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July 2024 Policies, Terms & Conditions

This website is owned and operated by European Studies Association. These Terms set forth the terms and conditions under which you may use our website and services as offered by us. This website offers visitors descriptions of our study abroad programs and study tours. By accessing or using the website of our service, you approve that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the Terms, Conditions and Policies established below.

Privacy Notice

ESA does not sell or share your personal information with anyone except your affiliated college/university (where applicable), Institut Catholique (where applicable) and the US State Department Safe Traveler program (US Citizens only: passport number, phone, email and home address).

July Program: Refunds & Cancelations
  • 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, 20234 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.

Juy Program Terms & Conditions

The program fee includes selected academic program, 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 day-long excursions, one weekend excursion.


The base fee is based upon a twin (shared) room and the Survival French academic program option. Additional fees are incurred for:

  • single rooms

  • family stays

  • rooms with special features (such as a private bath at the Ste. Famille dorm)

  • instruction at the Institut Catholique

  • private tutoring

Group flight is an additional cost.

The Program Fee Does NOT Include: Transportation to and from the program, independent travel; personal items: passport, visas, textbooks, laundry; medical also vaccination), accident, baggage loss, personal liability, trip cancellation insurance; lunches, dinners in some dorms; US university/ college tuition

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

Because of flight scheduling, weather or unforeseen changes, ESA reserves the right to modify itinerary, program dates and curriculum accordingly.


Los Angeles Valley College, Los Medanos College and East Los Angeles College have designated ESA to make all logistical/travel/activities arrangements and are responsible only for selection of academic leadership and appropriate credit.

What we expect of participants

ESA programs are designed to permit people to participate at reasonable cost in a study abroad experience:


  1. ESA is a academic program designed to help you to explore Paris, French history and French culture while earning college credit through enrollment with one of our college partners.

  2. We expect you to be considerate of fellow participants, faculty and guides. This includes respecting dorm rules (such as quiet hours), heeding ESA regulations, and listening politely to faculty & guides on walking tours and during lectures.

  3. We expect you to be able to carry your own luggage into the dorm (including stairs) and on the weekend excursion (which may include using some public transportation with stairs).

  4. As we often visit sites on foot or using public transportation, we expect you can walk normal city distances on various surfaces, including cobblestones or irregular pavement.

  5. We expect you to realize that we have no control over strikes or closures. We do not transport your flight baggage and cannot make it appear magically if it is delayed or lost.

  6. We expect you to be ready to deal with variable weather (e.g. heat, rain, etc), as well as urban settings.

  7. We expect you to be punctual for activities lest you miss an activity.

  8. During activities, we expect you to listen politely to faculty and guides.

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