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 offers two tracks: one is designed for the student who has taken a lot of French and is interested in an immersion experience. The second, a hybrid track, is for students who want to live and study in Paris but who are not French majors or minors but have at least one year of college level French. 

Students can participate in fall or spring semester or for a full year. All students must have the approval of the Rollins French department no matter which track they apply to.

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.

Program Costs:

  • Costs: The program fee is equal to Rollins College tuition and fees, plus room and board, for one semester.  For 2014-2015 this is $28,275.
  • Includes: Tuition and program administration, all course related field trips except theatre tickets, accommodation, all meals, health and emergency insurance, course materials, on-site transportation, orientation, program excursions, airport pick-up and International Student ID Card (ISIC).
  • Does not include:
    • Airfare from Orlando: Estimated at $1,200
    • Visa: Estimated at $215
    • Personal expenses: Estimated at $600
    • Souvenirs, entertainment and independent travel: Costs will vary but an average estimate is $1200-$2000
    • Travel/Property insurance (if desired): Costs will vary
  • Need-Based Scholarships: scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set costs associated with international airfare, and, in exceptional cases, other costs associated with study abroad. Students apply for scholarships through the normal program application.


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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