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Paris Study Abroad

Summer 2017

Application Deadline: March 3, 2017. Apply now!

Paris II

Program Details


Thursday February 16, 5:30-6:30PM KRAN G016


Paris, France

Program Dates: June 16 - June 30, 2017
Faculty: Prof. Ben Dunford
Host: Krannert School of Management
Eligibility: The program is open to Purdue undergraduate students with a minimum of 2.5 GPA
Course Credits: OBHR 33000 Organizational Behavior, for 3 credits.

$2900 (airfare and personal spending not included)


Krannert students may apply for Krannert specific scholarships in addition to the $1000 Purdue Moves Scholarship. For more information click here!


Students will stay in shared student apartments in Paris.

Language Requirements: None.

March 3, 2017. Click here to apply!

February 1, 2017. Krannert Scholarship deadline (students will be notified by mid-February of Scholarship standing)

Deposit Deadline: March 3, 2017. $500 non-refundable deposit
Contact: for more information.

Course Descriptions

Organizational Behavior - OBHR 33000

A contemporary workplace axiom is that an employee is "hired for her or his technical skills, fired for poor people skills, and promoted for leadership and management skills" (Russell & Yao, 1997). To that end, this class is designed to help students improve the array of "soft" people skills that play such a crucial role in professional development. We will explore topics such as leadership, team dynamics, conflict management, performance management, negotation and problem solving. All of this will be done in the context of French culture immersion to provide students with a unique opportunity to prepare themselves for leadership positions in multinational corporations. Our subject matter, physical location and small class size will facilitate the integration of French culture and soft skill development. For example we will visit historic sites in France which bring to life leadership lessons from the course. The intimate setting will facilitate interactive workshop style discussions, experiential exercises and self-assessments which cannot be done in large traditional undergraduate courses. In short, the class will be taught in the style of an executive coaching seminar, without work experience or prior French culture knowledge being pre-requisites.

Krannert Faculty Bio

Ben DunfordDr. Benjamin Dunford is an Associate Professor at the Krannert School of Management, Faculty Scholar at the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue University and a Visiting Professor at the School of Management, Seoul National University in South Korea. Professor Dunford is an award winning teacher on topics including: leadership, compensation, employee engagement, conflict management, international negotiations and employee relations. On these topics he has published over 30 peer reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters. His research has been cited in The Economist, as well as numerous US newspapers, and recognized by a number of academic journals and assocations. Professor Dunford has consulted in a variety of industries including media, restaurant, aluminum, and most extensively in healthcare. He earned his PhD from Cornell University in 2004, and holds Masters and Bachelor's degrees from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Brigham Young University, respectively.