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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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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
Paris, France
 
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.


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 UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
  • PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials. 
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK. 
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad. 
Available Courses for 2015:
  • FREN 306 Experiencing French Abroad: Literary Perspectives on Occupied France
  • FREN 323 French Civilization and Culture: Graphic Paris
  • FREN 420 Advanced French Composition and Stylistics
  • FREN 426 French Literature of the Twentieth Century: French Theatre in Performance (3 hours)
Required Applications
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to KIIS. The KIIS application may be found on the KIIS Website

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
  • Usually, financial aid (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 UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
  • UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs. 
  • KIIS offers early application program fee reduction scholarships. For Summer programs, apply by January 20 to receive a $100 program fee reduction. For winter programs, apply by October 1 to receive a $100 program fee reduction.
  • KIIS offers an additional scholarship for participation on this program. Please visit the UK EA website for KIIS scholarships for more information. 
For more information about scholarship and funding resources, please visit the UK Education Abroad Financial Aid & Scholarships website. 

Program Costs
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses. 

Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility in the UK Student Center, accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website. 
  • U.S. Passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Non-U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations of French Embassy as well as the associated regulations for their current U.S. student visa. 
Health & Safety Abroad
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.

All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc. 

For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
KIIS: Kentucky Institute for International Education, www.kiis.org, kiis@wku.edu
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2 2015 02/15/2015 ** Rolling Admission 06/30/2015 08/03/2015

** 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.