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Paris I

Dates

June 4 – July 1, 2021

Cost

$4,775 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Art History, Art Management, History, Psychology

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The KIIS Paris I program offers Paris as its classroom, with a selection of courses designed to immerse participants in the city’s artistic treasures, intriguing history, respected literary traditions, and other cultural riches via direct interactions. With its captivating history, as well as its reputation for good taste, fine cuisine, high fashion and legendary sports, Paris has something for everyone.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: International Student Residence, 3-4 students per room

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 17 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

ART 318 Art and Landscape in Paris

Dr. Emily Everhart

This course surveys the history of gardens and designed landscapes in France from the early modern period to the present day. Participants are introduced to landscape styles, theories, and their social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Through site visits, students reflect on the landscape as a multi-sensory, immersive experience.

Art 408 European Art, 1700-1848

Dr. Emily Everhart

This course will survey the history of art and architecture in Europe from approximately 1700 to 1848. Exchanges between the European and non-Western worlds will be examined, as will the social, political, economic, and religious contexts of artistic production. Excursions to Paris museums will provide direct contact with objects.

ART 491-1 Topics: Cultural Tourism

Dr. Rachel Shane

Graduate Credit Available

Tourism is a significant industry throughout the world. It has the power to transform communities, economies, and environments. In this course, students will focus on cultural tourism, which examines the art, architecture, lifestyle, festivals, rituals and creative tourism.

ART 491-2 Topics: Seminar in Arts Management

Dr. Rachel Shane

Graduate Credit Available

In the 21st century, the issues surrounding the creation and presentation of the arts has become increasingly complex. Performing and Visual Arts Management will consider issues impacting arts organizations including audience experience, controversial art, earned and contributed revenue, and emergency and crisis management.

HIST 490 Topics: Modern France Through the Arts

Dr. Francois Le Roy

Drawing from the wealth of art works in Paris and France, this course will discuss major events in French modern history, from the Revolution to its Bicentennial (1789 to 1989). The course will focus its attention on general trends in French history and how they were reflected in the arts, or how the arts inform us about these trends. Paris and its vibrant arts scene will serve as our textbook.

PSY 299-1 Topics Psychology of Creativity

Dr. Matthew Winslow

Theories of creativity abound, from divergent thinking, conceptual blending, flow, entropy, to even that creativity doesn’t exist! We will explore these theories and more through books, podcasts, and videos. We will also observe the many examples of creativity around Paris, from art to architecture, food to fashion, and poetry to playbills. We will also try our hand at creativity in a domain of your choosing.

PSY 299-2 Topics: Positive Psychology

Dr. Matthew Winslow

Positive psychology is the study of “the good life” and focuses on four areas: positive emotions, enduring positive traits, positive relationships, and positive institutions. We will explore topics within these four areas, including happiness, awe, gratitude, altruism, meditation, openness, common experiences, and the many opportunities Paris affords us to pursue the good life. We will explore the research on these topics through readings, social media, and podcasts.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

Versailles Château

Located 10 miles outside Paris, Versailles grew from a hunting lodge into the epitome of opulence. It was a royal residence of unmatched architectural grandeur that symbolizes both the power and the decline of the French monarchy.

Loire Valley Castles

Chambord and Chenonceau are two of the most beautiful examples of Renaissance castles. The difference in style and purpose will allow the group to appreciate two different ideas of what this period represented.

Neighborhood Walk

A walk through the neighborhood where the group will spend a month will allow everybody to have  a look at a true Parisian neighborhood and will allow participants to get a feel for the location of local landmarks, everyday shops, restaurants and so on.

What's Included

Program Cost: $4,775 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Paris

Accommodations

2 Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Paris Metro/Bus Pass

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

Program Director & Faculty
on-site 24/7

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of obtaining a passport ($145), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $500-$1000 depending on your food tastes/spending habits/optional independent travel preferences), any class readings/materials, and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,650 – $1,750

The Paris I program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Paris with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a roundtrip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to Paris is overnight arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Paris to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Description

Dates

June 4 – July 1, 2021

Cost

$4,775 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Art History, Art Management, History, Psychology

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The KIIS Paris I program offers Paris as its classroom, with a selection of courses designed to immerse participants in the city’s artistic treasures, intriguing history, respected literary traditions, and other cultural riches via direct interactions. With its captivating history, as well as its reputation for good taste, fine cuisine, high fashion and legendary sports, Paris has something for everyone.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: International Student Residence, 3-4 students per room

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 17 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

ART 318 Art and Landscape in Paris

Dr. Emily Everhart

This course surveys the history of gardens and designed landscapes in France from the early modern period to the present day. Participants are introduced to landscape styles, theories, and their social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Through site visits, students reflect on the landscape as a multi-sensory, immersive experience.

Art 408 European Art, 1700-1848

Dr. Emily Everhart

This course will survey the history of art and architecture in Europe from approximately 1700 to 1848. Exchanges between the European and non-Western worlds will be examined, as will the social, political, economic, and religious contexts of artistic production. Excursions to Paris museums will provide direct contact with objects.

ART 491-1 Topics: Cultural Tourism

Dr. Rachel Shane

Graduate Credit Available

Tourism is a significant industry throughout the world. It has the power to transform communities, economies, and environments. In this course, students will focus on cultural tourism, which examines the art, architecture, lifestyle, festivals, rituals and creative tourism.

ART 491-2 Topics: Seminar in Arts Management

Dr. Rachel Shane

Graduate Credit Available

In the 21st century, the issues surrounding the creation and presentation of the arts has become increasingly complex. Performing and Visual Arts Management will consider issues impacting arts organizations including audience experience, controversial art, earned and contributed revenue, and emergency and crisis management.

HIST 490 Topics: Modern France Through the Arts

Dr. Francois Le Roy

Drawing from the wealth of art works in Paris and France, this course will discuss major events in French modern history, from the Revolution to its Bicentennial (1789 to 1989). The course will focus its attention on general trends in French history and how they were reflected in the arts, or how the arts inform us about these trends. Paris and its vibrant arts scene will serve as our textbook.

PSY 299-1 Topics Psychology of Creativity

Dr. Matthew Winslow

Theories of creativity abound, from divergent thinking, conceptual blending, flow, entropy, to even that creativity doesn’t exist! We will explore these theories and more through books, podcasts, and videos. We will also observe the many examples of creativity around Paris, from art to architecture, food to fashion, and poetry to playbills. We will also try our hand at creativity in a domain of your choosing.

PSY 299-2 Topics: Positive Psychology

Dr. Matthew Winslow

Positive psychology is the study of “the good life” and focuses on four areas: positive emotions, enduring positive traits, positive relationships, and positive institutions. We will explore topics within these four areas, including happiness, awe, gratitude, altruism, meditation, openness, common experiences, and the many opportunities Paris affords us to pursue the good life. We will explore the research on these topics through readings, social media, and podcasts.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

Versailles Château

Located 10 miles outside Paris, Versailles grew from a hunting lodge into the epitome of opulence. It was a royal residence of unmatched architectural grandeur that symbolizes both the power and the decline of the French monarchy.

Loire Valley Castles

Chambord and Chenonceau are two of the most beautiful examples of Renaissance castles. The difference in style and purpose will allow the group to appreciate two different ideas of what this period represented.

Neighborhood Walk

A walk through the neighborhood where the group will spend a month will allow everybody to have  a look at a true Parisian neighborhood and will allow participants to get a feel for the location of local landmarks, everyday shops, restaurants and so on.

What's Included

Program Cost: $4,775 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Paris

Accommodations

2 Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Paris Metro/Bus Pass

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

Program Director & Faculty
on-site 24/7

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of obtaining a passport ($145), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $500-$1000 depending on your food tastes/spending habits/optional independent travel preferences), any class readings/materials, and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,650 – $1,750

The Paris I program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Paris with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a roundtrip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to Paris is overnight arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Paris to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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