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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer Term 1
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Accommodation: Student Residence GPA Requirement: None
Language of Instruction: English On-Site Staff: BC Faculty Leader, BC Resident Director
BC Program Type: BC Summer Program BC Department: English, French, Honors
Summer Course Credit Fulfillment: Honors program major elective Number of Credits: 3
Course Number: HONR 3301 Program Manager: Shannon Williams
Program Description:

The Program

Paris in the first third of the 20th century was very much at the center of what we call Modernism, a period of upheaval in European and world culture. Concentrating on literature and visual art but also including philosophy, architecture, religious experience and music, we will explore and analyze some of the new meof Modernist music, such as Stravinsky or Debussy), and travel together to Giverny, the hometown of the impressionist painter Claude Monet. I will also lead numerous excursions around Paris. Our readings will include poetry (Eliot, Yeats, Apollinaire, Rimbaud), fiction (Gide, Proust, Kafka, Camus), philosophy (Nietzsche, Weber, Weil, Heidegger, Sartre), a play by Pirandello, and artists’ statements. You will be expected to produce short weekly essays and a term paper, which will be completed after returning from Paris.

Draft syllabus: 
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Students will be billed for summer programs via their Agora account in early May, and payment is due prior to departure. Any questions related to billing should be directed to Student Services. 

Four separate costs are billed to Agora:
  • Tuition (3-credit tuition was $2,508) 
  • GeoBlue international health insurance ($50)
  • Program fee ($1,900)
  • Enrollment fee ($45)
Students are responsible for coordinating and paying for their own travel to the program location and budgeting for meals and personal expenses not covered by the program fee. Details on housing and meals is included below.

Please consult our Summer Finances & Scholarships page for additional information on program costs and funding opportunities. 

Housing & Meals

Students will be housed in dorm-style residences in a central Parisian foyer. Some group meals will be included in the program, but students should budget to cover the majority of their meal costs. 

Cultural Activities

Possible site visits may include:
  • Musée du Louvre
  • Musée Gare d’Orsay
  • Musée Marmottan
  • Musée de l’art modern de la ville de Paris
  • Musée Gustave Moreau
  • Giverny
  • Concert Halls of Paris
  • Guided walks around Paris
  • Musée Picasso
  • Musée de l’Orangerie
  • Musée Rodin
  • Musée Rodin
  • Parks and Gardens of Paris

Travel Information

Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Paris, as well as making their way from the airport to the orientation location.

Application Process

Please click on the Apply Now button on this page to submit an online application to OIP. For detailed information on the application process please visit the Applications & Admissions page


Students with disabilities are encouraged to speak with their OIP Advisors about any concerns or questions they may have about studying abroad.

The Office of International Programs reserves the right to update, change, or cancel any BC Summer program without notice due to unexpected events abroad, curriculum, or enrollment issues.

This program is currently not accepting applications.