|Location: Paris, France
The program is designed to offer students the opportunity to take two courses while studying in Paris. A student may take 3 credit hours in Art History or 3 credit hours in Drawing/Watercolor Painting. The city of Paris has the greatest collection of cultural resources in the world. The art history course focuses on the development of the city as it has functioned in the modern world since its complete rebuilding in the middle of the nineteenth century and the artistic and literary responses to both that process and France's volatile political history. The studio course is an introduction to two-dimensional visual media for non-majors and advanced for majors. Lecture classes are held three mornings a week while the bulk of learning occurs in museums, monuments, cafés and shops.
The program overall was great. There was great interaction between the students and faculty and everyone bonded closely while spending time abroad. There were a lot of opportunities to continue exploring the region as well as neighboring countries allowing for a true cultural experience. --Charles Jaques, Summer 2010 participant
The program was amazing. I tell people every day how much I miss Paris and how much I would love to go back. It was life changing--I experienced a totally different culture, one that I would enjoy living in one day. The people were respectful and very helpful when it came to trying to find our way around. The French citizens were very welcoming to us. We made a few friends that we still keep in touch with since we've been home. Some of the restaurant owners treated us with the utmost respect and insisted on us to come back and visit as much as we could. --Sarah Tully, Summer 2010 participant
The program was great! I would go on it again if I could! I went there not knowing really anyone and came back with a group of great friends. I learned so much and the instructors tried to make sure we knew the material really well. The drawing instructor worked with each student personally and worked with each person's skill. The history instructor related the class to the city well so we could learn about the art in class and then go out and see it in person on our own time. Paris is a perfect city for anyone who likes to just go walk around and explore. --Jessica Burress, Summer 2010 participant
Activities / Itinerary
Tentative Itinerary TBA
Make course/substitution selections on your EIU Program Application. The credit hours associated with your selections may not exceed the credit hours allocated for this program: 6
Below are the choices available for this program:
Course Number: ART3970 (CourseID 718)
Approved Substitute: ART 3670 (SubID 1162)
Approved Substitute: ART 4400 (SubID 1163)
Approved Substitute: ART 2330G (SubID 1161)Course Number: ART3970 (CourseID 4810)
Approved Substitute: ART3000 (SubID 5181)
Approved Substitute: ART1000 (SubID 5178)
Approved Substitute: ART3080 (SubID 5180)Course Number: ART5970 (CourseID 4736)
Approved Substitute: ART 5990 (SubID 5276)
Please go to the Course Finder for more details.
Students will be housed in the residential building of St. John’s University in Paris where there are dining facilities and our classroom. Students will be responsible for purchasing meals.
At least two pre-departure orientations will be provided and are required for all participants.
Your faculty leader will hold one of these orientations, where he/she will cover information on safety, health, legal, environmental, political, cultural, and religious conditions in the host country(ies), as well as planning logistics.
The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) will hold the other orientation. They will cover general information about traveling abroad to different areas of the world and facilitate a panel discussion composed of students who have already participated in faculty-led study abroad programs.
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet on your host countries. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **