Study Abroad In Paris!
Study Abroad in Paris is designed primarily for CBA students who wish to study for a semester in Paris, France. Students will join a group of international students from over 40 countries enrolled at the American Business School in Paris (www.absparis.org) and will take business and liberal arts courses taught in English while simultaneously gaining French language and cultural skills. A student can earn up to 16 credit hours for a semester. Credit will only be given for grades of “C” or higher. To help with the transition to living in Paris, students are encouraged to enroll in a French language course before their semester abroad.
Goals and Objectives
· Students will profit from studying abroad in several major respects. Integration in a different cultural environment will rapidly advance the pace of personal growth and maturity. Students will learn to live with cultural diversity, a necessary skill for any career in the modern world, especially for one concerned with international trade and business. The challenging exposure to a foreign culture through daily contact with its people and institutions will help develop a sense of self and, ultimately, an understanding of one’s place in the world.
· Immediate academic objectives include participation in the academic life of the American Business School, meeting students from diverse backgrounds and learning French or improving proficiency in French.
· CBA students will be able to continue on track academically. In addition to academic course work, students will participate in site visits to multinational organizations.
Application forms are available on the Rider Study Abroad webpage at www.rider.edu/studyabroad or from the Center for International Education, Bart Luedeke Center, first floor, and must be returned to that office. Every application will include:
1) A student essay on specific reasons for studying abroad, its curricular impact, as well as long term student goals;
2) Two faculty/administrative staff recommendations (at least one from a faculty member); and
3) Up-to-date Official Copy of Rider Transcript from Registrar’s Office.
Scholarships for study abroad participants are available with support from the U.S. Department of Education’s Business and International Education grant program and Rider University. For further information about these scholarships contact Dr. Lauren Eder (firstname.lastname@example.org). There is also a link on the Rider Study Abroad webpage for Scholarships and Grants. In addition, students who qualify for financial aid at Rider will continue to receive that aid during their semester or year abroad. For further details contact your Financial Aid Counselor.
The deadlines are October 1 for the following spring semester and March 1 for the following fall semester.
Fees and Expenses
The study abroad fee is equal to regular Rider tuition for a semester. The fee includes all tuition and administrative costs incurred by the program.NOT included are transportation to Paris, France, room and board, vacation travel, and incidentals. Rider students will live in apartments secured through our affiliation with the American Business School. The apartments have kitchen facilities or students can eat in the university cafeteria or local restaurants.
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L=Liberal Arts elective
SS= Social Studies elective
*Can be used toward the International Business Major