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General Program Overview

LACOSTE OVERVIEW
SCAD offers students the unique opportunity to live, learn and create art in the rural bucolic beauty of Lacoste. Campus buildings are located in Provence, France, and encompass residence halls, two dining halls and a preserved medieval village including a meticulously restored 11th-century farmhouse. Coursework is offered at an accelerated eight-week pace and geared to a collaborative and communal learning experience.
 
HOUSING
SCAD Lacoste is a residency program with housing accommodations ranging in occupancy and located in the upper village and at La Maison Basse. All SCAD Lacoste participants may request up to three roommates of the same gender; however, because living spaces vary in size and capacity, SCAD study abroad cannot guarantee all roommate preferences can be accommodated.
 
DINING
Meals in Lacoste are included in the program fee and served in dining facilities during common meal times each day. SCAD provides boxed lunches for all classes that involve traveling and missing a meal time. During the Paris trip, participants will be responsible for their own lunch and dinner.
 
Documentation of dietary or medical needs must be provided from Counseling and Student Support Services in order for students to be assigned to a residence with cooking facilities. Lacoste’s dining facilities are able to cater to vegetarianism; however, any other meal plan adjustments (e.g., gluten-free, lactose-free, kosher) are difficult or, in some cases, impossible to provide.

SELECTION CRITERIA
To be considered for SCAD study abroad programs, students must be in good standing with the university. Class standing, GPA and seat availability in courses are also factors for acceptance. Current students have priority; however, non-SCAD students may apply. In addition to submitting a completed application, students must have their course selections approved by their student success adviser or graduate adviser via an advising confirmation form. Students will be prompted by the application system to upload this form. Students interested in applying should schedule an appointment with their adviser prior to completing the application.
 
TRAVEL
Each program participant can arrange his or her own flight to and from Lacoste/Hong Kong or have SCAD handle such travel arrangements. Estimated flight costs range from US$1,600-$2,100. Students who book travel through SCAD will receive a minimum charge of US$1,600. Travel policies are explained in detail in the acceptance materials. SCAD travel arrangements must be submitted before the deadline as indicated. Students should plan to book travel after official acceptance into the program.
 
Please note: In accordance with the office of Residence Life and housing policy, all students studying abroad will be required to move out of their current SCAD residence and will not be permitted to move back in until the designated move-in dates for the next quarter. Email savreslife@scad.edu or atlreslife@scad.edu with any questions.

2018-2019 FEES AND TUITION
SCAD undergraduate tuition (per course) ……………….…..…………………………………..………………………………….….…... $4,070
SCAD graduate tuition (per course) ……………………………………………………………………….…………..……………….….… $4,170
International Emergency Insurance ….……………………………………………………………………………….……………….………… $80
 
Lacoste nonrefundable deposit……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….….$850
Lacoste Program fee …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...$6,814
Fee includes housing; meals; two all-campus excursions; a five-day, four-night Paris excursion; site visit fees; ground transportation on arrival and departure days and transportation for academic field trips. Current scholarships and financial aid may apply. Participants are responsible for all personal expenses, supplies, and lunch and dinner during the Paris excursion.

*Prices and information subject to change