SPRING EDUCATION STUDY ABROADPARIS, FRANCE
SPRING BREAK 2019
Go on an exciting, educational journey to France during Spring Break of 2019! Students will travel to Paris and experience, first-hand, French culture, cuisine, and historical landmarks. They will also visit schools and educational organizations and have the unique opportunity to compare and contrast U.S. and French public educational systems and gain an international perspective.
Housing: 3-star, hotel or hostel that is centrally located in the city of Paris
Students may enroll in one (1) or two (2) of the courses offered for a total of 3-6 credits* **:
Note: All students should visit an Academic Advisor prior to applying to a Faculty-led Study Abroad program as to review their class standing, part/full time status, graduation date and how the course(s) offered in the program fit or affect a student’s educational plan.
*Students will not earn all 15 hours of fieldwork during duration of the trip. Please contact Faculty leaders to confirm.
** Student(s) register for 2 courses (EDF 1005 and EDF2085) will still have to complete 15 hours of fieldwork in a Broward County school.
In order to participate, students must be at least 18 years of age with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
This program is designed for education related majors. However, non-education majors are welcome to participate*.
Broward College degree-seeking students will be given priority for application and admission into this program.
*Students should visit an Academic Advisor prior to applying to a Faculty-led Study Abroad program as to review their class standing, part/full time status, graduation date and how the course(s) offered in the program fit or affect a student’s educational plan.
Travel dates: March 1 -10, 2019
Deadlines:Application & Deposit ($650.00) Due: October 5, 2018 Extended based on limited availability. Contact Faculty leaders immediately!Payment 1- $650.00 Due: November 5, 2018Payment 2 - $850.00 Due: December 6, 2018Passport & Physician’s Statement Due: December 6, 2018Final Payment - $850.00 Due: January 8, 2019*Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.*
Program Fee: $3,000.00*
*Approximate cost. Can vary based on airfare costsPayment Deadlines:Application & Deposit ($650.00) Due: October 5, 2018. Extended based on limited availability. Contact Faculty leaders immediately!Payment 2- $650.00 Due: November 5, 2018Payment 3 - $850.00 Due: December 6, 2018Passport & Physician’s Statement Due: December 6, 2018 Final Payment - $850.00 Due: January 8, 2019
*Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.*Costs Included: Roundtrip airfare, 8 nights of accommodations on centrally located hotel or hostel, Daily continental breakfast, welcome and farewell dinner, all on-ground transportation, historical and cultural walking tours, 6- day museum pass, Seine boat cruise, day trip to Versailles, scheduled group activities and school visits, full-time tour leader and assistance, International Health Insurance.
Costs not Included: BC Tuition & fees, books & supplies, 8 lunches, 6 dinners, independent site-seeing, passport, visa (if required), immunizations (If required), additional baggage fees, tipping and personal expenses.
Please note: The cost of airfare (value of the $650 deposit) is non-refundable. Students who withdraw from the program must inform the Study Abroad office via email.
BC degree-seeking students who are looking to defray the program cost should check out the Faculty-Led Travel Grants and the study abroad funding page regarding grants and scholarship opportunities which may be available to them!
Dismissal: Students who are dismissed from study abroad programs because of unacceptable personal behavior and/or academic performance are responsible for all program costs and fees and will not receive academic credit for the program.
In order to apply, students must contact faculty leader Dr. Isis Silva or Dr. Dominique Charlotteaux via email and participate in short interview prior to submitting any application paperwork. Once approved to move ahead with the application, the student will submit the following to the faculty leader:
Program deposit and payments (Speak to faculty leader for instructions if making payments at the BC Cashier)
As part of the application and acceptance process, students must read the student handbook.
A passport is an official government document which validates a traveler’s identity and country of citizenship. Students, regardless of nationality, who are interested in studying abroad MUST have a passport valid for at least 6 months after their return date in order to do so. For U.S. citizens, information on applying for a passport is available on the U.S. Department of State website.Visa
A visa, different from a passport, is a government document placed in the individual's passport which authorizes them to request entry into the host country for a limited duration of time for business, pleasure, study, or other.
U.S Citizens are not required to obtain a visa and will be allowed to enter into France or any other Schengen Zone country under a tourist visa for a period of maximum 90-days. However, non-U.S. citizens should contact the Study Abroad Office for more information about their specific case.International Students
F-1 international students attending Broward College who are interested in participating in a study abroad program should first speak with a Designated School Official (DSO) through the International Admissions Office to discuss their immigration status and any special circumstances they may need to consider prior to applying for the program.
The following faculty leaders will be teaching the program's courses and traveling with students. For more information regarding the program, please contact:
Dr. Dominique CharlotteauxEducation PathwaySouth Campus - 69/122(954) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Isis SilvaEducation PathwaySouth Campus- 69/209(954) email@example.com
Health ConsiderationsVaccinations: There are no required/mandatory vaccinations to travel to France unless recommended by a physician or specific health conditions of a participant. All participants should be up to date with all routine vaccinations. For country-specific health and immunization information visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official Website.
Physical Activity: Moderate physical activity that involves walks around the city and long scheduled activities. Students are responsible for carrying their luggage from transportation to lodging.
Physician's Statement: All participants must submit a complete and signed physician's statement/release prior to program start date.
Safety and Travel ConsiderationsThe United States and France established diplomatic relations in 1778 following the United States' declaration of independence from Great Britain, and France provided key assistance to the United States as an ally during its war of independence. The Vichy Government of France severed diplomatic relations with the United States in 1942 during World War II; relations were normalized in 1944. The United States and France are among the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (P5).Relations between the United States and France are active and friendly. The two countries share common values and have parallel policies on most political, economic, and security issues. Differences are discussed frankly and have not generally been allowed to impair the pattern of close cooperation that characterizes relations between the two countriesCountry-specific Safety and Travel Information
The U.S Department of State offers country information pages to assist international travelers. Each country information page contains a Travel Advisory, Alerts, and other important details specific to that country that could affect you. Pay close attention to the entry and exit requirements, local laws and customs, health conditions, and other details to decide whether traveling to that country is right for you.
Please review France's country information page for country-specific information.
For more information about health, safety, emergency preparation and travel considerations please review the Faculty-led Study Abroad Student Handbook.
The Faculty-Led Program Student Handbook provides the student information covering a wide variety of topics which pertain to the policies and procedures regarding study abroad. Students should check back frequently for any updates or changes to the handbook.