The Southern Connecticut State University Art department and Department of World languages and literature Presents: The 2014 International Field Study in
June 30 - July 31, 2014
Paris Application (PDF)
(Please return filled out application to Dr. Erin Heidkamp in EN B 129)
Get ready for the educational experience of a lifetime in one of the world's most beautiful cities! Southern's program in Paris is designed so that you can study and earn credit for courses while learning and living in the City of Light. We will introduce you to many exciting dimensions of the city both in and out of the classroom. Each course in the program takes full advantage of the rich environment of the city. Paris itself is our classroom: whether your focus is art, architecture or the french language, you will discover your subject firsthand. At the same time, you will also have the rare opportunity to learn about the city's many neighborhoods, monuments, events, and even its food. Paris is our focus, but we will also travel outside the city to visit additional sites. In the past our destinations have included the royal palace of Versailles, Monet's Garden at Giverny and Vaux-le-Victome.
ART 225 Creative Drawing. Prof. Thuan Vu
Prerequisite: ART 151
This course will focus on the creation of a visual travel journal. Using pencil, charcoal, pastel, and watercolor, the journal will record how the student experiences the artistic history of Paris. Subjects will include French paintings, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, and landscape. Specific assignments will address both formal drawing concerns (composition, scale, proportion, value, light, and volume) and conceptual issues (What does it mean to work on site? In a foreign country? And how does this influence what and how I draw?). Drawing sessions in the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, the Luxembourg Gardens, and various sites around Paris, will be supplemented with class meetings for technical demonstrations and critiques. Students will provide their own art supplies, which may be brought with them or purchased in Paris.
ART 324 City of Light: 2000 Years of Art and Architecture in Paris. Dr. Camille Serchuk
Prerequisite: ART 104 or ART 105; and departmental permission.
This course will examine the architectural, artistic and urban development of Paris from the city's origins to the present day. While following a chronological survey of the city's art and architecture and urban design, we will also consider the importance of the French kings and their patronage to Parisian art and architecture, as well as the effects of war on the city, the development of Paris as a capital city and center of power and commerce, and the role it played in defining the artistic avant-garde. Walking tours of neighborhoods will alternate with trips to museums such as the Louvre and the Pompidou Center and visits to monuments such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Place des Vosges.
ART 398: French Gothic Cathedrals (Prof. Camille Serchuk)
Prerequisite: Art 104 or department permission. Special information: held on site in Paris, France; may require a lab fee. Students will discover the art and architecture of the Gothic cathedral firsthand in Paris, France and the surrounding area. Visits to churches and museums will reveal the unique structure, decoration, theology and symbolism that shape these extraordinary buildings.
FRE 206/306/506: Advanced French Culture and Language Practice in France (Prof. Luke Eilderts)
French 206/306/506 is an on-site course in which French cultural phenomena will be discussed. Through readings, cultural outings, language study and practice, students will develop an understanding of contemporary France and the current political situation, including France's link to the post-colonial francophone world. Major French institutions and ideologies will be studied as well as more traditional cultural topics such as the media, cinema, and technological contributions. Through a variety of activities with Paris as our classroom, we will engage in analyzing modern day France in an effort to break down stereotypes and discover what it means to be French today. Pre or co-requisite: WLL 581. 3 credits.
Requirements and prerequisites are listed in the undergraduate and graduate catalogues. Instructor permission is required for each course. A health report, release of liability, and insurance coverage must be provided by each participant. Students should have student records free of disciplinary problems.
Students will be housed in private dormitory rooms at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (http://www.ciup.fr/lang_en.htm) in the 14th Arrondissement, an 8-minute Métro ride to the heart of Paris. Students are responsible for their own eating costs. On campus, the Cité Universitaire houses a large cafeteria and brasserie (only steps away from the dormitories) with daily prix-fixe menus ranging from 3,00 to 8,00 Euros. For further information, consult the Cité Universitaire's website http://www.ciup.fr/student_cafeteria.htm. The dormitories also come equipped with shared kitchens. Please notify Dr. Serchuk or Prof. Vu with regard to special needs for dietary or living accommodations.
Program Fees $4025
$4,025 Program Fee Includes:
• Pre-departure orientation sessions
• Round-trip airfare and shuttle transportation from SCSU's campus to the airport
• Round-trip transportation from the airport into Paris
• Single accommodation with private bath at Cité Universitaire
• Paris Métro Pass
• Admission to all museums and monuments visited by the program
• Year-long passes to the Musée D'Orsay, the Musée du Louvre and other museums
• Three separate, full day excursions to Giverny, Vaux-le-Vicomte, and Versailles (optional)
• International Student Identity Card
• Map guide of Paris
• 5 Group lunches and 5 group dinners
• Celebratory program banquet
Program Fee Does Not Include:
• SCSU registration and tuition fees, books, laundry, meals (other than the ten meals indicated above), medical and personal expenses, touring and any additional expenses altering the itinerary and/or arrangements.
• Each student is expected to bring a minimum of $750.00 for food costs. It is strongly recommended that students bring an additional $500 for on-site expenses.
The Program accepts no responsibility for personal property, which must be insured separately if so desired; in particular, students are urged not to bring valuable jewelry or expensive electronic equipment with them. The Program reserves the right to make changes required by circumstances.
Students who qualify for the Guaranteed Student Loan Program should consult with their financial aid officer and request additional aid for study abroad. Students must apply and be accepted to the Program; preference will be given to full-time students enrolled in degree programs. Students from other colleges and universities are welcome to apply.
Application will be due no later than March 1, 2014. Upon notification of acceptance by the program directors, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is due by March 1, 2014; this deposit guarantees your participation and reserves your room. A second payment of half the balance ($1,762)is due on March 1, 2014 and a final payment of ($1,763) is due on May 1, 2014.
Fees are based upon historical program costs in France and current rates of exchange. Please bear in mind that it is expensive to live in Paris. Extreme fluctuation in exchange rates or boarding costs in Paris may result in additional fees being charged. In the event that additional fees exceed the costs above by more than 20%, the student may choose to drop the program and will receive a refund of all funds recoverable by the University. Fees will be frozen on May 1, 2014 and after that there will be no refunds.
Office of international Education Cancellation Policy
Currently, all courses abroad for the academic year are expected to operate. Southern Connecticut State University's Office of International Education (SCSU-OIE) will monitor world events and make any change to this decision on an individual course basis any time between now and the departure dates.
If Southern Connecticut State University cancels an off-campus course, students will be refunded their deposits and all monies the university is able to recover from program providers. The SCSU-OIE office will aggressively negotiate with providers for the refunds.
If a student withdraws from an off-campus course at any time between now and the departure date, the student will forfeit his/her deposit but will be refunded all other recoverable amounts. In the event the price of the trip rises more than 20%, the student may withdraw and receive both recoverable funds and deposit.
Students who must cancel their participation in a course abroad program must do so in writing to Dr. Erin Heidkamp, Interim Director of the Office of International Education.
The Office of International Education will work to delay payment to providers on costs for course abroad programs as long as possible and request clearly-stated refund policies from all providers for all programs prior to payments. Students who wish to purchase cancellation insurance should contact their insurance provider.
If Southern Connecticut State University cancels an off-campus course, the staff of SCSU-OIE will work with individual course abroad faculty members in adapting their course, when possible, for the Southern Connecticut State University campus. This is understood to be an emergency procedure in place as a result of unusual or unforeseen world events. If an off-campus course cannot be adapted to the on-campus
setting, the faculty member will work to develop an alternative on-campus course for the students enrolled. If this is possible, efforts will be made to enroll students in existing on-campus courses.
For information regarding financial aid, please contact Ms. Gloria Lee at (203) 392-5445.
*Deposits will be refunded in full if this application is rejected by the program Director.
For further information please contact:
Dr. Camille Serchuk
Earl Hall 209
Prof. Thuan Vu
Earl Hall 206a
Prof. Luke Eilderts
Engelman D 157