Summer in Paris 2016 July 1-31.

Summer in Paris 2016, July 1-31.

Experience four unforgettable weeks in Paris and earn up to ten general education credit hours, July 1-31. Act now! Space is limited. 

The application deadline is March 1. To learn more, attend an Information Session: Wednesday, February 10, 4 P.M. in Fletcher 305 or Friday, February 12, 2 P.M. in Brock 101. All students in good academic standing are eligible; there are no prerequisites required for the month-long program.

Our Summer in Paris Program is ideal for students who want a first study abroad experience or those who are unable to study abroad for a semester.  It combines classroom work, local excursions, and the first-hand study of the culture and civilization of the capital of France.  There are faculty-led tours of churches, museums, monuments, neighborhoods, markets, factories, and government institutions. Students will be housed at the Fondation des Etats-Unis located in Cité Universitaire, a mere 15 minutes city center via the nearby metro line. Students will have their own individual bedroom and access to shared kitchens, bathrooms, study rooms, and laundry facilities.


UTC Course Information:

ECON 1010: Principles of Macroeconomics: France and the European Union (3 hour credit, taught in English).

This course fulfills general education requirements in Behavioral and Social Sciences.

This course is designed to give you a basic understanding of money and banking, economic fluctuations, fiscal and monetary policy, economic growth, and international economics; special emphasis on the American and European central banks and monetary policies on each continent as well as fiscal policies in the U.S. and France during the 2007-2009 Great Recession.

Excursions may include: Factories (the Peugeot Citroën Automobile Plant in Poissy); Government Institutions (the Organization of Economic Cooperation & Development and the French Economic Observatory at Sciences Po); Paris city markets.


MLNG 1500: World Cinema: Paris (3 credit hours, taught in English) or FREN 3240r: French Cinema (3 credit hours,taught in French).

Fulfills General Education Requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities or Elective Credit toward French major or minors.

This course is designed to give you a basic understanding of French cinema through the study of key figures and movements of the septième art from the 1960s to the present day; analysis of the art of film as a visual narrative; special emphasis on films set in or about Paris.

Excursions may include: Churches (Notre Dame, the Sainte Chappelle and Sacré-Coeur); Museums (the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Beaubourg and the Cinémathèque française); Monuments (the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, l’Arc de Triomphe); Neighborhoods (Monmartre, Mouffetard, Montorgueil and the Marais).


The Program Fee of $4700 includes:

  • 6 credits of UTC tuition & fees  (students may enroll in ECON 1010, MLNG 1500 or FREN 3240r).
  • 3-4 transfer credits of French language at ESCE International School of Business (fulfills General.
  • Education language requirement of FREN 1010, 1020, 2110 OR 2120; OR 3000-level elective in French majors and minors; placement test upon arrival to determine the appropriate language credit)
  • Student housing at the Fondation des Etats-Unis  in Cité Universitaire in the heart of Paris

Other costs to consider: round-trip airfare, meals, and local transportation.


*Participants are eligible for financial aid. College of Business students may apply for a $500 scholarship. French majors and minors may apply for the Sturzer scholarship. For more information, contact Dr. Michaël Bonnal ( or Dr. Casey Casebier (

Media Relations Contacts: Email Shawn Ryan or call (423) 425-4363.

Sarah is a staff writer in UTC's Office of Communications and Marketing.

Tagged with: