Explore the beautiful city of Paris while learning about youth in French society.
Guided by Dr. Darlene Piña, students will have first-hand experiences with French
youth culture as well as opportunities to establish international networks in Paris.
During your time abroad, you will:
- Study the social position of youth in French society, both past and present
- Examine the institutions that socialize and control youth, including government, education,
- Learn about youth subcultures and immigrant experiences
- Observe French customs for youth regarding friendship, dating, and family relationships
- Discover the roles media, pop culture, and technology play in the lives of French
- Analyze youth social movements and political participation
- Attend lectures by local experts on the following topics: Youth subcultures and immigrant
groups in Paris; Political and social movements organized by French youth; French
social, economic, and educational policies affecting youth
- Attend art exhibits, concerts, and theatre performances featuring French youth
- Meet with organizations such as the UNESCO Youth Programme
- Visit local schools and colleges, including La Sorbonne
- Visit world-famous Paris sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Arc
de Triomphe, Sainte-Chapelle Cathedral, Champs-Elysées and more
- Take guided walks through the famous Paris neighborhoods of The Left Bank, The Marais,
Medieval Latin Quarter, and Village Montmartre
- Explore the important museums of Paris, including the Louvre, Orsay Museum, and Pompidou
- Enjoy French cuisine at charming cafés and brasseries, and sample delicious pastries
& chocolate at the most popular boulangeries and patisseries
- Tour parks & gardens, including the famous Luxembourg Garden
January 5-18 (departure from U.S. on January 5)
Sociology (SOC) 317: Youth & Society; Satisfies Upper-Division General Education requirement in the Social Sciences for
students with 60 units or more (3 units of UDGE DD credit)
OR 3 units of GE credit in Lifelong Learning (E) in which 60 units is not required.
For students who have already taken SOC 317 at CSUSM, 3 units of elective credit is
available through SOC 498C.
Language of Instruction:
- Class level: Open to all students. Students seeking Upper Division GE credit must
clear 60 units prior to taking this course.
- GPA: 2.75 and above; good academic standing prior to departure
3 units, SOC 317 or Area E credit
Students who have already taken SOC 317 at Cal State San Marcos will be enrolled in
SOC 498C and earn 3 units of elective credit.
Shared rooms at the 3-star Citadines Apart’Hotel Didot Montparnasse in Paris.
$2,300 + Extended Learning Fees, estimated at $798 for 3 units
All fees include transportation in country, accommodation, welcome and farewell dinners,
all excursions and medical insurance. Airfare and personal expenditures NOT included in the program cost, estimated at $1,350-$1,500.
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- Attend an information session led by Program Leader, Dr. Darlene Pina.
- Fill out the online application materials via the link below. All application materials must be received by Monday, October 2 along with your non-refundable
$300 deposit to the Office of Global Education, Craven 3200. Online payment preferred through CashNet. Please be advised to choose E-check and enter your checking account details to
avoid the 2.75% convenience fees applicable to all non-checking account payments.
Cash, checks, and money orders made payable to CSUSM will also be accepted.
- Final payment of $2,000 is due on Thursday, November 16th to the Office of Global
Education, following the payment guidelines outlined above. Payment of tuition related expenses
(estimated at $798) will be billed by Extended Learning and appear on your Student
Center, following the payment guidelines set out for Winter Intersession.
- Submit your flight details to Global Education here: Flight Information Form
- A mandatory pre-departure orientation will be held Friday, December 1 with Professor Pina to discuss arrival instructions and the upcoming course(s).
Some course sessions may take place prior to leaving, beginning in December. More
details will follow.
January in Paris 2018 Application [CLOSED]:
We are no longer accepting applications for January in Paris 2018.
- Paris Student Contract (coming soon)
Attend an Information Session today:
For more information, contact Dr. Darlene Piña at firstname.lastname@example.org.