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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: HC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Dormitory
Community Based Learning: No Ability to work abroad: No
Board: No Board Program Exception Flag: None
Program Sponsorship: Holy Cross Office of Study Abroad Click here for a definition of this term Visa required for U.S. passport holders: No
Earned Academic Credit: Yes
Program Description:


“Paris: History, Art, Architecture”


FACULTY: Holy Cross Professors Emma Burston and Stephanie Yuhl

DATES: Departure from the USA on Sunday, May 19, 2024 arriving in Paris before noon on Monday, May 20, 2024; departure from Paris on morning of Saturday, June 15, 2024.

INFORMATION SESSION:  Monday, September 25, 2023 at 5:00 PM in Stein 120

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This summer course focuses on the cultural and social history of Paris from the medieval period to the present, with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.  Class discussions and daily readings will explore topics such as Gothic architecture, the French Revolution, various artistic movements (from Classicism to Impressionism to Modernism), the dramatic 19th-century redesign of the city (Haussmannisation), post-colonial migrations, debates over citizenship and what it means to be "French", as well as the modern urban transformation known as "Le Grand Paris".  Our investigations will take us out of the classroom and into the city through field trips to historic sites (for example, Chateau de Versailles) and major museums, as well as neighborhood walking tours of the île-de-la-Cité and Latin Quarter, the Marais, the Grands Boulevards, and Montmartre.

CREDIT: Students receive the equivalent of one Holy Cross credit that can be used to satisfy a Common Area Requirement in History or Arts and/or a course deficiency. No prior knowledge of French is required. Students will enroll in a non-credit beginning or intermediate-level language class, depending on their proficiency. Students with more advanced knowledge of French will also be accommodated.

COSTS: The estimated cost of this 4-week program is approximately $6,500-$7,500. This includes tuition, housing, all course-related excursions and two celebratory dinners at Paris restaurants. There is no meal plan.  NOT INCLUDED:  round-trip airfare, passport expenses, personal expenses, Covid-19 testing fees (if necessary) and meals. Students should expect to spend a minimum of $800 on their food. Very limited financial aid is available for this program.

APPLICATIONS: Open Friday, 6 October 2023 via the online application portal at and close at midnight on Sunday, 26 November 2023.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Prof. Emma Burston at, Prof. Stephanie Yuhl at, Tammi Valeri at tvaleri@holycross,edu, call the Office of Study Abroad at 508-793-3082, email or visit the Office of Study Abroad in Smith Hall 216.


Dates / Deadlines:

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This program is currently not accepting applications.