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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Art History, Global Studies, History Experience / Activity Type: Classes
Credit type: LU credit Minimum GPA: 2.0
Class Eligibility: First Year, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Option: Dorm/Student Residence
LU Program Director: Savage, John ( Host: Lehigh Program
LU Study Abroad Advisor: Isaiah Allekotte (, Katie Radande ( Exchange: No
Global Engineering Consortium: No
Program Description:
INFORMATION SESSION: Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 4:10pm in Maginnes Hall 110

Dates: July 2- 31, 2018
Note: students should arrive in Paris the morning of July 2nd.


Summer 2018 fees TBD, but likely similar to 2016

$5,980 - This includes tuition for six credits, a double occupancy room with bathroom, International Student ID Card, all local travel and some meals. Not included:  airfare, most meals, laundry, personal weekend travel or other personal costs. Students have access to kitchens in the residence and low cost student restaurants in order to minimize expenses.
A limited number of $500-$1,500 need-based scholarships are also available. Applications will be evaluated according to a student's financial need and an essay describing the possible significance of this experience to their academic and professional development. Deadlines are posted on Travel Grant Form.

Students are encouraged to review the Finances section of the Lehigh Study Abroad website for information on additional funding opportunities.
Global Studies / HIST / ART 183: France from Medieval to Modern: Politics, Society, & Art (3) (HU) France’s artistic, cultural, social and political development from early kingship and the dominance of the Church in the Middle Ages to the grandeur of the court at Versailles in the Age of Absolutism; the radical transformation of culture and society during the French Revolution and advent of the Modern Nation-State; to twentieth century developments including the two World Wars, imperialism and impact of post-war globalization.Course pays particular attention to the history of artistic movements, including Church art, the Baroque, Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Modernism, as indexes of social and cultural change.Offered in summer only through Lehigh Study Abroad Office as part of Lehigh in Paris program.

Global Studies / HIST / ARCH/GS 253: Paris: The Planning of a Metropolis (3) (HU) The splendor of modern Paris is due in large part, large to bold, large-scale modernization and changes in the city’s patterns during the 19th century. From a crowded labyrinth of decaying tenements, magnificent buildings, large thoroughfares, bridges, and parks were constructed. The course will cover a century of change, and focus on the major accomplishments of its visionary planners.

Lehigh in Paris is an exciting summer study abroad program devoted to discovering the history and culture of the city of Paris, led by a Lehigh faculty member, taught entirely in English. During the month of July, students live together in Paris and participate in excursions and outings four days per week. Classes take place around the city as students discover famous monuments, museums and neighborhoods while studying their origins and significance. From Thursday afternoon through the weekend, students are free to relax or travel. The program offers six Lehigh Humanities credits, though students can opt to take up to eight credits if they wish. The program is open to all students, regardless of major. No French language or European history background is required. Students get academic credit that counts toward their degrees like any other course taken on campus

Click here for the program brochure: What is Lehigh in Paris 18.pdf

Students will live at Cite Internationale Universitaire de Paris, a beautiful and historic green campus that is safe, secure and conveniently located across the street from the classically Parisian Parc Montsouris and a short metro ride from the heart of historic Paris. For meals, students have access to the large Cite Universitaire Student Restaurant and several inexpensive restaurants and supermarkets around campus. The residence has been recently renovated, and each room includes a private bathroom with a shower, as well as free wifi, access to kitchens and laundry facilities.