Paris, France

Program Dates: January 2 - 18, 2020

Enrollment is closed.

Comprehensive fee of $4100 includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from Chicago O'Hare
  • Twin room with private bath and breakfast each day
  • 3 hours of Bradley credit
  • Textbooks (yes!)
  • Transportation passes and a Paris city tour
  • International Student Identity Card 
  • Included: visits to museums, sites of cultural and historical significance, cultural activities, and more!

Classes offered:

--WLF 301  Paris and French Culture   


Prof. Alex Hertich, Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures

The city of light, a movable feast, Paris is, as Nietzsche wrote, an artist’s only home.  After exploring the city’s origins, we will concentrate on the place of Paris in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, for it is during this post-revolutionary period that Paris moved beyond its role as a capital and became embedded in the imaginare not only of the nation, but also of the world. Using a variety of sources including articles, a play, book excerpts, site visits, and guided tours, we will discuss the role of Paris in French culture and national identity and will explore topics including religion, income inequality, art, immigration, and food. Site visits will include: Versailles, le Louvre, le Musée d’Orsay, la Comédie-Française, l’Opéra Garnier, and Notre Dame, among others. The course will be taught in French and is open to all students who have completed WLF 202.

--ENG 302  Travel Writing    sorry, this class is full

(Gen Ed C2 / BCC W2)   

Prof. Laurie Vickroy, Department of English

"Great travel writing consists of equal parts curiosity, vulnerability, and vocabulary. It is      not a terrain for know-it-alls or the indecisive. . . . We observe, we calculate, we enquire,we look for a link between what we already know and what we're about to learn. The finest travel writing describes what goes on when nobody's looking." (Tom Miller)

--PHL 350  Art in Human Experience   sorry, this class did not enroll

(Gen Ed and BCC FA)   

Prof. Michael Greene, Department of Philosophy

Paris has more than one of what are generally termed the greatest museums in the world. Start there, and -- what's not to love?

To Register: ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION (required) begins March 11 on Then, secure your registration in person at 8:30 am Friday, April 26, in the Student Center Ballroom, where you will enroll in order of cumulative credit hours until classes reach enrollment limits. A $500 non-refundable deposit will be required April 26 to secure your registration. (Deposit must be paid with check or cash; sorry, no credit cards.)

Note: a minimum 2.5 GPA is required to register for any Study Abroad program at Bradley University. Transfer students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA recorded at BU in order to register (see us for strategies to enroll!)

Enrollment for any remaining class places after April 26 is first-come, first-served and in the Study Abroad Office, 325 GCC.