Centenary in Paris 2021 is currently scheduled to proceed as planned (travel dates August 5-13), but the College continues to monitor the international situation closely.
Centenary is committed to ensuring the safety of all students and faculty and will make precautionary decisions and recommendations accordingly based on our daily review of updates from the US Department of State, the CDC, and the World Health Organization.
All travelers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter France.
Please contact the Office of Intercultural Engagement if you have questions or concerns.
- Click here to view our SOAR 2019 Centenary in Paris Presentation (PDF, 5MB)
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If you plan to attend Centenary in Paris 2021, we need your complete passport information before a ticket can be booked for you! Please submit your details before 15 July (unless you are still waiting for your passport)!
FYI: All travelers must have either their physical passport OR a scheduled emergency passport appointment (likely for 2 or 3 August) by noon on 30 July 2021.
COVID-19 vaccination record
All travelers must be fully vaccinated. The final (or only) COVID-19 vaccination must be received no later than Thursday, July 22, 2021. It will be necessary to travel with your CDC vaccination record.
The above document was developed especially for Centenary in Paris and provides a suggested overview of what to bring.
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Health and Safety Abroad
This document explains details in case of an emergency and provides important contact numbers.
- Travel Insurance: EIIA provides Centenary's medical, security, and travel-related assistance to all program participants abroad.
- US Department of State
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP): All participants are enrolled in the US State Department STEP program to register travel and to receive travel and security updates about their destination. The US Department of State is able contact US travellers in an emergency.
- CDC Health Information for Travelers to France
- Flight advice - Rick Steves’ Tips for Happy, Healthy Travels: Tips from travel guru Rick Steves
- Before travelling, 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
This guide will help you understand your rights and responsibilities with respect to French Customs.
All traveler passports must be valid until at least November 14, 2021 to participate in Centenary in Paris 2021.
If you are even remotely considering attending Centenary in Paris, apply for your passport now! First time applicants, or students under 16 years old, must appear in person at a passport acceptance facility. The National Passport Agency can have long delays in application processing, so it is important to apply as soon as possible.
Students applying for a passport after June 1 are strongly recommended to select Expedited Service.
The National Passport Information Center can answer questions regarding the passport application process, application forms, necessary documents, fees, where to apply, and more.