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Contemporary Challenges Credits

Sciences Po in Reims (France)

Reims, France

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
TBA
TBA
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
French
No
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Senior
3.0
Restrictions

Law courses are not open to study abroad students

Credits

12-15

Program Advisor

The Program

Sciences Po - Reims gives students access both to cutting edge research and the finest academic experience, and a rich atmosphere of French culture and history

The Sciences Po-Reims program offers a wide variety of English-taught classes giving students the opportunity to experience a synthesis between the European and American approach to issues on Political Science, History, Economics, Law, and Sociology. At Sciences Po- Reims, you will have the opportunity to take French language classes alongside your classes in English

Program Locations

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A marble statue sits before a Reims campus quad. Students are seen studying and lounging in the grass, and the Sciences Po logo is in the background on a window of the building

France

Reims

Less than an hour from Paris by TGV is Reims (pronounced in French as rince or for the English speakers out there it is pronounced rance).  Reims is the capital of the Champagne-Ardenne region. And yes, in a region named Champagne-Ardenne, Reims is one of the main producers of champagne in France.  Bombed during World War I and again partially destroyed in World War II, the majority of Reims was rebuilt in the art deco and art nouveau style. However, remnants of Reims’ past can still be found around the city—particularly in its famous cathedral that dates back to 1211 the former site of the crowning of France’s kings. It is the largest city in the region and has plenty of museums, restaurants, cafes and parks to keep you immersed in la vie française

Academics

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Sciences Po- Reims website.

Sciences Po-Reims offers a wide range of courses in Political Science, American Studies, History, Economics, Law and Sociology with an emphasis on European and North American relations.  When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at undergraduate-level courses in the correct term of study and on the Reims campus. You may choose to take classes in French, English or both. *Please note: there is no Add/Drop period at Sciences Po.

Journalism Program

The journalism program for exchange students consists of news-writing workshops led by professionals in the field, an introduction to French culture and society, three lectures per week by faculty from Sciences Po, a research project, and French language classes.  For more information please visit the Journalism Program web page.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Sciences Po- Reims and Rutgers University.  That means you will need to take at least 24-30 ECTS credits (12-15 RU credits) each semester. Thus, most students take four to five classes a term at the Sciences Po- Reims. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

 

To view the current academic calendar of each member university, please visit the Sciences Po - Reims web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.  

Fall Semester

Late August

Late December

Spring Semester

Early January

Late May

Housing and Meals

 

Sciences Po does not offer any on-campus housing.  You will be responsible for finding your own housing and purchasing your own food on this program.  Students are encouraged to begin their housing search as early as possible, prior to your arrival in Reims.  Please note, although it can be very useful to start your research before arrival, we do NOT recommend you rent an apartment sight unseen from a stranger.

For more information and helpful links on accommodations please visit the Sciences Po-Reims website.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
ATW Scholarship $2,000 $2,000
RU TERM BILL TOTAL $8,620 $11,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,250
Housing $2,000
Meals $1,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $165
French Health Insurance and Social Security $280
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $150
Personal Expenses $2,000
Total $7,495.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost per Semester $9,635 $12,835
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,250
Housing $4,000
Meals $300
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $165
French Health Insurance and Social Security $360
Books and Classroom Materials $300
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $4,000
Total $10,675.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
ATW Scholarship $2,000 $2,000
RU TERM BILL TOTAL $8,620 $11,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,250
Housing $2,000
Meals $1,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $165
French Health Insurance and Social Security $280
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $150
Personal Expenses $2,000
Total $7,495.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.