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  • Locations: Normandy, France; Paris, France; Versailles, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/01/2021 03/07/2021 TBA TBA
Program Description:
June 3 - June 23, 2019
Program Description: The program offers students an experience of French culture and history through courses where Paris is your classroom. Students may study Music, Film, History, Statistics, Poetry Writing, or American Literature. In-class instruction and cultural excursions create a truly adventurous educational experience. Exploring both city and seaside in one of the most exciting countries in Europe, you will develop a deeper appreciation of your subject area, as well as an understanding of French culture and history, past and present.

Note: Be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. Even though we will ride the Paris subway, students should be prepared to climb long flights of stairs (sometimes carrying all your luggage) and to walk several miles each day. Stairs may be steep; walkways may be cobblestoned, uneven, and slippery. Air conditioning is not commonly available throughout Europe. You do not need to be able to speak French. 

Excursions: The major sights of Paris are conveniently located and easily accessible by the safe and easy-to-use Paris subway; students may receive subway passes. History lovers will enjoy exploring landmarks like Notre Dame and the Roman ruins in the heart of old Paris. For art lovers, the city boasts many of the greatest museums in the world—the Louvre, the Orsay, the Orangerie; students may receive the Paris Museum Pass for admittance to 50+ of the most popular museums and monuments. And no trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower and an evening cruise on the Seine for a switched-on view of the City of Lights by night. During your stay, Paris celebrates Bastille Day with an Eiffel Tower fireworks show and the not-to-be-missed Tour de France finishes on the famous boulevard, the Champs-Elysées. A day trip may transport you to the grandeur of Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles. Students may travel via high-speed train between Paris and Nice, the capital of the French Riviera. Italian and French cultures mix along some of Europe’s most stunning Mediterranean beaches. Sun lovers will soak up the rays and rocking fun of Nice’s beach promenade, while the charming Old City has offered visitors food, flowers, music, and shopping since medieval times. 

Courses: Students may choose 1 course (3 credit hours) in the following:
  • Music Appreciation: MUS 1030
  • Introduction to Film Studies: ENGL 2860
  • Beginning French II: FREN 1020
  • Intermediate French I: 2010
  • Introductory Statistics: MATH 1530
  • General Biology: BIOL 1110
Class times and locations will be announced by your professor.

Accommodations: Students will stay in double dorm rooms with private baths on the campus of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris. Two dining hall/cafeteria style meals will be provided daily.

Cité U, as it is called, is an historic campus created with the aim of encouraging students from all over the world to meet and learn. Cité U offers easy métro access and facilities including a student restaurant and cafeteria, ATMs, post office, and round-the-clock security. Rooms have refrigerators and wi-fi, but no air conditioning. Students have access to common kitchens, laundry room, and a TV room. You can take a virtual tour of the Maison des Etudiants Canadiens.

Program Fee Program Fee Includes Program Fee Does Not Include
  • International airfare from Nashville
  • Program lodging
  • Group excursions
  • Required ground transportation
  • Specified meals
  • Limited health insurance
  • $100 Application Fee
  • Tuition for 3 credit hours
  • Transportation to and from Nashville
  • Passport
  • Textbooks
  • Personal spending money
 Application Fee: The program cost is made up of the application fee and program fee (airfare included).  All fees are paid at your home institution. Students are also required to pay a nonrefundable application fee of $100 by February 1. This fee will be paid through your Study Abroad application. 

A $100 U of M administration fee is already included in the given program price, but students will need to pay the TnCIS Application Fee, which is not included in the program price. 

Application Procedure: In addition to the study abroad application due February 1, applicants will need to complete the TnCIS application by February 1. This application includes the online form, official transcript, and a letter of recommendation. Students are notified of acceptance by e-mail at the end of February.