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AUP’s 3 week summer courses—each an intensive, four-credit course—give students a unique opportunity to focus on a single subject. SAI offers two 3 week intensive summer sessions at AUP, each with different start dates and course options: Summer II and Summer III.
April 15, 2018
Apps accepted after deadline as space permits
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)
June 28, 2018 – July 20, 2018
Academic Year: Freshman (1st year) or above
*contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements
Cumulative GPA:* 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
English Language:* Non-native English language speakers must submit TOEFL: 88+ or IELTS: 6.5+, or proof of attending school in English for 3+ years.
Fukushima nuclear plant, Bangladeshi garment fires, BP Deep Horizon oil drilling explosion and Gulf of Mexico Oil spill, Massey Appalachia coal mining disasters, Cruise ships run aground, Quebec runaway rail cars, Recent French and Spanish fatal train crashes, Toxic wastes in New Jersey, catastrophic acquisitions and mergers and Financial meltdowns...
While all unique, what are the common threads running through these and other catastrophes?
What lessons can learned and applied to limit the reoccurrence of disasters and mitigate the human and financial pain they spawn?
How are the myriad emotional, economic, legal, political, ethical, communications and public policy issues that necessarily arise in the aftermath of disasters best handled? In attempting to answer these questions this innovative interdisciplinary course will provide an analytical framework useful in the the development and implementation of practical action in the prevention, mitigation and remediation of disasters.
Trips around Paris will supplement class time.
Courses & Schedule
Summer courses are intensive and courses run Monday – Friday, meeting 4 days per week for 3 – 4 hours per day. SAI students are free to enroll in any available course, but prerequisites must be demonstrated through students’ transcripts.
When applying, students are asked to make a preliminary course selection through SAI’s website. These pre-selections are for informational purposes only and do not indicate a student’s confirmed registration. Once accepted into the program, students are issued an AUP student NetID, which will permit them to formally register for courses directly through the university’s system. Once confirmed, students can view their schedules through the online AUP student account portal. After receiving course registration confirmation, no changes can be made to course registration until students arrive in Paris.
|April 15 2018
Applications accepted after deadline as space permits.
|Within 1 week of acceptance
||SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
|March 15 2018
||SAI Scholarship Application Deadline
Students wishing to apply for an SAI scholarship must have all application items submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on this date.
|March 30 2018
||50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the date of acceptance.
|April 29 2018
||SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until student loan disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
|April 29 2018
||Balance of Total Program Fee Due|
|May 28 2018
||SAI Pre-Departure Form Due|
|June 28 2018
||Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport. SAI airport pickup is provided between 9:00am and 12:00 noon, and students are transferred to SAI housing.
|June 29 2018
Mandatory SAI orientation is held at the SAI Paris office and introduces students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
|June 30 2018
||AUP Academic Orientation
AUP holds week-long orientation activities. In addition to the mandatory orientation, students have opportunities to take city tours, join clubs, and meet professors.
|July 2 2018
||AUP Drop/Add Deadline|
|July 19 2018
|July 20 2018
||Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel.
|SAI Program Fees*||USD|
Refundable at the end of the term.
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
|Optional / Additional Fees:|
|Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
|Optional Homestay Housing Supplement
Homestay housing in a private room. Includes daily breakfast and 3 or 5 dinners/week.
|3 dinners – $100
5 dinners – $200
|International Mailing Supplement
Students residing outside the U.S. are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
*prices are subject to change
Note: certain SAI-affiliated US universities require specific payment arrangements. These may require that some fees are paid by the student directly to SAI, and other fees are paid to SAI by the affiliated university on behalf of the student. If you attend an SAI-affiliated university please contact your study abroad office or speak with your SAI Admissions Counselor for details.
|Budget||Low Est.||High Est.|
|Airfare to/from Paris
|Books, Supplies & Course Fees
Course fees are sometimes imposed to cover field trips.
|$50/ course||$75 / course|
Includes groceries and eating out.
|$400 / month||$800 / month|
|Personal Expenses||$350 / month||$450 / month|
|Transportation within Paris
Public transportation with some taxi rides.
|$125 / month||$150 / month|
Cost varies greatly by student.
|$300 / month||$1,000 / month|
This is an SAI Signature Services Program; it includes our full services!
Pre-departure and Re-entry services
SAI offers activities, at no extra cost, for students to get to know their community, city and country. Following is a sample of the activities included in this program. Please note that actual activities may differ.
Welcome Lunch & Walking Tour
Students are welcomed to their new city with a delicious lunch and walking tour of the many Parisian sites, including the Eiffel Tower and the Champs de Mars.
Visit to l’Institut du Monde Arabe Museum
Students visit Paris’s renowned Arab culture museum. Through its exhibits, students learn about Arab art, language, science, history, religion & society.
Picnic & Visit to the Chateau de Sceaux
Students take a weekend day trip via train to the south of Paris to see the Sceaux castle and picnic on its beautiful manicured grounds.
Day Trip to Deauville
Students take a 2 hour train ride to the beautiful coastal city of Deauville. Founded in the 19th century by the Duke of Morny, Deauville was meant to be the “elegant kingdom” close to Paris, and is known for its architecture and beautiful beaches.
Farewell Evening Picnic
Students celebrate the end of a successful summer abroad and say their goodbyes over a typical French picnic along the Seine.
Standard Housing: Student apartment
SAI student apartments are convenient, clean, and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (upgrade to private bedroom available). Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Furnishings, a washing machine, basic kitchen supplies, bed linens and towels are provided. All apartments are equipped with wireless internet. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.
Optional Housing: Family homestay (additional fee applies)
Students choosing the homestay option will be placed with a local family, which could be an older couple or a family with children. SAI homestay families are thoroughly screened and are accustomed to welcoming visiting students into their homes. Homestays provide a private bedroom in the family home with basic furnishings. Wifi is included, as is access to laundry facilities. Students opting for this more immersive housing get breakfast included as well as the option of a certain number of dinners per week (cost varies).
Passports should be valid for 3 months after planned return from France.
In accordance with French law U.S. students studying in France for less than 90 days are not required to obtain a student visa. Therefore all U.S. students do not require a student visa for this program. Non-US nationals should consult their local Consulate for information on student visa requirements.
SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.