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Drexel in Paris + London: Dual City Summer
London, United Kingdom; Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
Budget Sheets Summer
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English, French
Minimum Cumulative GPA:
Class Eligibility:
2. Sophomore, 3. Pre-Junior, 4. Junior
Type of Program:
Free Standing
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dormitory
Program Advisor:
Ahaji Schreffler
Supplemental Application:
Program Description:
The Program

The Paris+London program allows Drexel students to experience two European capital cities in one term! Through this unique opportunity, students spend 4 weeks in Paris and 5 weeks in London, taking courses in each city for a total of 16.5 credits. The Paris+London program is open to all majors, but of particular interest to students desiring to acquire or strengthen French language skills. It is run in partnership with the Ecole Superiere de Commerce Exterieur (ESCE) in Paris and with Foundation for International Education (FIE) in London.

The Academics

Students must be scheduled for summer term class. Students that apply for the Paris+London program are obligated to attend both parts of the program for summer session 1 and 2.
Paris + London Summer course descriptions 2014

Program Calendar
PARIS - session 1 LONDON - session 2
Start Paris: July 1, 2015
End Paris program: July 24, 2015
Arrive London:  July 24, 2015
End London program: Aug 30, 2015

Credits and Grading: Students will receive 16.5 Drexel credits and Drexel grades for this program. All courses are taught on an accelerated schedule. Classes are taught by local faculty in both Paris and London, giving a very international perspective to your studies! 

Visa: American and Canadian citizens do not need a visa for this program. Students with other nationalities should confirm with the French and British Embassy websites to confirm visa requirements. Refer to FIE's UK visa guide for information about which type of UK visa would apply to you.

Orientations: Students will be greeted in both cities by local support staff for orientation, which may include tours, a welcome dinner or other activities.


Located on the river Seine, Paris has the reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic city in the world, rich with history and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion,
food and design. Dubbed the City of Light (la Ville Lumière) and Capital of Fashion, it is home to the world's finest and most luxurious fashion designers and cosmetics.

Academics: All students choose one of the following tracks for a total of 7.5 credits in Paris:
Option 1) French Language & Culture

Option 2) French Business "Savoir Faire"
Option 3) Luxury Goods Academy
(pre-requisite: Intro Marketing or Managment class)

In addition, weekly cultural visits and activities are organized to complement the classes.  All visits and activities highlight the different aspects of the French culture and traditions while enjoying the time in Paris. Paris + London Summer course descriptions 2014

Campus:  Classes will be held at ESCE which is located in the La Defense area of Paris. The La Défense business district is located just west of Paris and is the main center for international business in France. Often compared to London’s Canary Wharf, it is purpose-built and modern, also being a showcase for architectural innovation and design, with the iconic Grande Arche perhaps its best known landmark.

Housing: ESCE can arrange accommodations in a private residence building 5 minutes walk from the class building. Accommodations includes a shared studio with 2 single beds, en suite bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette, internet access, and on-site laundry facility. As spaces are limited, students must contact Drexel Study Abroad as soon as they decide to apply for this program to inquire about housing near the ESCE school building.  Students may also search for their own housing in Paris.


London is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest cultural and economic centers and has been dubbed as the “coolest city in the world”. The rich history combined with contemporary and multicultural dynamics of the city offer a perfect backdrop for study abroad!  

Academics: Students can select 2 of the following 3 courses in London (each course worth 4.5 credits): Professional Personal Selling,
Foods, Society and Culture in Britain, OR History of Modern Design. All courses in London incorporate local site visits for a hands on learning experience. Paris + London Summer course descriptions 2014

Campus:  Classes in London take place at Foundation House, FIE’s main headquarters and study center, located in South Kensington and just a 10 minute walk from the residence halls. Classes are taught by British faculty

Housing:  Students will be housed in dormitory-style residence halls that include fully equipped kitchens on each floor and private bathrooms in most cases. All residence halls have wireless internet access. Please note the official move-in date listed in program calendar above. Students may use the break week for independent travel prior to London arrival/move-in.

Paris+London Program Fee
2015 - $2,920

Included in Program fee:
•    Dormitory style housing in London
•    Field trips and site visits in both cities
•    5 week local transportation pass for London
•    Orientation & welcome activities for both cities
•    Onsite support staff in both cities

Not included in program fee:
-R/T airfare US to Europe
-Housing in Paris (this must be paid directly to your housing facilty in Paris
-Transportation from Paris to London (train or plane)
-Meals, books, spending money, personal travel, miscellaneous.

Money Matters

This is a Drexel sponsored program so all of your financial aid applies. Students will be billed a program fee to cover housing and other miscellaneous costs. Please refer to the program Budget Sheet for cost details.  If you receive Federal Work Study, consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after accepted into the program). To seek additional funding, review the Scholarship page. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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