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IAPSS Study Trip to Paris 2016

Call for Applications

IAPSS Study Trip   




“What kind of liberty, equality and fraternity?”

Deadline: September 30th 2016



The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) herewith launches the Call for Applications for its upcoming Study Trip to Paris. During three days, participants will explore the capital of France – a beautiful, historic city that has captured the imagination of millions of people from across the globe. Paris offers a large variety of choices for all kind of tastes and is not only a historical hub but also an important political, economic and cultural city. However, most importantly, it is the birthplace of contemporary European democracy and all its values.

In fact, the ideas of the French Revolution crossed the entire globe and are the foundation of civilrights in the Western hemisphere. However, the recent terrorist attacks have caused a seismic shift in the political and security landscape, where the state has reacted strongly by mobilizing its security forces and has increasingly marginalized the Muslim population of the country. This situation has been interpreted as a blow to individual rights, particularly those from varying different ethnic, national or religious backgrounds – as in the case of religious clothing in public spaces. Therefore, it is worth asking: What are the implications of the ongoing state of emergency in France? This Study Trip will be focused on the current French political situation, the way in which the state has dealt with internal security challenges and the effects of the adopted measures on the civil/individual rights of its citizens.

Excited? Then don’t hesitate and join IAPSS on this unique and exciting opportunity to discover one of the most important cosmopolitan cities in the world! Learn in the field about French republicanism, civil rights, and security policy. Moreover, meet fellow political science students from all around the world!


Key Information

Arrival: Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, throughout the day

Program: Thursday, November 3rd—Sunday, November 6th 2016

Departure: Sunday, November 6th 2016, in the afternoon


Trip Highlights
  • A visit to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters to learn about international promotion of peace through education and culture.
  • An academic networking event at Paris-Sorbonne University co-organized with Politistes Sorbonne.
  • A visit to the Civil Society sector concerned with the protection of human rights in France.
  • Social events to explore French culture and Paris vibrant life.


Who can apply?

BA, MA and PhD students of Political Science and related fields.


Participation fee per person: €289


Included: Accommodation for 4 nights in hostel with breakfast included, welcome event, farewell dinner and participation in programed visits.

Not included: Travel costs to and from Paris. Likewise, costs for Schengen visa*. We encourage students to check with their home universities for potential scholarship options. Unfortunately, IAPSS does not provide scholarships or travel grants for this trip.

Remarks: After successful selection, the participation fee has to be transferred in advance in order to confirm your participation. Participants will have an opportunity to stay longer before/after the study trip at their own expense.


How to Apply?

Complete the online application form at latest by September 30th, 2016. Notification on selection will be given within four working days after the deadline elapses. In case of acceptance, you will receive information on how to confirm your participation and further instructions.

Online application:

Deadline for Applications: September 30th 2016


Please note that IAPSS membership is required in order to participate in IAPSS Study Trips. Membership comes at only €15/€10 a year (depending on your country of citizenship) and offers you a wide range of benefits, including priority access to IAPSS conferences, IAPSS delegations, IAPSS seasonal schools and IAPSS study trips. Furthermore, it provides the opportunity to contribute to IAPSS’ political science journals POLITIKON and Encuentro Latinoamericano. Members receive the two-monthly IAPSS News & Opportunities newsletter, which includes news about the World Congress 2017, Seasonal Schools, Study Trips, IAPSS Research Committees and much more! There are discounted rates available for 2-year memberships.

In case of any further question or inquiry, do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to discover Paris with you!

Kind regards,

Kristian Xavier Carrera Kurjenoja                                         Tobias Jerzewski

events@iapss.org                                                                 summerschool2@iapss.org


* We are happy to provide you with a personalized visa invitation letter on the basis of a completed registration (requires payment), which you can use for your visa application at the French Embassy (or its representative) in your country of residence.

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