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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/26/2022
10/28/2022 03/04/2023 03/10/2023

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Dr. Kristopher Hall Disciplines and Core Offered: Counseling, School of Leadership and Education Sciences Graduate
Program Advisor: Lindsay Allen - Program Type: Graduate- SOLES
Program Description:

Location Course Professor Travel Dates Class Sessions
Paris, France COUN 550i: Couples and Sex
Dr. Kristopher Hall March 4, 2023 – March 10, 2023. Classes will be offered each day and attendance at all sessions is mandatory, given the condensed schedule. 
Weekly class session before and after travel.

Course Description

COUN 550i: Couples and Sexuality (3 units)

This course is designed to study the physiological, psychological and social-cultural variables associated with sexual behavior, gender identity, psychosexual dysfunction, family dynamics and interpersonal trauma. The course aims to develop: a) students' knowledge base of counseling practices related to human sexuality, b) increased awareness of one's personal perceptions, attitudes and affect associated with sexuality issues, c) students' skills in assessment and intervention of sexual concerns d) student’s application of marital and familial counseling techniques and e) specialized focus in assessment of spousal and partner abuse, intervention strategies and same- gender abuse dynamics. The global study portion of this class will be held in Paris, France. Students will engage in a self-direct research project that will help them to learn about a human sexuality topic and to critically analyze the differences in sexual culture between France and the United States.
Paris is selected as the country of choice because of the following reasons:

• Studies have shown that Paris is considered one of the more sexually liberated
  cities in the world.
• Paris has been noted as one of the most accepting of sexual minorities, giving way for an experience that
affirms identities which are marginalized in the US.
• The city offers many chances to explore sexuality through their various foundations. It is also woven
into the fabric of their art and overall experiences.

Estimated Program Costs 

Tuition (reduced tuition rate of $880 per unit) $2,640
Program expenses & Accommodations (based on double occupancy) $2,890
Global Study Fee $400
Estimated Total (not including airfare) $5,930

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the reduced SOLES Global tuition rate of $880/unit.
  2. TRAVEL EXPENSES are estimated at $2,890. The program fee includes on-site logistical items such as lodging, classroom rentals, speakers, some group activities, and transportation to class activities. If you apply and are accepted to this program then withdraw, any costs incurred on your behalf will be charged to your student account.
  3. GLOBAL STUDY FEE is $400. A non-refundable charge of $150 will be placed on your student account for all withdrawals after Nov 5th. Any withdrawal on or after November 15th, the entire $400 will be placed on your student account.
  4. ACCOMMODATION costs are built into the program.  Housing is provided from March 4th (check in date) to March 10th (check out date). Additional housing charges may be assessed if students drop the class after hotel accommodations are made on their behalf. Accepted students will be provided with further information regarding the group hotel and will be asked their housing preferences.
  5. AIRFARE is not charged to your student account. Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
  6. WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY.  If at any point after enrolling in the program you decide that you wish to cancel your participation, you must submit written notification to the Global Center <>. A simple email will suffice. The information on the cancellation policy can be found here: SOLES Cancellation Policy-Global Study Spring 2023 

Visa Information

Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa. Contact Lindsay Allen, SOLES Global Center Coordinator for an introductory letter and proof of insurance if required. The information provided below applies to U.S. citizens.

France is a part of the Schengen Agreement. Passports must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. If your passport does not meet Schengen requirements, you may be refused boarding by the airline at your point of origin or while transferring planes. We recommend that your passport have at least six months’ validity remaining. Visit the Embassy of France website for the most current visa entry and exit requirement information.



The application window for the program is from October 5 at 12:00pm to October 26 at 11:59PM. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by November 1. Further information will be provided to accepted students.  If you have already opened an online application, continue working on it by visiting the direct login page.

Additional Questions

Lindsay Allen
Director, SOLES Global Center
University of San Diego
Phone: (619)260-5901


To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)