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Program Overview

Program Overview

We’re pleased to offer semester pricing for Open Campus programs starting at $6,850. CIEE is committed to preparing global citizens for today’s workforce and tackling the barriers that prevent students from studying abroad. Providing affordable programs is key to these efforts, and supports our pledge to Generation Study Abroad™.

Customize your study abroad experience. Our Open Campus program at the CIEE Global Institute-Paris offers maximum flexibility to engage and experience Paris in your own way. Match the academic experience with your interests, aspirations, and degree requirements: Take one, two, or three six-week blocks for your perfect amount of intensive study and cultural engagement, select your academic track from five options ; then choose from awide 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 other Open Campus students or with French hosts, study in state of the art classrooms, and get involved with fun activities, interest groups, and sports on a in a centrally located study center, but minutes from the Louvre and the Opéra Garner, designed to connect you with the verve of the city of Paris. Plus, you’ll have plenty of chances to get out and learn more about Paris, France, Europe, and the world during integrated co-curricular and extra-curriular outings and structured study tours.

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

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CREATE YOUR PERFECT STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE

Select courses from five academic tracks:*


Language, Literature, and Culture – Build your French language skills and discoverthe 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.

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

International Relations and Political Science – Paris – with France being one of the largest founding members of the European Union – is the ideal city to examine the pressing challenges facing Europe today and their impact on every corner of the globe.

*You will be prompted to choose an optional track as part of your application; you can also select “no preference: multi-disciplinary.” Regardless of selected track, you can choose your courses from among all offered courses (unless your home university has other requirements). Study Tours and Academic Projects are designed to align with track themes.

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

The Open Campus Program teaches classes taught on a unique six-week academic block system, which results in courses that are taught more intensively than in a traditional semester-length course. Studentsshould be prepared for longer class sessions and for courses that deliver a full semester’s worth of learning over a six-week period. Students must take two courses per block. Once course can be an Academic Project (internship, service learning project, or independent research) accompanied by an integrated seminar in the second or third block. Choose one, two or three academic blocks during either the fall or spring semester. Each block is six weeks long, and can be combined with blocks in the Open Campus program in Berlin, London, or Rome.

Stay in Paris – or combine locations

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

Global Scholars are students who combine sessions in the Open Campus programs in Berlin, London, Paris, or Rome. To amplify and maximize the academic benefits of multi-location learning, all Global Scholars must participate in Global Scholars Online (GSO), an online course, that will support your learning objectives at multiple CIEE Global Institutes. It will help you connect with peers, make sense of cultural differences, and transition among host cultures.

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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

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

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

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence

    $2,500 toward program costs. To recognize high academic achievement, CIEE offers a limited number of merit scholarships to our strongest students. These awards are based on students’ academic records, and on the submission of a personal essay describing to us how their CIEE program will impact their college experience and future career plans.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

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

    The GAIN Grant helps cover airfare costs to and from CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate high financial need. GAIN Grants are available for short-term (January and summer), semester and year-long CIEE programs.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

    Applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can apply for the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant, which provides both program cost support and support for airfare. Students will have to provide proof of having applied to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, upon request.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

GLOBAL INSTITUTE CAMPUS

The CIEE Global Institute – Paris, known since 1973 as the Centre Parisien d’Etudes Critiques, is on the rue du Sentier in the lively, central Sentier neighborhood, in the 2nd arrondissement, 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. Courses taught by CIEE-hired faculty take place at the Global Institute.

The Global Institute sports 4 fully-equipped classrooms, a study area, and high band-width WiFi. The CIEE Global Institute – Paris staff is there to support you in your day-to-day life in Paris, from helping you focus your discovery through interest groups, to trouble-shooting the Métro and cell phone service, to supporting you in your intercultural and French learning. Most CIEE Global Institute—Paris students are housed in shared student apartments. A limited number of homestays may also be available.

ACADEMIC PROJECTS

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

  • CIEE Academic Internship – Pursue an academically meaningful research project of your own design incorporating independent, local field work
  • CIEE Directed Research – Pursue an academically meaningful research project of your own design
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project – Combine course-based learning with practical, relevant project experience to meet a community-defined need.

CIEE Global Institute—Paris Academic Project partners have included the magazine Paris Match, IHPE, a global health organization, the Meditteranean-region human rights organization Euro-Med Rights, and OSI, an international group that reaches out to orphans whose parents died from AIDS. To be eligible to participate in an Academic Project, students must be in Paris for at least two consecutive blocks; Academic Projects are offered only in blocks 2 and 3. Additional restrictions and application requirements apply.

Study Tours

Each academic block features a two-night, three-day study tour to a different region of France or neighboring country. Tours are designed around the themes of the academic tracks. For example, learn about the institutions of the European Union in Strasbourg or Brussels, explore the history of the wine trade in Bordeaux, or grasp the dynamics of French and European immigration by visiting Marseille. Study tour locations and content vary by academic block.

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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
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

More Information
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

More Information
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

More Information
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

More Information
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

More Information
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

More Information
Fall Block I 2017 (6 wks)
05/15/2017
08/14/2017
09/23/2017
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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

More Information
Fall Blocks I, II 2017 (12 wks)
05/15/2017
08/14/2017
11/04/2017
$12,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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

More Information
Fall Blocks I, II, III 2017 (18 wks)
05/15/2017
08/14/2017
12/16/2017
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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
Visa Fees ***
$165
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
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

*** average cost, including Campus France fees

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Fall Block II 2017 (6 wks)
05/15/2017
09/25/2017
11/04/2017
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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

More Information
Fall Blocks II, III 2017 (12 wks)
05/15/2017
09/25/2017
12/16/2017
$12,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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

More Information
Fall Block III 2017 (6 wks)
06/01/2017
11/06/2017
12/16/2017
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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 Block I 2018 (6 wks)
11/01/2017
01/08/2018
02/17/2018
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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 2018 (12 wks)
11/01/2017
01/08/2018
03/31/2018
$12,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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 2018 (18 wks)
11/01/2017
01/08/2018
05/12/2018
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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 2018 (6 wks)
11/01/2017
02/19/2018
03/31/2018
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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 2018 (12 wks)
11/01/2017
02/19/2018
05/12/2018
$12,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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 2018 (6 wks)
12/01/2017
04/02/2018
05/12/2018
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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 2017-2018 (39 wks)
05/15/2017
08/14/2017
05/12/2018
$32,300

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$18,558
Housing ***
$13,275
Insurance
$167

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

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

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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

Estimated Additional Costs

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

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

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

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

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

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

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

Recommended Credit

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

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

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students participating in the Open Campus program may select an academic track during the application process and enroll in one, two, or all three six-week academic blocks per semester. Students may also opt to attend for the full academic year. Students must enroll in two courses per academic block. Due to the intensive nature of the Block system, two courses per block is considered a full-time academic load. All students are required to maintain full-time status.

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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.

THE DEUXIEME ARRONDISSEMENT

The CIEE Global Institute-Paris is located in the Second Arrondissement of the city of Paris, englobing the Sentier neighborhood and the historical Grands Boulevards. The neighborhood is marked by both the majestic, cream-coloured stone buildings and wide avenues of the Haussmann period, as well as the charming, serpentine streets and 16th-century architecture of the Sentier quarter. Start-ups, cinemas, theaters, restaurants, boutiques and bistrots are at every corner, and the CIEE Global Institute-Paris is located at the crux between the posh Opéra area and the diverse, multi-ethnic Strasbourg Saint-Denis neighborhood, with its Turkish, Indian, Kurd and African shops, markets and eateries.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Brent Keever

Director, Global Institute - Paris

Brent Keever is Director of the CIEE Global Institute - Paris. He 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 in, 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. 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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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 also 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 two master’s degrees, one in English history and one in French teaching. At CIEE Global Institute Paris, Lucie is managing housing and well-being for all students. She is also in charge of Faculty led programs, short term programs (Jmester, Maymester, IFDS) and Gap year in Paris. She stayed 4 years in Newark Delaware, studied for her Ph.D in linguistics and taught French at the University of Delaware. Lucie also teaches French, the internship seminar and intercultural communication at Global Institute Paris.

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Franck Le Gac

Academic Director

Franck oversees the coordination, quality, and planning of all courses and educational programing in Paris. He is responsible for faculty staffing, finalization of syllabi, the course evaluation process, and program development. Franck is a French scholar and translator in the field of Film Studies. His areas of expertise include the history of French cinema, particularly the period of the New Wave (1958-1962), as well as quotation in the fiction film. He also teaches courses in film analysis at Université Paris 3 -Sorbonne nouvelle (Département Cinéma-Audiovisuel) and surveys in French film history for U.S. study-abroad programs in Paris. Mr. Le Gac earned his Ph.D. in Film Studies and French Studies from the University of Iowa in 2010. He is a member of the MLA and the AFECCAV and has published articles in edited collections for Schüren, Peter Lang and Rodopi. His developing research interests include film and translation, film and digital technologies, and world cinema.

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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 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 Intercultural Communication and Leadership.

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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. Linda works for CIEE Paris as a program assistant involving orientation, academic trips planning, cultural events, students’ well-being and security. She also coordinates the Paris Summer Open Campus program. Her working languages are French, Spanish and English.

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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. The CIEE Global Institute-Paris is less than a minute away from the Grands Boulevards, a 10-minute walk to the Palais Royal, and a 15-minute walk to the Louvre. The center has five classrooms, library space, and a computer area for student use, in addition to staff offices. Students enrolled in three blocks can opt to supplement their CIEE courses with one direct enrollment course at a local university.

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

Transportation

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

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Most students live in shared apartments in Paris with other CIEE Paris Open Campus students. Each apartment has its own kitchen where students may prepare their meals and bathroom facilities. Each student will have a bed, desk, lamp, and place to store your clothing. CIEE provides bed linens, cleaning goods, and basic cooking utensils. .

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

WEEKEND HOMESTAYS

Even students living in shared apartments with other CIEE Paris students can experience a homestay with a Parisian host. In this way, students may experience the traditions and daily rituals of French life with local Parisians!

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Orientations

Orientations

Students begins their 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 required on-site orientation session. The orientation introduces students 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.

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Internet

Internet

Students 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 all student housing.

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Culture

Culture

LANGUAGE IMMERSION

All CIEE students, regardles of previous language experience, have the opportunity to learn French. Courses at a variety of proficiency levels are available, and more advanced French speakers can take advantage of French-taught area studies courses. French-language activities and language exchanges are a part of each six-week block.

Living in Paris provides you with the unique opportunity to learn about France by learning French in Paris. Seize that opportunity, and you will find that i twill make your experience abroad so much richer and deeper.

EXCURSIONS AND STUDY TOURS

CIEE students in all academic tracks visits numerous significant locatiions in Paris each block to underscore and expand on in-class lessons. Instructors lead detailed discussions preceding the visits and debriefing sessions afterward to encourage students to synthesize and reflect on their experiences.

Students also aprticipate in a two-night, three-day study tour to another region in France or to a neighboring country each academic block. These are designed to further the learning goals of the academic tracks while offering students the opportunity to engage iin intercultural comparative experiences.

All excursions and study tours are included in the program fee. Destinations and dates may be finalized after arrival in Paris.

ACADEMIC PROJECTS

CIEE Academic Projects are designed based on each student’s academic interest, individual learning goals, qualifications and résumé, and placement availability. Our partner organizations come from a wide range of business, non-governmental, and community enterprises in Paris. Academic Projects provide students a unique opportunity to learn first-hand about the economic, cultural, and social structures of the French workplace and volunteer environments. Students interested in an Academic Project must submit additional materials as part of their application.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS

Througout the block, CIEE organizes cultural activities that help students get to know their peers and the host community and culture. Activities may include cooking lessons, extra-curricular outings to Paris’s vibrant art and fashion scene, film festivals, theater performances, museums and art openings. CIEE interest groups are a great way to have fun and meet other students.

Sports activities and language exchanges are organized with some of our community and institutional partners.

VOLUNTEERING

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

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Academics

Academics

Students must take two courses per academic block, the equivalent of a full-time course load. Students choose from a wide range of courses in five academic tracks. Most courses are taught in English by CIEE faculty ; advanced speakers (with at least four semesters of college-level French or equivalent) may have the option to enroll in CIEE courses taught in French depending on availability or direct enroll at the Université Paris Diderot.

Students will also be asked to select a track as part of their application ; ‘no-preference : multi-disciplinary’ is also an option. Students can select their courses from among all offered courses, regardless of selected track (unless the home university has other requirements).

Academic Culture

CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities designed to provide students with a fully “place-based” experience. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.

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

Nature of Classes

Courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute are typically for CIEE students only. Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated and the work load demanding. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet either two, three, or four times per week. Required co-curricular excursions complement your coursework and immerse you in French history and culture.

All required co-curricular activities are subject to change and may be finalized after arrival in Berlin. Students should make no independent travel plans until receiving final syllabi and event schedules on site.

Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel out of Paris when classes are in session. Attendance at all in-class meetings and co-curricular activities is strictly enforced.

Grading System

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

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

Language of Instruction

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

Faculty

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

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

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

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

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

Courses (with descriptions) offered in Paris are listed below by block and track; course list subject to change. Courses are 45 contact hours, credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours, unless otherwise noted. To compare classes offered across all Open Campus locations for each block, view the Fall 2017 course comparison tool here.

Paris Fall 2017 Course List

“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 (in English)

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

FREN 3001 PAFR French Language – Advanced I

FREN 3002 PAFR French Language – Advanced II

NONCR FREN PAFR Survival French

Business

(GI) MKTG 3001 PAFR International Marketing

International Relations and Political Science

HIST 3003 PAFR (FREN) / INRE 3001 PAFR (FREN) Le Conte de deux pays - de la relation franco-américaine / A Tale of Two Countries - Franco-American Relations (in French)

(GI) POLI 3002 PAFR European Comparative Political Systems

Communications, Journalism and New Media

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

CINE 3001 PAFR Global Cinema

GLOBAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

ANTH 3001 PAFR / FRST 3001 PAFR Cultural Approaches to Disability

BLOCK 2

Academic Projects

(GI) INSH 3801 PAFR (ENG) Internship Seminar (in English)

(GI) INSH 3801 PAFR (FREN) Internship Seminar (in French)

(GI) INDR 4901 PAFR Directed Independent Research

(GI) SVCL 3701 PAFR Service-Learning Project

Language, Literature and Culture

AHIS 3001 PAFR 19th Century Art History

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

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

FREN 3001 PAFR French Language - Advanced I

FREN 3002 PAFR French Language - Advanced II

NONCR FREN PAFR Survival French

Business

BUSI 3001 PCFS Fashion and Business in France

(GI) BUSI 3003 PAFR International Management

International Relations and Political Science

(GI) INRE 4007 PAFR Contemporary Controversies in International Relations

(GI) RELI 2001 PAFR / POLI 2001 PAFR Politics of Religion

HIST 3001 PAFR Memory and Commemoration in Europe

Communications, Journalism and New Media

(GI) COMM 3009 PAFR (ENG) Media, Gender and Identity

Global and Community Health

(GI) PUBH 3002 PAFR Community and Public Health

BLOCK 3

Academic Projects

(GI) INSH 3801 PAFR (ENG) Internship Seminar (in English)

(GI) INSH 3801 PAFR (FREN) Internship Seminar (in French)

(GI) INDR 4901 PAFR Directed Independent Research

(GI) SVCL 3701 PAFR Service-Learning Project

Language, Literature and Culture

AHIS 3002 PAFR (FREN) Histoire de l’art du 20ème siècle / 20th Century Art History (in French)

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

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

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

Communications, Journalism and New Media

CINE 3001 PCFS (ENG) Contemporary French Cinema (in English)

International Relations and Political Science

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

(GI) INRE 3003 PAFR European Immigration

Global and Community Health

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

(GI) PUBH 3003 PAFR Comparative Health Care Systems

CIEE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE TRACK

During the course selection process, students interested in any French language course will be instructed to take an online French language assessment test to determine their proficiency level, which will be finally determined on site. Beginners are exempt.

FREN 1001 PAFR

French Language – Beginning I

This beginning grammar course aims to cover grammar basics while consolidating students’ knowledge of principal tenses (present, past, and future), interrogation, negation, and pronouns. It will also allow them to deepen their understanding of elementary points, such as the masculine and feminine in adjectives and nouns, articles, expression of quantity, as well as demonstrative and possessive adjectives (elements that are absolutely essential to all communication). Lastly, this course will enrich students’ vocabulary, which is equally indispensable at this stage of their learning. Contact hours: 60. Credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

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. Contact hours: 60. Credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

FREN 2001 PAFR

French Language – Intermediate I

In this course, intermediate French language students will gain a broader lexical and grammatical foundation for their language studies. Students will improve their written and oral expression, aided by an in-depth study of grammar (tenses, reported speech, an introduction to conditional and subjunctive), as well as syntax and vocabulary. They will learn idiomatic expressions and learn to identify and eliminate Anglicisms in their speech. This theoretical study is complemented by reading and analysis of simple texts to illustrate the grammatical points raised in class. By the end of the class, students will be able to write a descriptive or narrative text in a clear and organized fashion about subjects with which they are familiar. They will be able to understand the concept of registers of speech and have a face-to-face conversation about a range of issues. Contact hours: 60. Credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

FREN 2002 PAFR (Language, Literature and Culture Track)

French Language – Intermediate II

In this course, intermediate French language students will gain a broader lexical and grammatical foundation for their language studies. Students will improve their written and oral expression, aided by an in-depth study of grammar (tenses, reported speech, an introduction to conditional and subjunctive), as well as syntax and vocabulary. They will learn idiomatic expressions and learn to identify and eliminate Anglicisms in their speech. This theoretical study is complemented by reading and analysis of simple texts to illustrate the grammatical points raised in class. By the end of the class, students will be able to write a descriptive or narrative text in a clear and organized fashion about subjects with which they are familiar. They will be able to understand the concept of registers of speech and have a face-to-face conversation about a range of issues. Contact hours: 60. Credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

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 course covers the following grammatical points – tenses, including the conditional, subjunctive, and passé simple; pronouns – and also teaches students to expand their argumentative skills. 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. Contact hours: 60. Credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

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 course covers these grammatical and stylistic topics: 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 language, slang, French wit and turns of phrase, and elegant argumentative and expository language. Contact hours: 60. Credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

NONCR FREN PAFR

Survival French

This course is designed for students who:

  • Have little or no previous knowledge of the French language.
  • Are NOT interested in continuing their study of French into the future, and only wish to learn basic skills in communicating during their study program in Paris.
  • Desire a simplified introduction to the fundamentals of French grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.
  • Practice using language in everyday situations through role-playing, excursions, etc.
  • This language course provides the 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. Original, creative and independent thinking is encouraged.

    AHIS 3002 PAFR (FREN)

    Histoire de l’art du 20ème siècle / 20th Century Art History (in French)

    This course traces the events, movements, and artists’ activities in Paris from the 1860s to the early 1900s that contributed to the birth of what is today categorized as Modern Art. Courbet’s questioning of the superiority of historical painting as a pictorial genre, which provoked a cascade of questions regarding the aesthetic criteria handed down from the Renaissance, may be taken as one of the first clarion calls towards a new kind of art. From Courbet’s Realism and rejection of idealization to the provocations of DADA, Paris attracted a number of important artists who, through their diverse origins and singular research, fueled a resurgence of artistic activity of exceptional richness. The scandal of Manet’s “Luncheon on the Grass” at the 1863 Salon des Refusés (“Exhibition of Rejects”), the group of young independent artists that came to be called the “Impressionists,” Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Gaugin, the uproar surrounding the “Cage aux fauves” at the 1905 Autumn Salon, the birth of Cubism – these are further moments or steps that we will look at to get a broader understanding of this unique moment in artistic and cultural history.

    FRST 3001 PCFS

    Paris Collage: History, Culture, Architecture

    This course is a multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary approach to the evolution of the city of Paris, with an emphasis on the impact of cultural, social, and political forces on the city’s built environment. We will study how construction and urban planning activities at various scales negotiate demands for respecting and protecting the city’s architectural heritage on one hand and preserving Paris’ role as a center of architectural / cultural innovation and avantgardist experiments on the other. We will analyze aesthetic and functional aspects of urban structures and individual buildings, learn about different architectural styles and urban planning approaches and how these have been shaped by given geographic and climatic factors as well as by contingent cultural movements and political ambition.

    Beside theoretical lectures, the making of Paris is studied in the city itself through excursions that will take us to numerous places ranging from the Gallo-Roman forum to contemporary urban designs. These field trips will not only allow us to see, and gain insight into the history of, Paris’ major landmarks, but also to apply the architectural and urban planning vocabulary studied in class, and to recognize and classify different styles, symbols and materials. The course will involve a lot of walking: while comfortable and wear-resistant shoes will be most crucial, an umbrella or raincoat and a water bottle should likewise be part of your outfit.

    HIST 3002 PAFR (ENG)

    20th Century French History (in English)

    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 students in their study of France’s recent history.

    LITT 3001 PAFR (ENG)

    19th Century French Literature (in English)

    This course provides a survey of French literary history in the 19th century. It begins with the Romanticism of Chateaubriand, moving on to 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 complete the trajectory of the course. The painting and sculpture of this era, e.g. by Courbet, Manet, and Rodin, will complement our exploration of 19th-century French literature.

    LITT 3002 PAFR (ENG)

    20th Century French Literature (in English)

    This course explores key figures, themes, and narrative styles in the French novel during the twentieth century, including works by writers such as Marcel Proust, André Gide, Colette, Albert Camus, Maryse Condé, Marguerite Duras, and Patrick Modiano. Areas of literary, anthropological and historical interest covered in the course include: feminism and the female condition; the female writer and écriture féminine; existentialism and the Absurd; autobiography versus fiction; postcolonial writing and 'the Other' in literature; slavery and colonization; literary influence and intertextuality; the Jews of Paris during the Holocaust.

    BUSINESS TRACK

    (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. Real-world case studies are used to provide students with insight into how businesses and organizations manage – and in some cases fail to manage – challenging ethical and moral dilemmas. Students also consider the particular responsibilities of business leaders in fostering ethical awareness and practices within the corporate context.

    (GI) BUSI 3003 PAFR

    INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

    This course examines a multinational corporation and the ways it formulates, implements, evaluates, and conducts its international and global business in the most cost-effective and efficient way. As an organic entity, an organization must effectively coordinate all business units (human resources, finance, accounting, sales and marketing, R&D, logistics, corporate social responsibility, just to name a few) across national boundaries, extending them to places where the environment can be challenging and, at times, even hostile. Based on strong intercultural communication skills between all national and international units, management practices among the external and internal environments will constantly interact and determine the success or failure of a company in the international arena. This course will equip students with the necessary tools and concepts to analyze and understand the formulation, implementation and evaluation of a company.

    (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 multiple, specific national market needs and constraints, and coordinating marketing and branding strategies in global markets. Guest lectures by local business professionals and company visits provide first-hand context and experience for the issues explored in the 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 fashion and luxury world that make up this important part of Parisian culture (boutiques, exhibits, design ateliers…). By the end of the course, students will be working on the development of a marketing strategy and collection plan.

    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 Robert J. Flaherty give way to the spectacular representations of the Other in King Kong and Lawrence of Arabia. In these representations, the Other is accessibly present to global spectators in the guise of “World Cinema”, for example.

    Drawing on this dynamic of media that explore, exploit or exceed our relationships with the new and foreign, the 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 exchanges of moving images via the Internet radically alter our notions of the distances and times that separate us from the Other?

    CINE 3001 PCFS (ENG)

    CONTEMPORARY FRENCH CINEMA (in English)

    This course focuses on contemporary French cinema, with an emphasis on film culture in Paris and its wider metropolitan area. It also provides an introduction to the practice of film analysis as well as to the main figures and movements in the periods considered. In addition, we will examine the importance of cinema in documenting and affecting the social, cultural, and political changes taking place in contemporary France.

    (GI) COMM 3301 PAFR (ENG)

    INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP (in English)

    In this class, students develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help them communicate and engage more appropriately and effectively in their study abroad location as well as in other intercultural contexts. We will explore various topics in intercultural communication in the context of your experience abroad, and will practice intercultural learning processes that you can apply when working across difference in a wide variety of contexts. You will increase your own cultural self-awareness and develop personal leadership skills to help you become more effective in an interdependent world.

    (GI) COMM 3009 PAFR

    MEDIA, GENDER AND IDENTITY

    In this course, students will apply a critical lens to representations of gender and identity in contemporary media. Taking gender and sexuality as a critical starting point, we will examine the construction of identities under the simultaneous influence of race, class, and nationality. By focusing on popular representations in both the US and the European country where the course is taking place, we will gain a deeper understanding of identities as both culturally specific and influenced by global media. Instead of suggesting that contemporary identities are determined by what we see on TV screens, computers, and in local movie theaters, the course seeks to describe the complex interactions between national audiences and concrete media productions, and analyzes how different audiences reproduce or challenge traditional concepts and stereotypes of gender, race, sexuality, and class. By combining the study of theoretical texts with examples from the advertisement industry, television, the movies, and other forms of contemporary cultural expression, it offers a comprehensive and thorough introduction to contemporary studies of the media and identity.

    GLOBAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH 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.

    (GI) PUBH 3002 PAFR

    COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

    This course examines the interface of community involvement and highly effective governmental approaches to public health. 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 Europe, and the varied approaches to public health. The course pays special attention to identifying and understanding the main actors in public health systems, how public health policies and systems are influenced, and how the implementation of public health tools are affected by cultural and religious traditions. Students participate in site visits to public health institutions at various levels (local, regional, national).

    (GI) PUBH 3003 PAFR

    COMPARATIVE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

    Students learn about the economic, cultural, ethical, and structural challenges faced by health care systems today. The course explores different approaches to health care 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 European countries and the United States.

    (GI) PUBH 3004 PAFR / PSYC 3001 PAFR

    FAMILY, SCHOOLS, AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

    In this course, students will gain insight into a variety of approaches to ensuring that children grow up healthy and with opportunities to become contributing members of society. The historical roots, current issues, and future challenges related to children’s well-being are addressed in this course. Students gain diverse knowledge and form opinions on a broad spectrum of related topics, including family life, the influence of the turbulent 20th century on youth and education, regional and national differences in educational systems, preventive youth health care, public policy on social services and divorce support, parental leave, and day care provision. Students will also learn about alternative educational approaches, such as those developed by Maria Montessori, Rudolf Steiner, Célestin Freinet, and A. S. Neill.

    Site visits to relevant museums / exhibitions will deepen students’ theoretical learning. The course will incorporate guest talks in order to foreground the place of family, schools and child development across European societies and cultures.

    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.

    (GI) RELI 2001 PAFR / POLI 2001 PAFR

    POLITICS OF RELIGION

    This course examines the relationship between church, religion and state, evaluating a comprehensive range of thematic approaches in the politics of religion. Where evidence, both current and historical, suggests a relationship between religion and morality, this course will review how religious morality informs the politics of the state, and how some societies are moving towards popular and populist notions of civic morality. Through the contrast between civic and religious morality, students will explore case studies in different countries on issues such as homosexuality, contraceptives, abortion, legitimate and illegitimate violence, the role of women in society, and the significance of rational thought in the sciences.

    HIST 3001 PAFR

    Memory and Commemoration in Europe

    This course will examine the ways in which France’s wars of the past century have been interpreted and reinterpreted over time, and how historical memory has been incorporated into French political discourse. The course will primarily focus on three conflicts that have profoundly marked modern French history: World War I, a four-year war during which France lost more men than America has in all of its wars in history combined; World War II, which witnessed occupation, collaboration, deportation, resistance, mass death of civilians, and massive physical destruction; and violent conflict in France’s colonial empire, most notably the 1954-62 Algerian war of independence, which was the 20th-century’s epic colonial war of national liberation. French society and politics were deeply scarred by World War I for much of the 20th century. World War II and the Algerian war—both of which nearly culminated in civil war—deeply divided the body politic for decades—and in the case of Algeria, up to the present day. The politics of historical memory—expressed in the enactment by parliament of “memorial laws”—has been a contentious one, giving rise to passion-filled debates and polemics.

    In addition to the focus on France’s 20th-century wars, the course will also touch upon contemporary efforts to incorporate dark, “forgotten” episodes of France’s more distant past into the national narrative, in particular France’s role in the slave trade of the 17th and 18th centuries. Time permitting, two non-French cases—but that have aroused intense passions in France—will be taken up as well: the interpretation and reinterpretation in France of the experience of Soviet communism, which was intimately linked to the fortunes of France’s (once powerful) Communist party and its role in World War II; and the memory of the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, which has become a domestic political issue in France.

    HIST 3003 PAFR / INRE 3001 PAFR (FREN)

    Le Conte de deux pays - de la relation franco-américaine / A Tale of Two Countries: Franco-American Relations (in French)

    The course starts out by studying attempts to recast the two decisive historical events of the French and American revolutions as an “Atlantic Revolution.” We will analyze the differences and similarities of these two periods of upheaval to then see how they created the basis of what constitutes political modernity in Occidental civilization today. Our interest will be to find out whether the alternative view of an interconnected Atlantic Revolution will allow us to arrive at a new understanding of political modernity in Europe and the U.S. What does one stand to gain and lose by such an approach? By investigating competing narrations of how modern democracy started to emerge on both sides of the Atlantic at roughly the same time, we may not only expose the blind spots of a cherished tradition but also open up space for new explanations of our 21st-century present. In the search for new insights into this part of world history, researching the special and longstanding relationship between France and the USA promises to be a highly fertile soil.

    (GI) INRE 4007 PAFR

    CONTEMPORARY CONTROVERSIES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    The course provides an overview of important international conflicts of our time, their causes, main agents, and recent developments. Investigating a number of case studies will allow us to not only identify and learn in detail about different areas of international controversy, but also to study models of international cooperation. Course participants are to analyze a variety of current conflicts by diagnosing the conflict, providing an outlook for the medium-term future, and proposing solutions. Classroom content is supplemented and enhanced by debate meetings with experts and practitioners from different organizations and institutions.

    The course addresses the following and other questions: In which policy domains do we find contemporary / future international controversies? What are the ways in which these controversies are diffused and settled? What are existing obstacles to the resolution and settlement of international conflicts? What major multilateral forums exist? Is global governance a realistic and desirable goal? What could possible forms look like?

    (GI) INRE 3003 PAFR

    EUROPEAN IMMIGRATION

    Subjects of migration vary in different geographies and time scales. Migration is sometimes explored as the movement of people (together with knowledge, goods, capital and networks) across borders. It is understood as a platform of challenges. It is also examined in relation to state policies. The course will provide a detailed review of European immigration particularly since the late 20th century. The course is arranged thematically, rather than temporally. By looking at various subjects of European immigration through empirical case studies, it will build up an interactive discussion with some questions: what are the definitions of migration? Who is (not) a migrant? Who has control over the definitions? What are the features of migration? Does it complement, compete with, subvert and / or foreshadow ethnic, national, religious, class and gender identities? How do practices of migration cohabit with the state? What are the references in migration studies to concepts such as multiculturalism, toleration, collective rights, alienation and difference?

    (GI) POLI 3002 PAFR

    EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS

    This course examines the political systems of various European nation-states. Focus is placed on the main political cleavages in each, such as class, ideology, ethnicity, and religion, and how these divisions have influenced the political playing field. Additional topics include nationalism, citizenship, party structures, corporatism, the welfare state, and electoral politics. A special focus will be recent symptomatic challenges to European democracy. As we compare the features of these different democratic systems in detail and relate them to their historical and cultural context, we will focus on three major challenges common to all of these democracies: the decreasing level of participation, especially regarding voter turnout; the decline of large political parties, which raises the question of who, in future, is going to mediate between the citizens’ interests and those of the state; and the perception that the major decisions in democratic countries are increasingly made outside the purview of democratic institutions.

    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 different 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.

    (GI) INSH 3801 PAFR (ENG)

    (GI) INSH 3801 PAFR (FREN)

    INTERNSHIP SEMINAR (in English or in French)

    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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