The UGA à Paris study abroad program focuses upon the economy, politics, culture, and history of France and Western Europe.
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.
The program fee is $5,995. This covers: accommodation for 6 weeks at the St. John’s University Maison-mère residence in central Paris (6th arrondissement; double rooms); breakfast and lunch (M–F); orientation pack; arrival/departure buses; arrival/departure receptions; guided overnight trips to the Loire Valley and Normandy; entrances to chateaux/museums in Loire Valley/Normandy; evening meal in the Loire Valley and Normandy; a panoramic city tour of Paris; a boat ride through the heart of Paris on the Seine; mandatory UGA insurance; internet access; and more.
What’s not included in the Program Fee: Airfare to and from Paris; cost of passport; over the counter medication; personal expenditures. In addition, students will be responsible for tuition for 6 credit hours (HOPE can be applied to tuition; out-of-state students pay in-state tuition), and some other UGA fees.