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•    Country: France
•    Status: capital city
•    Area: 543,965 square kilometers/ 210,026 square miles
•    Population: 9,854,000
•    Language: French
•    Currency: Euro (official currency of the European Union)
•    Time zone: CET Central European Time, UTC/GMT +1 hour (Standard Time Zone), 6 hours from Eastern Standard Time
•    Country dialling code: +33
•    Telephone area code: 1 Example: Dial 011 (to dial outside the U.S.) 33 1 / number

How do I make a reservation?
Penn State Lehigh Valley is hosting Paris 2010 in partnership with Arawjo Tours. To reserve your space today, contact Kevin Arawjo of Arawjo Tours at 610-865-4816. If you have questions regarding alumni relations, contact: Stacy Hamm, 610-285-5064.

How do I get to Newark airport?
Transportation will be provided for all PSU alumni passengers to and from the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus to Newark Airport. Shuttle service will depart the Fogelsville campus at approximately 4:00PM on Thursday, April 15th, 2010. If you wish to provide your own transportation, here is a link to the Newark Airport Parking website. <http://www.airwise.com/airports/us/EWR/>  

Is there a price for a single occupancy room?

The single room supplement is $412.00 for six days. The base rate of $999.00 is based on double occupancy (two to a room) per person.

What are the travel requirements to enter Paris, France?
U.S. citizens are required to present ort to enter France. The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. France is party to the Schengen agreement. As such, U.S. citizens may enter France for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.
 
What is the time difference between Center Valley, Pennsylvania (EST) and Paris, France?
Center Valley, Pennsylvania is 6 hours behind Paris, France.  

What is Paris’ weather like in April?
With spring in full force, the weather tends to be mild throughout France. One could encounter spring showers, or even some chilly evenings, but for the most part the weather is inviting. There are major variations in climate depending on where you are in France, but here are weather averages for Paris: Average high temperature is 14 degrees celsius/57 degrees farenheit, and the average low is 6 celcius, 42 farenheit. Average number of days with snow is one in the month, with average days with precipitation of some sort at seventeen.

What is the current exchange rate in Paris, France? (How much is my American money worth?)

Click here to visit MSN's exchange rate chart. <http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/market/exchangerates.aspx?pkw=converter_currency&vendor=google&ocid=iSEMGoogle&refcd=go310194s_converter_currency&tsacr=go613845060>  The rates change daily, so be sure to check back on rates before you go.

Where will the alumni reception be held?
The Paris Alumni Reception, hosted by the Penn State Lehigh Valley Alumni Society, will be held Saturday evening, April 17th, 2010 at a Bercy Village location to signify the French culture. Time/location/program details: TBA.
 
 

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