Paris: Cultural Capital

Algerian Girl in native dress Algerian Girl in native dress
 Algerian Rug Trader  Algerian Rug Trader
 coffee and croissant presented on tray  coffee and croissant presented on tray
 coffee presented on an antique tray  coffee presented on an antique tray
 Mosaic of five Cameroon men  Mosaic of five Cameroon men
Chateau de missery Burgundy Chateau de missery Burgundy
 Conductor Laura Jackson  Conductor Laura Jackson
 Eiffel Tower at sunset  Eiffel Tower at sunset
 French flag fluttering in breeze  French flag fluttering in breeze
 Loire Valley castle at twilight  Loire Valley castle at twilight
 closeup of Monet's water lilies painting  closeup of Monet's water lilies painting
inside of Montreal's Notre Dame Cathedral inside of Montreal's Notre Dame Cathedral
 Museo del louvre  Museo del louvre
 Men at Abuja carnival in Niger  Men at Abuja carnival in Niger
Pont des arts in Paris Pont des arts in Paris
Passage du grand cerf Passage du grand cerf
 Quebec City Cityscape  Quebec City Cityscape
 Seine River in Paris  Seine River in Paris
 Toronto Cityscape at Night  Toronto Cityscape at Night
Plate of Cheese with Wine Plate of Cheese with Wine

This three-week workshop in Paris over J term will allow students to discover masterpieces of French and American culture from the cathedrals of the Middle Ages to the contemporary modernist metropolis beloved by artists, writers, and filmmakers in a transnational context. Through a combination of excursions, seminar-style discussions, small group collaborative projects, and lectures, students learn about French and American expatriate cultural works in a broad socio-historical context and reflect about literature, travel, and the great works of art inspired by the diverse cultural contexts of Paris today. Paris is the capital city of France and yet has long beckoned artists and writers from all over the globe; it is a beautiful contemporary metropolis with an amazing living memory of the past. It has some of the world's greatest works of arts and museums (from the Louvre to the Centre Pompidou) and is a space that has inspired dozens of films, such as Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris." It's a very walkable city with wonderful green spaces, café's, and uniquely distinct neighborhoods, which make it the ideal location to discover the world as a traveler and to experience first-hand the amazing works of arts inspired by this great city.

For more information, visit Miami University's Global Intiatives Study Abroad.

Or contact program director Dr. Elisabeth Hodges.