June 28 - July 27, 2019
(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)
Study finance in Paris, France. Take FIN 300 or FIN 490 in the heart of Europe and one of the centers of finance innovation. Learn the foundations of corporate finance with visits to famous Parisian financial hubs. Dive into interesting local topics, such as the financing of art at the Paris auction houses and cutting edge financial innovation at fintech startup accelerators.
Finance in France is a four-week program during the month of July. Students will have lectures Monday through Wednesday with outings on Wednesdays and Thursdays, as well as scheduled free time to explore on their own.
For a draft of the day-by-day itinerary, click here!
- Take cultural tours throughout Paris!
- Hear guest lectures or participate on business visits to fintech start-up accelerators and French investment banks!
- Make Paris your classroom through visits to art auction houses, the European Parliament, and more!
This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines who have completed the pre-requisites for FIN 300.
For more information on how to apply to the University of Kentucky as a visiting student, go to UK Admissions. Non-UK students should consult with the program director prior to applying to ensure that they have the proper academic background for the course.
UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.
- Students will either enroll in FIN 300: Corporation Finance (3 credit hours) or FIN 490: Special Topics in Finance (3 credit hours)
- All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).
Housing & Meals
Students will reside in shared apartments while in Paris, and in hotels while in Brussels. A welcome and farewell meal will be provided, but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Costs and Budget" information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
This program runs in collaboration with the University of Kentucky and WorldStrides-ISA (WS-ISA). Students will complete an application with UK Education Abroad (online, this website) and supplemental materials with WS-ISA. The supplemental application materials are for administrative purposes and will be provided to all accepted students AFTER the UK application deadline.