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This program has a cap of 15 participants. Early applications are encouraged and acceptance is first-come-first-served.
In the vast academic and cultural resources of Paris, the Oswego-Binghamton-Geneseo Paris program is the oldest undergraduate overseas French program in the SUNY system sending students to France since 1969. Today, students study academic programs in a variety of fields (Social Science, International Relation, Political Science, Art History, Literature, Business, Economics, STEM and in many other fields) through our unique and established network of Paris Universities. Internship placements in French and international companies, NGO’s and other Parisian organizations has increasingly formed interpersonal and professional opportunities for participating students. Culturally diverse experiences are endless in Paris.
The SUNY at the Sorbonne summer program in Paris, France is an intensive French language and culture program. In this four-week program, students will earn 3 credits of French language and 3 credits of Global Studies coursework. This course gives a look into French culture and French organizations and their operations in and outside of France, with a special focus on Europe. Incorporated in the course are weekly visits to French and International companies. This allows students to see and interact firsthand with the operations taking place. In addition to these weekly visits, the program includes field trips to the Champagne or Bordeaux regions, Strasbourg and surrounding Alsace region, and the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Both are intended to give a better understanding of French heritage and the European political community.
The Program Director
The program is supervised by our Paris Resident Director. The Director organizes airport pickup, assigns housing, teaches the Global Studies course, evaluates grades and credits, and organizes the orientation program, cultural activities, and excursions in Paris.
Students in this program will take two courses, each worth 3 US credits for a total of 6 US credits. Classes are taught Monday-Friday and typically finish around 4pm.
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Each summer the program is adapted for the current group. The two courses taught are:
- French Grammar (at the corresponding level for each student)
- GLS 399: France in a Global Society (taught in English)
Students will be housed in the Fondation des Etats Unis (residence hall) for the duration of the program. Students will have a single room.
Flight and Arrival Information
Students in this program will be responsible for making their own flight arrangements to Paris. Upon acceptance to the program, students will be provided with the arrival date and time where they will be met by our Paris Program Director.
Students are welcome to arrive to another airport or outside of the arrival time window, but in doing so should understand that airport pickup is no longer guaranteed. Students will then become responsible for their own arrival to the residence hall, which is quite manageable in a city like Paris. Students can either take public transportation or a taxi to their accommodations and the Program Director can provide instructions prior to arrival. Some students have found this option to be more cost effective at times depending on the flight deals available. If you have any questions about this option, please contact the program coordinator for more information.
Participants in this program possessing a US passport do NOT have to apply for a student visa. Note: Non-US passport holders (or dual European Union citizens) may require different procedures. Please contact the program specialist for more details.
Costs (budget sheet)
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All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.
Participants at the European Parliament