The Southern Connecticut State University

Department of World Languages and Literatures Present:

The 2015 International Field Study in

June 30 - July 31, 2015

Paris Badge 

Paris Brochure (PDF)
Paris Application
(Please return filled out application to Mr. Brendan Walsh in EN B 129)

Get ready for the educational experience of a lifetime in one of the world's most beautiful cities! 

Southern's program in Paris is designed so that you can study and earn credit while learning and living in the City of Light. We will introduce you to many exciting dimensions of the city both in and out of the classroom. Each course in the program takes full advantage of the rich environment of the city. Paris itself is our classroom.  Immerse yourself in the art and architecture of this cultural epicenter, all while improving your French linguistic and cultural competencies.  At the same time, you will also have the rare opportunity to learn about the city's many neighborhoods, monuments, events, and even its food.

Paris is our focus, but we will also travel outside the city to visit additional sites.  In the past our destinations have included the royal  palace of Versailles, Monet's Garden at Giverny and Vaux-le-Victome.


Students must enroll in one of the following (3 credit) courses, which may help fulfill the LEP Tier I-Multilingual communication requirement at SCSU, via their BannerWeb account.  All tuition must be paid directly to the bursar.

FRE 100/101/200/210 or 400/or 502  3 credits
-French I-III, Continuing French, Advanced French, and Advanced Language Seminar

Students are strongly encouraged to take one of the following 3 credit courses offered as well:

FRE 106/206/306/or 506 3 credits
-Culture and Language Practice in France
-Advanced Culture and Language Practice in France
-French Culture in France


Requirements and prerequisites are listed in the undergraduate and graduate catalogues.  Instructor permission is required for each course.  A health report, release of liability, and insurance coverage must  be provided by each participant.  Students should have student records free of disciplinary problems.

Living Accommodations

Students will be housed in private dormitory rooms at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris ( in the 14th Arrondissement, an 8-minute Métro ride to the heart of Paris.  Students are responsible for their own eating costs. On campus, the Cité Universitaire houses a large cafeteria and brasserie (only steps away from the dormitories) with daily prix-fixe menus ranging from 3,00 to 8,00 Euros. For further information, consult the Cité Universitaire's website The dormitories also come equipped with shared kitchens.  Please notify Prof. Eilderts with regard to special needs for dietary or living accommodations.

Program Fees $3,800

Program Fee Includes:
•  Pre-departure orientation sessions
•  Round-trip Boston/Paris airfare
•  Round-trip shuttle transportation from SCSU's campus to the airport
•  Round-trip transportation to and from the airport in Paris
•  Single accommodation with private bath at Cité Universitaire
•  Paris Métro Pass for the month of July
•  Year-long passes to the Musée du Louvre
•  3 separate, full-day excursions to Versailles, Giverny, and Vaux-le-Vicomte
•  A visit to Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration
•  International Student Identification Card
•  Map guide of Paris
•  Four group lunches and four group dinners
•  Celebratory program banquet

Program Fee Does Not Include:
SCSU summer tuition and registration fee ($1,426.00 for three credits or $2,797.00 for six credits), personal expenses, books, snacks, or any additional expenses that alter the itinerary or arrangements.

Each student is expected to bring a minimum of $750 for food costs; it is strongly recommended that students bring an additional $500 for on-site expenses.

The Program accepts no responsibility for  personal property, which must be insured separately if so desired;  in particular, students are urged not to bring valuable jewelry or expensive electronic  equipment with them.  The Program reserves the right to make changes required by circumstances.

Students who qualify for the Guaranteed Student Loan Program should consult with their  financial aid officer and request additional aid for study abroad.  Students must apply and be accepted to the Program; preference will be given to full-time students enrolled in degree programs.  Students from other colleges and universities are welcome to apply.

A deposit of $500 is due when the application is submitted to the OIE. The deposit is non-refundable once the student is notified by the faculty trip leader of their acceptance into the program. This guarantees participation in the program and reserves lodging. A second payment of $1,650 is due on March 2, 2015. The remainder of the balance ($1,650) is due no later than May 1, 2015.

Fees are based upon historical program costs and current rates of exchange. Extreme fluctuation in exchange rates or boarding costs may result in additional fees being charged. The university reserves the right to change the itinerary of proposed trips if needed to control the cost of the overall trip. In the event that additional fees exceed the present costs by more than 20%, the student may choose to drop the course and will receive a refund of all funds recoverable by the university. Fees will be frozen on May 1, 2015, and there will be no refunds after that date.

Office of international Education Cancellation Policy

Currently, all courses abroad for the academic year are expected to operate. Southern Connecticut State University's Office of International Education (SCSU-OIE) will monitor world events and make any change to this decision on an individual course basis any time between now and the departure dates.

If Southern Connecticut State University cancels an off-campus course, students will be refunded their deposits and all monies the university is able to recover from program providers. The SCSU-OIE office will aggressively negotiate with providers for the refunds.

If a student withdraws from an off-campus course at any time between now and the departure date, the student will forfeit his/her deposit but will be refunded all other recoverable amounts. In the event the price of the trip rises more than 20%, the student may withdraw and receive both recoverable funds and deposit.

Students who must cancel their participation in a course abroad program must do so in writing to Dr. Erin Heidkamp, Interim Director of the Office of International Education.

The Office of International Education will work to delay payment to providers on costs for course abroad programs as long as possible and request clearly-stated refund policies from all providers for all programs prior to payments. Students who wish to purchase cancellation insurance should contact their insurance provider.

If Southern Connecticut State University cancels an off-campus course, the staff of SCSU-OIE will work with individual course abroad faculty members in adapting their course, when possible, for the Southern Connecticut State University campus. This is understood to be an emergency procedure in place as a result of unusual or unforeseen world events. If an off-campus course cannot be adapted to the on-campus setting, the faculty member will work to develop an alternative on-campus course for the students enrolled. If this is possible, efforts will be made to enroll students in existing on-campus courses.

For information regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (203) 392-5222, or
*Deposits will be refunded in full if this application is rejected by the program Directors.

For further information please contact:

Prof. Luke Eilderts
Engelman D 157