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 a dormitory across the street from the Luxembourg gardens and share rooms. Each double room has a mini fridge and a sink. Down the hall from the shared rooms are simple kitchens to heat water.
The dorm includes a simple French continental breakfast of bread, coffee and juice. In the neighborhood near the dorm are several inexpensive eateries, organic and non-organic markets, bakeries, cheese shops and restaurants where students can buy food. Except for occasional class picnics and a farewell dinner, students are responsible for their own meals.
The following excursions will be part of the program fees:
- An overnight field trip to World War II sites and a coastal town in Normandy
- A one hour tour of the Seine
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, and to visit historical sites, museums, and exhibits (both longstanding and new) that inspired past and current Americans living in Paris.
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 $413 for entrance fees for required activities. Students may want to purchase a Paris Navigo Metro card on their own for about $80. For more on program costs, see the Cost page.
Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and live, for an extended period, 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' monument-lined boulevards, museums, classical bistros and boutiques are enhanced by a new wave of multimedia galleries, creative wine bars, design shops and tech start-ups.” We hope that students will learn to navigate these and other sites that are of interest to them.
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