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Study Abroad: Yale Summer Session in Paris: Belle Époque France (FREN S369/HUMS S214/LITR S247)
Paris, France
Program Terms: Summer
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Program Budget: Summer
Quick Facts:
 Type of Activity:
Study Abroad
 Class Standing at Time of Enrollment:
1 first semester freshman, 1.5 second semester freshman, 2 first semester sophomore, 2.5 second semester sophomore, 3 first semester junior, 3.5 second semester junior, 4 first semester senior, 4.5 second semester senior, graduate or professional student, other
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Program Description:

YSS in Paris, France
Belle Époque France

Program Dates: Saturday, May 31 - Saturday, July 5, 2014

Prerequisite: None

Expenses: Participants are responsible for all costs of the program. A breakdown of the program budget can be found by clicking on the "Program Budget" link here or at the top of the page.

Funding: Yale students on financial aid are eligible for the International Summer Award (ISA). 
(Please be aware the ISA has a cap of $10,000.) Students from other universities should consult their financial aid offices.

Course Description: A study of important works of literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and the decorative arts in turn-of-the-century France (1870-1914). This course will acquaint students with the principal literary and artistic forms, social trends, political movements, scientific theories, and technological innovations of the Belle Époque, with visits to museums, architectural monuments, theatre, and art nouveau cafés in Paris. Principle authors: Zola, Gide, Proust, Bergson, Apollinaire, Maupassant, Mallarmé, Colette, Alain-Fournier, Barbey d’Aurevilly, Simmel, Jarry, and Feydeau. Students choose HUMS, LITR, or FREN credit. Conducted in English. 2 Credits

Pre-Syllabus Belle Epoque 2013.pdf

Instructor: R. Howard Bloch, 

Housing Abroad: Students will live in an international dorm at St. John's University - Paris Campus. Students must leave housing on the last day of the program. Breakfast is included 7 days per week at St. John's University. Students will be on their own for lunch and dinner each day.

Trips & Activities*: The program will visit the Orsay Museum and its collection of impressionist paintings, the Gustave Moreau atelier and museum, the Rodin Museum, Monet’s gardens and house at Giverny, and the Maxim’s collection of interior objects of the Belle-Epoque. Students explore by foot Fin-de-Siècle architectural monuments in Paris, eat in authentic period café’s and bistrots, and attend the performance of a farce or melodrama from late nineteenth-century France. *Subject to change

Application Process: Apply through the Center for International Experience website.
Application fee: $55 Application opens: December 15, 2013 Application deadline: February 15, 2014

Airfare: Students are responsible for booking their own airfare to the program location. Students should arrive in Paris on Saturday, May 31. If students wish to arrive before the check-in date they will be responsible for their own housing for dates prior to the start of the program. Travel arrangements home should be made for Saturday, July 5.

Passport/Visa: Students are responsible for obtaining a passport and researching if a visa is needed. (U.S. citizens do not need a visa for this program.)  If a student requires a visa and needs supporting documents from the Study Abroad office, they must give the office at least a week's notice in preparing those documents for them.

Pre-departure Orientation: A mandatory pre-departure orientation will be held for this program.

Questions: For course content questions contact instructor:  For general program questions contact the Study Abroad staff:

Click here to view the list of CIPE Residential College Peers: students in your college who have already participated in an international experience.

2014 Application Button

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Dates and Deadlines:
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