Study in London & Paris

Eiffel Tower and Big BenProgram Dates: May 19-26, 2014
Application Deadline: February 10, 2014


Program Snapshot
Program Costs
Financial Aid & Scholarships
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Program Snapshot

The College of Business is pleased to offer this program in global business to students from any college/major. Earn academic and ExL credit through this program which combines learning with a fast-paced travel component. The program takes students to both London and Paris to visit cultural sites and important global businesses. Study in London & Paris is an 8-day program taking place in May.


Study in London & Paris has students experiencing TWO of the “most economically powerful cities” of the world. Comparing culture, markets, and business practices between the US, the UK, and France is the focus of this program, and in order to do so, students spend 4 days in London and 3 days in Paris. Both cities are European powerhouses and on many a traveler’s bucket list. How do the two cities stack up against one another? Perhaps this infographic from Business Insider will give you an idea.

While on the program, students participate in several guided tours and excursions as a part of the courses. Students stay in hotels while traveling.

Students may choose to spend some of their free time exploring the surrounding areas. Buses and trains make travel to, from, and around the cities very accessible.


Students take 3 credits in business and the course is designated as an Experiential Learning course, allowing students to complete one of the university ExL requirements. In order to ensure that they take the appropriate courses, students should meet with their academic advisor and the Program Director (Professor Gail Hoover King). Students do not register for these courses on their own; instead, IPO works with the Office of the Registrar to register students after the study abroad application is complete.

Students must take a course to participate in the program. Students of any major may participate, but you must have Junior standing by the end of Spring 2014.

  • ACC 40301 “Accounting Field Experience” (Global Business Studies Abroad) – ExL designated course, 3 credit hours

Program Costs

Program participants are responsible for paying the program cost by the schedule shown below. Many students can use some of the same Financial Aid that they get during the normal Academic Year. IPO strongly recommends that students talk to the Office of Financial Aid & Student Accounts to find out more about their individual budgets.

Program Cost: $3900


  • Roundtrip airfare (Chicago to London and Paris to Chicago)
  • Tuition and fees for 3 credits
  • Hotel lodgings
  • Breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Excursions as part of the courses
  • Transportation from London to Paris as part of the program
  • International health insurance

Additional costs students should budget for include:

  • Passport costs
  • Personal spending money (shopping, meals not with host family, personal trips/excursions, etc.)
  • Unexpected incidents

Payment Dates:

  • $500 deposit – February 10, 2014, or with application
    • Students are expected to pay a $500 deposit to the program at time of application. Without this deposit, you will not be admitted to the program. Once you are admitted, that payment goes towards the total program cost.
  • $1500 – March 3, 2014
  • $1900 – April 7, 2014

**Students may make payments in smaller increments or at earlier dates as long as the amounts and deadlines above are being met.

For an estimated analysis of anticipated costs and information on withdrawal policies, please refer to the program’s Financial Worksheet. (COMING SOON)

For more information on payments and information on the withdraw/refund policy, download the program’s Payment Agreement. (Payment Agreement and Refund Policy – London Paris (PDF))

Financial Aid & Scholarships

If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a Purdue University Calumet student, please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Student Accounts in the Enrollment Services Center, Lawshe 130 to see how much of your current aid package you’ll be able to utilize towards this education abroad program. Participants on this program may be eligible to apply for these national and institutional scholarships (not an exhaustive list):

  • IPO Education Abroad Scholarship

For more details concerning these and other scholarships, please see our Financial Aid & Scholarships page (

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