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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 04/15/2017
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Rolling Admission 08/28/2017 12/22/2017
NOTE: Exchange programs are competitive and students must complete certain steps before beginning an application. Students should work closely with a study abroad adviser before applying.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Exchange Program - Outgoing Program Type General: Exchange
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Art, Architecture, Planning, and Design
Credit Offered: Transfer Credit Minimum GPA: 3
Program Advisor: Varies by major - contact global@uc.edu
Program Description:
 

Program Overview

ESA 1The Ecole Speciale d’Architecture or ESA is a great fit for Architecture, Interior Design, and Planning students.  Students can take their coursework in a combination of English and French while perfecting their language skills and studying abroad for a semester and paying UC tuition. Students are able to use Paris as a backdrop for their projects and as inspiration at ESA.  Students quickly become accustomed to the French lifestyle.

This is one of UC’s International Exchange Programs.  These programs are great because the cost is the same as the University of Cincinnati.  In fact, tuition and fees are paid the same way they are when a student is on campus.  UC International can help students with many things, however many exchange programs are more independent experiences, and students are responsible for securing their own housing, visa, and airfare.  There will also be additional application materials that students will need to submit to the partner university through UC International Programs.  This is one of the most affordable ways to study abroad for a semester, but students should be sure an exchange program is the right fit before submitting an application.

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Location

Paris, France

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Who Can Participate?

ESA_Students

DAAP students with a 3.0 GPA at the following levels are eligible to participate in this program:

Juniors
Seniors


Students must apply and be selected by a faculty committee, before starting an application online through UC International Programs.  SAID and Planning students should submit the following to rebecca.williamson@uc.edu:
 
- cover letter describing reasons for wishing to participate, current level of French, and any other language abilities
- a similar cover letter in French if possible OR, if not, a detailed plan for language learning
- a scan of a transcript (no need to obtain a sealed official transcript)

 

- a selected portfolio (no more than six pages (six sides, not six sheets)) or link to online portfolio
- a letter from a professor that addresses preparedness to study abroad (sent separately by the professor)

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Academic Program and Course Information

Students can take a variety of Architecture and Interior Design related coursework.

One of the most important preparations before going abroad is academic planning.  Students receiving transfer credit from outside institutions (exchange or external) will need prior approval to bring that credit back to UC and be registered for the appropriate study abroad course. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information. 


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Living Arrangements

Independent Apartment

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Getting There

Students are responsible for organizing their own transportation.

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Program Costs

Fee equivalent to UC tuition
$800-$1,200 a month for room and board
French student visa
$1,200 airfare, approx.

Students should also keep in mind and research costs for the following:
International emergency and evacuation insurance
Visa application/processing fees
In-country transportation
Cultural excursions/entrance fees
Personal spending/souvenirs
 

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports.html for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is visa the US Department of State’s webpage at http://travel.state.gov/visa/americans/americans_1252.html

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close information to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

UC International Programs
University of Cincinnati
global@uc.edu
513-556-4278

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This program is currently not accepting applications.