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No. No. COC-02.19.10-Paris-JMu
February 19, 2010
Spend a ‘Summer Semester in Paris’ with College of the Canyons
Students looking for an aesthetic alternative to the traditional summer school experience may want to renew their passport and brush up on their French in preparation of a ‘Summer Semester in Paris’ with the College of the Canyons art and French departments.
Providing students with the opportunity to earn college credit in one of the world’s most culturally unique cities, the 2010 ‘Summer Semester in Paris’ will take place from June 10 to July 10 -- with students housed at the famed Cité Internationale at the University of Paris.
With the city of Paris as their classroom students can earn up to six units in the subjects of art and French culture and conversation, while also taking part in day trips to other educational destinations throughout the country.
At a cost of $2,940, students who enroll in the ‘Summer Semester in Paris’ program will receive:
• Dormitory style housing in the Cité Internationale at the University of Paris.
• Use of the ACCENT International Consortium for Academic Programs Abroad facilities in Paris.
• Day trips to the Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Versailles, the historic city of Rouen and Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny.
• Use of the Paris bus and subway system for the entire trip.
• Transfers to and from the Paris airport
• An international student identity card.
• Pre-departure orientation program and guided tour of Paris.
For an additional $420, students can also participate in an optional three-day excursion through the Normandy and Brittany regions of France, including transportation, guided tours and two nights lodging and accommodations in the town of Saint-Malo, located on the English Channel.
“What makes this educational travel opportunity truly unique,” said Pierre Etienne, COC French instructor and trip organizer, “is that rather than spending a day or two in one location and then heading to the next one, students will stay an entire month in Paris -- allowing time to discover the many layers that compose this great capital.
“What’s more, they’ll be able to do so under the guidance of two professors, an artist and a French cultural historian, who know the city intimately,” added Etienne.
The ‘Summer Semester in Paris’ program is open to any enrolled student who will be at least 18 by June 9, 2010. However, the trip will be limited to just 30 students.
An information meeting for interested students will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, February 25, in the College of the Canyons library, room 206, located on the Valencia campus.
For more information about the ‘Summer Semester in Paris’ please contact Pierre Etienne at (661) 362-3069 or email@example.com, or Robert Walker at (661) 362-3623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.