Rendez-Vous: 10 days in Paris, France - 21st Century Environment and Energy. Enhance your knowledge of future technologies to preserve the environment.

Dates: Arrival in Paris: June 8th, 2017; Departure from Paris: June 17th, 2017.

Scholarships up to $1,000 are available to assist students in traveling abroad to France through a partnership with the French Embassy in the United States, Community College for International Development (CCID), and N+I Engineering Institutes. Click here to access the PDF brochure.

Who is eligible?

Applicants will need to…

  • be a current student at DCCC over 18 years old at the time of travel, either enrolled in, or interested in, engineering and technology
  • have a current passport that is valid until at least the end of December 2017 (note: there is still time to obtain a passport if you haven’t already — click here for information on obtaining a passport)
  • commit to the France study abroad program by completing the application by March 25, 2017 by midnight
  • be prepared to pay for the cost of the program, including airfare (estimated out-of-pocket cost with scholarship: approximately $2,500); airfare must be booked by the student.

Preference is given to applicants showing solid academic achievement, as evidenced by a GPA of at least 2.5, and to participants in the Scholars of Global Distinction program, but consideration will be given to the entire contents of the application. Applicants may also be asked to interview with International Education Committee members.


Application Deadline is March 25, 2017, by midnight.


Complete the application form and essay as indicated below. Your essay should respond to the following prompt and be NO MORE THAN one page long, double-spaced. You will then upload your essay in a Microsoft Word or PDF document.

Davidson County Community College has a unique opportunity to provide partial scholarships for a study abroad experience in Paris, France. With a syllabus focused on the environment and energy, the experience will highlight how national culture impacts the approach to engineering and technology.

In a one page (double-spaced) description, please share:

  • Why you would like to participate in this study abroad program,
  • Your interest, involvement and/or knowledge in engineering, science, or technology and how it relates to the environment and energy such as environmental sciences, renewable energy sources, urban agriculture, climate change, etc.),
  • Your name, GPA, credits earned by May 2017, and program of study. (Your program of study does not impact your eligibility for a scholarship.)
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