Human Rights in Paris
Location: Paris, France (with visits to Versailles and Rambouillet)


Department: Political Science

Leaders: Dr. Ryan Hendrickson (

: Political Science, Senior Seminar

  Terms/Timeframe: Summer 2012 - May 26 - June 9

Language: English

  Credits: 3

Budget: Cost Breakdown


Good Academic Standing
Good Judicial Standing
At least 75 semester hours completed

  Application Deadlines:
February 2, 2012 (before noon)
  Application Materials:

EIU Program Application (Faculty-led Programs)

Basics for Faculty-led Programs (step by step from application to realization)


Academic Program

This course provides students the opportunity to see and experience the history and current role France plays in the politics of international human rights. The course includes site visits to Versailles, Notre Dame, Chateau Rambouillet, as well as visits to key governmental organizations and interest groups located in Paris, including visits to UN offices, the American Embassy, the OECD, and Doctors Without Borders.

Activities / Itinerary

Tentative itinerary (subject to change):

Saturday, May 26
Airport reception at CDG
Bateau Mouche Tour

Sunday, May 27
Move into residence hall
Guided walking tour, including Arc de Triomphe
Visit Eiffel Tower
Welcome Dinner

Monday, May 28
Cultural visit: Musee Carnavalet, Places des Vosges

Tuesday, May 29
Academic visit: Doctors Without Borders

Wednesday, May 30
Cultural visit: Guided tour of Notre Dame

Thursday, May 31
Academic visit: United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Friday, June 1
Day trip to Chateau de Rambouillet

Saturday, June 2
Visit Louvre Museum
Free time

Sunday, June 3
Day trip to Versailles

Monday, June 4
Academic visit: NGO (International Federation of Human Rights or Paris Human Rights Watch - TBD)

Tuesday, June 5
Cultural visit: American Embassy and Suresnes American Cemetary

Wednesday, June 6
Academic visit: OECD

Thursday, June 7
Visit Musee de l'Armee

Friday, June 8
Free time
Farewell dinner

Saturday, June 9
Airport return to CDG


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: 3

Below are the choices available for this program:

Course Number: STA 3970 (CourseID 4964)

Approved Substitute: PLS 3863


All students are housed in a Citadines apartment-hotel - 4 students per suite.


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.

Necessary Documents

To enter a foreign country, you must have a valid passport. If you are a U.S. citizen and do not currently have a valid passport, or if your passport will expire during the time you will be overseas, please go to the U.S. State Department web site for information on how to apply for/renew your passport.

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. **