France

An Introduction to French Fashion

With the choice between two semester-long exchange programs, students can immerse themselves in the history and current state of the French fashion industry.

AMERICAN BUSINESS SCHOOL PARIS

Study at the American Business School Paris campus during the Fall or Spring semester. Limited to three students per year, this study abroad program offers up to 15 academic credits.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Students must be in at least their third year of college-level study at time of the program.
  • Suggested minimum GPA is 3.0.
  • Students must be in good academic and financial standing at LIM College to participate. Students must also have full-time standing at the time of their application and through the end of the exchange program in order to participate.
  • Students must apply by the deadlines listed below under “Important Dates.”

IMPORTANT DATES

  • FALL 2018 APPLICATION DUE: MARCH 1, 2018
  • SPRING 2019 APPLICATION DUE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

APPLICATION

WHEN & WHERE

Paris, France​
Partner school website: http://www.absparis.org/en/

Semester dates:

  • Fall Semester: Early September — mid-December 
  • Spring Semester: End of January — mid-May

Accepted students will participate in a mandatory orientation at their host school prior to the start of the semester. The dates and times of the orientation will be provided to accepted students.

APPLICATION

Students must submit their completed study abroad application by the deadlines listed above under "Important Dates" to be considered for this program.

Applicants should submit the LIM College study abroad application by email to the Study Abroad Coordinator, along with their personal statement (instructions included in Application document), a copy of the photo page of their passport (if the student does not yet have a passport and therefore cannot include this piece, their application will not be penalized; however, they will be required to get a passport within three months of acceptance to the program), and a copy of their unofficial transcript (which can obtained from Sonis).

LIM College’s study abroad programs are competitive as more applications are typically received than there are spots available. The following factors are considered when the Office of Study Abroad selects candidates to participate in LIM College’s study abroad programs:

  • Personal statement/essay: Original, succinct essays with well-thought out content will be rated highly.
  • Interview with Study Abroad Coordinator: Students should be prepared to speak about why they are a good candidate for the program to which they are applying.
  • GPA: The student’s LIM College GPA is taken into consideration.
  • Demonstrated interest: Applicants can increase their chance of being selected by attending information sessions and/or setting up a time to meet one-on-one with the Study Abroad Coordinator to discuss the program they are interested in applying for. 

Students who are accepted into the program by LIM’s Office of Study Abroad will be required to submit their personal and academic information to their host school. Further information on this process will be given to accepted students.

ORIENTATION

All students are required to attend the LIM College Pre-Departure Orientation. Date, time and location are made available after acceptance into the program. Students must also attend Induction (Orientation) at American Business School - Paris; students are required to arrange travel so they can do so. Orientation is typically held just prior to the start of each corresponding semester.

COURSES

The ABSP course catalog can be found here: http://www.absparis.org/en/academic/bba/course-catalog/. Students will be required to submit a LIM College Course Proposal Form to have courses evaluated prior to attending ABSP. Students must be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours (or the equivalent) per term, including both courses abroad and online courses taken at LIM. Final registration of courses happens during Orientation Week.

**Students must meet with their academic advisor prior to departure to ensure their courses will fit into their graduation plan.**

ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL

ABS-Paris does not offer on-campus accommodation. However, the school does partner with several off-campus housing providers; students also have the option of finding accommodations independently. The LIM Study Abroad Office can provide a variety of resources to find reliable off campus housing. All housing costs are paid directly to the housing provider, which may be a student apartment company, a landlord, etc. depending on where the student chooses to live.

Students are responsible for booking and purchasing their own airfare.

HEALTH INSURANCE

All students are required to purchase French health insurance, called Assurance Maladie, through ABSP. The link to purchase the insurance will be provided to accepted students.

PROGRAM COSTS

Students pay LIM College tuition to LIM College for the semester abroad. This does not cover airfare, housing, books, meals, or personal expenses, such as shopping. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from France and the United States. Additional costs to consider (all amounts are approximations and in euros unless otherwise noted):

  • Round-trip transportation to and from Paris: $900
  • Student Visa: $285
  • Health Insurance through the French government (mandatory): 215 €
  • Housing: 950 € per month
  • Books: 70 € per book (no more than one required book per course) 
  • Food: 350 € per month 
  • Transportation: 70 € per month for metro card
  • Entertainment: 300 € per month 

Students who receive financial aid can typically apply this aid to a semester abroad. All students who receive aid will be required to meet with a Financial Services Counselor prior to departure to discuss the status of their aid and to complete any additional requirements of the Student Financial Services department.

STUDENT VISA

Students will be required to have a visa to study for the semester. Students must have a valid passport that expires no sooner than 6 months past the end of the exchange experience to apply for the visa and should be prepared to show that they have access to sufficient funds to cover their costs for the semester as part of the visa application process. Accepted students will be sent a letter of invitation from ABSP to present to the immigration authorities. For further visa information, please see: www.usa.campusfrance.org.

Student visas are normally issued for two weeks prior to commencement of the semester and will be valid up to one month after completion of studies. Students are encouraged not to make any travel plans until their visa has been issued and they know the exact dates of its validity.

PSB - THE PARIS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Study at the centrally-located Paris School of Business campus during the Fall or Spring semester. Limited to four students annually, this study abroad program offers up to 15 academic credits.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Students must be in at least their third year of college-level study at time of the program.
  • Suggested minimum GPA is 3.0.
  • Students must be in good academic and financial standing at LIM College to participate. Students must also have full-time standing at the time of their application and through the end of the exchange program in order to participate.
  • Students must apply by the deadlines listed below under “Important Dates.”

IMPORTANT DATES

  • FALL 2018 APPLICATION DUE: MARCH 1, 2018
  • SPRING 2019 APPLICATION DUE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

APPLICATION

WHEN & WHERE

Paris, France
Partner school website: http://www.psbedu.paris/en 

Semester dates:

  • Fall Semester: Mid-September — mid-December
  • Spring Semester: Early January — mid-May

Accepted students will participate in a mandatory orientation at their host school prior to the start of the semester. The dates and times of the orientation will be provided to accepted students.

APPLICATION

Students must submit their completed study abroad application by the deadlines listed above under "Important Dates" to be considered for this program.

Applicants should submit the LIM College study abroad application by email to the Study Abroad Coordinator, along with their personal statement (instructions included in Application document), a copy of the photo page of their passport (if the student does not yet have a passport and therefore cannot include this piece, their application will not be penalized; however, they will be required to get a passport within three months of acceptance to the program), and a copy of their unofficial transcript (which can obtained from Sonis).

LIM College’s study abroad programs are competitive as more applications are typically received than there are spots available. The following factors are considered when the Office of Study Abroad selects candidates to participate in LIM College’s study abroad programs:

  • Personal statement/essay: Original, succinct essays with well-thought out content will be rated highly.
  • Interview with Study Abroad Coordinator: Students should be prepared to speak about why they are a good candidate for the program to which they are applying.
  • GPA: The student’s LIM College GPA is taken into consideration.
  • Demonstrated interest: Applicants can increase their chance of being selected by attending information sessions and/or setting up a time to meet one-on-one with the Study Abroad Coordinator to discuss the program they are interested in applying for. 

Students who are accepted into the program by LIM’s Office of Study Abroad will be required to submit their personal and academic information to their host school. Further information on this process will be given to accepted students.

ORIENTATION

All students are required to attend the LIM College Pre-Departure Orientation. Date, time and location are made available after acceptance into the program. Students must also attend Induction (Orientation) at PSB; students are required to arrange travel so they can do so. Orientation is typically held just prior to the start of each corresponding semester.

COURSES

The PSB course catalog can be found here: https://www.psbedu.paris/en/international/incoming-study-abroad-exchange. Students will be required to submit a LIM College Course Proposal Form to have courses evaluated prior to attending PSB. Students must be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours (or the equivalent) per term, including both courses abroad and online courses taken at LIM. Final registration of courses happens during Orientation Week.

**Students must meet with their academic advisor prior to departure to ensure their courses will fit into their graduation plan.**

ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL

PSB does not offer on-campus accommodation, so students are responsible for finding their own accommodation. Both PSB and the LIM Study Abroad Office can provide a variety of resources to find reliable off campus housing. More housing information is available at: http://www.psbedu.paris/en/news/accomodation-around-psb-campus-cluster-paris-innovation. All housing costs are paid directly to the housing provider, which may be a student apartment company, a landlord, etc. depending on where the student chooses to live.

Students are responsible for booking and purchasing their own airfare.

HEALTH INSURANCE

All students must submit proof to the Study Abroad Office that they are covered by overseas health insurance for the duration of their program abroad. Students are encouraged to have worldwide insurance which covers (at minimum) comprehensive hospitalization, prescription medication, medical evacuation, and repatriation of remains.

PROGRAM COSTS

Students pay LIM College tuition to LIM College for the semester abroad. This does not cover airfare, housing, books, meals, or personal expenses, such as shopping. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from France and the United States. Additional costs to consider (all amounts are approximations):

  • Round-trip transportation to and from Paris: $900
  • Student Visa: $285
  • Health Insurance: $215
  • Housing: 950 € per month
  • Books: 70 € per book (no more than one required book per course) 
  • Food: 350 € per month 
  • Transportation: 70 € per month for metro card
  • Entertainment: 300 € per month

Students who receive financial aid can typically apply this aid to a semester abroad. All students who receive aid will be required to meet with a Financial Services Counselor prior to departure to discuss the status of their aid and to complete any additional requirements of the Student Financial Services department.

STUDENT VISA

Students will be required to have a visa to study for the semester. Students must have a valid passport that expires no sooner than 6 months past the end of the exchange experience to apply for the visa and should be prepared to show that they have access to sufficient funds to cover their costs for the semester as part of the visa application process. Accepted students will be sent a letter of invitation from PSB to present to the immigration authorities. For further visa information, please see: www.usa.campusfrance.org.

Student visas are normally issued for two weeks prior to commencement of the semester and will be valid up to one month after completion of studies. Students are encouraged not to make any travel plans until their visa has been issued and they know the exact dates of its validity.