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|Experience Type:||Study Abroad||Area of Study:||Anthropology, English, European Studies, French Studies, History, International Studies, Literature, Sociology|
|Course Language:||English||Housing Options:||Residence Hall|
|Eligibility:||2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate||Minimum GPA:||2.25|
|Student Type:||Both undergraduate and graduate students||Advisor:||Thomas Teague|
|Program Director:||Vershawn Young||UK Travel Medical Insurance:||Included in the UK Sponsored program fee|
Paris Noire: African American
Literature & Culture in Paris
June 29 - July 31, 2014
This program explores the impact of African American arts, letters, and culture on Paris, France. Through a series of site visits and tours of African American locations in Paris, guest lectures, and traditional classroom activities (e.g. viewing films, reading literature, and class discussions), students will gain valuable knowledge about the past and present influence of black life on/in Paris, France.
- Attend and participate in guest lectures by contemporary African American Parisian writers
- Tour notable locales associated with famous African American writers and artists to identify Parisian cultural influences in African American artistic and cultural production
- Develop a global and cross-cultural understanding of African American art, culture, and people
- UK Sponsored programs are conducted by the University of Kentucky faculty. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings.
- All undergraduate students will enroll in ENG 370: Literature Across Borders (3 credit hours). Undergraduate students wishing to take additional credits may work with Dr. Young, the program director, to arrange up to 3 credit hours of independent study in either ENG or AAS.
- Graduate students must arrange for credit with the program director (3 credit hours).
- Additionally, all students will participate in an intensive "survival" French language course, not for credit.
- All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).
Housing & Meals
- Students will be housed in student residence, the Cite Universitaire. Most rooms are single occupancy but that is subject to change.
- Participants will be responsible for most meals on their own and will have access to shared kitchen facilities as well as a campus cafeteria. Students are encouraged to purchase an International Student ID Card (ISIC) in order to obtain student discounts in the campus cafeteria.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Many financial aid packages (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with their UK Financial Aid counselor as soon as possible to apply for funding.
The Education Abroad at UK Scholarship - The campus-wide Selection Committee awards need-based scholarships to UK students in the amounts of $750, $1,000 and $1,500. The deadline for application materials is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
- Costs and cancellation policies vary by program, so it is important to review this information very carefully. For more information on program costs, please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website).
- Students must complete an application with UK Education Abroad (online, this website) and a supplemental application with International Studies Abroad (ISA). The supplemental ISA application will be provided to all accepted students after the application deadline.
Passport & Visa Requirements
- Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility, in the UK Student Center, accepts U.S. Passport applications. For more information about U.S. Passport applications please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
- U.S. passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Participants who wish to extend their stay in the country beyond the program start and end dates and those who are not U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations at the French Consulate.
Travel Medical Insurance
For More Information
For additional information about this program, please contact:
- EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall
- Dr. Vershawn Young, faculty member in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky, email@example.com. Dr. Young will be directing the program.
- Mr. Thomas Teague, EA Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer 2||2014||04/10/2014**||Rolling Admission||06/29/2014||07/31/2014|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.