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Program Overview

Program Overview

We’re pleased to offer semester pricing for Open Campus programs starting at $6,500. CIEE is committed to preparing global citizens for today’s workforce and tackling the barriers that prevent students from studying abroad. Providing affordable programs is key to these efforts, and supports our pledge to Generation Study Abroad™.

Customize your study abroad experience. Our Open Campus program at the CIEE Global Institute-Paris offers maximum flexibility to engage and experience Paris in your own way. Match the academic experience with your interests, aspirations, and degree requirements: Take one, two, or three six-week blocks for your perfect amount of intensive study and cultural engagement, select your academic track from five diverse options, then choose your courses from our wide range of courses and subject areas.

No matter how you build your program, you’ll surround yourself with the French language, culture, and people throughout the quarters of Paris. Live with French hosts, study in state of the art classrooms, and get involved with fun activities, interest groups, and sports on a campus designed to connect you with the local community. Plus, you’ll have plenty of chances to get out and see Paris and France up close during included excursions and multi-day study tours.

Students can also opt to combine locations across the four CIEE Open Campus locations – in Berlin, London, Paris and Rome – to create a truly individualized study abroad experience.

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CREATE YOUR PERFECT STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE

Select courses from five academic tracks:

Language, Literature, and Culture – Build your French language skills and probe the fascinating cultures found in Paris, France, and Europe as you absorb Paris’ architectural masterpieces and world-class arts scenes. Some courses are available in both English and French, so you can choose the path that meets your goals.

Business – France is a huge entrepreneurial powerhouse, making Paris the perfect place to explore the basics of all aspects of business.

Communications, Journalism and New Media – Dive into the vast media scene Paris has to offer by taking courses focusing on TV, film, radio, the Internet, music, advertising, and literature.

Health Sciences – See how France and the European Union are addressing major health care challenges with a combination of courses and exciting fieldwork with renowned institutions and research centers.

International Relations and Political Science – There’s no better place than Paris – with France being one of the largest founding members of the European Union – to examine the pressing challenges facing Europe today and their impact on every corner of the globe.

Enroll in one, two or three 6-week blocks:

The Open Campus Program teaches classes taught on a unique six-week academic block system, which results in courses that are taught more intensively than in a traditional semester-length course. Student should be prepared for a more focused academic experience with longer class sessions. Choose one, two or three academic blocks during either the fall or spring semester. Each block is six weeks long, and can be combined with blocks in the Open Campus program in Berlin, London and Paris. Students typically take two courses per block, one of which might be an Academic Project (internship, service learning project, or independent research).

Stay in Paris – or combine locations

Stay in Paris for the duration of your study abroad – or add on blocks in other CIEE Open Campus locations in Berlin, London and Rome and experience more of Europe in CIEE’s unique Global Scholar program.

Global Scholars are students who combine sessions in the Open Campus programs in Berlin, London, Paris, and Rome. To amplify and maximize the experience, all Global Scholars participate in Global Scholars Online (GSO), a virtual course that will accompany you on your journey to multiple CIEE Global Institutes. GSO will help you squeeze the most learning and benefit out of your time abroad. It will support you in connecting with peers, making sense of cultural differences, and transitioning between multiple host cultures.

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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

ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Gain academic credit while working outside the classroom with an optional CIEE Academic Project and participation in the accompanying seminar. Choose from three options, based on your academic track, qualifications, and learning goals:

  • CIEE Academic Internship – Build new skills and intercultural competence, and become an active member of the Paris professional environment by going behind the scenes at a local business or organization
  • CIEE Directed Research – Pursue an academically meaningful research project of your own design
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project – Combine course-based learning with practical, relevant project experience to meet a community need.

To be eligible to participate in an Academic Project, students must be in Paris for at least two consecutive blocks; Academic Projects are offered only in blocks 2 and 3. Additional restrictions apply.

Excursions

Study Tours
Each academic block features a two-night study-tour to a different country or region of France. Tours are designed around the themes of the academic tracks. For example, tour destinations might include

Strasbourg, to visit the Franco-German television station ARTE ARTE and the seat of the European Parliament; Normandy, to study World War II events and its effects on world history, at the site where the 1944 Allied invasion, the largest amphibious invasion ever, took place; or Beaune, in deepest Burgundy, where one of the oldest hospitals in the world is still functioning and open to visit

Specific destinations and content will vary from block to block, allowing students who spend two or three blocks in Paris to participate in multiple study tours and experience multiple locations.

Sample Excursions and Site Visits
CIEE students visit numerous significant Paris locations each academic block to underscore and expand on in-class lessons. Outings are designed to support and advance program learning goals, with instructors facilitating detailed discussions preceding the visits and debriefing sessions afterward to encourage students to synthesize and reflect on the experience afterward. These half- or full-day activities may include:

Visits to such enterprises as Gaultier, Vuitton, or Totale; the AFP French journalist group, the Maison de la Radio, the Ciné Cité conceived by Luc Besson, the SACEM that takes care of documentary workers in the media, as well as the SCAM; the French National Assembly and the Senate; the emblematic Parisian neighborhoods, such as Montmartre, Montparnasse, the Latin Quarter, Saint Germain, the Marais, the Canal Saint Martin; or the Museum of the History of Medicine and observe an exceptional collection of surgical, diagnostic, and physiological instrumentation spanning centuries

Day trips could include Versailles Château: Built in 1623, and located 20 km southwest of Paris, the palace represents a symbol of the absolute monarchy system. Giverny:This town is best known as the location of Claude Monet’s garden and home; and Chantilly: the beautiful Château de Chantilly, residence of several royal members during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Volunteering

Community Volunteering
You can volunteer through opportunities at retirement communities, sports clubs, arts organizations, youth centers, churches, hospitals, schools, and other community organizations. Examples of institutions where students can volunteer include the Club Barbès community outreach group in the 18th arrondissement, the American Church in Paris that proposes many volunteer activities, and kindergartens in the 10th and 9th arrondissements of Paris.

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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.
Program
Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Fall Block I 2016 (6 wks)
05/01/2016
08/15/2016
09/24/2016
$6,500

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, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,607
Housing
$1,475
Insurance
$118

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$650
International Airfare *
$1,450
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$150
Visa Fees
$90
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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Fall Blocks I, II 2016 (12 wks)
05/01/2016
08/15/2016
11/05/2016
$12,500

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, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$9,132
Housing
$2,950
Insurance
$118

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,300
International Airfare *
$1,450
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees
$90
Personal expenses
$1,500

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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Fall Blocks I, II, III 2016 (18 wks)
05/01/2016
08/15/2016
12/17/2016
$17,000

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, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$12,157
Housing
$4,425
Insurance
$118

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,950
International Airfare *
$1,450
Local Transportation
$450
Books & Supplies
$450
Visa Fees
$90
Personal expenses
$2,250

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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Fall Block II 2016 (6 wks)
06/01/2016
09/26/2016
11/05/2016
$6,500

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, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,607
Housing
$1,475
Insurance
$118

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$650
International Airfare *
$1,450
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$150
Visa Fees
$90
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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Fall Blocks II, III 2016 (12 wks)
06/01/2016
09/26/2016
12/17/2016
$12,500

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, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$9,132
Housing
$2,950
Insurance
$118

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,300
International Airfare *
$1,450
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees
$90
Personal expenses
$1,500

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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Fall Block III 2016 (6 wks)
07/01/2016
11/07/2016
12/17/2016
$6,500

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, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,607
Housing
$1,475
Insurance
$118

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$650
International Airfare *
$1,450
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$150
Visa Fees
$90
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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Spring Block I 2017 (6 wks)
11/01/2016
01/09/2017
02/18/2017
$6,850

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, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,908
Housing ***
$1,475
Insurance
$167

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

*** Students in the homestay option have two meals per day provided as part of the program fee. No meals are included in the on-campus residence hall option.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$650
International Airfare **
$1,450
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$150
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.

* for students in on-campus residence hall; homestay students should budget $360 per Block for meals not included in fees

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

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Spring Blocks I, II 2017 (12 wks)
11/01/2016
01/09/2017
04/01/2017
$12,850

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, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$9,433
Housing ***
$2,950
Insurance
$167

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

*** Students in the homestay option have two meals per day provided as part of the program fee. No meals are included in the on-campus residence hall option.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$1,300
International Airfare **
$1,450
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$300
Personal expenses
$1,500

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.

* for students in on-campus residence hall; homestay students should budget $360 per Block for meals not included in fees

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

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Spring Blocks I, II, III 2017 (18 wks)
11/01/2016
01/09/2017
05/13/2017
$17,850

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, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$12,958
Housing ***
$4,425
Insurance
$167

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

*** Students in the homestay option have two meals per day provided as part of the program fee. No meals are included in the on-campus residence hall option.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$1,950
International Airfare **
$1,450
Local Transportation
$450
Books & Supplies
$450
Personal expenses
$2,250

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.

* for students in on-campus residence hall; homestay students should budget $360 per Block for meals not included in fees

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

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Spring Block II 2017 (6 wks)
12/01/2016
02/20/2017
04/01/2017
$6,850

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, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,908
Housing ***
$1,475
Insurance
$167

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

*** Students in the homestay option have two meals per day provided as part of the program fee. No meals are included in the on-campus residence hall option.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$650
International Airfare **
$1,450
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$150
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.

* for students in on-campus residence hall; homestay students should budget $360 per Block for meals not included in fees

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

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Spring Blocks II, III 2017 (12 wks)
12/01/2016
02/20/2017
05/13/2017
$12,850

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, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$9,433
Housing ***
$2,950
Insurance
$167

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

*** Students in the homestay option have two meals per day provided as part of the program fee. No meals are included in the on-campus residence hall option.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$1,300
International Airfare **
$1,450
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$300
Personal expenses
$1,500

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.

* for students in on-campus residence hall; homestay students should budget $360 per Block for meals not included in fees

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

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Spring Block III 2017 (6 wks)
01/01/2017
04/03/2017
05/13/2017
$6,850

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, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,908
Housing ***
$1,475
Insurance
$167

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

*** Students in the homestay option have two meals per day provided as part of the program fee. No meals are included in the on-campus residence hall option.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$650
International Airfare **
$1,450
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$150
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.

* for students in on-campus residence hall; homestay students should budget $360 per Block for meals not included in fees

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

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OC Academic Year 2016-2017 (39 wks)
05/01/2016
08/15/2016
05/13/2017
$32,300

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, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$18,558
Housing ***
$13,275
Insurance
$167

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

*** Students in the homestay option have two meals per day provided as part of the program fee. No meals are included in the on-campus residence hall option.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$3,900
International Airfare **
$1,450
Local Transportation
$1,350
Books & Supplies
$900
Personal expenses
$4,500
Expenses during break ***
$900

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.

* for students in on-campus residence hall; homestay students should budget $360 per Block for meals not included in fees

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

*** academic year students who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
    • Students planning to take a direct enrollment class at any of the University of Paris institutions must have at least a 3.0 GPA
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Students enroll in two courses per academic block, earning 6 semester / 9 quarter credits for one block, 12 semester / 18 quarter credits for two blocks, or 18 semester / 27 quarter credits for three blocks.

Each course is 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours, unless otherwise noted. CIEE Academic Projects are approximately 100-120 total hours of field-based work/internship, service-learning, or independent research hours, plus 15 seminar hours and meetings with CIEE faculty advisors, for 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students participating in the Open Campus program may select an academic track (i.e., Business; Language, Literature, and Culture; International Relations) during the application process and enroll in one, two, or all three six-week academic blocks per semester. Students must enroll in two courses per academic block., one of which could be an Acadmemic Project or a direct-enrollment course at a local university (availability permitting; restrictions apply).

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About the City

About The City

About Paris

Paris offers some of the greatest sites in the world: Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, the Palace de Versailles, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower to name a few. Beautiful, small touches greet you every step of the way, from fresh baguettes and croissants at every boulangerie to the gorgeous squares and parks that line the city. The Seine’s waterways, quays, and bridges transport you to breathtaking sights including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and Notre Dame Cathedral.

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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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Auni Hovanesian

Auni Hovanesian is a California native and graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in creativity and society in 2010. She was a student at the Center in 2008-2009 and is very happy to be back in Paris, helping current students navigate French university and cultural life. Her interests are in critical theory and aesthetics, with an emphasis on education and the creative imagination. She enrolled in a master’s program at the University of Paris Diderot, writing her year-end thesis on the role of technology in the modern music world. A budding singer-songwriter, Auni has also released a self-titled EP and is currently developing several new musical projects.

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Dieynaba Kane

Administration

Dieynaba Kane has an M.A. in African and Commonwealth literature and civilization. Dieynaba is responsible for administrative needs, payments and overall coordination of the center accounting and banking. She worked at Suffolk University Dakar Campus as administrative assistant and lived for a time in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a Senegalese native and Paris resident, Dieynaba easily navigates Senegalese and French cultures. She helps the students on CIEE’s Summer Francophone Studies Multisite program prepare for the transition while they are in Paris.

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Lucie Laureillard

Lucie Laureillard has a master’s degree in French language teaching and is a doctoral candidate in linguistics at the Université de Paris VIII, working on theater and language learning. She is a professor of French in the Contemporary French Studies program, and is the director of CIEE’s Gap Year Abroad program in Paris.

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Jean-Philippe Primout

Jean-Philippe Primout has an M.A. in French language acquisition and a second M.A. in European studies. As a center coordinator, he is responsible for a variety of center activities, including orientation, field trips, and information technology. As director of CIEE Summer Language and Culture program in Paris, Jean-Philippe is in charge of all aspects of the program. Jean-Philippe has studied, worked and lived in several countries in Europe, and he uses this experience to best address student needs. Jean-Philippe is also a professor of French in CIEE’s Contemporary French Studies program and teaches the Seminar on Living and Learning.

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Linda Rimal Ponte

Linda Rimal Ponté is a Parisian native and received her Master’s degree in translation and conference interpreting at ISIT, with specialization in Intercultural Communication and Management. Her working languages are French, Spanish and English.

Linda works for the CIEE Paris as a program assistant involving orientation, academic trips planning, cultural events, students’ well-being and security. She is also responsible for summer housing management (hotel and homestay).

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

CIEE Global Institute – Paris
CIEE Paris Open Campus courses are taught at the CIEE Global Institute – Paris. Students will be housed within or on the very close outskirts of the city of Paris with easy access to the Global Institute. The CIEE Global Institute-Paris 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. The center has five classrooms, library space, a computer area for student use, in addition to staff offices. Students enrolled in three blocks can opt to supplement their CIEE courses with one direct enrollment course at a local university

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3
The Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, also called Censier, is especially well known for its courses in cinema, theater, modern languages and literatures, and communications. The CIEE Paris center has been in partnership with Paris 3 since its birth in 1973, and this university is very open to creative collaborative projects, including developing shared classes between Paris 3 and the Center and sending the Center TOFFL students as French-language instructing interns. Housed in a single building, Paris III is located in the fifth arrondissement near the metro stop Censier-Daubenton.

Université Paris Diderot Paris 7
The Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, located on a new, large campus near the Bibliothèque Nationale and the Cinémathèque Française, offers courses in literature, languages, film, philosophy, history, sociology, psychology, economics, and almost every branch of the physical sciences. Known for its interdisciplinary approach to the study of the humanities, Paris Diderot places a strong emphasis on the connections between the arts and the sciences, and the CIEE Paris Center has been an active collaborator with its Institut des Humanités et des Sciences.

Transportation

You will use public transportation to navigate the city and commute to and from the Global Institute. Paris offers a convenient and extended network of metro and buses that connect the various neighborhoods.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Most students live in an international student residence hall with CIEE and other international students, located on the outskirts of Paris on the automatic Paris Metro Line 1. Students live in rooms with private en-suite bathrooms. Meals are not included, but students can prepare their own meals in the full kitchens. CIEE provides bed linens, towels, peiodic cleaning services, and basic cooking utensils. Lounges and kitchens in the residence hall allow students to mix and mingle over meals, cultural activities, study groups, and special events. Larger common areas are on the ground floor and a courtyard with swimming pool offers comfortable spaces to work and relax.

A limited number of homestays may be available, with preference given to those whose universities require living with a local family; this must be indicated when applying. Students who live with homestay families receive breakfast daily plus five meals per week. Final housing assignments are solely at the discretion of CIEE.

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Orientations

Orientations

Before arriving on-site, you will begin your study abroad experience by participating in a CIEE Online Pre-Departure Orientation, held in advance of each block (six times a year). Meeting with you online, CIEE Paris Resident Staff share information about the program and site, address frequently asked questions, and give you time to ask questions before coming on-site. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what they want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. The CIEE goal for the pre-departure orientation is to help you understand more about the program and site, as well as your goals for the program, so that you arrive to the program well-informed and return home having made significant progress toward your goals.

Each semester block begins with a mandatory on-site orientation session for new students including an introduction to Paris and French society and culture, academics, first day survival skills, and guidance on health and safety. Excursions and walking tours serve as a general introduction to the local transportation systems and major points of interest and help familiarize you with local resources and amenities. The orientation typically lasts 2-3 days.

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Internet

Internet

You should bring wireless-enabled laptops to use while on the program for both academic paper writing and research. Wireless internet is available throughout the CIEE Global Institute facility and in the student housing.

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Culture

Culture

Overall, the different activities, study tours, and excursions will provide you with meaningful opportunities to identify and reflect on local values and traditions in one of the most emblematic urban centers in the world.

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Academics

Academics

Academic Culture

CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment varies depending on the course, and typically feature a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with field trips, guest lectures, and other special academic experiences designed to provide students fully “place-based” experience. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.

Students who opt to combine CIEE courses with one local direct enrollment course, should be prepared for a local French university experience. This typically involves a greater focus on independent student work outside of the classroom. They will also need to work closely with CIEE staff to prepare for the French university course examination system.

Nature of Classes

Courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute are normally for CIEE students only. Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is quick and the work load demanding. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet either two, three, or four times per week. Students should not plan personal travel out of Paris when classes are in session. Co-curricular excursions ensure that learning on-site in Paris is woven into each course.

Grading System

Grading System
Students are graded on the basis of class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and mid-term and final examinations.

Grading Scale
CIEE reports in U.S. letter grades, based on marks earned on class participation, in-class activities, homework assignments, exams, papers, and/or oral presentations, as outlined in course syllabi.

Language of Instruction

The primary language of instruction is English. Language courses and a limited number of area studies courses for advanced French speakers (minimum of four years of college-level French or equivalent) are offered in French.)

Faculty

CIEE has developed strong relationships with some of Paris’ most-respected universities and research institutions to ensure the highest-quality course offerings. Faculty from local institutions teach CIEE courses, and students can also enroll directly in French university courses. A core group of CIEE faculty members serve as academic coordinators and professors and is responsible for coordinating student Academic Projects and working with CIEE resident staff members to set up special guest lectures, excursions, activities, and more.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

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 Spring 201 Course List

Courses offered by block and track; course list subject to change. All courses are 45 contact hours, credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours, unless otherwise noted. Subject to change.

“GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple Global Institute sites.

BLOCK 1

Language, Literature and Culture

LITT 3001 PAFR (ENG) 19th Century French Literature (ENG)

FRST 3001 PCFS Paris Collage: History, Culture, Architecture

FREN 1001 PAFR French Language - Beginning I

FREN 1002 PAFR French Language - Beginning II

FREN 2001 PAFR French Language - Intermediate I

FREN 2002 PAFR French Language - Intermediate II

NONCR FREN PAFR Survival French

Business

(GI) BUSI 3004 PAFR Entrepreneurialism in a European Context

International Relations and Political Science

HIST 3003 PAFR / INRE 3001 PAFR(FREN) A Tale of Two Countries - Franco-American Relations

(GI) INRE 3003 PAFR European Immigration

Communications, Journalism and New Media

CINE 3001 PAFR Global Cinema

(GI) GEND 3002 PAFR / COMM 3004 PAFR Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Popular Culture

Health Sciences

ANTH 3001 PAFR / FRST 3001 PAFR Cultural Approaches to Disability

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Academic Projects

(GI) INSH 3801 PAFR Academic Internship

(GI) INDR 4901 PAFR Directed Independent Research

(GI) SVCL 3701 PAFR Service-Learning Project

Language, Literature and Culture

AHIS 3001 PAFR 19th Century Art History

LITT 3002 PAFR (ENG) 20th Century French Literature (ENG)

FREN 1002 PAFR French Language - Beginning II

FREN 2001 PAFR French Language - Intermediate I

FREN 2002 PAFR French Language - Intermediate II

FREN 3001 PAFR French Language - Advanced I

NONCR FREN PAFR Survival French

Business

BUSI 3001 PCFS Fashion and Business in France

(GI) MKTG 3001 PAFR International Marketing

International Relations and Political Science

(GI) POLI 3002 PAFR European Comparative Political Systems

HIST 3001 PAFR Memory and Commemoration in Europe

Communications, Journalism and New Media

(GI) COMM 3301 PAFR (ENG) Intercultural Communication and Leadership (ENG)

Health Sciences

(GI) PUBH 3002 PAFR Community and Public Health

BLOCK 3

Academic Projects

(GI) INSH 3801 PAFR(ENG/FREN) Academic Internship

(GI) INDR 4901 PAFR Directed Independent Research

(GI) SVCL 3701 PAFR Service-Learning Project

Language, Literature and Culture

AHIS 3002 PAFR (FREN) 20th Century Art History (FREN)

HIST 3002 PAFR (ENG) 20th Century French History (ENG)

FREN 2001 PAFR French Language - Intermediate I

FREN 2002 PAFR French Language - Intermediate II

FREN 3001 PAFR French Language - Advanced I

FREN 3002 PAFR French Language - Advanced II

NONCR FREN PAFR Survival French

Business

(GI) MGMT 3001 PAFR Business Ethics and Leadership

(GI) BUSI 3001 PAFR International Finance

Communications, Journalism and New Media

CINE 3001 PCFS (ENG) Contemporary French Cinema

International Relations and Political Science

(GI) INRE 4007 PAFR Contemporary Controversies in International Relations

Health Sciences

(GI) PUBH 3004 PAFR / PSYC 3001 PAFR Family, Schools, and Child Development

CIEE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE TRACK

FREN 1001 PAFR

FRENCH LANGUAGE - BEGINNING I

This course is designed for students with no background in French. This beginning language course covers the fundamentals of grammar (present, past, and future tenses, interrogation and negation, and pronouns) and helps student learn the speech acts essential to daily life (speaking about oneself, asking for information, recounting an incident, or expressing an intention, for example). Students are also instructed in beginning composition of simple descriptive texts. By the end of the course, students should be able to understand a simple face-to-face conversation on practical issues.

FREN 1002 PAFR

FRENCH LANGUAGE - BEGINNING II

This course is designed for students with one to two semesters of college-level French, or the equivalent as determined by a placement test. This class reviews and consolidates the fundamentals of grammar (present, past, and future tenses, interrogation and negation, and pronouns) and introduces new elements on this basis (agreements, adjectives and adverbs, and irregular verbs). The goal of the class is for students to be able to carry out speech acts essential to daily life and compose simple descriptive, informative texts and simple expressions of opinion. Students should be able to understand a simple face-to-face conversation about practical issues and familiar subjects.

FREN 2001 PAFR

FRENCH LANGUAGE - INTERMEDIATE I

This course is designed for students with two to three semesters of college-level French, or the equivalent as determined by a placement test. Grammatical training (tenses, reported speech, and an introduction to conditional and subjunctive) is complemented by reading and analysis of simple texts to illustrate the grammatical points raised in class. By the end of the class, students should be able to write a descriptive or narrative text in a clear and organized fashion about subjects with which he or she is familiar. The student should understand the concept of registers of speech and have a face-to-face conversation about a range of issues.

FREN 2002 PAFR

FRENCH LANGUAGE - INTERMEDIATE II

This course is designed for students with three to four semesters of college-level French, or the equivalent as determined by a placement test. Students read news articles and stories, and through them improve their knowledge of grammatical points (tenses, including the conditional and the subjunctive, pronouns, and beginning of argumentation). By the end of the semester, students should be able to express their opinions on familiar subjects, give oral presentations in an organized way, and write a short essay on a subject of general interest using a range of registers. The student should be able to understand a conversation including several participants and covering a range of personal and general topics.

FREN 3001 PAFR

FRENCH LANGUAGE - ADVANCED I

This course is designed for students with four or five semesters of college-level French, or the equivalent as determined by a placement test. Students read articles, essays, and literary texts, and carry out regular in-class and at-home writing exercises and essays, which are reviewed in class. The grammatical points covered in the syllabus (tenses, including the conditional, subjunctive, and passé simple, pronouns, and argumentation). By the end of the semester, students should be able to argue a point of view on abstract subjects in an oral presentation and write a well-constructed and coherent essay on a subject of general interest. They should be able to understand and use appropriately varied kinds of discourse, including formal and informal, slang, and academic language, as well as begin to master the different registers of language.

FREN 3002 PAFR

FRENCH LANGUAGE - ADVANCED II

This course is designed for students with five or six semesters of college-level French, or the equivalent as determined by a placement test. Students read high-level articles, essays, and literary texts, and carry out regular in-class and at-home writing exercises and essays, which are reviewed in class. The grammatical points covered in the syllabus (irregular tenses, imperfect subjunctive and simple past, advanced idioms and rhetoric, the use of the expletive “ne”). By the end of the class, students should be able to argue a point of view on abstract subjects in an oral presentation and write a well-constructed and coherent essay on a subject of specific interest. They should be able to master varied kinds of discourse, including formal and informal, slang, French wit and turns of phrase, and elegant argumentative and expository language.

NONCR FREN PAFR

SURVIVAL FRENCH

This language course provides the French linguistic tools necessary both for students to make themselves understood as well as to enable them to gain a better understanding of the way of life in Paris. Successful communication is the main goal. Throughout the course, lessons will be sequenced from presentation activities to guided practice activities to communicative activities. Because language practice should be meaningful, it will be communicative and based on situations with the emphasis on real language.

AHIS 3001 PAFR

19TH CENTURY ART HISTORY

This course studies French painting from Neo-Classicism to Post-Impressionism, covering major movements such as Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Symbolism. Students are exposed to different methods of art historical research—formal analysis of selected works, iconography and its shifts in time and meaning, and the biographies of the artists as a means of interpretation. The focus of the course is the concept of “modernity” and the increasing search for independence with respect to the institutions as it was expressed by some of the major artists of the second half of the century. The rich museum resources of Paris such as the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay give students the opportunity to study the real works under consideration.

AHIS 3002 PAFR (ENG) / AHIS 3002 PAFR (FREN)

20TH CENTURY ART HISTORY

This course introduces students to the Parisian art scene of the 20th century, from Dada through Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism and New Realism. Selected works, iconography and its shifts in time and meaning, and biographies of the artists as a means of interpretation are discussed. Another equally important objective of the course is to appreciate major pieces of art using the resources of Paris’s many museums and art galleries, such as the Centre Pompidou, Musée d’Art Modern, and the Musée Picasso. (Course is taught in English and/or French.)

FRST 3001 PCFS

PARIS COLLAGE: HISTORY, CULTURE, ARCHITECTURE

This course is a multi-faceted approach to the city’s development and evolution, with an emphasis on the impact of cultural, social, and political forces on Paris’ built environment. From the Gallo-Roman forum to contemporary urban design, Paris is studied through a series of lectures and a host of outings in the city itself and extensive readings in architectural, social, and political history, and literature.

FRST 3004 PCFS

PARIS MÉTISSE: MULTICULTURALISM AND POPULAR CULTURE IN PARIS

The course focuses on métissage or cultural mixing in popular cultural forms, such as music, comic books, and cinema. Examples from each of these popular culture genres are used to explore the following themes: what are the images of Frenchness and of the exotic non-French Other that emerge in these forms? What kinds of cultural mixing or métissage can be untangled through analyzing examples in detail? What kinds of cultural expression emerge from recent immigrants to France and their children? The course presupposes some knowledge of French history.

HIST 3002 PAFR (ENG) / HIST 3002 PAFR (FREN)

20TH CENTURY FRENCH HISTORY

This course provides an overview of French politics and society in the 20th century. Specific topics include the First World War, the Front Populaire, the Nazi occupation and liberation of France, Fourth Republic, Algerian war, decolonization, May 1968, role of intellectuals in French culture, immigration and multi-ethnic France. Such cultural sites as the Mémorial de la Shoah, the Museum of the Army, the Museum of the History of Immigration and the many war memorials in the greater Paris area will accompany their students in their study of France’s recent history. (Course is taught in English and/or French.)

LITT 3001 PAFR (FREN)

19TH CENTURY FRENCH LITERATURE

Students taking this course will grasp the literary history of France from the Romanticism of Chateaubriand through the realist Comédie humaine of Balzac and the epic impact of Victor Hugo. Emile Zola’s naturalist shift in such works as La bête humaine and Le Bonheur des dames and the absurdist attacks of Lautréaumont and Jarry will finish out the class. The painting and sculpture of this era from Courbet, Manet, and Rodin will accompany students in this exploration of 19th-century French literature. (Course is taught in French.)

LITT 3002 PAFR (ENG) / LITT 3002 PAFR (FREN)

20TH CENTURY FRENCH LITERATURE

This course explores key figures, themes, and styles in the French novel, theater and poetry during the 20th century from the Belle époque through Surrealism, existentialism, the Nouveau Roman and the contemporary French literary scene. Students will gain the skills necessary to interpret and analyze works by such authors as Marcel Proust, Andre Gide, Colette, Andre Breton, Albert Camus, Marguerite Duras, Samuel Beckett, and Patrick Modiano. Theater outings and readings in the many libraries in Paris will help bring these texts to life for this course’s students. (Course is taught in English and/or French.)

BUSINESS TRACK

(GI) BUSI 3001 PAFR

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

This course provides students with an overview of the dynamics of the global financial and international monetary systems as they are played out in the French context. Students develop knowledge of the fundamental concepts needed to understand foreign direct investment, financial flows, international trade and investment deals. As political risk and economic exposure to global events have become more immediate, special attention will be given to the 2007-2012 world banking crisis, the role of central banks in stabilization of national economies, the European debt crisis, the Greek debt crisis, and the specific economic challenges suffered by European nations, including France Alternative views and policy measures to help struggling economies overcome economic and financial crisis - like contracting (or expanding) government spending – as developed by the EU, and the US, accordingly will be assessed and critically analyzed. Actors in the French financial field will share their experience and insight with students during this course.

BUSI 3001 PCFS

FASHION AND BUSINESS IN FRANCE

This course invites students to discover the landscape of fashion marketing and the analysis of fashion and luxury trends in France, with a specific focus on Paris. Through analyses of current trends and scrutiny of what inspires today’s creators and designers, students will understand the stakes of this business from the identification of market codes, the conception of products, and their presentation and merchandising through retail and media. Students will also develop knowledge about the evolution of consumer taste and supply chains, as well as fashion promotions, including branding and communications. This course focuses on group work and brainstorming and offers many opportunities to contemplate the luxury boutiques and design ateliers that make up this important part of Parisian culture. By the end of the course, students will be working on the development of a marketing strategy and/or a branding and promotional campaign.

(GI) BUSI 3003 PAFR

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

This course will examine the ways that international and multinational companies develop international management strategies in order to effectively fulfill their vision and mission. Lectures, readings, and assignments focus on operations, management, and organization of multinational business ventures in Paris. The course examines the importance of effective intercultural communication among units of internationally distributed companies, their partners, and clients. International companies in and around Paris, such as LVMH, Total and Ralph Lauren, help students learn firsthand about the theories, issues, and practices discussed in class.

(GI) BUSI 3004 PAFR

ENTREPRENEURIALISM IN A EUROPEAN CONTEXT

George W. Bush once said, “The trouble with the French is that they don’t even have a word for entrepreneur.” To complicate this opinion, students will develop a solid foundation in understanding the vital role played by French entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the modern global economy. Entrepreneurship is an ever more important force in job creation, competitiveness, innovation, and economic growth. This course examines the state of entrepreneurship in France and in Europe and assesses the outlook for the EU in its push to maintain and grow its economic and competitive strength, especially in view of emerging economic rivals. Special attention is paid to the legal, political, and economic consequences of increased entrepreneurial activity in EU countries. The cases of some of the greatest French entrepreneurs, such as Bertrand Arnault, Jonathan Bennsaya, and Xavier Niel will be discussed, as well as the phenomenon of French start-ups and small businesses. Company visits and guest lectures from local entrepreneurs allow students to witness and discuss contemporary entrepreneurship in action in Paris.

ECON 3001 PAFR

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

In this course, students will learn about the conflicts and cooperation between business ventures and the drive toward sustainability in France and the EU. By carefully analyzing businesses in the domains of French agriculture and through efforts to bring grassroots entrepreneurship to communities in need of economic revival, this class will reveal how the ecological and local play in the contemporary French business world. Fair trade, sustainability, and the French and EU resistance to GMOs will be under scrutiny, and guest lectures will be punctuated by visits to organic farms, community centers that welcome young, struggling entrepreneurs in new technology start-ups, and food-stuff businesses that market and thrive on the sustainability of their products.

(GI) MKTG 3001 PAFR

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

Students will gain an understanding of the issues and processes involved in developing an international marketing and branding strategy and plan, as well as the execution of marketing and PR operations on an international scale. Course content and practical assignments focus on real-world problems such as identifying and evaluating opportunities in international markets, developing and adapting marketing tactics in relation to specific national sociological, and cultural market needs and constraints, and coordinating marketing and branding strategies in global markets. Included guest lectures by local business professionals and company visits provide firsthand context and experience for the issues explored in the course.

(GI) MGMT 3001 PAFR

BUSINESS ETHICS AND LEADERSHIP

This course examines the philosophical foundations and basic principles of ethics as they apply to businesses and the environments in which they operate in France. Real-world case studies are used to provide students with insight into the how businesses and organizations manage – and in some cases fail to manage – challenging ethical and moral dilemmas in such areas as the French pharmaceutical industry, the privatization of French highway systems, choices made in the energy production industry, and debates around the French and EU agricultural model, to name a few Students also consider the particular responsibilities of French business leaders in fostering ethical awareness and community-based practices within the corporate context.

COMMUNICATIONS, JOURNALISM, AND NEW MEDIA TRACK

CINE 3001 PAFR

GLOBAL CINEMA

Since its beginnings, film has initiated encounters with foreign cultures and diffused their moving images across the globe. The initial collection of cinematic images by the Lumière brothers and the early documentary efforts of auteurs like Flaherty give way to the spectacular representations of the Other in King Kong and Lawrence of Arabia that cedes to media increasingly diffused and viewed by the planet at large, where the Other is accessibly present to global spectators in the guise of “World Cinema” for example. Drawing from this dynamic of media that explore, exploit or exceed our relationships with the new and foreign, this course offers students the chance to explore some of the paradoxes around the history and promise of world media. How can we best understand the aesthetics of this mediated curiosity? What economic and national forces have determined foreign encounters in film and other media? How might the explosion of Internet exchanges of moving images radically alter our notions of the distances and times that separate us from the Other?

CINE 3001 PCFS (ENG)

CONTEMPORARY FRENCH CINEMA

This course focuses on French cinema, its history and current status, as well as Parisian cinema culture. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of social issues, as well as cinema as it falls in the cultural terrain of contemporary life in Paris. Major trends in the history of French cinema, as well as the influence of European cinema on French cinema, will be explored. This course integrates screenings and outings to the vast array of cinematic sites that Paris, the birthplace of film, has to offer.

(GI) COMM 3003 PAFR

MASS MEDIA IN EUROPE

As Marshall McLuhan predicted, we do live in a global village as we receive most of the information through the filter of the media. The French theorist Jean Baudrillard went so far as to claim that what we call reality is but a shimmering transmission of signs and simulations. By critically analyzing contemporary communication theories, students will examine responsibilities, values, structure, dissemination of information and effectiveness of the media (newspapers, magazines radio, television, film, on-line) in Europe and in France in particularly. Benchmarking European media, such as the Paris-based Le Monde, Libération and Le Figaro, as well as the Spanish El País and the German Der Spiegel will be analyzed in their history, context and purpose. Students will also have the opportunity of interacting with Paris journalists and discuss the process of constructing and disseminating information.

(GI) COMM 3005 PAFR

MUSIC, MEDIA AND PUBLIC SPHERES

In Noise, the French thinker Jacques Attali makes the claim that music stands as one of the greatest forces of public economy to build identity and represent communality. Starting off from the Enlightenment birth of what Jurgen Habermas refers to as the public sphere, students in this class will explore how the performance, promotion, transmission and reception of music has and does shape French and European identity. From the birth of the Opéra de Paris through the rage and mystique of Opéra Bouffe to the importance of the French chanson and current forays into more globalized music forms such as rap and electronic music, students will gain understanding about the pleasures and power in music as a political and cultural force. Explorations of the Opéra Garnier, the Maison de la Radio de France, the IRCAM and the Philharmonie de Paris, as well as how evolving methods of transmission change our modes of listening will enhance students’ discovery of music as media and communication in Europe and in France.

(GI) COMM 3301 PAFR (ENG)

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP

In this course, you will develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help you more appropriately and effectively engage, communicate and lead, in Paris and in other intercultural contexts. Course participants explore a variety of topics in intercultural communication based in the context of students’ experiences abroad and practice intercultural learning processes that can be applied when working across cultural differences in a wide variety of common contexts. Students increase their cultural self-awareness and develop critical personal leadership skills that equip them to become more effective citizens and leaders in an increasingly interdependent world.

(GI) GEND 3002 PAFR / COMM 3004 PAFR

GENDER, RACE, SEXUALITY, AND POPULAR CULTURE

Through this course, students will apply a critical lens to the representation of gender, race, and sexuality in popular cultural media including French TV, film, radio, the Internet, music, advertising and literature. By contrasting and comparing similar representations in other European countries and the United States, students will be able to critically analyze the construction of multiple identities and the corresponding theoretical frameworks, as defined by Julia Kristeva, Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu, Jacques Lacan, Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak and Domnique Meda. Starting with the post-1968 birth of the Mouvement pour la Libération de la Femme, students will identify the specificities of French feminism, the gay right’s movement in France, and the way in which gender and sexuality are performed and perceived in relation racial, national and class identities in the present day. .

(GI) JOUR 3001 PAFR

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM

This course will introduce students to theories and techniques of journalism (history, formats, processes) with emphasis on covering diverse, multi-racial communities fairly and accurately, the role of journalism in a democracy, news values and ethics, reporting and writing techniques. Journalism will be analyzed and studied as a complex phenomenon, which involves historical, political, linguistic and social factors. The representation of international journalism in its technique and resources will be also addressed through the analysis of movies such as Citizen Kane and The Year of Living Dangerously, and recent TV shows such as The Newsroom or House of Cards. Students will focus on such bulwarks of French journalism as Le Monde and Libération, as well as the importance of France Radio and French television journalism, both private and public. Particular focus will be given the growing role of Internet journalism, including such blogs as rue89, Médiapart and Bondyblog.

JOUR 3002 PAFR / POLI 3001 PAFR

FREE SPEECH IN FRANCE

“Liberty of the press, or death!” Such was one of the cries of the French Revolution. Since then, and after Emile Zola’s earth-shattering publication of “J’accuse!” in 19th-century Paris daily L’Aurore, free speech has been one of the bedrocks of French identity and open debate in Europe. After studying the historical context of free speech in France, students will make the acquaintance of some of the contemporary debates about just how free that speech can and should be through discussions about censorship, ethical responsibility, respect for privacy and person, and the context of scandal. Interactions with the Paris-based Reporters sans frontiers group and consideration of the January 2016 Charlie Hebdo satirical journal attack will fuel the careful analysis of current case studies.

HEALTH SCIENCES TRACK

ANTH 3001 PAFR / FRST 3001 PAFR

CULTURAL APPROACHES TO DISABILITY

Questions related to disability can be analyzed through many different disciplines: medical, social, and historical. This class takes a cultural approach, considering how different contexts invest disability with different meanings; how different policies, social movements, forms of creation, and communities linked to disabilities may emerge; and how ideas about disability interact with social ideals of equality and diversity. The focus will be on the French context and French-American comparisons. Encounters with community groups in the service of the disabled and careful study of accessibility for the disabled in the French context will play a large role in this course.

PUBH 3001 PAFR / SOCI 3001 PAFR

FAMILY PLANNING IN FRANCE

In this course, students learn about the debates and advances around contemporary family planning in France. Topics of contraception, abortion, sex education, infertility and surrogate birth and women’s health will be broached. Students will gain an understanding of the relationships between family planning in a social welfare state like France within and against larger cultural and social backdrops such as faith, feminism, gay marriage and adoption, and French notions of sexuality, health and the family.

(GI) PUBH 3002 PAFR

COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

This course looks at the interface of community involvement and highly effective governmental approaches to public health in France and in Europe. By studying how actors in the public health sphere collaborate to identify public health needs, select appropriate responses, and implement large-scale projects, students will gain understanding of the different public health issues facing communities in the European Union, and the specific approach to public health in France. Students will also participate in site visits to French public health institutions at various levels, in order to understand and experience the role of research, clinical trial, control and training within the French national context. Researchers and specialists from such institutions as the Pasteur Institut and the CNRS will accompany students in their analyses.

(GI) PUBH 3003 PAFR

COMPARATIVE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

This course explores the impact of demographics, infrastructure, political and public will, global economic conditions, historical and geopolitical circumstances on structure and functioning of healthcare systems. Students will be able to understand and compare actors, patterns and mechanisms in the European healthcare systems, with special emphasis on the debate on healthcare in the United States and the specific structure of the French system. Conversations with physicians, administrators, statisticians and decision-makers will complement knowledge acquired in class. Resources such as the French Museum of Social Assistance, the Institut Curie, and Planning familial will play an important role in student learning.

(GI) PUBH 3004 PAFR / PSYC 3001 PAFR

FAMILY, SCHOOLS, AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

This course will introduce students to the educational approach developed by such alternative thinkers in French education as Françoise Dalto and Célestin Freinet, as well as the context of lay education in France spearheaded by Jules Ferry. Historical, social and political factors will be critically analyzed in order to understand debates about independence, freedom within certain limits, respect for children's natural development, and the role of families in learning processes. Guest lectures held by experienced educators and educational administrators, and site visits to public schools, particularly French kindergartens, will enhance the learning experience related to this essential and contested area of French society and culture.

(GI) PUBH 3006 PAFR / INRE 3008 PAFR

CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN GLOBAL HEALTH

Students learn about the economic, cultural, ethical, and structural challenges faced by health care systems today. The course explores different approaches to healthcare system organization and financing, strategies for using limited resources, and challenges to providing universal access to health care. Students address specific approaches to these challenges, with a comparative focus on France, the United States, and other European countries.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE TRACK

ECON 3002 PAFR

EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INTEGRATION AND ITS IMPACT ON THE FRENCH ECONOMY

This course presents an overview of the process of European economic integration, starting with an analysis of the economic and political situation after WWII. Special emphasis is placed on the different EU policies that have been developed over the years, and how they affect the national economies, with France as a central case study. Among other common EU policies, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Common Social Policy, and the European Monetary Union will be analyzed in detail. The course will also address the EU budget, and its implications on the French economy; the successive enlargements of the EU and how the entry of less advanced economies has affected more advanced economies, like the French one.

HIST 3001 PAFR

MEMORY AND COMMEMORATION IN EUROPE

This course examines the ways that France’s cataclysmic past—characterized by war, occupation, collaboration, resistance and deportation, and fierce colonial conflict—is incorporated into public discourse to serve contemporary political purposes. In addition to recent scholarship, our sources include film and literature, monuments and museums, and contemporary media. The class involves weekly visits to places where history was made and remembered.

HIST 3003 PAFR / INRE 3001 PAFR (FREN)

A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES - FRANCO-AMERICAN RELATIONS

Studying these two decisive historical events of the French and American Revolutions in terms of an “Atlantic Revolution,” we arrive at a new understanding of political modernity. First, we underline the differences and similarities of the two revolutions. Then we see how these events created the basis of what political modernity in Occidental civilization is. Lastly, we investigate how these models compete and converge today in proposing the fundamentals of modern democracy. (Course taught in French.)

(GI) INRE 3003 PAFR

EUROPEAN IMMIGRATION

Immigration has always been a defining feature of European history. This course focuses on the challenges and successes of European immigration, internally and internationally. Students study the historical background of immigration and its role in the transformation and enrichment of European society. Students will conduct an overview of the long-term interaction between the Muslim world and the West, with a focus on the debates regarding the Muslim population in Europe and particularly in France. There are organized field trips to specific sites in Paris historically linked with the Muslim community. Themes covered include concepts of religion and secularism, the history of Muslim populations in Europe, legal issues, human rights, feminism, and modernity. The class attempts to conceptualize the West and Islam not as two separate entities, but to emphasize their historic commonality and dialectic relation.

(GI) INRE 4007 PAFR

CONTEMPORARY CONTROVERSIES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

This course looks at current global controversies, using theoretical and paradigmatic approaches utilized by scholars and practitioners to gain greater understanding of world politics and international relations among countries. The course will analyze what nations can do to minimize the emergence of international conflicts, and what are the existing means to resolve those conflicts. As part of the analysis, the role of individuals, states and international organizations will be addressed. A central issue that will be addressed is the role of governments, supranational organizations (like the European Union) and international organizations to cooperate effectively to address pressing global and regional problems such as terrorism, global warming, environmental destruction, poverty, civil conflict, underdevelopment and violations of human rights. The course will also examine events such as the collapse of communist regimes in the latter part of the twentieth century, the end of the Cold War, the inclusion of former communist countries in the European Union, and how all these events have shaped the history and study of international politics. The timely debate around domestic and international surveillance, rights to privacy and national sovereignty will be focused on in this class, particularly as they pertain to French culture, politics and society.

(GI) POLI 3002 PAFR

EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS

This course will introduce students to the politics in Western European countries, with a focus on France, one of the largest founding members of the European Union, as well as other western and peripheral European nations. The course will examine the most significant aspects of European politics, by analyzing the functioning of the European Union and its governing bodies. The relationship between EU-wide directives and policies, and national policies on topics such as taxation, the welfare state, health care systems and immigration will be also explained and analyzed. With the goal of making students more sophisticated consumers and analysts of news on European politics, students will be required to read on a weekly basis selected current publications, in order to discuss and understand some of the most relevant current developments in European politics, including how France and other countries deal with political corruption, confronting views on how to resolve national economic crises, and alternative approaches to resolve the challenges of immigration, among others.

CIEE ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Each Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s academic track, project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience.

Students may participate in up to two Academic Projects per semester, in blocks II and/or III. To qualify for participation, students must be in the location for at least one block in advance of the Academic Project in order to prepare for and plan the placement.

Participation in an Academic Project does not count as toward the track course requirement.

(GI) INSH 3801 PAFR (ENG) / (GI) INSH 3801 PAFR (FREN)

ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP

The CIEE Academic Internship provides immersion in the local work environment and helps build both practical skills and intercultural competence. Students will learn how to apply academic knowledge in a business setting, interact with co-workers, and compare teamwork and interpersonal interactions in different cultures. Students will work in local companies and organizations for a total of 100-120 contact hours. On-site experience is reinforced by a solid academic component with weekly seminar meetings and individual academic advising meetings, for a total of 15 contact hours. Total contact hours: 115-135. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours. (Course is taught in English and/or French.)

(GI) INDR 4901 PAFR

DIRECTED INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

CIEE supports qualified students who wish to pursue an academically rigorous independent research project while abroad. In order to enroll, students must submit a research proposal including a clearly defined research topic, explanation of research plans, description of preparation in the planned area of study, list of resources, tentative outline of a final paper, and suggested schedule of progress. Students complete a total of 100-120 hours of research and meet regularly with an advisor to complete an academically rigorous, ethically sound, and culturally appropriate research project and final research paper. Approval for participation in Directed Independent Research must be obtained from CIEE and the student’s home institution prior to arrival on the program. Total contact hours: 115-135. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

(GI) SVCL 3701 PAFR

Service-Learning Project

The Service-Learning Project combines a practical community-based project with a CIEE Seminar and is designed to challenge students to combine their course-based learning with practical experiences in relevant community-based projects. The project consists of a new project (or an extension of an existing project) that meets the demonstrated need of a local community organization. Students are required to develop a diagnostic plan and to produce a full project proposal that will be reviewed for approval by a service-learning committee by the end of the previous academic block of study. The project will include a community needs-assessment, data collection, and final presentation. Students will work in local organizations for a total of 100-120 contact hours. The service-learning seminar covers the core service-learning principles of engagement, reflection, reciprocity, and public dissemination. Total contact hours: 115-135. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

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