UC Davis Summer Abroad
Americans in Paris
Arrive Date: TBD End Date: TBD
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.
- 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.
Instructor: Raquel Scherr
Taught in English
Max Enrollment: 28
Program Coordinator: Jennifer Moylan
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