Study Abroad in France!
Offered All Fall, Spring & Summer Terms
Spend a semester living in Paris while completing courses toward your business major or minor! Paris is a truly amazing city and is home to dozens of museums, historical sites, and international business venues. The Warrington College of Business offers a semester-long study abroad program in Paris, France that allows students to earn UF credit by taking two online UF business courses, as well as two courses focusing on French language and culture. All University of Florida students are invited to participate in this program, as the credit earned will apply to the UF business degree, business minor, and general education requirements. Consideration will also be given to non-UF business students who are enrolled in an SUS (State University System) institution.
Please note: students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and deposit to the UF International Center. You can start your online application today!
The City: Paris, France
Paris is commonly referred to as the City of Light, and visitors to this remarkable city will realize the appropriateness of this reference soon after their arrival. It is impossible to ignore the enchantment of the Eiffel Tower, the beauty of the architecture, and the immeasurable value of the museums. Yet, students are sure to remember the charm of Parisian cobblestone streets, the delightful patisseries, and the life of bistros and cafés. Although historic, Paris is also a crucial economic force in Europe, evident in the astonishing modernity of La Défense - Paris' magnificent business district.
The Neighborhood: Historic St-Germain
Students will go to school and live in the chic neighborhood of St-Germain. Largely populated by young artists, the sixth Arrondissement — the St-Germain-Luxembourg Area is considered one of Paris's liveliest quarters. The adventure of this district lies in discovering the narrow streets and hidden squares that bring the city's historic and literary associations to life. Dominated for centuries by a vast Benedictine abbey, St-Germain-des-Prés came into vogue in the early 20th century as a center of intellectual and artistic life, home to jazz clubs and literary cafés. Students will gain an understanding of French culture by being immersed in this artistic neighborhood. Though the recent arrival of couture and designer boutiques is changing the neighborhood's character, its narrow side streets still boast art galleries, bookstores and cozy café terraces. The Boulevard St-Germain stretches for two miles between the Pont de Sully, which crosses to the île St-Louis, to the Pont de la Concorde. This area boasts many tourist attractions such as Notre Dame, Louvre Museum, Musee d'Orsay and Jardin du Luxembourg. All are within reach of the St. John's campus.
The School: St John's University - Paris campus
Students will stay in the newly renovated, comfortable environment of the Maison-Mère, located in the popular St-Germain district of Paris. The St John's University Paris campus is situated in a six-story structure containing approximately 20,000 square feet of space offering a mixture of residences, classrooms, offices and support space. Best of all, students have immediate access to the incomparable artistic, cultural and educational resources available only in Paris.
- May 9: UF online business classes begin
- May 27: Students arrive in Paris
- May 28 - 29: SJU Orientation
- May 30: SJU Session 1 classes begin
- June 25 – July 3: Summer semester break
- July 4: SJU Session 2 classes begin
- July 29: Last day to withdraw from UF EP courses
- August 5: UF classes end
- August 6: Program ends - students vacate residence by noon
- August 22: UF online classes begin
- August 23 – Students arrive in Paris
- August 24-26 – SJU Orientation
- August 29 – SJU classes begin
- October 22-30: SJU semester break
- November 21: Last day to drop a UF course
- December 7: UF classes end
- December 10, 12-16: UF Final Exams
- December 15: Last day of SJU classes
- December 16: Program ends - students must vacate residence by noon
- January 4: UF online classes begin
- January 17: Students arrive in Paris
- January 18-20: St. John's Univ. orientation
- January 23: SJU classes begin
- February 3: Last day to drop/add SJU courses
- April 14-23: SJU semester break
- April 11: Last day to withdraw from UF EP courses
- April 19: UF classes end
- April 22-28: UF final exams
- May 12: Program ends - students must vacate residence by noon
- Students must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.
- Students are required to take two UF electronic platform courses during fall and spring semesters, but may take one during summers.
- Students must have a laptop computer.
- Program offered during fall, spring and summer semesters
- Study alongside your UF peers and the students at St. John's University
- Take UF courses while experiencing an exciting new culture!
- Participate in program scheduled cultural activities and excursions
- Ease of applying Bright Futures and Florida Prepaid to program costs
- Program includes meals (breakfast and dinner, four days a week)
Earn 14 Credit Hours
Choose 2 Online UF Business Courses (8 UF credits):
- MAN3025: Principles of Management
- MAR3023: Principles of Marketing
- BUL4310: Business Law
- ENT3003: Principles of Entrepreneurship
- GEB3373: International Business (fall and spring semesters ONLY)
MAN3025, MAR3023, GEB3373 and BUL4310 are required core business classes
MAN3025, MAR3023 fulfill Social Sciences Gen-Ed requirements
MAN3025, MAR3023, and BUL4310 fulfill business minor requirements
ENT3003 is required for the Entrepreneurship minor
For the Choose 6 credits of the following options from St. John's University's curriculum:
- Minimum 3 credits of French language
- Five-week modular courses include:
- Art and Architecture in France
- Politics of Revolution
- Economics of Poverty and Income Inequality
- Religions of the World
- French Level One
- French Level Two
- Intermediate French Conversation
- Advanced French Conversation
- Contemporary France (in French)
- Women Writers in France (in French)
Summer program - Two Courses from St. John's University's curriculum
Courses are 3 transfer credits each.
Courses taught in one month segments: Summer 1 = June; Summer 2 = July. All students are required to take a French language course according to their skill level during Summer 1. Courses will be offered as follows:
Summer 1: month of June
- French Level I
- French Level II
- French Language Internship
- French Language
Summer 2: month of July
- Art and Architecture in France
- Internships are offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters at no additional cost to the student
- Students must have intermediate French level and need to submit a cover letter and resume, in French, to be considered
- Companies conduct SKYPE interviews with candidates two months before the start of the program
- Students typically start their internship two weeks after arriving in Paris
- Students earn 3 credits for completing the 130 hour internship and supplemental academic activities
Estimated Program Fee
- $10,910: Summer ’16
- $14,160: Fall ’16
- $14,160: Spring ’17
Program cost includes tuition, fees, insurance, orientation, and housing while in Paris. Breakfast and dinner is included four days per week for the entire semester.
UF Students may apply Florida Bright Futures (excluding summer semesters), Prepaid, and other financial aid to the program cost. Non- Florida residents pay the same program fee as Florida residents.
Other Estimated Expenses:
- Books and Supplies: $350
- Airfare: $1400
- Paris Metro Pass for the semester: $240
- Entertainment/Leisure: $3000**
** Expenses vary depending on student preferences
The currency in France is the Euro.
Accommodations and Classroom Facilities
- Starting Spring 2013 students may select homestay placements
- Fully-wired computer lab with printers for student use
- Spacious meeting room, library and student lounge
- Bilingual staff, including a resident director and resident assistants to assist with student needs
- Two bunk-beds, wardrobes and study desks per room
- Linens for student use during semester
- Air conditioned rooms
- Wireless broadband internet access
- Digital phones
- Four showers, sinks and toilets per residence floor
- Some rooms feature Paris vistas that include the Eiffel tower
- 24-hour security and maintenance staff
- Token operated washer and dryer on premise
- Photos of the class rooms and dormitories
The comfortable environment of the Maison-Mère is less than a block away from an entrance to the Paris Metro (Vaneau) and is in close proximity to major Parisian landmarks, such as Notre Dame, the Louvre and d'Orsay Museums, and the spectacular Luxembourg Gardens.
Outside the Classroom
Living in Paris is made complete by experiencing the cultural side of the city, as well as participating in personal enrichment activities. In the past St. John’s Paris has provided a myriad of programming options for students to enjoy. These are just a few opportunities that may be available:
- Visits to the Paris Catacombs, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triopmphe; a walking tour of Montmartre; a trip to the Palace of Versailles- Europe’s largest summer palace!
- Day trips outside of Paris to see a different side of French living- the opportunities are endless.
- Hot chocolate at Chez Angelina, the most famous tea room from 1903!
- Picnics along the Seine River or in any of Paris’s lovely green spaces.
- Service opportunities such as assisting at La Mie de Pain soup kitchen or a language assistantship in a French elementary or high school.
If you are ready to start exploring, check out the official city website.
Travel from Paris to other French and European cities is easy and affordable.
- Fall: May 1
- Spring: October 1
- Summer: March 1
Program applications are located on the UF International Center website. Students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and deposit to the UF International Center. Please note that the program operates on a first-come-first-serve basis and may reach full capacity prior to the application deadline.
Terms of Agreement
Students assume full responsibility for the cost of the program by the following dates:
- Fall Terms: July 1
- Spring Terms: November 1
- Summer Term: April 1
Students on the participant list as of these dates become financially obligated. Only in extreme circumstances (e.g., serious personal injury, family emergency, etc.) will a student be allowed to petition to remove him/herself from the list of participants prior to the start of the program. Petitions will be reviewed by the Associate Dean of the School of Business.
To arrange an appointment with a Heavener Study Abroad Advisor, please call 352.273.0151 or visit 301 Heavener Hall.
Heavener School of Business
301 Heavener Hall, PO Box 117160
Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7160
You may also contact an International Programs Student Ambassador to learn more about study abroad from experienced peers.