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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: January Term
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Final Application Deadline Decision Timeline Start Date End Date
January Term 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 12/27/2021 01/17/2022

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be contacted shortly after all application materials are completed.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, French Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Subject Areas: Art History, English, French, History, International Studies, Literary Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Theater, Theology, Urban Studies Program Sponsor: CIEE
Program Description:

January in Paris

PARIS, FRANCE

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Program Overview

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.

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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.

What's Included

  • 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

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

Questions?

Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.

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Application Process for Other Approved Programs
This program is offered through one of our approved program partners. In order to participate you must apply through, and be approved, by both St. Thomas and the program.
 
Application Process
  1. Attend a group advising session. Dates posted online at stthomas.edu/studyabroad.
  2. Notify your study abroad advisor of final program selection.
  3. Complete all St. Thomas application materials by the St. Thomas application deadline.
  4. Complete program application via the program’s website by their deadline.
 
University of St. Thomas application deadlines:
October 1 for January Term and spring semester programs
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs.
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas.
 
St Thomas Criteria for Participation
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  • Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in a Study Abroad program while on academic or conduct probation. Any disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval to participate in an off-campus programs.
  • View all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas: stthomas.edu/studyabroad > Explore & Plan > Student Policies.
  • Some programs have additional criteria.
 
Financial Aid/Scholarships
Financial Aid Awards (grants, loans and scholarships) typically do NOT apply to January Term study abroad. Visit stthomas.edu/financialaid for more information.


The Office of Study Abroad, and other approved program partners, offers scholarships. Visit stthomas.edu/studyabroad, and the program’s website, for details.

Program Information
For additional program information, contact the program partner.
 
For application procedures contact Study Abroad:

Office of Study Abroad
University of St. Thomas
MHC 212 (Mail 5026)
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA
Tel: 1.651.962.6450
Fax: 1.651.962.5199
Email: studyabroad@stthomas.edu
www.stthomas.edu/studyabroad