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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Q3 Course
  • Restrictions: SUNY Oswego applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Q3 Course
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Q3 Course 2019 12/02/2018 ** Rolling Admission 03/16/2019 03/24/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English Housing Options: Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Type: Faculty-led SUNY Code: 842
Program Coordinator: Megan Kropf - Faculty Leader: Barbara St. Michel (, Susan Bertonneau (
Program Description:
Paris street view

The Program
GLS 100/FRE 395 is a 3-credit Quarter 3 course exploring the historical, artistic, and sociological development of the city of Paris, which is unique in its preservation of all periods of its evolution, from Roman beginnings to the 21st century.  The 7-week on-campus course will be capped off by a group trip to Paris with a daily itinerary complementing the academic preparation.

Tentative Itinerary
Saturday, March 16 Departure from the U.S.
Sunday, March 17 Arrival in Paris; transfer by coach to hotel for check-in.
Afternoon orientation to metro and visit to the major sites of Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower
Monday, March 18 Roman Heritage & Medieval Beginnings:
Arènes de Lutèce, Roman Baths, Musée de Cluny, Latin Quarter, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle, Conciergerie
Tuesday, March 19 From Middle Ages to Renaissance:
Le Marais & the Jewish Quarter; Pont-Neuf, Place des Vosges, Marais, the Louvre & Tuileries gardens.
Free Evening; Optional Paris Bike Tour.
Wednesday, March 20 Bourbon Dynasty:
Day trip to Versailles Palace; Evening at the Louvre; optional dinner
Thursday, March 21 Revolution & Re-Design:
Bastille, Hôtel de Ville, Panthéon, Luxembourg Gardens 
Evening at the Musée d'Orsay; optional dinner
Friday, March 22 La Belle-Époque:
Montmartre, Sacré-Coeur, Galeries-Lafayette, Opéra Garnier, la Madeleine.
Optional: Evening at the Centre Pompidou & dinner
Saturday, March 23 Colonialism & The Modern Era: Élysée Presidential Palace; la Défense
Choice: Institut du Monde Arabe or Musée du quai Branly 
Farewell Banquet
Sunday, March 24 Departure for U.S.

Course Meeting Time
Q3 2019 - Classes Start January 28                Mondays 4:30-5:30 PM TBA

Housing and Meals
Students will be housed in a hotel in Paris. Breakfast is provided each morning. Lunch and dinner are on your own.

Program Costs
The cost information (with details of included and additional costs)  can be found by clicking the link below.

Payment Dates
  • December 2nd:   $250 deposit due
  • January 15th:      Program Balance due

Financial Aid
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Contact the Financial Aid office (206 Culkin) for information.

Course Enrollment & Requirements
The study visit is a required component of the 3 credit "GLS 100/FRE395" course. The course meets weekly during Q3, and the syllabus can be found here.
Updated: 09/10/2018