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France: Sustainable Development in Paris

June 10 - June 20, 2018 

Application Deadline: March 28, 2018 

The Program:
The French Embassy in the United States and its partners have developed a a life-changing experience through a professional study abroad program in France for community college students. You will enhance your knowledge of future technologies to preserve the environment!  You and other community college students from the United States will travel to Paris to complete a combination of science and cultural activities. 

The Country:
France has always been a top destination for travelers around the world. In fact, over 85 million visitors visit France each year. In terms of sustainability,  France is one of the lowest greenhouse gas emitters among industrialized nations, You will reside in Paris; the capital and largest city in France. The city hosted the UN climate change conference in 2015. 

"Paris' monument-lined boulevards, museums, classical bistros and boutiques are enhanced by a new wave of multimedia galleries, creative wine bars, design shops and tech start-ups." - Lonely Planet 
Program Highlights:  
• Cultural activities and excursions 
• Accommodation: youth hostels, 2 students per room
• Transfer: welcome at the airport, local transfers
• Insurances
• Except international flights
Science Activities: 
• Château de Versailles: behind fountains show
• Isséane, energy recovery of domestic waste
• AirParif, the Paris region observatory for air quality
• Palais de la découverte
• The Paris Climate Agency, operational agency to fight against climate change and
to help achieve energy transition for Paris
• Conference on urban transportation
• Eau de Paris, environmental management practices for water distribution
• EVESA, public lighting of Paris management
• A swimming pool heated by datacenters
• Start-up Pivert, Biogis center (Compiègne), biomass conversion
• Pavillon de Manse (Chantilly), historical, scientific, technical and environmental
• Conference: overview of renewable energies or will the Cleantech save the planet?
• Musée des arts et métiers, museum of technological innovation

Cultural activities:
• Cruise on river Seine
• Eiffel Tower
• Montmartre
• Champs Elysées
• Notre-Dame
• Montparnasse tower
• Visit of Versailles castle

Estimated Cost*:  1,300 Euro (About $1,500 + flight from USA to France)
Payments will be split into 3 installments. 

*This is not a Kirkwood program. The Global Advantage Scholarship is not available.