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Paris: Art and Culture of the City of Light

Dates: 3 July–14 August 2023
Application Deadline: 1 February 2023

Transport yourself to a time when Notre-Dame Cathedral first opened its doors, when kings jousted beneath the castle walls of the Louvre, when the Eiffel Tower pierced the clouds, when Monet and Picasso walked the streets as unknown visionaries, and when Van Gogh longed for the stars. Minds will be expanded, breath will be quickened, worlds will be created, the Metro will be ridden, and crȇpes will be savored. Not a bad way to spend a summer term. Most of our time will be spent in Paris itself, although we venture out on day trips to Chartres, Versailles, Giverny, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Meudon, etc. We will also take an extended journey to the south of France for a week.

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Elliott Wise
3048 JFSB
(801) 422-7297


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Frequently Asked Questions
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Students will enroll in the following courses while on this program:

ARTHC 201—Art and Culture of Europe: Prehistory to Renaissance
FNART 270—Paris in the Belle Epoque (1880–1914)

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), housing, metro passes, museum passes, group transportation on field trips, and international health insurance.

Does not include airfare, prep course tuition, meals, or personal expenses.

College of Humanities majors may qualify for a program discount of $500–$3,000 based on financial need.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour).

French language ability is not required.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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The program will coordinate all accommodations. Students will live in a dorm environment with other BYU students with communal kitchens, laundry facilities, a library, and free wireless internet.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Application Deadline: 1 February 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Elliott Wise, Assistant Professor of Art History and Curatorial Studies, is a specialist in Roman Catholic devotional art, particularly in the late medieval and early Renaissance periods in France, Germany, and the Low Countries.

3048 JFSB
(801) 422-7297

Allen J. Christenson, Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities, is a specialist in the art and culture of European early Modernism (1885-1914), Victorian Great Britain, and pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.

3052 JFSB
(801) 422-5848
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International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.