DATES: Tentative Dates June 4 - June 24, 2017
Total Program Fee: $4995
Discover why visitors all over the world rank Paris as their #1 destination. From the Eiffel Tower to the gothic Notre Dame and the haunting and mysterious Mona Lisa, the global City of Light has been synonymous with the best of art, culture, and history. Come see why so many people fall in love with its grand boulevards, cafe life, fancy boutiques, world-class museums, and famous monuments. The 19th century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Walk in the footsteps of some of the world's greatest philosophers, artists, and writers, all while feasting on the fine cheeses, pastries, and delicacies that make France the king of the culinary world.
The program offers students an experience of French culture and history through courses where Paris is your classroom. Students may study French, creative writing, film, or probabilities and statistics. In-class instruction and cultural excursions create a truly adventurous and interactive educational experience. Exploring the wealth that Paris offers and including several day trips to the surrounding countryside in one of the most exciting and picturesque countries in Europe, you will develop a deeper appreciation of your subject area, as well as an understanding of French culture and history, past and present.
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. Air conditioning is not commonly available throughout Europe. You do not need to be able to speak French.
Excursions may include: The major sights of Paris are conveniently located and easily accessible by the safe and easy-to-use Paris subway; students may receive subway passes. 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 Cinematique; students may 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 cruise along the Seine for a switched-on view of the City of Lights by night. A day trip may 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 double dorm rooms with private baths on the campus of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (http://www.ciup.fr/). Two dining hall/cafeteria style meals will be provided daily.
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/