Taking off 3-11 August 2023!


All of your travel, meals, and housing is coordinated by Centenary. Pick your course, grab your passport, and pack your bags!

When is it? How will it work?

Your immersive term begins on campus on Monday, July 31, and includes the nine-day Paris segment led by Centenary faculty and staff (August 3-11). After you deposit to hold your space at Centenary, select your Paris course based on your personal interests -- you don't even have to pick a course related to your major! Course preferences are part of the 2023 Housing and Travel Form (open in Spring 2023) and are allocated primarily on a first-come, first-served basis.

How will we get to Paris?

We travel to Paris as a group, but broken into smaller class groups -- some groups fly from Shreveport (SHV), and some will travel by charter bus to other airports in the region.

Where do students stay?

All Centenary in Paris students, staff, and faculty stay at the FIAP Jean Monnet, an international youth hostel dedicated to educational exchange. Students are housed in shared rooms with an en-suite bathroom.

How many meals are included?

All meals are included. You'll eat breakfast at the FIAP most mornings, before heading out into the city for the day. Your lunches and dinners are a combination of eating out at local restaurants or markets, or at the FIAP. The final night, we have a buffet during our Farewell Boat Party.

What are my passport and visa requirements?

Passport Requirements

You'll need a passport valid for at least 3 months AFTER our return date.

If you plan to attend Centenary in Paris, we need your complete passport information before a ticket can be booked for you! Please submit your details before 15 July.

  • login to your status portal 
  • upload your passport in the materials section

Every 2023 Centenary in Paris student must ensure their passport is valid until at least 12 November 2023. If you need a new or renewed passport, apply as soon as possible.

US Citizens

First time applicants, or students under 16 years old, must appear in person at a passport acceptance facility. There can be long delays in application processing, so it is important to apply as soon as possible.

The National Passport Information Center can answer questions regarding the passport application process, application forms, necessary documents, fees, where to apply, and more.

Non-US Citizens

Non-US passport holders must ensure that they have a passport valid until 12 November 2023 and that they work with the Office of Intercultural Engagement to obtain any relevant visa required to enter France.

 

Visa Requirements

US citizens will not require an additional visa to enter France. 

Non-US passport holders will work with the Office of Intercultural Engagement to obtain any relevant visa required to enter France. 

 

What if I have dietary needs or require accomodations?

Please note any health needs or disability accommodations on the Housing and Travel form.

Finance Tips

  • Before traveling, notify your bank and credit card companies of your destination(s).
  • Check exchange rates (e.g., we use xe.com). 
  • We recommend bringing 2 debit/credit cards, at least one having a Visa or MasterCard logo to ensure widespread acceptance. If your card does not have an EMV chip, you may want to ask your bank to send you a chip-enabled card, as the chip and PIN system is used widely in France. Many American credit cards are “chip and sign,” so can be used nearly everywhere except in automated machines. Be sure to check with your credit card provider and bank to clarify whether or not your card has a PIN, to inform them of your upcoming international destination, and to make sure you are familiar with any fees associated with using your cards abroad. 
  • Rick Steves' Tips on Using ATMs in Europe

Culture Tips

This guide will help you understand your rights and responsibilities with respect to French Customs.

 

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