Winter Break 2012-13
Ever wondered what the view's 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!
You could be heading to the French capital this winter break 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 as it compares architecturally with the Arab museum further down the River Seine, then 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 Victor Hugo's Place de Vosges.
You're free to drop in on a runway show at Galleries LaFayette or meet fellow Bobcats under the IM Pei pyramid at the Louvre to survey master artwork housed in one of the world's greatest art repositories. From the home of the Mona Lisa, head up the Rue de Rivoli to tour the art-historic venue of the Phantom of the Opera's Opera Garnier, climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, or tour St. Germaine district and its renown bakeries and chocolate boutiques – complete tour included in this program- all in the direction of the Versailles.
The palace, built by Louis XIV and occupied by Marie Antoinette, is another classroom for architectural wonders, after which you can soak in the haute ways of the Champs Elysees, pass through the Tuilleries Gardens and over the Pont Neuf to observe Rodin's original The Thinker at the artist's majestic home, Degas' ballet paintings in the D'Orsay museum, and Napolean's iconic tomb at Hotel Les Invalides.
You'll have free time to visit 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. Bird, flower, and flea markets add to the Parisienne learning experience, as well as a visit to Jim Morrison's grave or a nearby stop at the Carnivale Museum to better understand the French and their revolutionary ways.
Ohio University Art in Paris. Also, follow us on Twitter: @OUArtParis
January 2 - 11, 2013
Courses and credits (choose one)
Art 1100 Seeing and Knowing the Visual Arts (3 credits), a Tier II General Education fullfillment
Art 3000J Criticism in the Visual Arts (3 credits), a Tier I Junior Composition 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.
This program is also open to non-OHIO students.
Students who have a judicial record and will be on probation for a judicial offense at any point during the program may petition to study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
All participants will be required to attend mandatory orientation sessions during fall semester.
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 28, 2012.
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, breakfast croissants and hot chocolate in the grotto, and access to the metro just outside your front door.
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