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Program Overview

Program Overview

Dive into the words of Diderot. Wonder at the brush strokes of Monet. Climb the steps of the Eiffel Tower. CIEE’s January Language and Culture program is like a Parisian cubist painting, offering a multitude of perspectives. You’ll go on group excursions to Normandy and Chantilly. Along the way, you’ll discover your own favorite sights, tastes, and memories of the City of Lights.

Study abroad in Paris and you will:

  • Take the fascinating course, Paris Collage: History, Culture, and Architecture
  • See architecture from Roman times to today
  • Go on faculty-led outings and weekend excursions with your class
  • See places like Vaux-le-Vicomte and Chartres on daytrips and overnights
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    For students who demonstrate financial need, CIEE provides direct support for travel.

    Awards: Up to $2,000 per student

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Excursions

Throughout your time in France, you’ll also enjoy various day trips and visits to landmarks like the historic castle of Chantilly, where you may enjoy a delicious meal made in the castle’s very own kitchen. You’ll enjoy wonderful field trips to the famous neighborhoods that grace the French capitol.

Coursework

In the course, Paris Collage: History, Culture, and Architecture, you’ll explore the monuments and architectural sites of Paris. Class time is full of field trips to the sites you will be studying.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
January 2017 (3 wks)
11/15/2016
01/02/2017
01/20/2017
$2,950

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$1,573
Housing ***
$1,030
Insurance
$47

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals daily

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$300
International Airfare *
$1,450
Local Transportation
$120
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$750

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours and 45 contact hours.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students are required to enrol in the course Paris Collage: History, Culture, and Architecture.

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About the City

About The City

Paris, the capital of France, is a major world metropolis. The Seine River traverses the city; its waterways, quays, and bridges are major thoroughfares, as well as ways to see the city’s most famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and Notre Dame Cathedral. The city is known for its cafés (one for every 200 inhabitants), parks (Bois de Boulougne, Jardin de Luxembourg, and Bois de Vincennes), street life and markets. Paris is also known as a center for culture, art, fashion, gastronomy, and intellectual life.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Brent Keever

Brent Keever, Ph.D., received his B.A. in English and literary criticism from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. in English and modern studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has taught and lectured all over the United States and France, on such topics as satire and humor, the literary and cinematic representations of sound, mysticism, and technology, and ethics in cartoons. His research interests include the history of critical theory and criticism, film studies, musicology, and modernist poetry and prose. An avid translator and film sub-titler, he has worked with the French children’s literature group, l’école des loisirs, as well as with French politicians. He is currently working on a project that throws into question certain theories about listening and sharing.

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Souvent considéré comme un musée habité, Paris se démarque plutôt comme un carrefour où se rencontrent multiples cultures, croyances, langues et histoires. L’un des objectifs principaux du programme des études critiques et francophones est de vous faire vivre ce mélange énergique qui alimente l’expression artistique et littéraire, la pensée critique et le débat social et politique depuis des siècles. En puisant dans les arènes de l’univers culturel parisien et en suivant des cours proposés à notre centre et à l’Université de Paris, vous pourrez apprendre à négocier ce croisement qui libère et qui encadre les corps et les esprits, les mots et les choses.

— Brent Keever, Resident Director

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

The CIEE Study Center in Paris, known as the Paris Center for Critical Studies, is on the rue du Sentier in the lively, central Sentier neighborhood, in the 2nd arrondissement. The Center is less than a minute away from the Grands Boulevards, a 10-minute walk to the Palais Royal, and a 15-minute walk to the Louvre.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Study abroad students live in an apartment/hotel studio shared with another CIEE student. The program fee includes breakfast every day and one light lunch every day of the week. All other meals are the responsibility of the student. Housing includes a kitchenette and food markets are within walking distance. During excursions, all meals are provided. Students with disabilities that need more information about the residence hotel and the neighborhood, or students who wish to communicate supplementary information about their needs should contact CIEE prior to the program. Local consultants communicate directly with students with disabilities to ensure that they have full information about accommodations.

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Orientations

Orientations

A mandatory three-day program orientation will help you master the practical details of daily life in Paris. Activities include a welcome dinner, walking tour of Paris neighborhoods, evening boat ride on the Seine, and sessions on practical matters including cultural differences, safety and security, and academics. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

You are strongly encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. Internet access is available at the CIEE Study Center as well as at residences and homestays. It is also available at numerous “hot spots” throughout Paris.

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Academics

Academics

The CIEE January Language and Culture program is designed for students who want to improve their knowledge of French culture through an intensive course devoted to architecture and history, while opening their minds to the cultural differences that France may present.

Academic Culture

The program is made up of three weeks of classes with an intensive orientation beforehand. Courses typically meet Monday through Friday for three hours. Classes take place at the CIEE Study Center and include structured outings. The courses are designed for U.S. undergraduates, so the teaching and learning methods will be familiar to participants.

Teachers arrange for outings in the city in order to help students work on their comprehension in day-to-day settings.

Content classes are intellectually rigorous. Students should expect to be active participants in all aspects of the class, keeping up with daily reading assignments and participating in class discussions. In addition to lectures and discussions, classes may include film viewings and outings related to the themes of the class.

Nature of Classes

Participants take classes with other CIEE students only.

Grading System

Assessment is based on participation, short papers, tests, and oral presentations. Papers require students to conduct independent research and/or independent analysis of texts and material covered in class. Attendance and punctuality in all classes weigh heavily in student evaluations.

Language of Instruction

English

Faculty

All courses are taught by faculty from a range of Paris institutions and are specialists in their respective fields.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

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Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Paris Collage: History, Culture, and Architecture
(in English)
This course provides a multi-faceted approach to the city’s development and evolution, with emphasis on the impact of cultural, social, and political forces on Paris’ environment. From the Gallo-Roman forum to contemporary urban design, Paris is studied through a series of three hour sessions in the city, and extensive readings in social and political and architectural history and literature. Field trips to provincial sites linked to the themes of the class are included.

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