The principal goal of this study abroad program is to experience the multifaceted cultural structures of two of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world: London and Paris. Our experiences will take the form of readings, site visits, and photographic shoots in an attempt to thoroughly engage ourselves in the ways that cultural expressions are manifested through art, architecture, urban spaces, food, entertainment, dress and other means.
No previous photography experience is necessary. Each student is required to keep a daily journal recording both group and individual experience. Entries should include your reaction to and reflection on our daily activities as well as your own informal interactions with London and Paris, the cities and their inhabitants. There will be group reviews of journals and photo critiques during the program. Grades will be based on active participation in group discussions, journal contributions, photographic assignments, and a reflective essay. Class will meet daily but therew ill also be free-time built into our schedule for you to explore London and Paris.
During our trip there will be a number of on-site essay assignments which will form the basis of our group discussions. Site visits may include – London: Westminster Abbey, Museum of London, Houses of Parliament/ Big Ben, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, Whitehall, The City, The Westend. Paris: Notre Dame Cathedral, The Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, Musee Carnavalet, L’Institut du Monde Arabe, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, La Grande Arche, La Rive Gauche & The Latin Quarter.
Date of Travel: May 21 – June 3, 2014
Program Fee*: $2746
Tuition for 6 credit hours: approx. $1450
Personal Expenses**: approx. $2500
Total Approximate Cost: $6696
Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable Deposit: October 3, 2013
Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable Payment: November 3, 2013
Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable Payment: December 5, 2013
* Program fee includes: Heathrow Express, London Underground travel card, all accommodation (twin or triple rooms), breakfasts in London, museum and library fees, Paris Metro travel card, Paris airport transfer, administrative fee and faculty expenses per student, tours, and international health insurance.
**Personal expenses include: Includes RT airfare, lunches and dinners (and breakfast in Paris), souvenirs, gifts, and entertainment, passport and photos (if needed). Note: We will try to make our air travel arrangements together so that we can fly as a group. If possible, use frequent flyer miles to reduce personal expenses.Please Note: This trip is limited to only eight students!
ARTH 380: Field Studies: Art History (3 credit hours)
ARTZ 267: Digital Photography (3 credit hours)
PDEV 205: Engaged Learning (0 credit hours)
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Tom Russo
Pool Art Center, 208