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SEA 297-FRN Paris: Turning Points in French History

Term To Study: May-Term 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2019
Program Starts: May 06, 2019
Program Ends: May 24, 2019
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Locations: Paris, Versailles
Contact Phone: 515-961-1525
Contact Name: Sharon Wilkinson
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Estimated Costs: Preliminary cost estimate: $2,700 plus $175 for meals not covered by course fee, and $145 passport fee, if needed. Anticipated length of time abroad: 11 days
Program Description

SEA 297-FRN Paris: Turning Points in French History (Sharon Wilkinson); ECC: Historical Perspective

Paris. There is no other city quite like it anywhere in the world—cutting-edge, yet steeped in tradition and history. In this course, we will follow in the footsteps of several colorful characters from the time of kings, queens, castles, and palaces, taking us to places like the Louvre, Versailles, Fontainebleau, and some castles of the Loire Valley. Love affairs, bloody massacres, royal court gossip, assassinations, and some pretty eccentric people will all come alive as we study three key events in the period of French history from the Renaissance to the Revolution. The May Term portion of the course will include 10 days in Paris and the surrounding area, as well as class sessions on campus before and after traveling. Besides your active participation in the course, graded work will include a photo journal project, a book presentation, and a final learning assessment.

Priority application deadline for May Term 2019: Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Selection decisions announced via email from the OIE for applications received by the priority deadline: Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Applications received after October 2 will be processed on a rolling basis. Those selection decisions will be announced approximately two weeks after the application is submitted.

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Population: 65630692
Capital: Paris
Per-capita GDP: $ 35600
Size: 643801 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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