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Global City Breaks: Paris

Paris City Break

We anticipate offering a Paris City travel experience in May 2022.  Check back in Fall 2021 for details.

Program Dates

  • Take BUS 2000: Foundations for International Programs PARIS during the second half of Spring Semester (1 credit)
  • Travel to Paris in May
  • Take BUS 2000: Foundations for International Programs PARIS during Summer Semester (0.5 credits, May only)

City Overview

One of the world's leading business centers, Paris ranks second in the world – after Tokyo – as the city hosting the most Fortune 500 companies. The City of Light also ranks fourth globally – after New York, Shanghai, and London – as one of the most attractive places to do business. If Paris were ranked as a country, its economy would be the 17th largest in the world. The center of French commerce, the Paris urban region generates almost 30% of the country's wealth.

Neal Sessions at PWC

"I really appreciated what Craig Carlson, restaurant owner of two American diners in Paris (Breakfast in America) told us: ‘An animal doesn’t survive if it is the best or the smartest but it survives if it can adapt.'"

Neal Sessions

Additional Information

Program Details

Program ObjectivesGroup of students in paris

  • Develop global awareness through visits to businesses, government offices, or international organizations.
  • Learn about specific companies, including a deep dive into the organizational mission, strategies, business practices, and product lines.
  • Gain insight into opportunities in the global marketplace and learn how organizational leaders keep their organization competitive in a constantly changing environment.
  • Challenge students to think more broadly about how they will add value in the organizations where they will work.
  • Ability to walk up to 30-45 minutes, including on uneven pavement such as cobblestonesIn some cases, elevators or escalators may not be available in buildings. If accommodation is needed, contact the USU Disability Resource Center (

Program RequirementsStudent selfie at the louvre

  • Good academic standing
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Submission of a complete application
  • Interview with program leader (to be scheduled once application is submitted)
  • Mandatory enrollment in BUS 2000: Foundations for International Programs PARIS during the second half of Spring Semester (1 credit)
  • Mandatory enrollment in BUS 2000: Foundations for International Programs PARIS during Summer Semester (0.5 credits, May only)

Program Cost

  • TBDGroup of students in front of the Notre Dame

Students can apply for an Opportunity Scholarship, which will help cover some of the program cost. Amoutn TBD.

The Opportunity Scholarship application is currently closed. Contact Liz Allred at for more information. 

FYI: Filling out a FAFSA application is not required to qualify for an Opportunity Scholarship for a global learning experience.

What do the program costs cover?

  • What is included: Program cost includes the program deposit of $200 and the following travel arrangements: in-country program transportation (daily travel card for bus and metro), shared twin or triple hotel room, program visits, some cultural experiences, medical/evacuation insurance, tips, portages, taxes, program field guide, and administrative costs.
  • What is not included: The following expenses are not included in the program cost and are the responsibility of each participant: roundtrip airfare, transportation to/from the SLC airport, cost of passport and any required visas, immunizations, breakfast/lunch/dinner during the travel period, and any personal expenses such as laundry, Internet, souvenirs, museums, etc.

If students require assistance purchasing their round trip ticket, please contact Liz Allred, Program Director for Global Learning, at or drop by her office in EBB 309.



Due to COVID-19, the Paris City Break Program will not be offered in May 2021. We anticipate, however, that the program will be offered in May 2022.

Three students biking in Versailles

Please contact Liz Allred or Ginger Gonzalez at with any questions.

Travel Schedule

Schedule TBD


  • Students will share a twin room although in some rare exception may have to share a triple room.

Travel Preparation

Visa Requirements

  • US citizens do not need a visa to enter France. International student requirements vary and may require travel to San Francisco to obtain a visa prior to departure. All costs associated with obtaining a visa are the responsibility of the student.
  • The Office of Global Learning will assist all students in obtaining required visas.


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Helpful Information on Health and Safety

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For More Information, Contact:

Kelly Fadel 

Kelly Fadel

Associate Professor, Department of Data Analytics & Information Systems
Location: EBB 705
Office Phone: 435.797.2328
Liz Allred

Liz Allred

Program Director, Global Learning
Location: EBB 309 (FJ Center)
Office Phone: 435.797.7621