Director: Marina Davies
On-campus representative: Professor Adrianna Paliyenko
Course code: FR127 or FR239
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After the information session, if you have any questions about the Jan Plan, please contact Professor Davies first.
Cost of JanPlan (including round-trip flight from Boston to Paris, based on enrollment of 12 students and subject to change): $3000
- This is a zero sum budget. Should there be substantial money left in the account after the Jan Plan is over, this money will be refunded in equal parts to participating students.
- This fee covers transportation to and from the Paris airport, an unlimited monthly transportation pass, room & board in a foyer, including breakfast & at least one other meal a day, and required class outings. The fee specifically does not cover: course books (which will be available for purchase at the Colby bookstore in December), supplies, and any personal travel. The amount you spend in addition to the Jan Plan fee will vary, depending on what you eat, how much traveling you do on the weekends, etc.
- All students must take the group flight on Sunday, January 5, unless they must necessarily be exempt from the flight for a specific, justified reason.
We will hold only one of 2 possible courses: FR127 or FR239 (Literary and Historical Paris), and the course will be chosen based on student interests (the course with the most eligible applicants will be the course we run).
Students who have successfully completed FR126 or the equivalent are eligible to take FR127. Students who have successfully completed FR128, FR131, or the equivalent are eligible to take FR239.
Maximum enrollment is set at 16 students. Priority enrollment for this JanPlan will be granted to students who demonstrate a significant interest in French studies, and students who have not yet studied abroad.
Jan Plan Schedule
- Sunday, January 5, 2020: Departure from Boston
- January 6: Arrival in Paris; class begins
- January 29: Final class
- January 29: Class dinner
- January 30: Return to Boston
Classes will be held Monday-Friday mornings in one of the foyer classrooms.
We will also go on outings on certain afternoons.
To enroll in this JanPlan you should:
- Be eligible for one of the two courses.
- Submit the 2-page application form online by September 25. Your advisor and your parent/guardian must sign this form by hand; however, you can e-mail them the form and ask them to print it, scan it, then e-mail it back.
- You will receive an e-mail message on the status of your candidacy by September 27.
- Once accepted, you are required to submit a deposit of $500 to Student Financial Services by Wednesday, October 16. You will not be enrolled in the course until this deposit is received. This deposit, applied to the enrollment fee, is not refundable if you decide at a later date to drop out of the Jan Plan.
- If you are not accepted to this Jan Plan, you will be able to enroll in another Jan Plan during the normal course selection time.
- If the Jan Plan is cancelled for any reason, full refund will be made of any deposits or fees paid.
Given the intensive nature of this course and the short length of the January term, there will be no absences allowed, except for serious illness. To be eligible to apply to this Jan Plan, you must be able to arrive in Paris in time for the first class and only leave Paris after the final exam; there are no exceptions.
Foyer, Meals, and Activities
The FIAP foyer has double rooms, each with two desks, two closets, and a private bathroom. It is staffed 24 hours a day. The foyer has wireless Internet access. Students receive fresh towel and linen service and can use an on-site laundry room, for which tokens can be purchased in the lobby; therefore, there is no need to pack a month’s worth of clothes.
Students receive a buffet-style Continental breakfast in the dining room. Board includes either lunch or dinner at the foyer, which can accommodate certain dietary restrictions, including vegetarianism.
All students will receive an unlimited public transportation pass for the month of January. You should be able to explore Paris on a daily basis. We will go on several group outings (including a day trip to Versailles). Professor Davies will also suggest some sights upon your arrival. You are also encouraged to ask her for recommendations that are in line with your personal interests.
During the weekends, students have the choice of staying in Paris or traveling in France or to nearby European countries. You must however attend all Friday and Monday classes.
DavisConnects provides limited funds to help cover the costs for eligible students and there will be two French Studies Department scholarships offered for this Jan Plan, both in the amount of $1000.
Click here for the link to a blog post honoring the memory of Shareen Abbasy in whose name the French Studies Department created the JanPlan Abbasy scholarship. Madeleine Hand was the recipient in 2019.
Applications for Jan Plan 2020 will be live on this DavisConnects webpage on September 25, 2019. Students will submit a general application (please visit DavisConnects funding page to prep all essay questions and application materials) and then answer one the following questions before October 5 at 11:59 PM EST.
- Describe a challenging moment in your life that was based on a cultural misunderstanding or miscommunication, whether abroad or in the US. What did it teach you?
- If you had to be trapped in an elevator with 2 famous French-speaking people (alive or dead), whom would you choose and why?
- You wake up tomorrow and the entire Colby campus is speaking French. No one speaks or understands English. Describe your day. What do you do and why?
Abbasy Scholarship Recipients
|Madeleine Hand: 2019|
|Jacob David: 2018|
|Melissa Jean: 2017
|Matt DiAngelo: 2016|
|Jenny Qiu: 2015|
|Ibraheem Baqai: 2014|
|Mary Kate Fitzpatrick: 2013|
|Michael Perreault: 2011|