UGA å Paris

The UGA à Paris study abroad program focuses upon the economy, politics, culture, and history of France and Western Europe.

The Program

The UGA à Paris study abroad program focuses upon the economy, politics, culture, and history of France and Western Europe. Students arrive in Paris on May 15 and depart on June 26. The program is run on the block system, meaning students will take one course in each of the two blocks for a total of 6 credit hours.

Spending six weeks in Paris, students will not only have the opportunity to gain credit towards their degrees but also to soak up aspects of Parisian and French culture. The program also includes overnight trips to the Loire Valley, where students will visit several chateaux, and to Normandy, where you will see some of the beaches used during the D-Day landings of June 6, 1944, together with the world-famous 11th century Bayeux Tapestry commissioned by William the Conqueror and the fortified monastery of Mont St-Michel.

The City Known as the City of Light, Paris is one of the world's greatest cities, boasting numerous historical, cultural, and artistic sites. You will be able to visit world-renowned locations, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower. Students can immerse themselves in Paris' museums, galleries, and neighborhoods while exploring the Latin Quarter, the Marais, Montmartre, the Bastille, Les Invalides, the Champs Elysées, or the designer shops on the rue Faubourg St. Honoré. There is also lots of opportunity for independent travel. Paris is well served by train and air service, allowing students to travel across Europe on the three-day weekends and during the four-day break between the blocks.

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Study abroad scholarships

Our School believes international education is vital to the educational mission of SPIA and encourages students to pursue foreign study. As part of that mission, SPIA sponsors need-based scholarships and crowdfunding opportunities for students majoring in political science or international affairs who may not be able to participate due to financial considerations.  Funding is available in Fall 2014 for these SPIA Study Abroad programs: GLOBIS Asia; GLOBIS Stellenbosch; GLOBIS Verona (spring and summer); and the Political Science China Maymester Program.  Applications for the fall scholarships or participating in the 5 crowdfunding opportunities are due September 22, 2014, by 5 p.m. in Dr. Tessman’s office, Rm. 324, Candler Hall, UGA. Funding opportunities for the 2016 Oxford program will be in Spring 2015.

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