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Summer: Rutgers- Art in Paris: Spaces, Places, and Pictures
Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Your Host City: Paris
Paris—as both a city and as a way of life—is dense with layers of history. It is both a museum city with a rich artistic heritage as well as a monumental architectural experiment itself where, in half an hour, you can walk from Roman ruins, past the 12th-century cathedral of Notre Dame, to the 21st-century Bibliothèque Nationale de France. An established destination for cosmopolitan culture-seekers for centuries, the city’s rich literary and artistic heritage and multicultural vibrancy continues to attract a wide array of writers, scholars, and artists.
The first half of the course will span the art and history of Paris from Antiquity to the French Revolution. The second half will focus on Neoclassicism through the present. The program’s goal will be for students to become familiar with the major monuments and works of art in Paris and the development and transformation of the city over this span of time.
Classes will be conducted through walking tours in the streets, before and within monuments, and in museums. You will go on day trips to the cathedral at Chartres, the Baroque palace of Versailles, and Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye. Occasional culinary and cultural events will enhance students’ understanding of the history of Paris and French culture.
To view the program’s 2017 syllabus, please click here. Please note this is a sample syllabus, all of its content is subject to change.
For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Accommodations and Meals
Program participants will be housed in double- or triple-occupancy rooms in shared student apartments in Paris. All accommodations are single-sex. Rooms in student apartments are furnished but do not include air conditioning. Bathrooms (toilets and showers) are small, but are available in each apartment. Kitchen facilities include a small stove, refrigerator, dishes, and basic cooking utensils. Facilities are shared by everyone in each apartment.
Each apartment is unique and will vary in size, condition, and location. Participants should keep in mind that living standards in Europe are different from those in the United States and apartments are often older and smaller than what you may be used to in the United States.
Living in an apartment requires sharing space and respecting the needs of others. European student apartments tend to be much smaller than what you may be used to and storage space in accommodations is limited, something to keep in mind as you're packing. The apartment buildings are also home to French families and others and although there are no curfews, quiet hours are generally observed between 10pm and 8am. Excessive noise is prohibited and Parisians are quite serious about this; residents have the right to call the authorities after 11pm.
For more information about the additional non-billable expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about finances, including information about financial aid and tuition remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Center for Global Education withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
Rutgers Art History Scholarships- There is the possibility of up to two scholarships with priority given to Art History majors and/or minors. There is no application necessary for this award.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and national scholarships.