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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 new 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 electives 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.

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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.

BLOCK SYSTEM

Choose one, two or three academic blocks during either the fall or spring semester.
One Academic Block

  • One track related course and additional CIEE Electives (could be from the same or different tracks)

Two Academic Blocks

  • Two courses per block
  • At least two courses in the chosen academic track
  • Two additional CIEE electives
  • CIEE Academic Project is optional during the second academic block

Three Academic Blocks

  • Two courses per block
  • At least two courses in the chosen academic track
  • Four additional CIEE electives
  • CIEE Academic Project is optional during second or third academic blocks

CIEE CITYLINK

CIEE CityLink provides an interculturally comparative framework for those students who wish to combine sessions in the Open Campus programs in Berlin, London, Paris, and Rome.

In Paris, no matter how you build your program, you’ll surround yourself with the language, culture, and people of the lively Sentier district in the 2nd arrondissement. You’ll have plenty of chances to get out and see Paris and France up close during included excursions and Study Tours.

GLOBAL SCHOLARS

CIEE Global Scholars are students with a 3.0 GPA or better who make the most of studying abroad by living and learning in three cities in one semester. Equally exciting, these students are eligible for CIEE Global Scholar grants of up to $10,000 to help make their study abroad dreams a reality. How does it work?

  • Choose your destination cities
  • Complete the Global Scholars portion of your online application
  • Study in three cities over 18 weeks
  • Supplement your experience with digital storytelling

Learn more about becoming a Global Scholar.

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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.

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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Excursions

Study Tours and Overnight Excursions
Designed to further help students to adapt interculturally, build understanding, and communicate effectively, these study tours are built into the curriculum for each academic track and typically occur mid-way through each academic block.

Business

  • Toulouse, the center of the European aerospace industry, to visit the headquarters of Airbus
  • La Rochelle, to visit Alstom’s research facilities and factory, where the French TGV high speed trains are manufactured
  • Berlin to analyze the reconstruction and challenges of an economy that has transitioned from a former communist regime

Communications, Journalism, and New Media

  • Strasbourg, to visit the Franco-German television station ARTE
  • Toulouse, to see the oldest and the biggest Cinémathèque in France
  • London to explore a city which concentrates a number of very influential media organizations and experimental cinema promoters

International Relations and Political Science

  • Brussels, which hosts the official seats of the European Commission and the Council of the EU
  • Strasbourg, 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

Language, Literature, and Culture

  • Brittany, to visit the medieval city of Fougères, the spectacular Mont Saint Michel, and the fortified city of Saint Malo
  • Normandy, to visit a cider farm for a meal and cider tasting and learn firsthand about the Mémorial de Caen and German and American cemeteries

Health Sciences

  • Berlin to learn about the development of mental health institutions, past and present
  • Montpellier, to visit its medical school founded in 1221
  • Beaune, in deepest Burgundy, where one of the oldest hospitals in the world is still functioning and open to visit

The study tours will be carefully coordinated by CIEE academic and resident staff and will typically be held mid-way through each academic block. 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. In some instances, study tours may be shared by students from different tracks, even though the specific schedule of activities will be tailored to each track discipline. Close collaboration between faculty and staff across sites will ensure these joint study tours align consistently with the learning goals and aims of the courses and academic tracks.

Sample Excursions and Site Visits
CIEE students in all programs and academic tracks 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:

Business

  • Visits to such enterprises as Gaultier, Vuitton, or Totale
  • Tour of the La Défense business area with its multiple headquarters and stunning commercial architecture
  • Learn about the French food business and the marketing of the French cuisine by visiting small businesses such as Michel et Augustin and Bistrot Bocaux

Communications, Journalism, and New Media

  • Visit 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
  • Learn about the French film industry by visiting the French film subsidy committee of the CNC
  • Visit the Cinémathèque française as well as the headquarters of the Internet server group FREE

International Relations and Political Science

  • Deepen knowledge of ancient and 20th century history and wars by visiting Museum of the Army and the Museum of the Navy
  • Learn about the French government institutions in a visit to the French National Assembly and the Senate
  • Learn about the history of immigration in Paris through a visit to the Museum of the History of Immigration
  • Understand aspects of today’s French politics through visits to the Socialist Party headquarters and the French Communist Party headquarters.

Language, Literature, and Culture

  • Explore emblematic Parisian neighborhoods, such as Montmartre, Montparnasse, the Latin Quarter, Saint Germain, the Marais, the Canal Saint Martin
  • Discover some of the world’s most exquisite art pieces at the Louvre Museum
  • Admire the largest impressionist and post-impressionist collection, at the Musée d’Orsay
  • Learn about French history and culture through visits to the Centre Pompidou, the Musée Carnavalet, or the Musée du Quai Branly

Health Sciences

  • Visit the Museum of the History of Medicine and observe an exceptional collection of surgical, diagnostic, and physiological instrumentation spanning centuries
  • Discover the quite disturbing 19th century Dermatological molds museum
  • Learn about some of the most important discoveries in medicine, in a visit to the Louis Pasteur Institut museum
  • Visit the Curie Institut, a leading medical, biological, and biophysical research center in the world

Sample Day Trips

Versailles Château: Built in 1623, and located 20 km southwest of Paris, the palace represents a symbol of the absolute monarchy system.

Amboise: Today a small market town, with beautiful timber-framed houses, Amboise was once home of the French royal court. The city is famous for the Clos Lucé manor house where Leonardo da Vinci lived and ultimately died.

Château de Fontainebleau: Located 55 km from Paris, this medieval castle – once the residence of kings Louis Vii through Napoleon III – is one of the largest royal castles.

Giverny: This town is best known as the location of Claude Monet’s garden and home. This village is by the Seine, about 80 km from Paris.

Chantilly: Approximately 40 km northeast from Paris, this town boasts 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.

CIEE Local Engagement
In the interest of being a good neighbor and of providing support and services that are useful and beneficial to the community, CIEE will create a community outreach team tasked with keeping the lines of communication open, responding to any issues or considerations regarding its presence in the neighborhood, and continually work to identify ways in which CIEE can contribute to the well-being of the community. CIEE will work with locally-recruited French students to help plan various events and activities that bring the CIEE students and local community members together.

Community Service
CIEE Paris staff will arrange a series of community service projects and activities throughout the year, including a “CIEE Day of Service” in the local community for students and staff.

Coursework

Events
CIEE will organize a monthly public lecture series featuring CIEE professors and instructors, visiting professors, local speakers of note, and community members with an interesting story to share. The local community will also be invited to attend a variety of special CIEE cultural events offered throughout the year.

Activities
In addition, CIEE offers students a rich schedule of activities every week open to the Global Institute community, regardless of program or track. Activities, typically oriented to culture, leisure, fitness, cooking, or exploration, may include:

  • Art and photography retrospectives at the Hôtel de Ville
  • Chandeleur party to eat crèpes
  • Home of Victor Hugo
  • Musée Delacroix
  • Musée de la parfumerie Fragonard, devoted to the history of fragrances
  • Art exhibits at l’Espace Agnès B
  • Musée de la Vie Romantique
  • Musée Gustave Moreau
  • Musée d’Orsay
  • Atelier Brancusi at the Centre Pompidou
  • Soccer with the Club Barbès
  • Home of Balzac
  • Maison Deyrolle ( a site that exhibits taxidermy and curiosity cabinets)
  • Maison de la Photographie
  • Promenade Plantée, a former railway line that has been transformed into a green walkway
  • Père Lachaise Cemetery
  • Art exhibits at galleries in the Marais, particularly around the Place des Vosges

Integration Opportunities for CIEE Students
Community integration is a key goal of each CIEE Global Institute. In Paris, CIEE, through a robust program of offerings, will create virtually daily opportunities for you to integrate and engage with the local community through structured activities that connect CIEE students to the community. Interest Groups will be offered to help foster cultural integration and exploration across a variety of different student preferences. Interest Groups might include:

  • Arts: Get a behind-the-scenes view of the New Morning jazz club, a legendary venue for American jazz artists in Paris
  • Arts: Take drawing and painting classes at the Louvre, where you will learn from the masterpieces
  • Book Club: Head over to readings organized at the Shakespeare and Company bookshop, a historically important site for expat artists in Paris
  • Music: Attend workshops in a variety of instruments at the Philharmonie de Paris, from the gamelan to bagpipes
  • Education: Discuss the education landscape in Paris and France with educators and administrators; visit local schools, particularly maternelles, and volunteer as English Teacher Assistants
  • Explore Hidden Paris: Get off the tourist track and head to Paris’s secret places, such as the Mouzaia
  • neighborhood with its charming villas or the Sri Lankan neighborhood known as Little Jaffna
  • Culinary: Experience Paris through traditional cuisine by shopping for ingredients in Paris’ many markets, cook the meal with a local chef, and then enjoy the food together- bon apétit!
  • Sports: Attend matches at the Stade de France or play soccer with our young partners at the Club Barbès

Cultural Immersion

The Paris Open Campus’ co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and field trips are meant to support the different learning goals of the program by providing you with a number of different opportunities to become exposed to a variety of aspects of the Parisian and French cultures. Overall, the different activities, study tours, and excursions give you meaningful opportunities to identify and reflect on local values and traditions in one of the most emblematic urban centers in the world. Additionally, participation in different program organized activities and trips allow you to evaluate and compare some of the distinct elements of regional diversity within France and appreciate the complexity of French society in a reflective manner.

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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

More Information
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
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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 must select an Academic Track during the application process. Students typically enroll in two or three academic blocks during either the fall or spring semester. Requirements vary based on the number of academic blocks:

One Academic Block

  • Two courses per block (could be from the same or different tracks)

Two Academic Blocks

  • Two courses per block
  • At least two courses in the chosen academic track
  • Two additional CIEE electives
  • CIEE Academic Project is optional during the second academic block

Three Academic Blocks

  • Two courses per block
  • At least two courses in the chosen academic track
  • Four additional CIEE electives
  • CIEE Academic Project is optional during second or third academic blocks.
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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.

About the CIEE Global Institute – Paris and Local Partner Institutions
The Global Institute – Paris is a spacious and centrally located facility. Given that the Open Campus program is designed to offer students the option to take one direct enrollment course (hybrid model) at a local host institution, CIEE will continue to take advantage of the strong relationships developed over the last several years with academic institutions such as Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, Université Paris Diderot Paris 7, IRCAM, and Collège International de Philosophie. In addition, CIEE is in the process of securing additional relationships with Université René Descartes-¨Paris 5 and the Université Paris Dauphine- Paris 9 to help support several of the Open Campus academic tracks, including Health Sciences and Business. These local host institutions are important for several key reasons. First, they will provide options for students on the Open Campus program to take one direct enrollment course with local students. Next, they will help support cultural integration through opportunities for co-curricular activities and engagement with local students. Many of the CIEE Open Campus program courses will leverage the expertise of faculty from these institutions. Finally, these institutions have local networks that can be useful for developing and supporting the CIEE Academic Projects.

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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 CIEE host institutions, and the CIEE center. 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 4 classrooms, library space, a small computer area for student use, in addition to staff offices.

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.

IRCAM
Founded in 1977 by Pierre Boulez, the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique or IRCAM is an institution devoted to research and experimentation in music composition, acoustic performance and the technological modification of sound. Promoting new works and new composers, IRCAM is also a world-renowned teaching institution, providing intensive instruction in composition to a select handful of students in composition. Located right next to the Centre Pompidou, directly in front of the mechanical fountain on Place Igor Stravinsky, the IRCAM benefits from the thriving life of the Marais district of central Paris.

Collège International de Philosophie
Founded in 1983 by Jacques Derrida, François Châtelet and Dominique Lecourt, the Collège International de Philosphie offers conferences, colloquia and seminars offered by leading, international thinkers in contemporary critical thought in the fields of politics, the arts, philosophy, and education. Open to the public, the College’s seminars take place at such revered institutions as Henri IV, the Sorbonne, the Maison de l’Amérique, and our own CIEE Paris study center, which hosts around one-quarter of the College’s events.

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

You will have the option to live with French hosts or in a student residence in a single-room studio. Students living in homestays typically have their own furnished room and share kitchen, bathroom, and living areas. Homestay students get daily breakfasts, and five additional meals per week, typically dinners. All other meals are the responsibility of the student. Students living in resident hall studios are responsible for all meals and have access to a shared kitchen.

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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. While students continuing from previous academic blocks must attend certain components of the orientation, they will also have a “mini-break” between blocks.

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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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Academics

Academics

Academic Culture

The CIEE Paris Open Campus program offers courses taught on a unique 6-week academic block system. Students enroll in two CIEE courses per block. This approach results in courses that are taught more intensively than a typical semester-length course, so students should be prepared for a more focused academic experience with longer class sessions. Courses include a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with field trips, guest lectures, and other special academic experiences designed to help provide students with a true “place-based” academic immersion experience. While CIEE courses are designed for U.S. students, they are typically taught by local professors. In addition, courses are open to degree students from CIEE host institution partners in Paris. Courses typically include a blend of lectures, group seminars, field trips, and practical work. CIEE courses are offered on a Monday-Friday schedule and may include evening courses.

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.

Academic Structure and Requirements

The Open Campus program will provide students with an innovative block semester schedule. This model is designed to provide students with maximum flexibility. As such, the program is offered in three academic blocks (6 weeks per block) during the spring and fall semesters. Students typically take two courses per block for a total of 6 semester/ 9 quarter hours per block. CIEE will offer a wide range of courses in each block, as the program is designed to function more like a regular campus as opposed to a single academic department.

CIEE will allow students to study at the CIEE Global Institute – Paris for one, two, or three consecutive academic blocks during each semester. While it is assumed that most students will opt to spend three consecutive blocks for a full 18-week semester, the Open Campus model will give students (i.e. quarter-system school participants) greater flexibility. Students choosing to do two or three blocks on this program would be required to take a minimum of two courses within their designated track over the two or three blocks. Students could then select 2-4 elective courses from any of the other courses offered during the semester. As all of the regular CIEE courses would be offered on the new block system, students enrolled in the hybrid semester model (one direct enrollment course) would need to carefully coordinate their CIEE Open Campus courses with the local university course. Some Open Campus courses will also be attended by Master’s level students from Paris 3 university.

Service-Learning Project
This Service-Learning Project combines a practical community based project with a CIEE service-learning seminar and is designed to challenge you to combine your course-based learning with practical experiences in relevant community-based projects. The project is intended to consist of a new project (or an extension of an existing project) that meets the demonstrated need of a local community organization. You 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. CIEE is committed to ensuring that final projects are left as usable resources for CIEE’s community partners. The service-learning seminar that accompanies the project work covers the core service-learning principles of engagement, reflection, reciprocity, and public dissemination.

Nature of Classes

Nature of Classes
The class environment will vary depending on the specific courses taken by the students. Courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute – Paris are generally for CIEE students only. Full degree students as well as visiting Erasmus students from CIEE local host institutions are also eligible to enroll in these courses. Students who combine CIEE courses with direct enrollment courses at local universities will take CIEE courses with other CIEE students and local university courses with French and other international students. Students who opt to enroll directly in local university course through the Open Campus program (hybrid model) must be prepared to arrive earlier or stay later due to the overlap of the traditional French university academic calendar with the CIEE Open Campus program calendar. Finally, students will work independently or in small groups on their CIEE Academic Projects. All projects will be managed and supported by CIEE Global Institute – Paris faculty and staff.

Assessment
Assessment of track-level learning objectives will be completed through student program evaluation, personal reflections, and the different criteria as outlined in program syllabi (tests, essays, research papers, group work, oral presentations and final exams).

CIEE Community Language Commitment

Language Development
The CIEE Global Institute – Paris is designed to provide students with a variety of formal and informal French language learning opportunities. In addition to the language courses offered at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, students with strong language skills may, with prior approval from CIEE Global Institute – Paris staff, enroll in CIEE area studies courses taught in French. Students who opt to combine CIEE Global Institute courses with enrollment in one local university course will have the opportunity to interact directly with French students. Special program activities and guest lectures will also allow for use of French language outside of the classroom. While the majority of the courses offered at the CIEE Global Institute – Paris are taught in English, the CIEE Paris staff will encourage students to adhere to the Community Language Commitment and use French as much as possible on a daily basis.

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

English
French (language courses and select area studies courses in the Language, Literature, and Culture track)

Faculty

CIEE Global Institute – Paris courses are taught by local faculty from CIEE host institutions and other local universities, institutes, and organizations. The majority of the Open Campus faculty has been teaching CIEE Paris courses for many years. CIEE will recruit additional faculty from local CIEE host institutions and expand the relationships within these local institutions to include academic departments that haven’t been connected to the existing CIEE programs in the past.

Under the supervision of a Center Director, an academic coordinator(s) will be considered an integral part of the CIEE Global Institute – Paris team and will be responsible for hiring and managing the faculty in the different academic tracks. Each of these core faculty members will be available to teach, help coordinate the Academic Projects, and work with CIEE resident staff to coordinate co-curricular aspects of the program, including the academic Study Tours, special guest lectures, field trips, and excursions.

Aid for CIEE Global Scholars

CIEE Global Scholars are students who make the most of studying abroad by living and learning in three cities in one semester. As a CIEE Global Scholar, you are eligible for up to $10,000 in CIEE scholarships to help make your study abroad dreams a reality.

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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 Fall 2016 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)

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

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

(GI) BUSI 3003 PAFR International Management

International Relations and Political Science

HIST 3003 PAFR / INRE 3001 PAFR 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

BLOCK 2

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 (FREN) 20th Century French Literature (FREN)

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)

JOUR 3002 PAFR / POLI 3001 PAFR Free Speech in France

Health Sciences

(GI) PUBH 3002 PAFR Community and Public Health

BLOCK 3

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 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

(GI) JOUR 3001 PAFR International Journalism

International Relations and Political Science

(GI) INRE 4007 PAFR Contemporary Controversies in International Relations

ECON 3002 PAFR European Economic Integration and Its Impact on the French Economy

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.

FREN 3002 PCFS

FRENCH PHONETICS

This course is a systematic study of sound in the French language. Emphasis is on proper pronunciation, as well as the classification and transcription of French vowels and consonants. Students will learn to master the French phonetic alphabet as well as understand the phonological particularity of the French language in terms of plosives, dentals, palate position. Intonation, breathing and articulation play a major role in this course that builds a bridge between the abstract theories and transcriptions of phonetics and the practice of getting the whole breathing body into the spoken French 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

(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.

(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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