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Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Affiliate
Housing:
Apartment (shared)
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.75
College: College of Fine & Applied Arts Class Standing: Junior, Senior
Program Description:

Study in France!

Institution

The Paris American Academy was founded by Richard Roy in 1965. During the past forty years, students and professions from thirty five nationalities have participated in either the intensive short term seminars or attended a longer four month Spring term or a three year curriculum. The strongly vocational approach prepares students for careers in Fashion, Fine Arts and Interior Design. The Paris American Academy is registered by the Académie de Paris, as a private institution of higher learning under the 12 July 1875 jurisdiction. 

Location

Centered less than a kilometer from Notre-Dame cathedral in the famous Latin quarter, the Academy draws upon Paris’ cultural and artistic heritage in making the city it’s campus. Classes are mainly held in the Pavillon du Val de Grâce, a 17th century, historically classified building. Recently renovated, this six level edifice also serves as the Academy Art Gallery.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Mid September to Late December
  • Spring Semester: Mid January to Early May
For more information please visit the PAA website.

Housing

Students on the PAA program will stay in shared apartments in Paris arranged by PAA.

Financial

Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
2017-2018 Semester
PAA Tuition 4345 Euros ($5200)
PAA Housing 2530 Euros ($3000)
1OIED Program Development Fee $200
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
  Semester  
PAA Application Fee 70 Euros ($75)  
Airfare $1200 - $1800   
1Personal Expenses $1200 - $2000  
Meals $1600 - $2000  
Books and Materials $300 - $450  
Local Transportation $300 - $400  
Required French Health Insurance $250  
Visa (for US Citizens) $295  
Travel to Consulate for Visa Appt $100 - $300  
Passport $150  
Optional Pre Semester Language 900 Euros ($1000)  
2Appalachian Student Health Insurance $1110  
3Personal Travel and Spending $1000 - $2000  
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.  
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
2Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.

 

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. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: Fall, Spring.

Financial Aid

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.

Scholarships

OIED Scholarships
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.

Academics

The PAA program is for Interior Design (Fall semester) and Product Design (Spring semester) students.  

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 on the PAA program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.
 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2020 09/16/2019 ** 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.