UC Davis Summer Abroad


Status: Scheduled for 2015

Info Session: Archived Podcast

Americans in Paris

Paris, France

Arrive Date: TBD    End Date: TBD

Program Overview

This program examines representations of Paris in the 19th and 20th centuries and of its role as the capital of modern culture. We will discuss major texts from Jefferson to Baldwin, listen to key musicians (e.g. Sidney Bechet, Josephine Baker), view major films (e.g. Marie Antoinette, Midnight in Paris), and learn to read the city while reporting on its politics from the vantage point of young 21st-century Americans. Classes and student housing will be located near Luxembourg Gardens. Assignments include required readings, visits to museums and jazz clubs, and independent walks throughout the city.

Program Highlights
  • Live across from the lovely Luxembourg Gardens.
  • Enjoy one of the lowest-cost programs in Europe – with breakfast included!
  • Walk in the footsteps of Jefferson, Twain, Hemingway, Stein and other Americans in Paris.

InstructorRaquel Scherr

Taught in English

Max Enrollment: 28

Program CoordinatorJennifer Moylan


Comparative Literature (COM) 180S. Selected Topics in Comparative Literature (4 units)

Comparative Literature (COM) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units), P/NP grading only)

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