France

Art, War, and Human Rights

 

2017 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  2018 REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN APRIL 2017

 

2017 France - Metro Eiffel Tower

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, 2017

Approximate Cost: The cost of the 20176 France program is $3,500 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, $175 Study Abroad non-refundable fee, 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 2017 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 the program. 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 a $175.00* money order or cashier’s check made out to FIU and the Class Registration Form you’ve received on the day you secured your spot. These are OSA’s administrative fees.
  5. Below is the schedule of payments you need to follow after you’ve secured your spot with your initial $250 fee:
    **Failure to make your first payment by the September 6 deadline will forfeit your paid administrative fees, and your spot will go to another student.

FINAL SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS (It has changed!):  

 
1st Payment*
 
2nd Payment*
 
3rd Payment
 
Program
Date
Amount
Date
Amount
Date
Amount
Costa Rica
Mon, May 2, 2016
$700
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
$500
Mon, Oct. 24, 2016*
$500
France
One week after securing your spot
$1,250
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
$1,250
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
Italy
One week after securing your spot
$1,250
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
$1,250
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
Spain
One week after securing your spot
$1,000
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
$1,000
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
Vietnam/Cambodia
One week after securing your spot
$700
Friday, Jan 20, 2017
$700
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$600
Japan
One week after securing your spot
$1000
Friday, Jan 20, 2017
$1,000
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
South Africa
One week after securing your spot
$1250
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
$1,250
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
Failure to make your deadline payments will forfeit your paid administrative fees, and your spot will go to another student
* Non-refundable
**Non-refundable after February 13, 2017


Please bring the first payment to our office, DM 233. The second and third payments should be made to Student Financials, either online or in person, same way you pay your regular classes.  The charges will be posted 15 days prior to the deadline.

WATCH THE EUROPE 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.