American University of Paris
Summer 3 weeks III 2020
4 credits

AUP’s 3 week summer courses—each an intensive, four-credit course—give students a unique opportunity to focus on a single subject in the heart of Paris. SAI offers two 3 week intensive summer sessions at AUP, each with different start dates and course options: Summer II and Summer III.


Application: closed

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Official transcript
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)
EU privacy consent form

NOTE: Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, SAI has cancelled all Summer 2020 in-person programs. Please consider SAI’s Virtual Summer 2020 programs.

Program Dates
June 25, 2020 – July 23, 2020


Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

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.



Arts and Sciences
Communications
Comparative Literature and English

Arts and Sciences

4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AH 2000-3WK2 | Open
Investigates the growth patterns of Paris from Roman times through the Second Empire. Studies major monuments, pivotal points of urban design, and vernacular architecture on site. Presents the general vocabulary of architecture, the history of French architecture and urban planning, as well as a basic knowledge of French history to provide a framework for understanding the development of Paris.

THE COURSE WILL TAKE PLACE 4 TIMES A WEEK DEPENDING ON THE MUSEUM SCHEDULES, TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE START OF THE SUMMER.
Contact Hours: 60

Communications

4.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CM 2091-3WK2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course require an extra fee of 65 Euro which will cover admissions to Paris museums and showrooms, as well as gastronomic food and wine tastings.
This interdisciplinary course looks at a rich variety of elements: fashion, design, architecture, art, gastronomy: in other words, those subjects which demonstrate L Art de Vivre a la Francaise. The course will include a field trips, speakers, and readings to introduce students to the luxury lifestyle milieu in Paris and France more generally.
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: CM 4091-3WK2 | Open
In an increasingly globalized world, the need is greater than ever for independent and resourceful reporters who can file stories from any location. Gone are the days when news organizations had foreign correspondents posted around the globe. In a freelance economy, news is increasingly covered by journalists who can react to breaking news anywhere, anytime; journalists who have the skills to think on their feet, gather information, find sources and file a story from any foreign location.


Over this intensive three week course, you will learn how to navigate a foreign city in search of news, meet the professionals who work a foreign beat, and learn how to compile and file a multi-media story under time pressure.
Contact Hours: 45

Comparative Literature and English

4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 3100-3WK2 | Open
Through writing poetry and analyzing examples, students become familiar with poetic forms and techniques. This workshop, led by a publishing writer, includes weekly peer critique of poems written for the course. Students explore what makes a poem moving, evocative, and imbued with a sense of music, no matter what the approach: lyric, narrative, surreal, or experimental.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Writing | Course #: CL 3200-3WK2 | Open
Whether a story is an imaginative transformation of life experience or an invention, the writing must be well crafted and convincing, driven not only by plot and theme but also through characterization, conflict, point of view, and sensitivity to language. Students produce and critique short stories and novel chapters while studying fiction techniques and style through examples.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Writing | Course #: CL 3300-3WK2 | Open
This workshop gives students the opportunity to explore through reading, research, and writing assignments an array of creative nonfiction forms, including memoir, travel writing, food and nature writing, and social essays. Students share their writing for peer critique in a supportive and constructive workshop environment. Creative nonfiction includes guest speakers and field exercises in Paris. Conferences and a final portfolio are required.
Contact Hours: 60

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.

Course Registration

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.

Please note that the deadlines below have been adjusted to reflect our revised Summer 2020 policies.


Pre-Departure Calendar
May 6 2020
Application Closes
Applications accepted after closing as space permits.
March 15 2020
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.
April 25 2020
SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until financial aid disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
May 11 2020
SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
May 11 2020
Balance of Total Program Fee Due

On-Site Calendar
June 25 2020
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 26 2020
SAI Orientation
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 2020
AUP Academic Orientation
AUP orientation covers academic policies, and provides opportunities for students to meet one another.
July 1 2020
Classes Begin
July 22 2020
Classes End
July 23 2020
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
Application Fee $100
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
$300
Program Fee
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
$7,145
Optional / Additional Fees:  
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
$880
Optional Homestay Housing Supplement
Homestay housing in a private room. Includes daily breakfast and 3 or 5 dinners/week.
3 dinners – TBA
5 dinners – TBA
International Mailing Supplement
When applicable, students are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
$90

*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
$900 $1,200
Books, Supplies & Course Fees
Course fees are sometimes imposed to cover field trips.
$50/ course $75 / course
Meals
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
Weekend Travel
Cost varies greatly by student.
$300 / month $1,000 / month

This is an SAI Signature Services Program; it includes our full services!

  • Program tuition and U.S. academic credit
  • Accommodation in carefully selected student housing
  • Airport pickup and transportation on arrival day
  • Welcome reception and events
  • SAI orientation to the host city and school
  • SAI staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • Access to and assistance with international cell phone plans
  • Frequent SAI cultural activities and day trips
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support
  • Farewell event with all students

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • US-based admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance
  • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources
  • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students
  • Assistance with student visa application
  • Assistance with financial aid processing
  • Need-based SAI scholarships
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences
  • SAI Ambassador Program for SAI alumni, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network

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 and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (option to upgrade to private bedroom, if 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. Housing assignments are single gender; other housing configurations may be available under limited circumstances. 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
Passports should be valid for 3 months after planned return from France.

Student Visas
In accordance with French law U.S. students studying in France for 90 days or less 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.

About SAI

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.