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UK Consortia: KIIS Summer - Experience Paris II - Advanced French Language & Culture (KIIS)
Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 2
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Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: UK applicants only
Fees and Policies Summer 2
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
French Language, French Studies
Course Language:
French
Minimum Language Requirement:
4 semesters
Housing Options:
Residence Hall
Eligibility:
1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate
Minimum GPA:
2
Student Type:
Both undergraduate and graduate students
Advisor:
http://www.uky.edu/international/the_team
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Provided by program partner
Program Description:

Experience Paris II

Visit www.kiis.org for more information about this program

Program Overview

	
The KIIS Paris II summer program offers Paris as its classroom. Designed to take full advantage of the city's abundant cultural resources, the Paris II program offers students a selection of advanced French-language courses in the renowned "city of lights." From the Louvre to the Musee d'Orsay, 
Notre Dame to Sacre Coeur, and Montmartre to Montparnasse, students do not merely visit Paris but have the time to make it their own.

	
With five weeks in Paris, students become intimately familiar with this modern, cosmopolitan city, celebrated for its savoir-faire and joie de vivre. Students are encouraged to use their language skills both in class and while exploring the many sides of this marvelous city. In short, the language experience does not end after exiting the classroom-- it only begins as you set out to explore Paris's venerable architecture, parks, neighborhoods, restaurants, and cafés. 

	
The program is designed to offer students a balance between structured time for classes, program activities, and excursions and unstructured time for study, completion of group projects, and pursuit of individual interests (including travel). Class activities may include, but are not limited to: lectures in museums, neighborhood walking tours, theater visits, movie outings, music festivals, a day-trip outside of Paris, etc. The group also travels to Giverny, the island of St. Michel, and the great city of Strasbourg. These and other activities offer students ample opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of French language and culture.

	
An unlimited Navigo metro/bus pass enables students to travel with ease throughout Paris. On select weekends, students can travel independently to locations in France and beyond.

	
Please note: Students wishing to participate in the Paris II program must have at least 12 hours of college-level French or the equivalent at time of departure.

		

Eligibility

This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines.

Academic Credit

  • Students will earn transfer credit from Western Kentucky University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by Western Kentucky University.  The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school. However, the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
  • Available Courses for 2014
    • The Cultural Heritage of Paris (FREN 323 French Civilization an Culture) (UK Equivalency = FR 3--- Departmental Credit at the 300+ Level)
    • French Theatre in Performance (FREN 426 French Literature of the Twentieth Century) (UK Equivalency = FR 470G Topical Seminar I)
    • Survey of French Literature II (FREN 326)
    • French Diction and Pronunciation (FREN 328) (UK Equivalency = FR 310 French Phonetics)
    • War, Literature, Film (FREN 499 Advanced Studies in French)
    • The Art of Ecology (FREN 399 Advanced Studies in French)
  • PRIOR to participating in this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF) for all courses listed above with a UK Equivalency. The AAF indicates how the courses will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in the application materials.  
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the Education Abroad at UK office. Once received, the Education Abroad staff will coordinate the transfer of credits to UK.
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) during their term abroad.

Housing & Meals

  • Students will be housed in the international residence hall in the Latin Quarter in Paris.
  • Breakfast and a meal allowance will be provided. Participants will be responsible for one meal a day on their own. 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Students are strongly encouraged to explore all funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on the area of study, program type, length, and country of destination. 
  • Many financial aid packages (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with their UK Financial Aid counselor as soon as possible to apply for funding.
    
    			
  • The Education Abroad at UK Scholarship - The campus-wide Selection Committee awards need-based scholarships to UK students in the amounts of $750, $1,000 and $1,500. The deadline for application materials is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
    
    			
  • KIIS awards scholarships of $500 - $750 for specific programs. Additionally, KIIS offers a $100 discount for early applications. Visit the KIIS Scholarship website for more information.

For more information about scholarship and funding opportunities, please visit the Education Abroad at UK Financial Aid & Scholarships resource page.

Applications

  • Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to Education Abroad at UK and one to KIIS. For the KIIS application, visit the KIIS website.

Program Costs

  • Costs and cancellation policies vary by program, so it is important to review this information very carefully. For more information on program costs, please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website).

Passport & Visa Requirements

  • U.S. passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Participants who wish to extend their stay in the country beyond the program start and end dates and those who are not U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations at French Embassy.

Travel Medical Insurance

All participants of this program will be enrolled in travel medical insurance via KIIS. For details on the coverage provided please visit the KIIS Health & Safety website.

		
Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended dates via Education Abroad at UK. Please see the Education Abroad at UK Health & Safety webpage for more information. There is an option to purchase the extended coverage in the application.

For More Information

For additional information about this program, please contact:

  • EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall
  • EA Advisors assist students according to academic major. To find your EA Advisor, visit the EA Contact website

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2 2015 04/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.