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On the bank of the Seine

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I learned a lot about art, Paris, and myself over the course of this program. I feel much more independent now, I’m really very glad I chose this course. It was a wonderful and very enriching experience. Thank you! -Drawing in Paris Student

General Information

Registration for Summer 2016 is open now!

The Paris College of Art Summer Program offers an exciting set of courses with a modern edge in the historically and artistically rich city of Paris. In these two and four-week long courses, introductory through advanced level students will explore art, design, business, culture, and language.

An international faculty comprised of professional artists and designers will guide students through the colorful streets and neighborhoods of Paris. Through field trips to museums, studios, boutiques, and design organizations, students will take advantage of the abundant resources the city has to offer; Paris will serve as both a subject matter and a source of inspiration. Studio work, lectures, and independent research projects will allow students to develop new skills, refine their understanding of art and design, and create portfolio pieces for college or graduate school admissions.

Areas of study include Liberal Studies/Art History, Communication Design, Fashion, Fine Arts, Illustration, and Photography.

We offer two-week and four-week long courses; all of our four-week long course include French Language instruction. Courses are offered by level: Pre-College: Must be at least 16 years old at the start of the program and Undergraduate + Adult: Must be at least 19 years old or a rising second-year university student at the start of the program, or individuals who have completed bachelor level studies and/or working professionals

All courses, with the exception of French language courses, are taught in English. As all courses are taught intensively (five days a week, from 9am to 4 or 5pm), only one class may be taken at a time. Some undergraduate and adult level courses will require independent student research and participation in group projects. These challenging assignments will allow students to gain an enhanced personal creative identity.

Download our Summer 2016 program brochure.

How to Register

To register for the Paris College of Art Summer Program you must first request a login and password for mon.paris.edu. Your request will be processed within 24 hours on weekdays and 72 hours over the weekend and on holidays. Once you have received your login information you will be able to enter mon.paris.edu and select the courses you wish to take. In order to complete your enrollment you must pay for these courses. You can not reserve a space in the course without paying the full course fee.

1) Request a Login and Password
Go to the Summer Program > Registration page and click on the link “Request a Login to Register for Summer Program.” Complete and submit the form.

2) Register for Courses
Login in to mon.paris.edu with your login and password and navigate to the Select Courses page. Using the drop down menu select the correct term “2015-2016 Summer” and click “Course Search”. You can then narrow your selection criteria or just click “Search” to see all of the available courses.

To add courses click on the check box to the left of the course code/title and then click on the “Add Courses” button at the bottom of the page. You must then select whether you wish to take the course for credit — select Standard Grade Scale/Departmental Credit or non-credit — select Standard Grade Scale/Non-Credit. Please be sure to select the correct credit type as this will affect the price you will be charged. Once you have selected the credit type click on “Add Course.” Your selection has been submitted but your space in the course will not be guaranteed until you pay for the course.

3) Pay for Courses
From the Select Courses window click “Pay Must Pay Courses.” At the next window click “Pay Now”, this will take you to a credit card processing window. Enter your credit card information, being sure to enter the name of the Card Holder in the Billing Information area and not the person registering for the course. Only Visa and Mastercard are accepted for payment.

Session Dates

2-week program: June 13 – June 24, 2016, June 27 – July 8, 2016, & July 11 – July 22, 2016
4-week program: June 27 – July 22, 2016
Enrollment is subject to availability.

PCA Housing

The deadline to register for housing for the summer program has passed.

Even so, we have a few spaces left on a space available basis.

Contact summer@paris.edu to inquire about availability.

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In order to promote a greater sense of community for students enrolled in our summer program, communal student housing is encouraged for all. We offer several different housing options tailored to our students’ needs.

Housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can only register for housing after we have received your course payment. Please note that even though we will do our best to place you in the room of your choice, placement depends heavily on gender.

STUDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE

Minor students will reside at Citadines Trocadéro Apart’Hotels in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. A Paris College of Art Residence Assistant will be there to help in case of emergencies, to help coordinate extra curricular activities, and enforce the midnight curfew. Check-in will take place on Sundays, between 2 and 6pm, Check-out on Saturdays before noon.

Citadines Trocadéro Apart’Hotels 29 bis, rue Saint-Didier 75116 Paris

Located in a safe residential area of the 16th arrondissement, the Citadines Trocadéro Apart’hotel is only a 5-minute walk from Trocadéro and its beautiful gardens, which overlook the River Seine opposite the Eiffel Tower. The residence is in the midst of a shopping area with a vast covered market and a multitude of boutiques along the Avenue Victor Hugo, and only a 10-minute walk from the famous Champs-Elysées avenue. The commute to school is direct and about 30mn long. All apartments have a fully-equipped kitchen (oven, toaster, kettle, fridge, sink, dishes, cutlery, etc), there is a TV with international channels, a telephone and free Wi-Fi. The apartments also have an iron and hairdryer. Towels and bed sheets will be changed once a week or on request. See Citadines Trocadéro Apart’hotel photos here.

Types of Apartments at Citadines Trocadéro
There are 3 options to choose from. Students wishing to share an apartment with friends should ensure to let us know upon registration. We will make every effort to accommodate these requests but can not guarantee requested placement.

TWIN BED IN 2-ROOM APARTMENT

Share a 2-room apartment, designed for 3 people, including a bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchen. The bedroom has 2 single beds and the living room has a double sofa bed. If you choose this option you will share the bedroom with another student and have a single bed. The third student will sleep in the living room on a double sofa bed.

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Pricing for this option: | 2 weeks 1293€ | 4 weeks 2556€ | 6 weeks 3881€ |

DOUBLE SOFA BED IN 2-ROOM APARTMENT

Share a 2-room apartment, designed for 3 people, including a bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchen. The bedroom has 2 single beds and the living room has a double sofa bed. If you choose this option you will sleep in the living room on a double sofa bed. The other two students will share the bedroom.

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Pricing for this option: | 2 weeks 1293€ | 4 weeks 2556€ | 6 weeks 3881€ |

TWIN BED IN STUDIO

Share a studio apartment, designed for 2 people, including a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. The studio has 2 single beds.

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Pricing for this option: | 2 weeks 1252€ | 4 weeks 2475€ | 6 weeks 3758€ |

STUDENTS AGED 18 AND ABOVE

Beautiful City 12 rue de l’Atlas 75019 Paris

This friendly hostel with a design flair has a fun dorm atmosphere: with its modern and colorful decor, you’ll quickly feel at home. Situated in a quiet street in the 19th arrondissement, a few minutes walk from the Buttes Chaumont park, and only a 20 minute bus ride from our campus, the Beautiful City Hostel is right in the heart of the Belleville district, with its numerous art galleries, shops and reasonably priced restaurants.

Beautiful City

Students may opt for a two or three-bed room including a private bathroom and free wi-fi access. Shared space offers access to a TV room, as well as a microwave oven. A 24h reception staff member will be available should you need assistance.

2-BED or 3-BED ROOM IN HOSTEL

Please note that we will fill the two-bed rooms first, and that placement will be on a first come, first served basis
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Pricing for this option: |2 weeks 546€ | 4 weeks 1080€ | 6 weeks 1640€ |

Comforts of Home Various locations

This option offers 4-person apartments with two bedrooms, a living/dining area and a kitchen. All apartments are located in great, characteristic locations of central Paris. Apartments include the following:

Twin size beds, linens & towels, fast hi-speed wireless internet, safe neighborhoods, fully equipped kitchen, a dining table & comfy chairs for everyone, a common living area with soft seating for everyone, washing machines & drying racks (no dryers), on-call maintenance service from COH.

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Pricing for this option: |2 weeks 504€ | 4 weeks 997€ | 6 weeks 1513€ |

Please note that you will not be able to choose the district the apartment is located in

Comforts of Home Paris

Booking Housing

You may only book housing for the period for which you are registered for courses.

Housing Reimbursement Schedule

Before end of workday (CET), April 15, 2016: 100% of Housing fee
After that date: 0%

Independent Housing Options

If you would like to independently explore other options, you may want to visit the following websites. Please note that these hostels might not welcome under age students traveling alone.

Smart Place Paris

A 5-minute walk from the school, and close to the charming Montmartre neighborhood, this brand new hostel and its dynamic team offers the typical Parisian experience on a budget.

Smart Place Paris

St Christopher’s Inn

Overlooking the scenic canal this truly unique Paris hostel is a direct metro ride from Gare du Nord and close to the main attractions.

St Christopher’s Inn

Levels, Language, Prerequisites, Credit Options & Pricing

Levels
Pre-College: Must be at least 16 years old at the start of the program.
Undergraduate + Adult: Must be at least 19 years old or a rising second-year university student at the start of the program, or individuals who have completed bachelor level studies and/or working professionals

Language of Instruction
All courses, with the exception of French language courses, are taught in English.

Prerequisites
The program is for students with a strong interest in art and design, art history, management, and language. Classes are intensive and rigorous. Some Undergraduate/Adult level programs require independent student research and work in project teams in a professional setting. Please check the level and prerequisite section of the course you are interested in before registering.

Credit & Non Credit Options
Courses are available either for credit or non-credit. Those participants who enroll with credit will receive a grade and an official transcript upon completion of their course(s), which may allow them to apply these college-level credits to current or future studies. Most schools and universities accept these credits; please consult an academic advisor at your home institution for further details regarding its credit transfer and approval policy.

In order to maintain the academic excellence of all classes, students who sign up for the non-credit option are required to abide by the academic policies and must participate in all class sessions, including the final presentation.

Please note: If you do not register for credit at the time of enrollment you will NOT be able to receive credit at a later date.

Pricing for Summer 2016

Early Bird Pricing – Purchase by January 31, 2016

2-week Courses | Non Credit: 1275 € | Credit: 1700 €
4-week Courses | Non Credit: 2550 € | Credit: 3400 €

Regular Price after January 31, 2016

2-week Courses | Non Credit: 1500 € | Credit: 2000 €
4-week Courses | Non Credit: 3000 € | Credit: 4000 €

Meals

Meals are not provided. Students receive lists of supermarkets, inexpensive restaurants, and cafés in the neighborhood of the residence and school. Food expenses are estimated to range from 20 to 30 Euros per day.

Travel, Visas, & Health Insurance

Visas
In some cases students may need to obtain a visa prior to the start of the program. Obtaining visas takes time. Please make your application early. Citizens of the European Union do not need visas; US citizens are normally not required to obtain a visa for short summer study abroad in France.

Travel Arrangements to Paris
Students make their own travel arrangements. To plan your travels please refer to the program calendar.
Here are some discount websites: www.expedia.comwww.travelocity.comwww.easyjet.comwww.ryanair.com

Health Insurance
Students are responsible for their own Health Insurance. If you don’t have a Health Insurance plan that will cover you during your stay in France, you can contact the following two companies to get one:
LMDE www.lmde.com
SEM (SMEREP) www.mutuelle-sem.fr

Tuition Fees, Payment, Cancellations, & Refunds

Tuition and Fees
Tuition fees are listed with each course; select the credit or non-credit option of your choice.

Early Bird Pricing – Purchase by January 21, 2016

2-week Courses | Non Credit: 1275 € | Credit: 1500 €
4-week Courses | Non Credit: 2550 € | Credit: 3400 €

Regular Price after January 21

2-week Courses | Non Credit: 1500 € | Credit: 2000 €
4-week Courses | Non Credit: 3000 € | Credit: 4000 €

Payment Options
Payment by Credit Card Online:
Payment is made when registering for courses online. Only Mastercard and Visa are accepted.

Payment by Bank Transfer:
Download our Course Registration Form and return to the Summer Program Office along with proof of bank transfer payment by email: summer@paris.edu or fax to +331.45.77.10.44

Payment by bank transfer must be made in Euros, with the following information for our bank:

For payment by BANK TRANSFER:
Payments may be made by bank transfer, in Euros, with the following information:
Paris College of Art’s bank: Société Générale (SG Paris XV – 03530) 164 rue de Javel 75739 Paris France
IBAN CODE: FR76 3000 3031 9000 1206 3930 660
The IBAN code is composed of the bank ID (30003), the branch ID (03190),
and the Paris College of Art account number (00120639306 60).
Some banks will also ask for a BIC-ADRESSE SWIFT code, so please use the following:
BIC-ADRESSE SWIFT: SOGEFRPP

It is IMPERATIVE to identify the transfer with the student’s full name. If a transfer is not identified, Paris College of Art will not be able to credit it to the appropriate student.

Cancellations
Cancellations must be made in writing to Paris College of Art at businessoffice@paris.edu. A confirmation of your cancellation will be emailed back to you. Please note that all fees, including the Summer Housing Registration fee, are forfeited in all cases.

Tuition Reimbursement Schedule
60 days before program start:
Refund of tuition less 10% penalty.
Between 59 and 30 days before program start:
Refund of tuition less 20% penalty.
29 days and less before program start:
No tuition refunds.

Housing Reimbursement Schedule
Before end of workday (CET), April 15, 2016: 100% of Housing fee
After that date: 0%

Paris College of Art reserves the right to cancel classes that do not reach sufficient enrollment. In this event, students will be offered the opportunity to register for a different course or receive a full refund for tuition payment.

The person who made the initial payment must make the request for reimbursement in writing to the Business Office at businessoffice@paris.edu. Be sure to include to whom the reimbursement should be made, and give all necessary bank details for wire.

The date of your email the Business Office by email is the date considered in the calculation of your refund. Refunds will be made within two weeks.

Students who need to obtain a student visa are encouraged to register and submit tuition payment pending visa approval. Should the visa be denied before arrival, tuition fees will be reimbursed with sufficient documentation.

Supplies
Students provide their own supplies. A list of required materials will be sent to each student before the start of the program. Expenses for supplies are estimated at between 30 and 150 Euros.

Contact

For more information, please contact: summer@paris.edu.

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