The focus for summer 2014
will be on the rich, vibrant and rebellious and politically charged history of Paris.
Eligibility and Selection Process
This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at Ohio University with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a judicial offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
Non OHIO students studying at a college or university in the state of Ohio are also invited to apply.
Admission to this program is by a rolling admission procedure, with applications reviewed by the program director as they are received. Students who apply early therefore have a better chance for acceptance for one of the limited slots in the program. With enrollment held to just 10 students to ensure program quality, we recommend early application as all the places may be filled before the final application deadline.
Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting immediately with a final application deadline of March 21st. The program usually fills by February 3rd so early application is recommended.
Students will live in accommodation in the center of Paris. More details to come.
Courses & credits
Successful completion of the program will earn 12 credits.
POLS 2700 Intro to Political Theory
POLS 3700 Enlightenment and its Critics
POLS 4390 Politics of France
All classes are taught in English.
*All participants are required to have a working cellphone in France.*
Additional Information on France
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.aspx. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html.
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html. US citizens won’t need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's Visa Information Page.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
For more information:
Dr Judith Grant
Bentley Annex 261
Office of Global Opportunities
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840