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July 2024
Interest Form

To apply, please fill out the information below.

Are you interested in the group flight (includes transportation to/from dorm)? Note that airfare is not included in the ESA Program fee.

Terms & Conditions:

The program fee includes selected academic program (but not tuition), selected housing, ESA Civilization program (lectures, walking tours, museum visits), cultural activities (to be chosen on Activities form upon application acceptance), museum/monument entry fees on ESA excursions, bus/metro pass for Paris, two excursions, one weekend trip. 

 

ESA participates in the California Sellers of Travel program CST214 1485.

See Cancelations & refunds for information.

Group flight is an additional cost.

On the Contract form (due upon payment of the $300 initial deposit), you must agree to the following terms:

  • Proof of medical insurance is due by 25 May 2024.

Academic Program Options

  • Survival French ($0 additional): 50 hours of language instruction, taught by ESA faculty

  • Institut Catholique ($800 additional); 15 hours of language instruction weekly at the Institut Catholique

  • Humanities Class WAIT LIST ONLY ($0 additional; registration at Los Medanos College required, additional fees not included in ESA Program price)

Housing Options

Note that housing options may not all be available immediately as we have allocated a certain number of rooms to each campus. If you don't receive your first choice, we will put you on a wait list.

  • Ste. Famille Twin / Shared bath LIMITED AVAILABILITY ($0 additional): Rooms for 2 people with two beds, desks, dressers. Sink in room. Shared toilet and showers in hallway. Breakfast daily. Dinner weekdays (except July 14). Breakfast daily. Dinner weeknights (except July 14).  Rooms currently only available for ELAC & LAVC students. Wait List available.

    • Two Twin Rooms with private bath also available ($150 additional per person). Please contact Dr. Blair if you are interested!

  • Ste. Famille Single / shared bath  ($300 additional): Rooms for 1 person with bed, desk, dresser, sink. Shared toilet and showers in hallway. Breakfast daily. Dinner weekdays (except July 14). Includes single room on weekend trip.

  • Condé Twin / Private bath LIMITED AVAILABILITY ($0 additional): Room for 2 people with two beds, desks, dressers. Private bathroom with shower, sink & toilet.  Breakfast daily.  Twin Rooms currently only available for ELAC & LAVC students. Wait List available.

  • Condé Single / Private bath:  ($600 additional). Room for 1 person with bed, desk, dresser. Private bathroom with shower, sink & toilet. Breakfast daily.  Includes single room on weekend trip.

  • LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Family Stay ($350 additional). Private room with shared bath. Breakfast daily. Dinner two nights/week.

  • Own arrangements ($1000 deducted from base price). Note that apartment prices in Paris are exceptionally high this year due to the Olympics.  Inventory is very limited.

Group Flight:

  • Airfare is NOT included in the ESA program fee. For an additional cost, you can take advantage of our low-fare group flights. They include transportation to/from Paris airports and the dorms. See the Group Flights area of the What does it cost? page. Note that group flights cannot be modified and are nonrefundable.

Cancelations & Refunds:

  • Anyone whose application cannot be accepted will have all payments refunded.

  • Refund requests postmarked before April 1, 2024, are subject to a $150 cancellation fee. 

  • Cancellations postmarked April 1 to May 14, 2024, will be subject to a $500 cancellation fee.

  • Cancellations postmarked after May 14, 2024, will be subject to a $1000 cancellation fee. 

  • Cancellations postmarked after May 25, 2024, are subject to a $1800 cancellation fee. 

  • As of June 20, 2024, there are no refunds. 

  • Although ESA will try to effect necessary changes in academic courses after the beginning of a program, no refunds for course changes can be made because of flight scheduling, weather or unforeseen changes.

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