Americans in Paris
- Excursions and Day Trips
- Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk
- About France
- Weather and Climate
- Research Your Destination
Students will live in shared rooms with bathrooms down the hall in a dormitory adjacent to the Luxembourg Gardens. Each room has a mini fridge and a sink. There are simple kitchens available to heat water just down the hall on each floor.
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Breakfast is included with the accommodations. The class will enjoy a farewell dinner together. Students are on their own for all other meals. Crepes and sandwiches are available in the neighborhood near the classroom.
The following excursions will be part of the program fees:
- A one hour tour of the Seine
- 6-Day Paris Museum Pass
Additionally, students will be required to "travel" through Paris. They will have daily assignments that ask students to explore the history and culture of Americans in Paris through its streets and architecture. In addition, students will be asked to visit historical sites, museums, and exhibits (both longstanding and new) that inspired past and current Americans living in Paris. Classes are scheduled so that students will also take advantage of trips to other places outside of Paris, such as the south of France, where Americans living in Paris have traditionally gone to escape the winter or the confines of the city.
Note: The cost of museum entrances is not included in the program fee, but is part of the estimated expenses in the incidentals category. Students should plan to budget $160 for entrance fees for required activities. Students will purchase metro passes on their own in Paris and should budget about $120 for metro passes. For more on program costs, see the Fees page.
Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
This program is taught in English and you will receive a quick review of "Survival French" on site. However, you may want to brush up on your language skills - or start to learn before you travel to Paris. Lonely Planet says, “Paris has a timeless familiarity for first-time and frequent visitors, with instantly recognizable architectural icons, along with exquisite cuisine, chic boutiques and priceless artistic treasures.”
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Language Spoken: French
Prepare for fluctuating weather conditions. Some days will be very hot; others will be rainy. You can monitor the weather in the weeks leading up to the program online.
Summer Abroad endeavors to provide you with as much accurate information as possible. However, information can change daily. It is your responsibility to become acquainted with your host country before your departure.
It is a good idea to contact official tourist offices for brochures and general information. We have listed some good starting points for your personal research.
Country Specific Information