France

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Art, War, and Human Rights

2018 registration opens on Wednesday April 12th, 10:00am at DM 233!

Make an educated decision! Attend the Europe Study Abroad Honors Hour on April 6, 2017, at 3:30pm in SIPA 125!

Program Description: From great conflict comes great change. This interdisciplinary course examines France’s dramatic political, intellectual, and cultural conflicts. Students will experience French history firsthand, from the Roman conquest of Gaul to the Allied landing on the beaches of Normandy, by way of the intellectual battles of the Enlightenment and the artistic revolution of the 19th century. Based in Paris, the class will navigate Francois I’s Renaissance in the Loire castles, Marie Antoinette’s final trek through Paris to the guillotine, and Hemingway’s walk through the streets of the Latin Quarter. Engage in debates about absolutism, nationalism, revolution and human rights in the country that saw the most radical, idealistic, and brutal revolution in Europe. Encounter the personalities that have shaped world history–Voltaire, Rousseau, Maximilien Robespierre, Olympe de Gouges, Napoleon Bonaparte, Dwight D. Eisenhower–as well as the figures that revolutionized art history: David, Gericault, Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse, and Picasso. Discover the Louvre, Orsay, Invalides, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, and other museums and monuments of Paris. The class also visits the castles of the Loire, the beaches of Normandy, the French Alps, and Lyon.

Destinations: Paris, Versailles, Normandy, Lyon, and the Alps

Dates: June 30 – July 31, 2018

Approximate Cost: The cost of the 2018 France program is $3,000 which includes housing for the duration of the trip, local transportation, admission to required museums and monuments (approximately 20), some meals, and mandatory insurance. Program costs DO NOT include: $250 Honors College fee and $175 Study Abroad non-refundable fees, FIU instructional fee (6 credits, $205.57 per credit), airfare, meals, or personal expenses (including out-of-class transportation).

Program Requirements: Students participating in the FIU Honors College France Program must register for the 3 credit hour pre-trip seminar in the Spring 2018 term at the Modesto A. Maidique campus, and the 3 credit hour “in-country” course in the Summer B 2016 term in France. While in France, students are lectured in the field by Professor John Bailly, and complete the Over Under Paris project. Students also participate in the Normandy American Cemetary project, in conjunction with the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Housing: Students participating in the Honors College France Program will be housed at the Cite Internationale Universitaire de Paris. While in Lyon and Bayeux, students will stay in hotel, with breakfast included. Students will also stay one night in an Alpine mountain refuge, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Courses/Credits:

France: Art, War, and Human Rights
On campus: IDH 4007—France: Art, War, & Human Rights (3 credits)
Abroad: IDH 4008—France: Art, War, & Human Rights (3 credits)

Program Director: John Bailly – baillyj@fiu.edu

About the Program Director: Professor John Bailly was born in Slough, Buckinghamshire, of a French father and American mother, and lives in France during the summer. He received his MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University in 1993, and is a Fellow of the Honors College at Florida International University. Based in Miami, his work has been exhibited at several institutions in the US. He founded and directs Aesthetics & Values Art Exhibition class in The Honors College at FIU.

Registration:

It works on a first come, first serve basis!

Follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Bring a $250.00 money order or cashier’s check made out to FIU to DM 233. These are the Honors College administrative fees. This payment will secure you a spot in your program of choice.  It is non-refundable, so be aware that you are seriously committing to the program!  Registration will remain opened from Monday through Friday (8:30am-4:30pm) until the programs are full.
  2. You will get a receipt, instructions on how to apply online, and the Class Registration Form. You will also have to sign a form
  3. Apply online
  4. Go to the Office of Study Abroad (OSA) in SASC 230, and turn in  the Class Registration Form you’ve received on the day you secured your spot.
  5. An extra $175 will be charged with your first payment. These are OSA’s administrative fees.
  6. Below is the schedule of payments** to be followed after you secured your spot with your initial $250 fee:

**Failure to make your first payment by the October 1st deadline will forfeit your paid administrative fees, and your spot will go to another student.

FINAL SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS:

 
1st Payment*
 
2nd Payment*
  
3rd Payment (*)(***)
  
Program
Deadline
Amount
Deadline
Amount
Deadline
Amount
Total
Costa Rica
Mon, May 1, 2017
$800
Tue, Aug 1, 2017
$500
Sun, Oct. 1, 2017*
$500
$1,800
France
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$1,000
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$1,000
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$1,000
$3,000
Italy
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$1,000
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$1,000
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$1,000
$3,000
Spain
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$900
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$900
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$700
$2,500
Vietnam/Cambodia
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$900
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$800
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$700
$2,400
Japan
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$1000
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$1,000
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$900
$2,900
South Africa
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
TBD
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
TBD
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
TBD
TBD

After you’ve secured your spot at DM 233, make your three payments at Student Financials (SASC Building 1st Floor,) same way you pay for your regular classes. In order to make sure the payment goes towards the program, we strongly recommend you go in person. The charges will be posted 15 days prior to the deadline or earlier.

NOTE: Late fees will apply.

Watch last semester’s Honors Hour HERE!

CHECK THE EUROPE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION HERE

For information about Study Abroad scholarships, please contact the Office of Study Abroad (SASC 230) at 305.348.1913 or at edabroad@fiu.edu.

For other questions, please contact Luli Szeinblum at 305.348.1620 or luli.szeinblum@fiu.edu.