University Honors ProgramUniversity of Cincinnati

University Honors Program

Contemporary Paris

Honors seminar with study tour to Paris!

BoKs - DC, HU

Interdisciplinary seminar which explores the 21st century city of Paris.  Attention given to the history of Paris as well, but students concentrate on contemporary Paris, its citizens, its culture and its reality.  Exploration of comparisons with other cities.  Students examine their own attitudes toward urban life and travel.  Projects for the course may be completed individually or in teams and may include academic essays as well as creative and innovative projects.  Taught in English, with group work carried out in French, according to the abilities of the students taking the course.

Itinerary (Subject to Change)
Travel dates are expected to be March 13-22, 2015.

The group will stay in Paris for the week, experiencing as much of the city as possible during that time.  In addition to major museums and monuments, the experience will be tailored to students' majors, including contemporary architecture, art and music.  The tour will include Versailles, which is a short train ride outside Paris.

Estimated Costs
Expected cost paid to UC is $3600 per student. All participants will receive a  grant from University Honors. Furthermore, UHP will apply for a grant from UC International as well to offset costs, making the actual cost less than $3600 per student. The final cost is contingent upon airfare (which can change unexpectedly) and other final arrangements.

Costs include airfare, accommodations, breakfast at hotel, most museum admission tickets/passes, a Seine river tour and airport transfers.  

Costs do not include meals (other than breakfast), baggage fees, passport, some ground transportation, personal expenses, souvenirs, insurance or ISIC card.

All participants are required to purchase an ISIC (International Student Identity Card) from UC International for $25. This is not included in the total expected cost. The ISIC card provides some insurance and discounts.

Application required; the applications for this seminar will open summer 2015.  Applicants may be contacted for an interview with the program director Dr. Kathryn Lorenz.

UC undergraduates who are not in the University Honors Program are welcome and encouraged to apply to participate, provided the student has a cumulative university GPA of 3.4 or above. Graduate students are not eligible to enroll. Although priority is given to University Honors students, we are often able to offer spaces to other students as well.

Contact the faculty director Dr. Kathryn Lorenz or Neil Choudhury in UHP.