Global City Break: Paris

Application Deadline: Application Closed

Program Dates

Class period: BUS 2000 during spring semester - section, time and location TBA
Travel period
: March 7-15, 2015 (Spring Break)


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. And, as the center of French commerce, the Paris urban region generates almost 30% of the country’s wealth.

Eiffel Tower

Program Details

Program Objectives

  • 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.

General Information

Program Requirements

  • Good academic standing
  • Minimum GPA of 2.67
  • Submission of a complete application
  • Interview with program leader (to be scheduled once complete application is submitted)
  • Mandatory enrollment during Spring Semester in BUS 2000: Foundations of International Programs (1 credit, section 004)

Program Cost

  • Notre DameProgram Fee: $1,600
    • $200 paid as an application with submission of application, due by November 15, 2014
    • Remainder of total program cost paid as a course fee for BUS 2000
  • Included: hotel accommodations for seven nights, daily transportation pass (includes airport-hotel transfers), medical/evacuation insurance, associated taxes, field guide, and all administrative costs
  • Not included: roundtrip airfare, transportation to/from SLC airport, meals, free time activities and sightseeing, laundry, internet, and other personal expenses


City Break: paris Application

Application Deadline:

Application Closed

Application Requirements:

A complete application consists of all of the following items:

Online Application Includes:

(Application will include the following that should be gathered/prepared prior to beginning your application)

  1. Names and email addresses of two (2) academic references - These should be from professors. (You should request and notify your references in advance and let them know they will receive a link to an online form to complete the recommendation.)
  2. Personal Statement: Minimum 250 word statement of why you should be considered for the program.
  3. Copy of unofficial transcript (Accessible from Access/Banner – either save a copy as a PDF file and attach to your online application or print a copy and turn that into Liz Allred in BUS 309 (FJ Center)
  4. Color copy of current passport (Attach a color PDF to the online application or give a hard copy to Liz Allred in BUS 309 (FJ Center).)

Hard Copy Documentation

The general application for the City Break programs is online. However, the application is not complete until you provide a hard copy of the following completed documents to Liz Allred in BUS 309 (FJ Center).

  1. Receipt for $200 deposit. You need to pay this in the Registrar’s Office. When you pay the deposit ask for a copy of the receipt for your records and then please turn in the original stamped receipt.  (The program deposit will be applied to the total amount of the program.)


In addition to the submitted application, each applicant must have an interview with a Global Learning Experiences program leader. We will schedule this interview once the application is complete.


Application Closed

Travel Schedule

Schedule (Subject to Change):

  • Louvre MuseumSaturday, March 7 – fly to Paris
  • Sunday, March  8 – arrive Paris, transfer to hotel for check-in, rest of day free to explore
  • Monday, March 9 – business visits morning and afternoon, evening free
  • Tuesday, March 10 – business visits morning and afternoon, evening free
  • Wednesday, March 11 – business visits morning and afternoon, evening free
  • Thursday, March 12 – business visits morning and afternoon, evening free
  • Friday, March 13 – business visits morning and afternoon, evening free
  • Saturday, March 14 – day free to explore
  • Sunday, March 15– early morning check-out, transfer to airport, depart for SLC, arrive SLC


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

Travel Preparation/Documentations

Visa Requirements

  • U.S. citizens do not need a visa to travel to the Paris. International student requirements vary and may require travel to Salt Lake City or another city to obtain a visa prior to departure. All costs associated with obtaining a visa are the responsibility of the student.
  • The Office of Global Enrichment will assist all students in obtaining required visas.


Program Leader:

Vijay Kannan

Vijay Kannan, Director of International Programs, Professor

Location: Business 412
Office Phone: 435.797.7212

for more information, contact:

Liz Allred, Program Director for Global Enrichment

Location: Business 309 (FJ Center)
Office Phone: 435.797.7621