Quick Info

  • Paris
  • Spring Break
  • : Panther Program
  • : Architectural Studies, European Studies, French Language and Literature, Global Studies, History, History of Art and Architecture, Studio Arts, Urban Studies, West European Studies
  • : March 3, 2018 - March 11, 2018
  • : In-State: $1,799 / Out-of-State: $1,999
  • : November 5, 2017
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record

Academics

This course for Architectural Studies majors who have taken HAA 1040 | Architecture: Image, Text, Theory | in the spring or fall of 2017. The course will focus on major design projects in the French capital. From the 17th-century boulevards of Louis XIV to the Grands Projets of president François Mitterand, we will study iconic and lesser-known sites that have shaped the image of the “City of Light” over the past three centuries.

Experiential Learning

Paris: Architecture + Urbanism builds on students’ research in HAA 1040 | Architecture: Image, Text, Theory, in which they will have already studied one building and its neighborhood intensively. During the spring break 2018, they will be able to extend and refine their observations and analysis through first-hand experience in Paris. Students who participate in Paris: Architecture + Urbanism will have the opportunity to visit major sites and buildings that not normally accessible to the public (notably Pierre Chareau’s exquisite Maison de Verre) or are open only under exceptional circumstances. They will also meet and discuss their research with French architecture specialists.

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Professor Drew Armstrong has served as director of Architectural Studies since 2006 and has led previous Pitt study abroad courses in Central Europe and France. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Toronto and a PhD from Columbia University. He is a specialist in French architectural history and thought from the 17th through the 19th centuries and is working on a book about the French Academy of Architecture, 1671-1793. 

Housing

Students will stay in a double-occupancy apartment-hostel in the heart of the city. 

Pricing And Dates

Spring Break 2018

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$1,799 $1,999
Arrive in Paris Depart Paris
March 3, 2018 March 11, 2018

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

 

Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your program fee, the following are included:

  • Tuition for 2-credits
  • Housing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Metro Pass
  • Entrance fees to cultural activities/excursions
  • Health insurance

 

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Passport and visa fees
  • Flights are not included. There will be a required itinerary though.
  • Meals and personal expenses 

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

Pre-Requisite: This program is for Architectural Studies majors who have taken HAA 1040 | Architecture: Image, Text, Theory | in the spring or fall of 2017, in which they will have already studied one building and its neighborhood intensively. During the spring break 2018, students will be able to extend and refine their observations and analysis through first-hand experience in Paris.

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Program Staff

Tim Crawford

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Hi Everyone! I’m Tim, a Program Manager here in the Study Abroad Office. I’m proud to be from a small town in Central PA but now love calling Pittsburgh home. My study abroad experience includes a semester in France during my sophomore year, Spring Break in London during Grad School and Summer in Italy as a Program Assistant. My experiences opened my eyes to the rest of the world and I’d love to help you take advantage of the numerous study abroad opportunities here at Pitt. Outside of the office, I’m always looking for the next adventure whether it’s exploring a new city or new neighborhood in PGH. I fully embrace the yinzer way of life and plan my schedule accordingly around every Pens, Bucs and Stillers game. I’d love to talk to you more about any of our study abroad programs and answer any of your questions. Please reach me at TSC29@pitt.edu or 412-648-2156.