The Paris II summer program sponsored by the Kentucky Institute for International Studies offers Paris as its classroom, with a selection of courses taught in French and designed to take full advantage of the abundant cultural and language resources provided in Paris. From the Louvre to the Musee d'Orsay, from Notre Dame to Sacre Coeur, from Montmartre to Montparnasse, from music festivals to theater festivals, students will have the time to not only visit Paris, but make it their own as well.
With five weeks in Paris, students will have the time to become familiar with this modern, cosmopolitan city, so well known for its savoir-faire and joie de vivre. During the KIIS program in France, students will use their language skills while exploring Paris as well as in class. Paris will not only serve as the backdrop to the courses offered by France II but will also become the classroom itself as students are required to explore the many different sides of Paris: from its architecture to its parks, from its cafés to its restaurants.
The five weeks in Paris have been planned to give KIIS students a balance between structured time for classes and program activities and unstructured time for study, for completing projects, and for the pursuit of individual interests, such as travel. Activities in class may include, but are not limited to: lectures in museums, walking tours of neighborhoods, visits at the theater, excursions to movies, a day trip outside of Paris, etc. All of these opportunities offer each student abundant occasions to strengthen their knowledge of French through content-based courses.
The entire length of the program will be spent in Paris, the capital of France and the center of the political, economic and cultural life of the country with group excursions to Giverny, the Louvre, the theater and a picnic. A Navigo metro/bus pass allows students to travel with ease throughout the city.
Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)
* Group excursions to Giverny, the theatre, the Louvre and a picnic.
* Navigo metro/bus pass.
* Room, breakfast, and food stipend. (The Institute does not cover expenses for food and lodging when the student is away from the study site.)
* Comprehensive medical insurance through CMI Insurance
* Up to six credit hours
The program fee does NOT include:
* Passport fees
* Spending money
* Transportation to and from the U.S. city of departure
* Food, lodging, and transportation expenses during independent travel
* USD 150 application fee
* Any mandatory fees from the students home institution
American and Worldwide Participants.
Independently or in Groups
Students presently matriculated at schools that are full members of the KIIS consortium are invited to apply for need- and merit-based scholarships.
2-3 wks. following app. deadline
The Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) is a consortium of colleges and universities dedicated to providing quality international education. KIIS is founded on the conviction that an international experience should be part of the education of as many people as possible. KIIS programs have four primary objectives: (1) to establish high-quality, low-cost, academically sound international study programs for students; (2) to provide faculty from member institutions a means for professional growth; (3) to create language and culture programs for professionals and develop links with their counterparts in foreign countries; and (4) to promote the study of foreign languages. KIIS also seeks to develop new opportunities for international experiences which meet the needs of students, faculty, academic institutions, and community organizations, always taking into consideration the changing times and shifting demands of a global society.