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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English, French
Type of Program:
Free Standing
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dormitory
Program Advisor:
Ahaji Schreffler
Program Description:
Program Overview | Eligibility | Academics | Program Calendar | Housing | Visa | Cost & Financial Aid | More Information

Drexel in Paris + London: Dual City Summer

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Program Overview

The Paris+London program allows Drexel students to experience two European capital cities in one term! Through this unique opportunity, students spend 4 weeks in Paris and 4 weeks in London, taking courses in each city. The Paris+London program is open to all majors, but of particular interest to students desiring to acquire or strengthen French language skills. It is run in partnership with the Ecole Superiere de Commerce Exterieur (ESCE) in Paris and with the Foundation for International Education (FIE) in London.

Paris: Located on the river Seine, Paris has the reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic city in the world, rich with history and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. Dubbed the City of Light (la Ville Lumière) and Capital of Fashion, it is home to the world's finest and most luxurious fashion designers and cosmetics. Situated in the heart of Paris, steps away from the Eiffel Tower, Campus Paris Eiffel welcomes French and international students providing the opportunity to study and enhance their marketable skills and transform themselves into the next international leaders.

London: London is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest cultural and economic centers and has been dubbed as the “coolest city in the world”. The rich history combined with contemporary and multicultural dynamics of the city offer a perfect backdrop for study abroad!  Classes in London take place at Foundation House, FIE’s main headquarters and study center, located in South Kensington and just a 10 minute walk from the residence halls. Classes are taught by British faculty.

Orientations: Students will be greeted in both cities by local support staff for orientation, which may include tours, a welcome dinner or other activities.


Eligibility

  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Prior study of French language
  • Sophomore status or higher

Academics

Students must be scheduled for summer term class. Students that apply for the Paris+London program are obligated to attend both parts of the program for summer session 1 and 2.

Course Availability
All students choose one of the following tracks in Paris (please note tracks may change yearly):
Track 1) French Language & Culture  7.5 credits
Track 2) French Luxury                       7.5 credits
Track 3) Doing Business in Europe    9 credits
Track 4) Marketing                              7.5 credits
* In addition, weekly cultural visits and activities are organized to complement the classes.  All visits and activities highlight the different aspects of the French culture and traditions while enjoying the time in Paris. 

Students can select 2 of the following 3 courses in London (each course worth 4.5 credits):
Professional Personal Selling; 
Foods, Society and Culture in Britain; OR
History of Modern Design.
* All courses in London incorporate local site visits for a hands on learning experience.

Courses are available in the following subjects: Paris + London Summer course descriptions 2016

Grading
Students will receive 16.5 - 18 Drexel credits and Drexel grades for this program. All courses are taught on an accelerated schedule. Classes are taught by local faculty in both Paris and London, giving a very international perspective to your studies! 

Program Calendar

Paris Session 1 Dates and Itinerary
Program Start Date 07/01/2016
Program End Date 07/29/2016

London Session 2 Dates and Itinerary
Program Start Date 07/29/2016
Program End Date 08/28/2016
 

Housing

Paris: ESCE provides several resources for students to book their housing independently. This includes private residence halls, home stays, apartments, etc. Students may choose to live in various parts of the city, depending on their budget and preferences.

London: Students will be housed in dormitory-style residence halls that include fully equipped kitchens on each floor and private bathrooms in most cases. All residence halls have wireless internet access. Please note the official move-in date listed in program calendar above. Students may use the break week for independent travel prior to London arrival/move-in.

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Cost and Financial Aid

Program Costs
Paris+London Program Fee 2016 - $2475


Included in Program fee:
Dormitory style housing in London
Field trips and site visits in both cities
5 week local transportation pass for London
Orientation & welcome activities for both cities
Onsite support staff in both cities

Not included in program fee:
R/T airfare US to Europe
Housing in Paris (this must be paid directly to your housing facility in Paris)
Transportation from Paris to London (train or plane)
Meals, books, spending money, personal travel, miscellaneous.

Financial Aid
This is a Drexel sponsored program so all of your financial aid applies. Students will be billed a program fee to cover housing and other miscellaneous costs. Please refer to the program Budget Sheet for cost details.  If you receive Federal Work Study, consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after accepted into the program).  

Scholarships
To seek additional funding, review the Scholarship page. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.

For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.


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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Priority deadline: January 15th. Applications completed after January 15th will be reviewed after the final March 1st deadline.

** 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.