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Experiential Statistics in France

From Parisian Pastries to Monegasque Supercars

*This is a past Program. To see a list of our current programs please visit our current programs page.*

Program Details

This program will prove that statistics can be fun and engaging. In this course, we will visit the famous spots in Paris such as the Eiffel tower, Louvre museum, Arc de Tromphe, Cathedrale de Notre Dame, Pantheon, Château de Versailles, and spend a day in Disneyland. We take a high-speed train to the city-state of Monaco famous for its lavish sports cars, glamorous casinos, spectacular events and amazing scenery.
Throughout our class, we will collect our own data and use it to study statistical concepts. We will find out the how big and heavy is a typical French macaron, how many raisins are in a typical 'pains aux raisins', and how coffee and pastry prices depend on the proximity to Eiffel Tower, and what is the typical car on the streets of Monaco. We will study probability theory and observe how casinos use it to make sure they win and you lose. You will have fun exploring, learning and making new friends!

Selection Criteria:

Course: QUAN 2600

Pre-Requisites: MATH 1050 or 1080 or 1210 with a “C” or higher grade or equivalent as determined by the Math Department.

Participants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older


  • Paris and Monaco, France

Program Dates:

July 10, 2023 - July 20, 2023


$3500 (Airfare Not Included)

Suggested Payment Schedule:

  • Deposit: $500
  • December 1: $500
  • January 1: $500
  • February 1: $400
  • March 1: $400
  • April 1: $400
  • May 1: $400
  • June 1: $200

Deposit: $500 dollars will need to be paid immediately after you register with CE Enrollment.

Payments can now be made online! Visit this website for instructions on how to pay your deposit online and future payments. Charges should show on your account within 24 hours after registration. As always, you can pay with a credit card as well. To keep our trip costs low, we encourage the use of ACH Bank Transfers, or payments by cash or check whenever possible.

Includes: insurance, tuition, room and board, domestic transportation, and some meals.

Not included: airfare, passport, incidentals, excess baggage costs, any unscheduled travel, and some meals.


July 10, 2023 - Arrive in Paris 
July 11-16, 2023: Paris
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Champ de Mars
  • Disneyland Paris
  • Louvre museum
  • Catherale de Notre Dame and Pantheon
  • Château de Versailles
July 16-19, 2023: Nice and Monaco
  • train to Monaco
  • Larvotto Beach
  • Oceonographic Museum and Prince's Palace
  • Supercar museum: La Collection Automobiles de S.
    A.S. le Prince de Monaco
July 19: Paris
  • train to Paris
  • Dinner by the River Seine
July 20, 2022: Leave Paris
Please make sure to attend all pre-departure orientation sessions!

Academic Courses

Students who participate in this study abroad program will be able to register for up to three (3) semester credits through Weber State University in 

  • QUAN 2600 

Program Director

Dr. Valentinas Rudys, native Lithuanian (and EU citizen), has spent a great deal of time traveling throughout Europe, including many cities in France including Paris, Marseille, Grenoble, and Chamonix. He is familiar with French culture and travel logistics in France.

Trip Cancellations

If Weber State cancels a trip for any reason, all participants will be refunded 100% of funds paid to the school. If a participant withdraws from the program for any reason, they are subject to the refund policy found on the first page of the application.  Deposits are always non-refundable, unless the program is canceled by Weber State.  No refunds will be issued 30 days prior to program start date. 

Refunds will NOT be given to students due to COVID-19 concerns. Before programs were canceled in 2020, every student was given the option to withdraw from programs without penalty due to COVID-19. This year students are applying, cognizant of the pandemic. Weber State will not intentionally place students into high risk situations. We will work together with Program Leaders and Departments on canceling should the destination demonstrate increased risks, be they from COVID or any other concern. As such, students must abide by the standard refund policy.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8711.