What is Centenary in Paris?

You’ll complete your first college course during Centenary’s August 2017 immersive term, with the 9-day Centenary in Paris segment as the centerpiece. Using all of Paris as a classroom, it’s an intensive learning experience that will help you create strong bonds with your classmates and your professors. You’ll also earn college credit before most other students around the country even get to campus!


important dates for centenary in paris 2017

  • August 4, 2017 - New Student Move-In
  • August 5-6, 2017 - New Student Orientation
  • August 7, 2017 - Centenary in Paris courses begin (in Shreveport)
  • August 10-18, 2017 - Paris travel dates

When is it? How will it work?

Your immersive term will begin on campus in early August and conclude later in the month, including the 9 day Paris segment led by Centenary faculty and staff. When you deposit at Centenary, you will have the opportunity to select your Paris course based on interest. 

Travel Information

Required Forms

Before our students begin this experience and leave for the travel portion of the course, we require all of them to complete the following two (2) documents.

  • Copy of Passport

Once you have your passport, submit a legible, color copy of the photo page to the Office of Global Engagement at globalengagement@centenary.edu. Make sure you sign your passport. We will be collecting copies at SOAR during registration.

This online form helps us to gather information needed to finalize the travel portion of the experience including airline tickets, dietary needs, etc.

This waiver ensures that everyone participating in this experience is aware of their rights and responsibilities as voluntary participants in this program. If you are 18 or under, you also will need to have a parent or guardian sign this form. The original signed copy of the form is to be submitted to the Office of Global Engagement.


Having a valid passport is required for all students participating in the Centenary in Paris.

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs oversees all U.S. passport applications, passport processing, official information related to passports as well as lost and stolen passports, and other passport related needs. If you have applied for a passport, but have not yet received it, go to The U.S Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs and click "Check Application Status" to find out when you should receive the document.

The United States Postal Service is one place to go to begin to apply for a U.S. passport. You can also visit the Passport Acceptance Facilities Search through the U.S. Government which will help you find the nearest place to apply for a passport using your zip code.

The National Passport Information Center is another great resource with the purpose of providing support for obtaining a passport, identifying lost or stolen passports, and answering any passport questions. Their office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am - 10:00pm EST. Their toll free number is 1-877-487-2778.

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