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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: WSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: French
Click here for a definition of this term Language Interest: French Click here for a definition of this term Academic Focus: Language and Culture
Program Type: Faculty-led Additional Info/Reqs: Attendance at all Pre-Departure Meetings & Orientations is Mandatory
Program Description:


France_Paris_Eiffel TowerOverview

Layered with both history and all things avant-garde and ultramodern, Paris retains an enduring prestige through the ages. Hence, we are excited to offer a Faculty-Led Program in Paris, France, as part of French Studies at WSU. The 6-week immersive study program will be centrally located within proximity of Paris’ most renowned cultural, artistic, and academic institutions.

The two courses offered by the faculty, in conjunction with guest lecturers from Parisian universities, will provide a rich introduction to historic and present-day France through classroom studies and diverse extracurricular activities. Offered in French, both courses will make use of the resources of the city with visits to museums, neighborhood tours, and other outings.

To enhance students’ academic experience, this program offers dynamic cultural activities that includes neighborhood walking tours, visits to world famous museums such as the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and the Centre Pompidou, and opportunities to explore what is up and coming as well as to attend a ballet at the Opéra Garnier.

WSU Sponsoring Unit: College of Arts & Sciences

External Partner:
CEA Study Abroad
Program Dates:
May 18 - June 28, 2020 (Note: The program starts and ends in Paris, France.  Accommodations are only available the morning of May 18 to the morning of June 28)
Program Eligibility Requirements:
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application.
  • Be 18 years or older at the time of the program.
  • Be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Be a current WSU student (matriculating or non-degree seeking).
  • Program Specific Eligibility:
Please Note: a minimum number of participants is needed for this program.


Cost Information

Total Program Cost Estimate: $9,548 (fixed & estimated expenses)

Program costs are categorized as those billed by WSU (Fixed Expenses) and those not billed by WSU (Estimated Additional Expenses).  A breakdown of these costs can be found below. For payment due dates please scroll to the “Billing Schedule”.

Fixed Expenses Billed by WSU

Participation Expense* $2,016
WSU Tuition  $3,108
Global Learning Application Fee $200
International Insurance Fee ($2 per day) $84
     Total Paid to WSU $5,408

 *Participation Expense includes excursions, accommodation, and program related in-country travel.

Estimated Additional Expenses*

Personal Expenses       $2,500
International Airfare $1,500
Books and Supplies NA
U.S. Passport** $140
Visa** Not required for US Citizens N/A
     Total Estimated Additional Expenses $4,140

*All additional costs are ESTIMATED and may vary. These costs are not billed by WSU and are the sole responsibility of the participant.
**Please see the “Destination” tab for additional passport and visa information.

Billing Schedule:

This billing schedule is for the Fixed Expenses billed by WSU only and does not include Estimated Additional Expenses that are the responsibility of the participant.

Financially Responsible as of: Feb 3, 2020
Program Fee Date Billed Date Due
 Participation Expense 1st Payment  $500 Feb 24, 2020 Feb 28, 2020
 Application Fee  $200
 International Insurance  $84 ($2 per day)
 Participation Expense 2nd Payment  $1,516 March 20, 2020
 WSU Tuition $3,108 
Refund Policy: Participants are responsible for the Fixed Expenses of the program once they have committed to the program application and the application deadline has passed.

Financial Aid Disbursement Alert: Participants eligible for financial aid can use aid toward this program. Please note that per federal regulations, financial aid is released on the first day of the regular WSU semester, or ten days prior to the participant’s program start date, whichever is LATER. Program payment due dates may be before aid is released.  Participants must budget accordingly.




France_Paris_Seine River

WSU Courses (6 cr):  
  • French 307 (3 credits): Intermediate Grammar & Writing 
  • French 380 (3 credits) OR French 480: French/Francophone Culture
Course Pre-requisites:
  • French 204 or French 261
Non-WSU Courses: N/A

Grades and GPA:

All courses will calculate into student’s WSU cumulative GPA unless noted as a “Non-WSU Course”.

Non-WSU Courses:
  • Will not calculate into student’s cumulative WSU GPA, but will factor into Major and Minor GPAs.
  • Courses and grades will appear on zzusis/MyWSU and WSU transcript.
  • These have a non WSU transcript provided.   Participants should anticipate transcripts taking two to four months to arrive at WSU.



Faculty-led Orientations

All faculty-led participants are required to attend the orientation sessions listed below prior to departure.  Participants will be notified regarding the date and times for those orientations which are not noted as being online after the program has been officially confirmed.
  • Faculty-Led and Financial Planning: This is an online training that is a required application component that provides additional details on the application process, costs of the program, billing, financial aid, and other relevant information. This training is accessible once an application is started.
  • Global Learning Pre-Departure Orientation: There is an online session that participants will have access to in the final stages of their Global Learning application.  Additionally, there is an in person country specific component.
  • Faculty Directed Orientation: These take place over multiple sessions and will be planned by the program faculty director.


Destination Details

Site Descriptions

France_Paris_Bridges_ArialLocated in Western Europe, France is a diverse country.  Paris is the capital and is a global city known for its couture fashion houses, myriad art museums, architectural and historical landmarks and rich, decadent cuisine.
  • Language: French is primarily spoken.
  • Currency: Euro (Compare to U.S. Dollars)
  • City Size: Paris is a large metropolitan city with an estimated population of 2.3 million (2010 UNdata)
  • Weather: The average temperature range Paris during the month of June is 57-73°F.  Though Paris is known for its rainy weather, June is typically warm, sunny and dry.

Accommodation Information
Participants will stay in program arranged apartments.  CEA will arrange shared apartments that are only for WSU students on this program.  On average two to five participants per apartment, however up to 8 participants in one apartment is possible.  Bathrooms are shared within the apartments. Bed linens and towels are provided.

A meal plan is not included; however, students have access to a fully equipped kitchen (including pots, pans, dishes, silverware, cups and glasses) with appliances such as a stove top, small oven or microwave and fridge. Washing machines are available in each apartment. Students will have internet access, as well as a study space for each student in the form either of an individual desk or a shared table (such as dining room table). A four-student apartment may thus have four desks, or two desks and a dining room table where two students can study comfortably. 

The commute time from student housing to the CEA Paris Center varies; however, it typically does not exceed 30-45 minutes.

Passport & Visa Details

It is each participant’s responsibility to acquire a valid passport to travel internationally.
United States citizens can use the links below for information on how and where to apply for a United States passport:
Unless otherwise noted below, it is the responsibility of the participant to determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program based on their nationality, and to apply for any such visas.  Some visas may require a fee or that applicants travel to the nearest Consulate or Embassy to apply in person.

United States citizens can use the link below to determine if a visa is required for the destination and how to acquire the necessary visa. 
  • United States Department of State
  • France does not require an entry for U.S. citizens staying in the Schengen territories for less than 90 days. As of 10.2019
    • Please Note: Information presented here may change, regardless of what is stated here YOU are responsible for ensuring you have any required visa and for any visa costs.
Non-United States citizens are required to meet with the Global Services Department for United States entry and exit requirements.  Check visa requirements for your host country/countries based on your country of citizenship.



How to Apply

Before the Deadline:
  • Please Note: There is no application fee for starting an application.
  1. You now have an application and are in "Application Phase." Complete application materials:
  • Signature Documents
  • Questionnaires
  • Material Submissions (Electronic and/or Physical)
  • Online Trainings
  • In-Person Meetings (if applicable)
Please Note: Items which say “NOT Required by Deadline” can be submitted after the deadline but are due before you depart to go abroad.
  1. Once all materials have been completed, your application will be moved to either the “pending” or “accepted” phase. 
  • “Accepted” Phase: your application has met all Global Learning and program specific requirements and you have been accepted to the program, conditional on whether or not you commit by the deadline.
  • “Pending” Phase: your application has met all Global Learning and program specific requirements, and your application is being reviewed before your participation is determined.  After review, if you are accepted your application will move to the “Accepted” phase.
  1. Commit to the program: Once in the “accepted” phase, you will see a box appear asking you to “Commit” or “Decline” your participation on the program. 
  • If you click “Commit”: you have committed to participate in your program and accept all responsibilities associated with commitment.
  • If you click “Decline”: your application will be withdrawn.
After the Deadline:
  1. After you commit and are in "Committed phase", complete:
  • Required orientations (see “Orientation” tab for more information)
  • Remaining or new applications items (questionnaires or material items) which were not due before the deadline.
  • Any requested material items specific to your program.
  1. Prepare to Depart!
  • Apply for a visa (if required)
  • Buy airfare (if not included in your program)
  • Start packing!


How to Fund Your Program

Financial Planning: Know Your Budget!
  1. Review the costs and payment due dates of this program carefully
  2. Financial Aid recipients should speak with Student Financial Services
  3. Review your Faculty-Led and Financial Planning (FLFP) training (see orientations tab)
  4. Discuss fees and expenses with any financial contributors (i.e. spouse, parents, guardians)
  5. Know what funds you have to spend before and during the program
  6. Create your budget
  7. Explore additional financing (scholarships, funding sources, etc.)
Explore Scholarships: Community Resources:
Consider asking your home or college community groups and organizations about additional funding resources. Groups may include:
  • Rotary International, Kiwanis, Sorority or Fraternity or Religious Organizations
  • Private Businesses
  • Online Fundraising


Contact Information

Faculty Director: 
France- Louvre
Insook Webber

Global Learning Department:

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.