Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Paris, France
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: CIEE
A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, CIEE is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization. Since 1947, CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available.
Most students live in shared apartments in Paris with other CIEE Paris Open Campus students. Each apartment has its own kitchen where students may prepare their meals and bathroom facilities. Each student will have a bed, desk, lamp, and place to store your clothing. CIEE provides bed linens, cleaning goods, and basic cooking utensils. A limited number of homestays may be available, with preference given to those whose universities require living with a local family; this must be indicated when applying. Students who live with homestay families receive breakfast daily plus five meals per week. Final housing assignments are solely at the discretion of CIEE.
The cost of housing will be included in the invoice that CIEE sends to Appalachian and students will be billed through their Appalachian term bill.
|Two Blocks||Three Blocks|
|1CIEE Program Fee||See CIEE Page||See CIEE Page|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200||$200|
|Two Blocks||Three Blocks|
|Airfare||$1200 - $1800||$1200 - $1800|
|Meals||$1000 - $1500||$1500 - $2000|
|1Essential Living Expenses||$800 - $1200||$1000 - $1500|
|Books and Materials||$300||$450|
|Local Transportation||$200 - $400||$400 - $500|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||$200||$200|
|2Appalachian Student Health Insurance||$1110||$2220|
|Estimated Total Additional Expenses|
|3Personal Travel and Spending||$1000 - $2000||$1500 - $3000|
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
CIEE offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2500.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
CIEE programs will offer either CIEE designed courses, host university courses, or a combination of both. Enriching academic study tours, excursions, and other special activities are designed around each academic track. It all adds up to a uniquely flexible, immersive, and challenging academic experience.
Choose from the following academic tracks:
Communications, Journalism, and New Media
Global and Community Health
International Relations and Political Science
Literature and Culture
Enhance your academic program with:
Directed Independent Research
For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the CIEE Paris Open Campus website.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating in the Two Block option will take a total of 12 credits (4 classes). Students participating in the Three Block option will take a total of 18 credits (6 classes). For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall Semester||2018||03/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring Semester||2019||09/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.