Study Music and Culture This Summer in France!


Are you ready to study music and culture in France this summer?

Students will have the opportunity to fulfill both a UCC and GL course requirement simultaneously with two courses, led by Drs. David Dolata and Joel Galand, that include a special emphasis on music and culture in France. While in France, students will experience life in Tours, a Medieval university town in the Loire Valley, an area famous for its chateaux, some of which we will visit. Our sojourn will be capped with the Bastille Day celebration at the Tours city hall, the Hôtel de Ville. The program also includes a long weekend in Paris to experience the milieu in which the music we study was created and to take in the diverse contemporary Parisian musical-scene. Highlights of our visit will include a tour of the Paris Garnier Opera House, Montmartre, and the Gregorian Chant Mass at Notre Dame de Paris. Apply while OSA scholarships are available!



Classes in Tours will take place in a classroom within a 12th-century tower with a vaulted ceiling, stained glass windows, carved wood furniture, and original tapestries at the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance (CESR) of the Université François-Rabelais de Tours—CNRS, one of Europe’s leading research institutes. Additional visits by train or chartered bus will take us to Paris, the Chateau de Chenonceau, and the Chateau de Chambord.



In Tours, students will be housed at “La Croix Montoire,” a university dormitory in the historic center of town within easy walking distance of CESR, dining, shopping, and the train station. In Paris, students will stay at a hotel with breakfast included within walking distance of the Gare Montparnasse rail station.



Summer C

On Campus: June 7—30, 2016

Abroad: July 5—18, 2016



This course is a 6-credit program. Students must sign up for two 3-credit courses as listed below:

MUL 1010 Music Appreciation

IDS 3336 Artistic Expression in a Global Society



The estimated cost of $1,825 includes housing for the duration of the time abroad, transportation and admission to chateaux, travel to and within Paris, hotel room and breakfast, tour admissions, and mandatory international health insurance.

The program fee does not include round-trip airfare to Paris or rail fare to and from Tours, most meals, course instructional fees for 6 credits ($205.57 per undergraduate credit), or the non-refundable Study Abroad fee of $175.



To contact the FIU Office of Study Abroad, click here. 

To learn more about funding your study abroad experience, click here.

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FIU School of Music, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, WPAC 146B

Telephone: 305-348-2076



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