European contemporary economic issues in Paris

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Second year BA Economics students enrolled on Economics of Financial Markets (ECON2541) and European Economic Issues (ECON2549) are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 40 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 15. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


This opportunity will give students the chance to learn about how economists inform key policy debates that help markets and institutions function. You will also to get to meet with economics students to exchange knowledge and insight at the Sorbonne, the most famous university in Paris.

This is an opportunity not to be missed. Students will visit:

  1. The OECD: The OECD is renowned for its cutting edge policies that improved the economic and social well-being of people at the global level. At the OECD, students will receive a talk on how Economists at the OECD contribute to developing policies that support sustainable growth.
  2. Sorbonne University: The Sorbonne, dating from the 13th Century, is the historic centre of university life in Paris. It has a rich history, including centre stage in the ‘Night of the Barricades’ in May 1968 which led to 11 million French workers going on strike. The Sorbonne is currently home to the Panetheon-Sorbonne University, one of the leading universities in the world for economics and management. We will go on a guided tour of the Sorbonne (90 minutes) and learn more about its history. We will also be joined by some PhD students, studying economics at the University, who can give some local knowledge and insight. After the tour we will explore the beautiful Latin Quarter of Paris with our local guides and learn more about being a student in Paris.

Cultural activities

Outside of scheduled academic activities, students will have the opportunity to have a taste of Paris and its culture. Participants may choose yo have head to the Eiffel Tower, go on the Seine River cruise, visit the Arc de Triomphe or walk down Champ-Elysees through jardin des Tuileries. Or perhaps cross over Pont des Arts bridge to Ile de la Cite to see Notre Dame, to name but a few highlights Paris has to offer.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the immigration requirements for France. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to France and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Sunday 7 April 2019
  • Return date: Wednesday 10 April 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £300-350
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 18 February 2019 9am