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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
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Rolling Admission 01/06/2019 06/30/2019
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates

** 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 Manager:
Lauren Winogron
Language of Instruction:
French
Minimum G.P.A.:
3.0
Class Standing:
Junior, Second semester Sophomore, Senior
Number of credits per term:
12-15
Program Type:
Exchange
Program Director:
Cathie Healey
Enrollment Restrictions:
Must have completed 2 semesters of French (or equivalent)
Non-Rutgers Students:
No
Internship:
Yes
Resident Director: Dr. Healey
Program Description:
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The Program
  • The universities of Paris fall under a consortium of 14 Parisian universities (MICEFA), with various academic strengths in Literature, French, Art History, History, Communications, Media, Economics, Natural Sciences, Cinema, Visual and Performing Arts.
  • Students get to select an individualized study program at one of the participating member universities that best matches with your proficiency in French and academic interests
Your Host City: Paris
Remember what Hemingway wrote:  "If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man [or woman!], then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."   And this moveable feast — the "City of Light" — is not only the capital of a major European power, but home to a multicultural population ranging from movie moguls , municipal workers and young  students like yourself.  It's both a museum city and a monumental architectural experiment where, in half an hour, you can walk from Roman ruins, past the 12th-century cathedral of Notre Dame, to the 21st-century Bibliothèque Nationale de France.  Make Paris your home for a semester or a year, and you’ll be living and studying in one of the most magnificent cities in the world.


Academics
In order to have an idea of what classes are available at all of the participating universities, please visit the University of Paris' MICEFA website and brochure.

Students take their courses in French at one of the University of Paris campuses. At the start of the semester MICEFA provides students with a three-week intensive language program prior to the start of the semester (students will receive 3 RU credits). MICEFA also offers a variety of in-house courses including: Intermediate Grammar, French Civilization, Architectural History of Paris, Literary History of Paris, and History of Franco American Relations.

All Rutgers students in Paris will take a required upper level (3 RU credited course) on contemporary France, Une introduction à la France contemporaine, taught by resident director, Dr. Catherine Healey.   Instructed in French (papers in English for lower-level students), this class examines social issues, cultural events and political controversies that are making the headlines in France at the moment. Assignments will include interviews and visits to sites in Paris alone or with the class. Please click here to view a sample syllabus.

International Service Learning: Social Justice/Solidarité  - Diversity/Diversité
Rutgers students studying in Paris can participate in a (3 RU credited) International Service Learning (ISL) course that focuses on transnational perceptions of social justice and diversity, with a focus on the first-generation immigrant youth of Paris’ 18th arrondissement. Enrollment in this course requires 4 semesters of college level French.   Over the course of the semester, you will interact with French youth in a service learning environment in the form of after school tutoring for inner-city Parisian youth at the Club Barbès.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to MICEFA/University of Paris and Rutgers University.  That means you will need to take at least 24-30 ECTS credits (12-15 RU credits) each semester. Thus, most students take four to five classes a term. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.


Academic Calendar
Fall Semester: September – December/January (Dates Vary Depending on School)
Spring Semester: January – May/June (Dates Vary Depending on School)
To view the current academic calendar of each member university, please visit the MICEFA  web page. 
*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 


Accommodations and Meals
Students begin in 10-day temporary housing in a hostel in central Paris -- during this time, students work with MICEFA staff to choose their housing.  There are different types of housing available for all budgets ranging from as low as 250€ a month (chambre de bonne); with the average housing range going from 450€-750€ a month.  The types of housing available are the following:
·  Chambre de bonne (small former maid's quarters made into studios with shared bathrooms on the floor)
·  Student Residence Housing
·  Studio Apartments
·  1 bedroom Apartments
·  Multi-room apartments for roommates
·  A private room in a family apartment

Please note, although it can be very useful to start your research before arrival, we do NOT recommend you rent an apartment sight unseen from a stranger.  If a student wishes to secure housing before arrival, MICEFA partners with Comforts of Home (for apartments) and Atome (for host families).  These housing options will cost a little more money, as they are a third party system, but we are happy to help the student through the process.  For more information on accommodations please visit the MICEFA website.


Financial Information

For more information on the total cost of the program go to the top of this page, locate "Budget Sheets" and click on the appropriate term.
 
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid please visit the Finances Section of our website.
 
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad policies.


Scholarships
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.


Rutgers Global–Study Abroad  Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.   For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.

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