Meredith Abroad: France - "Paris & More"
Paris has long been known to the world as the "City of Love" and the "City of Lights" as well as the fashion capital. Participants will get the chance to see what millions of others have come to Paris to see-- the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, and Notre Dame. Paris teems with over 2 million people and boasts bridges to make the art lover swoon and markets to make the shopper giddy. Whatever your pleasure, Paris has it all!
June 1 - July 15, 2013 (tentative)
In order to receive credit for 2 three-hour courses, an average of 6 hours a day is devoted to educational activities. Some preliminary course work will be completed prior to the trip. Post-trip assignments will be due in August.
FMD 944--French Fashion (3 hours): This course examines the relationship between the fashion industry and the cultural environment in France and Italy.
FMD 946--International Retailing (3 hours): A comparison of retail strategies and consumer buying behavior in France and Italy to those found in the United States.
*Other courses will be offered by the Paris American Academy. Students may choose to take another class instead of either course mentioned above. Classes begin on June 16 and end on July 13th. Bastille Day activities on July 14th will conclude the program activities.
$16,695 (estimated program cost) includes:
Tuition for 6 hrs. credit
4-day trip to Italy
Airfare to/from Italy
Train from Rome to Florence, Italy
Housing in France, Italy, Korea, Indonesia, Greece
Day trip to Versailles
Day trip to Giverny
Day trip to Belgium
Overnight trip to Nice
Paris City Tour
Many museum tours
Bastille Day River Boat
Bus to/from airport.
Subway/bus pass in Paris
Estimation of Other Expenses: Meals: $800-$1200 (in Paris, students can opt to eat in their apartments or dine out); Books & supplies-$120; Misc.--$400-$1,200 (Extra money will be needed for: doing laundry, extra-curricular activities, shopping, some ground transportation in Korea, Bali, Italy, and Greece, a travel Visa in Bali, unrelated weekend travel). Please note estimates are based on an average of past participants' expenses and will vary depending on individual spending habits.
Any other travel, such as weekend excursions, are not part of the paid program. However, such trips are encouraged and can be arranged by the student.
For information on expenses click here.
Students must be in good social, financial, and academic standing (2.0 minimum GPA). Students must complete at least one 3-hour French course as a pre-requisite for this program.
Deadline for Applications: January 19, 2013
Dr. Diane Ellis
Meredith College reserves the right to make changes in the program itinerary, schedule, cost, academic program, etc. as necessary.