France is the birthplace of cinema and remains a central hub of European and world film culture. Spend fall semester in the City of Light learning about the development of world cinema culture with its deep roots in the Parisian artistic and visual culture of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The city is a treasure trove of education and experiences with its world-renowned museums (the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay), its monuments (Notre-Dame, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe), and its beautiful urban landscape of boulevards, cafés, movie palaces, theatres, bridges, and parks.
A variety of course offerings allow you to learn about French and European culture and media studies in the ideal learning environment of one of the world’s great cities, all while fulfilling BYU GE requirements and/or earning credit toward majors or minors in French, interdisciplinary humanities, and/or international cinema studies. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France. You will enhance your language skills and cultural knowledge through daily interaction with French host families, and classes will be taught at the LDS Institute of Religion building in the Marais district of Paris and at the language school L’Etoile. No prior French language instruction is required. The program will also include short trips to Versailles and Chartres Cathedral, as well as longer excursions to Lyon and Normandy. See Paris at its best, in the changing colors of fall when all the summer tourists have gone home, and enjoy an unforgettable cultural and educational experience.