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PROGRAM DATES
July 2015

PROGRAM DIRECTOR  
Professor John Savage
History

jms8@lehigh.edu

 

PROGRAM COSTS

* A limited number of $500-$1,500 need-based scholarships are also available. Applications will be evaluated according to a student's financial need and an essay describing the possible significance of this experience to their academic and professional development. 2014-2015 Deadlines are posted on the 2014-2015 Travel Grant Application.

$5,800 (tentative) - This includes tuition for six credits, a double occupancy room with bathroom, International Student ID Card, all local travel and some meals. Not included:  airfare, most meals, laundry, personal weekend travel or other personal costs. Students have access to kitchens in the residence and low cost student restaurants in order to minimize expenses.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Paris with its distict cultural heritage offers a rich combination of the past and the modern.  The program course offerings have been selected to take maximum advantage of the location within the heart of France.

Students will be able to study the urban form of Paris developed during a century of change, as well as the most recent architecture in Paris and the metropolitan area.  No previous training in architecture required.  All Lehigh students are welcome.

Our residence at the Cite Universitaire (Swiss Pavilion) is located within this International Campus of Paris University and a short distance from the heart of historic Paris:

  • 10-15 minutes from Notre Dame, Saint-Michel and the Latin Quarter
  • 10-15 minutes from Boulevard Saint-Germain and its famous outdoor cafes
  • 10 minutes from the Montparnasse district and its movie theatres and reputed cafes
  • 10 minutes from the beautiful Luxembourg Garden and 1 minute across the street from Montsouris Park in which attracted famous painters in the past, for your morning jog.

When in Paris you are never far away from the richly diverse French  provinces and from a variety of European countries. Paris is only:

  • 93 miles from the Normandy coast
  • 125 miles from the Loire Valley and its famous chateaux
  • 190 miles from the Burgundy region and its wineries
  • 220 miles from Strasbourg in the Alsace region, and Germany
  • 183 miles from Brussels, Belgium
  • 300 miles from London, UK
  • 337 miles from Geneva, Switzerland
  • 400 miles from Monaco on the Riviera
  • 715 miles from Venice, Italy
  • 800 miles from Vienna, Austria

When we get to Paris we will purchase for you a “CARTE ORANGE”, which is a metro/bus pass and which will allow you to travel everywhere in Paris for the whole month. Make sure you bring an ID picture with you which will be needed to append to “CARTE ORANGE” your individual (Metro and Bus Pass).

ACCOMODATIONS

Students will live at Cite Internationale Universitaire de Paris, safe, secure and convenient for travel by metro & bus to class and other parts of the city. For their meals, students will also have access to the large Cite Universitaire Student Restaurant and several inexpensive student restaurants around the campus.

 

COURSES OFFERED

HIST/ART 183
France from Medieval to Modern: Politics, Society & Art
(3 credits) (HU)

France’s artistic, cultural, social and political development from early
kingship and the dominance of the Church in the Middle Ages to the
grandeur of the court at Versailles in the Age of Absolutism; the
radical transformation of culture and society during the French
Revolution and advent of the Modern Nation-State; to twentieth century developments including the two World Wars, imperialism and impact of post-war globalization.Course pays particular attention to the history of artistic movements, including Church art, the Baroque, Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Modernism, as indexes of social and cultural change.Offered in summer only through Lehigh Study Abroad Office as part of Lehigh in Paris program.

HIST/ARCH 253
Paris: The Planning of a Metropolis

(3 or 4 credits) (HU)

The splendor of modern Paris is due in large part, large to bold, large-scale modernization and changes in the city’s patterns during the 19th century. From a crowded labyrinth of decaying tenements, magnificent buildings, large thoroughfares, bridges, and parks were constructed. The course will cover a century of change, and focus on the major accomplishments of its visionary planners.


 

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