The varied curriculum of this city-focused program emphasizes participative, practical and experiential learning best suited to summer study in the City of Light. Intensive courses in Parisian history and architecture, fashion and style, photography and film development, painting and sculpture, and international business get you out of the classroom and into the city's museums, galleries, monuments, and business districts for direct on-site instruction and experience-based learning.
Renowned for its intellectuals, artists, writers and revolutionaries, Paris evokes history, allure and romance. It also serves as the administrative, commercial and industrial center of France. As home to French haute couture, a rich and varied cuisine, and internationally known landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, Paris is a fashionable capital continuing to set trends in art, politics, and business.
Paris offers ample opportunities to explore French and Parisian culture through multiple housing options, French Language courses taught at any level and excursions to nearby locales, such as Monet's Giverny, Loire Valley Chateaux or the Mont St. Michel. Savor the culture with wine and cheese tastings, and cooking lessons where you learn how to make crêpes. Depending on what time of year you go, attend the Paris Jazz Festival, Nuit Blanche, Fête de la Musique, the Paris Air Show, Gay Pride and more.