Multi-Location Summer - Museums & Beyond: Art & Culture in Paris, Rome & Madrid

General

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Program Description

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Why Paris, Rome, and Madrid?

Why study abroad in one great European city during the summer when you can explore the cultural heritage of Paris, Rome, and Madrid?

In this six-and-a-half-week program, you will explore how art and architecture have affected urban development, life, and culture in three fascinating European capitals, and how museums preserve, develop, study, and display their collections for the benefit of the public.

What You'll Study

Start your program in Paris, where youâll begin to appreciate how these cities have developed around the central idea of cultural heritage and patrimony. Itâs here youâll start the two cross-Center courses that will then take you to Rome, and finally to Madrid for two weeks in each city. Your courses will integrate class time with course-related trips to art and cultural management institutions, including visits to well-known museums such as the Musée dâOrsay, the Vatican Museum, and El Prado.

During your coursework, you will study how art, architecture, and monuments have, at different times and in different ways, affected life and culture in the cities of Paris, Rome, and Madrid. You will also examine past and current strategies adopted to preserve, enhance, and communicate cultural heritage, and how major challenges facing museums in the 21st century can be addressed.

Academics

Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possibleâwhich includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences

You enroll in the following two courses for a total of 6 credits (3 credits per course). Courses are taught at the IES Abroad Centers by local faculty.

  • Cities as Living Museums
  • Museums and Heritage: Management, Conservation, and Dissemination of Collections and Cultural Patrimony

Courses

  • Cities as Living Museums
  • Museums and Heritage: Management, Conservation, and Dissemination of Collections and Cultural Patrimony
  • Cities as Living Museums

Field Trips & Events

This program includes exciting course-related trips that allow you to learn first-hand about the challenges of managing and preserving cultural heritage in the context of a modern and global economy. Course-related trips are required, integral academic components of this program. The cost is included in the IES Abroad program fee. Possible destinations include:

Paris

  • Opera
  • Montmartre
  • Pompidou Center
  • Musée dâOrsay
  • National Museum of Art

Rome

  • Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Cathedral of Rome
  • Colosseum
  • Villa of Cardinal Scipione Borghese
  • Vatican Museums
  • Forums of Caesar, Augustus, Nerva, Trajan

Madrid

  • El Prado
  • Reina Sofia Museum
  • El Escorial
  • Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales
  • Toledo

IES Abroad course-related trip destinations and activities may vary according to term and availability.

Daily Life

Part of making you feel at home in Europe is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it is an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, or field trips that take you to places off the beaten pathâweâre all about our student services. This is just one of the things weâre known for.

Orientation

1 day before classes begin in Paris, followed by one-day orientations in Rome and Madrid, introducing you to the staff and the city in each location

Housing

We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best caféânot finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Paris, it will feel like home.

Apartments - Furnished apartments with kitchen area and shared or ensuite bathrooms. Meals are not included.

Cost

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

Summer 2020

Term Tuition Housing Insurance Total
Summer 2020 $5,635 $2,030 $135 $7,800

Scholarships & Aid

Program-Specific Scholarships

Summer Need-Based Financial Aid

Up to $1,000.

Open to students who apply to and attend an IES Abroad or IES Internships summer program.

Criteria reviewed to determine award:

  • Level of financial need as determined from the information provided on the application. Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients.
  • IES Abroad program location.
  • IES Abroad membership status of the home campus

Our Center

The Paris Business and International Affairs Center is located in the 15th arrondissement, in a residential area between the Vaugirard & Plaisance metro stops. The area has many shops and is well-served by public transportation.

Features include:

  • Technology-equipped classrooms
  • High-speed WiFi connectivity and printer access
  • A book corner and computer area for students
  • Video keypad security system
Last updated November 2019

About the School

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectation ... Read More

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