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Summer Session I in Paris

Explore the cultural landscape of Paris this summer while learning French!

Imagine yourself immersed in la Ville Lumière as a student in one of Europe's greatest and most influential capital cities! Some of the most significant historical events of the modern era have taken place on Parisian soil, and our own history owes a great deal of debt to French political and philosophical influences. Through these extraordinary summer programs you will experience firsthand this wondrous city that has inspired centuries of poets, philosophers, artists and revolutionaries throughout the world.

Relax at a café or brasserie, spend an afternoon at one of many local parks, take a stroll along the Seine, or enjoy a pastry at one of Paris’s world renowned pâtisseries, all while learning to converse with the locals. This year’s summer programs allow you to taste the unique character that is Paris - including places like the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Musee d’Orsay, and the breathtaking Eiffel Tower.

Paris has some of the most distinctive – and most studied – social mores in the world. From les bises (the kisses you give someone upon meeting up), to café etiquette, the City of Light offers a social and cultural background unlike any other. Your study of French language, history, and culture will be enhanced by exploration of Paris’s 20 neighborhoods, known as arrondissements, where you’ll experience the diverse milieus of the city, from intimate crêperie to landmarks of “tourist” Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower

Students will have the option either to live on campus or with a local family.  See below for more information on housing options.

Program Dates: June 1 to June 30, 2018 - Summer Session I

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Faculty Directors:

  • Zoe Petropoulou, PhD, Associate Professor of Languages and Literatures (internships)
  • Paris adjunct faculty in Languages and Literatures (all language courses)

Program Fee: The fee for Summer Session I in Paris is $2450, not including round-trip airfare to Paris and summer course tuition.

Program Status:  Applications are now open.  Please click Apply Now for detailed instructions.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018  Click here for detailed instructions on how to submit your application.

Confirmation Deadline: March 22, 2018.  For instructions on how to confirm, please visit our Accepted Students page and follow the steps in #2.

Program-Specific Pre-Departure Orientation: All confirmed students will be required to attend the pre-departure orienation in mid- to late-April.  TBD.

Cultural Mentoring Program: All Global Studies participants must complete one cultural mentoring workshop where you will have an opportunity to set your personal objectives for your time abroad and reflect what role the dirfferences in culture will have on your stay.  March and April dates will be available shortly.