The Global Cities Urban Realities Semester Program - Paris

The Global Cities Urban Realities Semester Program is the creation of faculty and administrators at the University of California.  It is designed to introduce students to the complex social, political and economic issues brought about by immigration, increasing diversity and urban conflict in London and Paris.  The program is intended as a rewarding experience abroad for students interested in exploring the challenges faced by these exciting and dynamic European capitals.  The dates for the 2017 Semester Program in Paris are May 4th - July 22nd.

Semester Program Overview

During the first five weeks of their Paris program, semester students will be enrolled in one upper-division content course worth 4.5 UC quarter (3.0 semester) units.  This course meets for a total of thirty-eight hours over the course of five weeks.

During the last six weeks of the program, semester students will also be enrolled in one upper-division content course worth 4.5 UC quarter (3.0 semester) units.  This course meets for a total of thirty-eight hours over the course of six weeks.

Additionally, Semester students will be enrolled in one lower-division City and Language course worth 6.0 UC quarter (4.0 semester) units.  This course meets for a total of sixty hours over the course of eleven weeks.

During the first five weeks of their Paris program, semester students should expect to be in the classroom or on a required visit Tuesday through Thursday for at least three hours per day and up to six hours per day.  Special circumstances may require an exceptional course meeting on a Friday, and certain activities may take place on a Saturday.  Students are advised to carefully consult course syllabi and their program schedule before making any travel plans that would conflict with their academic responsibilities.

During the last six weeks of their Paris program, semester students should expect to be in the classroom or on a required visit Monday through Thursday for at least two to three hours per day.

Units

Students are required to take 15 UC quarter (10 semester) units.