Paris, Versailles, & Normandy
TENTATIVE DATES: July 7 - 27, 2015
Total Program Fee: $4,995
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Imagine the fun you’ll have in Paris! From the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame and Mona Lisa, Paris has stood for centuries as a beacon of the best things in life. Come see why so many people fall in love with its grand boulevards, lively cafes, posh boutiques, and world-class museums and monuments. And seeing is believing when you visit the Palace of Versailles and the historical coastline of Normandy. Isn’t it time to do something extraordinary?
The program offers students an experience of French culture and history through courses where Paris is your classroom. Students may study music, French, politics, film, or statistics and probability. In-class instruction and cultural excursions create a truly adventurous educational experience. With the museums and monuments of Paris as your background, you will develop a deeper appreciation not only of your subject area, but also French culture and history.
Please note: Be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. Even though we will ride the Paris subway, students should be prepared to climb long flights of stairs (sometimes carrying all your luggage) and to walk several miles each day. Stairs may be steep; walkways may be cobblestoned, uneven, and slippery.
Excursions may include: The major sights of Paris are conveniently located and easily reachable by the safe and easy-to-use Paris subway (the métro); students will receive métro passes to cover their visit. History lovers will enjoy exploring landmarks like Notre Dame and the Roman ruins in the heart of old Paris. For art lovers, the city boasts many of the greatest museums in the world—the Louvre, the Orsay, the Orangerie; students will receive the Paris Museum Pass for admittance to 50+ of the most popular museums and monuments. And no trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower and an evening cruise on the Seine for a switched-on view of the City of Lights by night. During our stay, Paris celebrates Bastille Day with an Eiffel Tower fireworks show and the not-to-be-missed Tour de France finishes on the famous boulevard, the Champs-Elysées.
An excursion to Normandy will show you the beaches where American heroes changed the course of World War II on D-Day. A day trip by train will transport you to the grandeur of Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles.
Classes: Class times and locations will be announced by your professor.
Accommodations: Students will stay in single dorm rooms with private baths at the Maison des Etudiants Canadiens, one of the houses at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (http://www.ciup.fr/). Two cafeteria style meals will be provided.
Cité U, as it is called, is an historic campus created with the aim of encouraging students from all over the world to meet and learn. Cité U offers easy métro access and facilities including a student restaurant and cafeteria, ATMs, post office, and round-the-clock security. Rooms have refrigerators and wi-fi, but no air conditioning. Students have access to common kitchens, laundry room, and a TV room. You can take a virtual tour of the Maison des Etudiants Canadiens at http://etudiantscanadiens.org/en/