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Paris I

Dates

May 30 – June 27, 2024

Cost

$5,295 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Psychology, Digital Photography, Cuisine & Culture, Sociology, Consumption Studies

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 5: 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.

Note: Studying abroad likely is more physically strenuous than you are used to at home. KIIS study abroad programs typically involve approx. 5-10 miles of walking (approx. 10,000-20,000 steps) or the like in a day, including the possibility of walking, hiking, and climbing stairs in heat and humidity, over elevations at higher altitudes, and over rocky terrain. See Health & Wellness for more information.

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

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

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13, 2024. 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 496 Topics: Digital Photography

Prof. Loraine Wible

In this introductory Digital Photography course, students will explore the tools of image capturing and editing using digital cameras and phones. Through the streets of Paris, as well as its museums and gardens, our class will investigate the many facets of color and use them to create photographs and images that draw on the sociology, psychology, and art history of color.

PSY 299 Topics: Psychology of Sexuality and Society

Dr. Allyson Graf

The goal of this course is to examine cultural beliefs and practices surrounding sexual health and identity from a psychological perspective. Solutions sensitive to individual and cultural diversity will be discussed in response to global issues, including discrimination, sexual education and healthcare, and the prevention of sexual health threats.

PSY 299 Topics: Psychology of Leisure and Recreation

Dr. Allyson Graf

How do we spend our free time? What influences those decisions? What physical and mental benefits do we reap from these activities? This class will examine these questions (and more) from various psychological perspectives. Students will engage with multiple forms of leisure and recreation, employing methodological tools to observe their own and others’ experiences in relation to leisure, recreation, and sports.

SOCL 490 Topics: Sociology of Consumption (in Paris)

Dr. Andrea Woodward

This course is a study of Paris as a global “capital of culture” and the influences it has had on other cultures around the world. Drawing on ideas about cultural capital, we will explore sites of both material and non-material cultural production and consumption in Paris, from the city’s world-renowned cafés, department stores, and shopping districts to its museums, historic sites, and green spaces. As we do so, we will examine ideas from other cultures about what it means to be “cultured” and explore how Paris has both influenced and been influenced by places and people beyond the borders of France.

SOCL 490 Topics: Cuisine and Culture in Paris

Dr. Andrea Woodward

This course examines the relationship between food and culture in Paris, and the ways that French cuisine and foodways have shaped identity over time on individual, national, and global levels. A central question we explore is how this cuisine became the center of the culinary world, how it has shaped food traditions globally, and how the food scene in Paris has in turn been influenced by other cultures.

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

Musee de la Musique – La Cite de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris

L’Orchestre de Paris performs here in a state-of-the-art concert hall. The site also houses a museum dedicated to music and its history. Striving to stay up-to-date on current cultural issues, the museum presents exhibits and hosts live performances of contemporary and non-Western musics, and maintains a permanent exhibit of a fantastic collection of historical instruments.

Centre Pompidou – Musee National d’Art Moderne

A fascinating “inside-out” building that is a work of art in itself, the Centre Pompidou houses one of the largest collections of modern art in Europe. It’s part of a multicultural complex that includes a library and IRCAM, the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique.

Palais Galliera

The Palais Galliera houses an enormous collection of clothing, accessories, photographs and drawings reflecting the clothing in France from the 18th century to modern times, offering visitors the opportunity to explore the history of fashion over three centuries.

Giverny

The beautiful house and gardens of Claude Monet in Giverny, just a short train ride north of Paris, includes the pond and the Japanese bridge that inspired some of Monet’s most famous works: Les Nymphéas and Le Pont Japonais.

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: $5,295 + 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 ($165), 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: $1,750 – $1,850

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

May 30 – June 27, 2024

Cost

$5,295 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Psychology, Digital Photography, Cuisine & Culture, Sociology, Consumption Studies

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 5: 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.

Note: Studying abroad likely is more physically strenuous than you are used to at home. KIIS study abroad programs typically involve approx. 5-10 miles of walking (approx. 10,000-20,000 steps) or the like in a day, including the possibility of walking, hiking, and climbing stairs in heat and humidity, over elevations at higher altitudes, and over rocky terrain. See Health & Wellness for more information.

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

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

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13, 2024. 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 496 Topics: Digital Photography

Prof. Loraine Wible

In this introductory Digital Photography course, students will explore the tools of image capturing and editing using digital cameras and phones. Through the streets of Paris, as well as its museums and gardens, our class will investigate the many facets of color and use them to create photographs and images that draw on the sociology, psychology, and art history of color.

PSY 299 Topics: Psychology of Sexuality and Society

Dr. Allyson Graf

The goal of this course is to examine cultural beliefs and practices surrounding sexual health and identity from a psychological perspective. Solutions sensitive to individual and cultural diversity will be discussed in response to global issues, including discrimination, sexual education and healthcare, and the prevention of sexual health threats.

PSY 299 Topics: Psychology of Leisure and Recreation

Dr. Allyson Graf

How do we spend our free time? What influences those decisions? What physical and mental benefits do we reap from these activities? This class will examine these questions (and more) from various psychological perspectives. Students will engage with multiple forms of leisure and recreation, employing methodological tools to observe their own and others’ experiences in relation to leisure, recreation, and sports.

SOCL 490 Topics: Sociology of Consumption (in Paris)

Dr. Andrea Woodward

This course is a study of Paris as a global “capital of culture” and the influences it has had on other cultures around the world. Drawing on ideas about cultural capital, we will explore sites of both material and non-material cultural production and consumption in Paris, from the city’s world-renowned cafés, department stores, and shopping districts to its museums, historic sites, and green spaces. As we do so, we will examine ideas from other cultures about what it means to be “cultured” and explore how Paris has both influenced and been influenced by places and people beyond the borders of France.

SOCL 490 Topics: Cuisine and Culture in Paris

Dr. Andrea Woodward

This course examines the relationship between food and culture in Paris, and the ways that French cuisine and foodways have shaped identity over time on individual, national, and global levels. A central question we explore is how this cuisine became the center of the culinary world, how it has shaped food traditions globally, and how the food scene in Paris has in turn been influenced by other cultures.

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

Musee de la Musique – La Cite de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris

L’Orchestre de Paris performs here in a state-of-the-art concert hall. The site also houses a museum dedicated to music and its history. Striving to stay up-to-date on current cultural issues, the museum presents exhibits and hosts live performances of contemporary and non-Western musics, and maintains a permanent exhibit of a fantastic collection of historical instruments.

Centre Pompidou – Musee National d’Art Moderne

A fascinating “inside-out” building that is a work of art in itself, the Centre Pompidou houses one of the largest collections of modern art in Europe. It’s part of a multicultural complex that includes a library and IRCAM, the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique.

Palais Galliera

The Palais Galliera houses an enormous collection of clothing, accessories, photographs and drawings reflecting the clothing in France from the 18th century to modern times, offering visitors the opportunity to explore the history of fashion over three centuries.

Giverny

The beautiful house and gardens of Claude Monet in Giverny, just a short train ride north of Paris, includes the pond and the Japanese bridge that inspired some of Monet’s most famous works: Les Nymphéas and Le Pont Japonais.

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: $5,295 + 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 ($165), 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: $1,750 – $1,850

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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