilities should notify the specific program coordinator and the academic director as soon as possible (in writing). All effort will be made to accommodate but students should be aware that reasonable accommodation may be required.
Refund & Cancellation Policy
All money will be refunded in full to any student not accepted into the program less the $150.00 application fee. The $150.00 deposit is refundable by the program deadline. If a student withdraws within 14 days prior to the start of the program no money will be refunded.
The effective date of cancellation is the date official written notification is received by the Tulane Office of Study Abroad at the address below or emailed to email@example.com. This refund policy applies to all students regardless of the date of application or the circumstance of the cancellation.
Students are advised NOT to make travel plans before receiving final confirmation.
Office of Study Abroad
6901 Willow St.
New Orleans, LA 70118