UMW in France
Historic Preservation Abroad
|Dr. Andrea Livi-Smith, a Paris native, leads this program focused on the urban and architectural history of Paris, as well as its preservation. Taught in English, this course will traverse Paris to discover its history from the maze-like streets of the middle ages to the City of Lights as we know it today. Extensive site visits will be the centerpiece of this course, with a bonus excursion to another international city outside of France. This program is offered in cooperation with Mission Interuniversitaire de Coordination des Échanges Franco-Americains (MICEFA).
Students will stay in shared dormitory rooms at Cité Universitaire, a ten-minute subway ride from the center of Paris. Kitchen facilities and student restaurants, laundry facilities, a computer lab, and internet access are available at the residence.
Students will be earn 3 transfer credits for HISP 470: Preservation Abroad (Paris: Architecture, Planning, and Preservation). The course is taught by Dr. Smith in cooperation with MICEFA. Students also have the option to participate in an independent study under Dr. Smith for an additional 1-3 credits. For additional course information, view Dr. Smith’s website.
This course satisfies the Beyond the Classroom OR Diverse and Global Perspectives general education requirement by contract with the Faculty Director only.
Requirements & Prerequisites
Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate. HISP 101 and 209 are recommended prerequisites but are not required. French proficiency is not required as courses will be taught in English. As per UMW credit transfer policies, a grade of C or above is required for courses taught abroad to transfer back to UMW. This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study. It is also open to non-UMW students.
Priority will be given to those students who were registered and deposited for the summer 2020 or summer 2021 program runs that were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).
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