Hollins Abroad-Paris

Hollins University was among the first colleges in the nation to offer an international study program in Paris in 1955.  A distinctive study abroad program, it is designed to be flexible in curriculum and builds around the interests of students.  You will experience the city of Paris with courses that take you right into the daily lives of its inhabitants.  This program is available to students at an intermediate level of French.  All courses are taught in French.  This program is available in fall or spring semester or for a full year.  Students must have the approval of the Rollins French department.

Location: Hollins Abroad’s offices and classrooms are located in Reid Hall, just off Boulevard Montparnasse, near the Jardin du Luxembourg and close to the Sorbonne. It’s a lively neighborhood whose streets were once the haunts of Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Eugène Ionesco, and Pablo Picasso, and are still the center of Parisian intellectual and artistic life.

Costs: The program fee is equal to Rollins College tuition and fees, plus room and board, for one semester. For 2013-2014, this is $27,210.

  • Includes: Tuition, all course related field trips except theatre tickets, accommodation, all meals, Comprehensive health insurance, classes course pack, pass for the Paris metro and bus system, orientation program on the Hollins campus and in Paris, a four-day field trip (transportation, accommodations, some meals, guided tours), two weekend excursions (transportation, accommodations, some meals, guided tours), pick up from airport on arrival, internet access (wireless and program computers) at Reid Hall, program handbook and other materials, International Student ID Card (ISIC)
  • Does not include: airport transfers in the US, any books/materials not included in classes course pack provided by Hollins (varies on type of class), tickets to required performances for French Theatre, Taste of France course, local airport transportation for the return flight and personal expenses.
  • Credit on Student Account:  In December for the spring semester and July for the fall semester, students will receive a credit on the Student Account for airfare (average commerical price) and visa.  This credit will be applied against the balance owed on the account.  Students with significant financial aid may end up with a positive balance on the Student Account which can then be requested as a refund.  Rollins College does not book flights for this program so students must make arrangements to pay for the airfare themselves.

Estimated Additional Costs Not Included in the Comprehensive Program Fee:

  • Airport transfers in the US: Costs will vary
  • Travel/Property insurance: Costs will vary
  • Personal expenses and course materials: Estimated at $800
  • Souvenirs, entertainment, and independent travel: Costs will vary but are estimated at $1000-$3000

Requirements for Admission:

  • 2nd semester sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • GPA of 3.0 in French courses taken
  • At least 2 semesters of intermediate French at the college-level
  • Good record with Community Standards
  • French Language evaluation
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Transcript

$45 application fee (Rollins pays)

Fall 2014 Calendar

  • Sep 5: Arrival in Paris
  • Sep 6: Orientation in Paris
  • Sep 7-9: Field trip to Normandy
  • Sep 10-12: Orientation in Paris
  • Sep 15: Classes begin
  • Sep 19: Field trip to Giverny
  • Oct 24–Nov 2:Fall break
  • Dec 11: Last day of classes
  • Dec 13: Departure/program ends

NOTE: 2 optional trips (free of charge) will be scheduled.

Spring 2015 Calendar

  • Feb 1: Arrival in Paris 
  • Feb 2-6: Orientation in Paris
  • Feb 9: Classes begin
  • Feb 27–Mar 1: Field trip to Provence
  • Apr 10: Field trip to Giverny
  • Apr 17 – May 3: Spring break
  • May 14: Last day of classes
  • May 16: Departure/program ends

NOTE: 2 optional trips (free of charge) will be scheduled.

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