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France, Sustainable Development

 June 2019 (Two weeks)

The Course:
The French Embassy in the United States and its partners have developed a life-changing experience through a professional study abroad program in France exclusively for community college attendees. Students from across the United States will travel to Paris for two weeks to complete a mixture of science and cultural activities intended to enhance their knowledge of future technologies to preserve the environment and create sustainable solutions for the global economy.
 
The Country:
France hosts over 85 million visitors each year, and almost all of them travel to Paris, the capital and largest city in France. The city of life, love and light has it all, from the Eiffel Tower to the bustling Champs Elysées. In terms of sustainability, France is one of the lowest greenhouse gas emitters among industrialized nations, and Paris recently hosted the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Program Sheet: Paris Program

Program Highlights
 
  • Conference on urban transportation
  • Eau de Paris, environmental management practices for water distribution
  • EVESA, public lighting of Paris management
  • A swimming pool heated by data centers
  • Start-up Pivert, Biogis Center (Compiègne), biomass conversion
  • Pavillon de Manse (Chantilly), historical, scientific, technical and environmental site
  • Musée des arts et métiers, museum of technological innovation
  • Cruise on river Seine, visit the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, and Versailles castle
 
Estimated Program Fee: $1,500
Includes:
  • Housing
  • Some Meals
  • Health Insurance
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Most In-country Transportation
Does not include:
  • Airfare
  • Personal Expenses
  • Passport Fees

To Apply, please send an email of interest to Ken Nesbett, Study Abroad Advisor ken.nesbett@kirkwood.edu by February 1, 2019