Ever wondered what the view is like from the top of the Eiffel Tower? Fulfill a Gen Ed requirement while enjoying the view of the cultural capital of Europe during one of the most breathtaking holiday seasons of the year, no knowledge of the French language required!
Sign up for “The Art and Architecture of Paris" program andyou could be heading to the French capital this winter intersession to explore and examine the key structures and art forms of the last fifteen centuries as they are presented in the City of Lights. Your week starts with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral, followed by a tour of the Marais neighborhood (where you’ll be living) and the first of many Paris café dinners. Just three blocks from the center of Paris, the Marais district is home to the modern Pompidou Center and the Picasso Museum. You are free to walk the banks of the Seine, meet fellow Bobcats under the IM Pei Pyramid at the Louvre, then dine at Angelina’s after.
Using the French capital as your classroom you will survey master artwork housed in the Louvre and other key Parisian museums. From the home of the Mona Lisa, you head up the Rue de Rivoli to tour the art-historic venues of the Paris Opera, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Palace of Versailles. Soak in the haute ways of the Champs Elysees, followed by a stop at the Tuilleries Gardens, then over the Pont Neuf to observe Rodin sculptures at the artist’s former home or Monet paintings in the D’Orsay museum
Other adventures include a visit to the Paris neighborhood of Montmartre, where you can discover the bohemian lives of Picasso, Degas, Renoir and Van Gogh. Explore Parisienne shops and cafes, hopping on and off the Metro subway at your leisure, taking in cultural venues on nearly every corner. Bakeries and flea markets will add to the Parisienne experience, as well as a visit to Jim Morrison’s grave or a stop at the Carnivale Museum to better understand the French and their revolutionary ways.
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November 30 - December 8, 2011
Courses and credits (choose one)
Art 110 Seeing and Knowing the Visual Arts (4 credits), a Tier II General Education fullfillment
Art 300J Criticism in the Visual Arts (4 credits), a Tier I General Education fulfillment.
Eligibility and selection process
This program is open to all Ohio University students in good academic standing. All majors are welcome. Most students who attend are, in fact, not art or art history majors.
All participants will be required to attend mandatory orientation sessions during fall quarter.
IMPORTANT: applications will be reviewed as they are received and students offered a place on the program. Therefore early application is recommended as all spaces may already be filled by the final deadline of September 17, 2010.
Students will share double rooms in the highly rated Hotel Beaubourg in the Marais district of central Paris. Located in the quiet Rue Simon le Franc the tastefully appointed rooms include free wi-fi.
Costs for 2011 program still being finalized. Please check back.
Additional Information on France
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Education Abroad suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.aspx. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html.
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Education Abroad Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html. US citizens won’t need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
For more specific visa related information please visit OEA's Visa Information Page.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
For more information contact:
Office of Education Abroad
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840