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Decadent Paris: French Language, Culture and History of Paris, France

Program Details

Through various museum visits, city walking tours, and cuisine sampling opportunities, students will be able to gain an increased understanding of French culture. Students will be exposed to different aspects of the culture such as art, history and architecture at the Musee  D'Orsay, La maison de Victor Hugo, The musee de Gustave Moreau, Le Petit Palais and the Opera de Paris. During the city walks, students will gain an increased understanding of architecture and urban planning in Paris and how that differs (or is similar to) urban planning in the United States. Through these visits, students will also be able to physically visit sites and places discussed in the literature that they read for the course. Restaurant visits will also allow students to sample French cuisine and understand its importance in French culture.

Selection Criteria:


FRCH 1010 or equivalent, students may make an appointment with the French faculty for a brief assessment to see if eligible.

Participants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be a high school graduate or above.
  • Participants seeking academic credit for the program must be able to read the required text and participate in discussions.


  • Paris, France

Program Dates:

June 6, 2021- June 26, 2021


$3999 (Airfare Not Included)

Suggested Payment Schedule:

  • Deposit: $500
  • Jan. 8, 2021: $600
  • Feb. 5, 2021: $600
  • March 5, 2021: $600
  • April 2, 2021: $600
  • May 8, 2021: $600

Must be paid in full by May 31, 2021

Payments can now be made online! Visit this website for instructions on how to pay your deposit online and future payments. Charges should show on your account within 48 hours after registration. Note that you will be charged credit card assessment fees if you use a card in person, over the phone, or online. You will not be charged these fees if paying by cash, check, or ACH bank transfer online.


Monday- May 31,2021: Pre-Departure Orientation
Saturday- June 5, 2021: Departure from SLC/ Arrive in Paris
Saturday- June 26, 2021: Depart from Pars/ Return to SLC

Academic Courses

Students who participate in this study abroad program will be able to register for up to six (6) semester credits through Weber State University in 

  • FRCH 1020 and FRCH 1851
  • or FRCH 2010 and FRCH HU2851
  • or FRCH 2020 and FRCH HU2851
  • or FRCH 3000 and FRCH 3850

Program Directors

Program director an trip leader is Dr. Cynthia Jones. Dr. Jones has spent two years living and working in Paris, France. She has also previously organized short-term instructor led study abroad trips to Paris in the past and feels extremely comfortable navigating the city and the surrounding area for day trip excursions.



Trip Cancellations

If Weber State cancels a trip for any reason, all participants will be refunded 100% of funds paid to the school. If a participant withdraws from the program for any reason, they are subject to the refund policy found on the first page of the application.  Deposits are always non-refundable, unless the program is canceled by Weber State.  No refunds will be issued 30 days prior to program start date. 

Refunds will NOT be given to students due to COVID-19 concerns. Before programs were canceled last year, every student was given the option to withdraw from programs without penalty due to COVID-19. This year students are applying, cognizant of the pandemic. Weber State will not intentionally place students into high risk situations. We will work together with Program Leaders and Departments on canceling should the destination demonstrate increased risks, be they from COVID or any other concern. As such, students must abide by the standard refund policy.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8711.