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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: BGSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English Housing Option: Hotel
Academic Standing: Graduate Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore College: Arts & Sciences
Areas of Study: Communication, Journalism, Public Relations Program Type: BGSU Study Abroad Program
Programs by Department: Communication, Journalism & Public Relations Applicants: Only BGSU students may apply
Program Director: Julie Hagenbuch, Laura Stafford
Program Description:


This is an academic seminar offered in Paris by the Center for the Study of International Communications at The American University of Paris. At BGSU, it is sponsored by the Department of Journalism and Public Relations.  Students travel to Paris to meet with correspondents working in Paris for US media—TV, newspaper and Internet, to meet PR professionals and CEOs of trans-Atlantic social media companies. In addition, students have first-hand meetings with US diplomats, visit UNESCO and make site visits to news and PR companies in one of the world’s key information centers. The seminar organizers welcome participants into their Paris apartments for evening sessions, which offer opportunities to talk one-on-one with the speakers. Given that the program is in Paris, there are opportunities to spend time wandering the city’s historic vistas, visiting museums and soaking up Parisian culture.

Paris, France

All students will stay in BGSU-arranged hotel accommodations in the pleasant residential area of 7th arrondissement near the American University-Paris.

Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at to find country-specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.   

The language of instruction for this program is English.

Journ 4950 (1 cr hour elective, undergraduate students)
MC 6830 (1 cr hr, graduate students)

Preference is given to Journalism and Public Relations students with junior and senior status. If spots available, sophomores may apply. 

The primary meeting time is when the trip occurs.  The course will have 7 pre-departure sessions during the beginning of the Spring semester. There will be 1 post-departure session at the end of the term.

The workshop starts on Sunday evening with a keynote speaker.  During the week, we make daily site visits to various media outlets and public relations agencies.  Most sessions start at the American University in Paris, a short walk from our hotel.  From there, we take the Metro to/from our host locations throughout Paris.  On a few evenings, the speakers invite us back to their homes for a light supper and a more informal social gathering.

Because this exchange program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad. If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad.  For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.  

To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Candice Moser

In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE.


Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office* 
BGSU Tuition BGSU Tuition and Fees can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE. (Undergraduate, Graduate, In State and Out of State)
Program Fee $2,965.00 (includes round trip airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations (double occupancy) & activity fees)
Education Abroad Fee $50
International Health Insurance $1.74 per day of program
 *Fees listed are subject to change at any time

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
Class textbook $75
Meals $500
Passport $150
In country transportation $100 (metro pass)
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only! 

Julie Hagenbuch -
Laura Stafford-

Education Abroad, International Programs, and Partnerships
301 University Hall

This program is currently not accepting applications.