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Purdue Explorers in Paris

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Paris, France
Course # SA 10112
Duration Spring Break
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring Break 2022 03/12/22 to 03/19/22

Program Leader

Name Kate Winton

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

This one week cultural and professional adventure includes meeting & interviewing  professionals what like is when working or interning abroad in a metropolitain environment.   Along with the course work, students will visit the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, take a boat tour on the Seine, go underground to see the catacombs of Paris, have a dinner atop the Eiffel Tower and much more!

EDPS 491 serves as the “travel component” of EDPS 105. This course is designed for students who already have experience interviewing professionals and are intrigued by the possibility of pursuing an internship or career abroad after graduation.

Students will have 3 scheduled academic days while in Paris. These academic days will include meetings and interviews with Purdue alumni and a Purdue student who is studying abroad long term.

Students will be tasked with learning specific information relevant to working abroad and are encouraged to ask questions of their own. A detailed travel journal is required along with a post-trip five page reflection essay.

In addition to the academic days, students will have 3 cultural days in Paris. These days are filled with exploring the city on guided tours. There is also scheduled free time for students to explore the city and see sites that specifically interest them. They are strongly encouraged to make use of public transit, learn how to navigate a new city on their own and try something new daily.

1st callout is September 16th at 5:30pm WALC 3132. Room capacity for 40 students max.

Academic Credit

Students will receive credit for EDPS 491: Issues in Education (elective credit). 


Students who have taken EDPS 105 and passed with a B or higher. Interview with trip leader required. 

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Approximately $2,788. Incluces airfare, other transportation, housing, all breakfasts and several other meals, all entry fees and tickets for group activities. 

Scholarships are also available through the Study Abroad office. Purdue Moves Short Term Study Abroad Scholarship

Application Deadline

November 15th is the application/interview deadline. Deposits are due December 1st. 

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

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