Gap Year - French Art and Civilisation in Paris

Gap Year - French Art and Civilisation in Paris

Our year-long program is aimed at students who want to experience living in Paris and learning about French history, culture and the arts. Some students are humanities majors but the courses are aimed a filling general requirements for non-humanity majors as well. Taught in English the programme offers an unparalled variety of topics, ranging from general introductory courses to more specialised, in depth studies. Based at the Institut dâ??Etudes Superieures des Arts premises in the heart of Paris, students are within easy access of all the major Parisian monuments and a stoneâ??s throw from the Louvre, the most important theatre in Paris, the Comedie Française or the centre of the luxury trades. During their stay in Paris, students are encouraged to explore all aspects of Parisian life, and the course programme is structured to give students time to explore this most beautiful of cities. Short excursions are included in the programme; in addition there are a range of opportunities for extra-curricular activities outside the course timetable. Whether starting or needing to improve their French, everyone is given the opportunity to learn both in class and in daily conversation. Courses to be taken: French Culture and Civilisation French Language French History French Art and Architecture The Tradition of French Landscape Painting: From The Renaissance to The Impressionists French Literature The History of French Cinema Paris in The Age of The Impressionists The French Touch: Art Heritage, Culture and Branding

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