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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 11/30/2017
Rolling Admission 06/24/2018 07/15/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Art, Architecture, Planning, and Design
Registration Term: Summer Minimum GPA: 2.0
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Apartment, Hotel
Program Lead Faculty: Lauren Tate Program Advisor: Thomas Shannon
Program Description:

Program Overview

EiffelArt and Architectural History in "The City of Light" is a 3-week course in which students are immersed in the art and architectural history of Paris from antiquity to the present day. Students will be given meaningful and in-depth exposure to the City of Light’s rich artistic and cultural history through daily critical excursions to museums, monuments and major architectural landmarks. Students will also go on day trips to the Cathedral at Chartres, the Palace at Versailles, and Giverny. Students will be required to make daily journal entries and reflect on each day’s visual and cultural experiences.
During the first week students will be given an introduction to the ancient heritage of Paris accompanied by tours focusing on works from antiquity through the medieval period. Week two will cover art and architecture from the Renaissance through the first half of the 19th century. And the final week will focus on the modernization of Paris, from “Haussmanization” and the art of the Impressionists, through the 20th century.  

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LouvreParis is known as the "City of Light" for its leading role during the Enlightenment as a center of education and philosophy. Still today, Paris is one of the most beautiful cultural, intellectual, and artistic centers in the world. Beyond its beauty, Paris has a number of qualities that make it a desirable location for travel. It is a walking city, which allows visitors to experience the life of the city and its people in an intimate way. It is also easily accessible with a wonderful public transit system. Paris has a diverse population and has served as a mecca for artists and intellectuals since the beginning of the modern era.

The legacy left by these cultural entrepreneurs still reverberates in every way. Paris is a city that successfully melds old and new in a way that allows us to understand the importance of its legacy and rich heritage to the contemporary identity of the city. This city has so much to offer: art, culture, history, food, and fashion are just the tip of the iceberg! 


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Who Can Participate?

  • Freshmen
  • Sophomore
  • Juniors
  • Seniors

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Academic Program and Course Information

desArtsThe curriculum of the Art & Architectural History in Paris program contributes to the University's Integrated Core Learning objectives by providing experiential learning opportunities, increasing global awareness and fostering critical thought processes, while students learn in a culturally diverse and engaging environment.

Course expectations include:

  1. Before leaving for Paris, students will be given a list of the topics, architectural sites, museums and monuments to be studied during the course and will be required to familiarize themselves with each, evidenced by a short written summary of each site to be turned in during our first on-site meeting.
  2. While in Paris, students will be required to attend scheduled group excursions and keep a journal where they reflect on each day's experiences. 
  3. Upon returning, students will submit their journal along with a final reflective essay.
All students in this program are required to enroll in the "Art & Architectural History in Paris" program for 3 credits for the summer 2018 semester.
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):  https://www.uc.edu/bursar/fees.html

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RestoHello! My name is Lauren Tate. I am an art historian with more than 10 years experience teaching Art History courses at both introductory and advanced level.

My many years of traveling abroad has inspired me to create this course that combines my love for art history with European culture in order to provide an unforgettable learning experience for students at all levels. I love art history and I love the city of Paris. By the end of this class I hope you will too!


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Living Arrangements

Students will have apartment or hostel housing in a safe and central location. Accommodations will be shared with same-sex peers.

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Getting There

Students will purchase their plane ticket on their own and agree to arrive in Paris on a specific day.

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Program Costs

2018 Program Cost: $3,270.00

Included in Program Cost:
  • Housing / accommodations
  • Some meals 
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • Cultural excursions/entrance fees
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Professional translator and private guides
  • Discussions with Guest Lecturers
 Not Included in Program Cost:
  • International Airfare
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Some meals (~$)
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)
  • Visa application/processing fees (~$)
  • ISIC Card ($25)
This program has been awarded a $400 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  UC International scholarship requires a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please seehttp://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports.html for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID is 11BCAS000010.

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad.
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety and cultural tips.
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Lauren Cordes Tate, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, School of Art
College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning
University of Cincinnati 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.