Inside the Parisian Studio

WHY THIS PROGRAM?

PARIS WOW FACTORS

• INSIDER'S PARIS: Personalized, small classes taught by working Parisians
• CITY IS YOUR CLASSROOM: Learn outside of the classroom
• ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Courses taught in English

THE ATHENA TOUCH

What makes this Athena?
• EXCLUSIVE: Program only available for Athena students
• CLASS SIZE: 1-on-1 time with instructors
• HEART: Chance to be in, and part, of the heart of Paris

ACADEMICS

ACADEMICS in PARIS

WHY WE PARTNER WITH PARIS INSTITUTE OF CREATIVE ARTS (PICA):

PICA and Athena have a very special relationship. The Directors at PICA in partnership with Athena collaborated with Whittier College to develop a study abroad program in Paris that provides an immersive liberal arts program that is accessible to students of all academic, artistic, and French language levels.

HISTORY:

Founded in 2014, PICA provides you with inside access learning to all that Paris has to offer.

EXPERIENCE:

You will use Paris as your classroom setting, with museums, working studios and excursions being a primary part of your learning experience.

ACADEMIC FOCUS: INSIDER'S PARIS

What separates this program from other Paris programs is our personalization, and working Parisians giving you access to their world. Get hands on experience working alongside professionals in their studios & witness the creative process. If you’re not comfortable being just a number, then this program is for you.

COURSES

Courses have the following % breakdown:

COURSESGeneral % Offered

HUMANITIES

60%

ARTS

40%

MICHAEL McCARTHY

Overseas Director

Bitten by the travel bug, Michael spent his freshman year of college in Paris and hasn’t stopped exploring since (with two more stays to study in Paris and one in Rome). Michael taught many years in the U.S., before moving to Europe and teaching for four years in Italy, two years on Athena’s Paros Island, Greece program and for the last six years in Paris.

THE CITY AS A CLASSROOM

This is not your typical lecture hall program; your classroom will be the city, in professional art studios, world class art galleries and museums, photography labs, bookmaking facilities, and on the course field trips.

COURSE QUESTIONS

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STUDENT LIFE

FIELD TRIPS & EXCURSIONS

In Paris, the field trips and excursions are an integral part of the academic program. You’ll head to the sites where history was created in Paris and beyond. Field trips may vary each term, but typical options are:

Weekend Trips
• Loire Valley Chateaux
• Normandy Region
• Burgundy region
• Strasbourg
• Champagne region

Day Trips
• Versailles
• Giverny
• Chateau & Parc de Fontainebleau
• Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte
• Chartres Cathedra

HOUSING

• The program includes accommodations in dormitories and/or shared apartments (varies by term). Homestays are available upon request at an additional fee.
• All housing options are located within the Paris city limits and are easily accessible to the city center & school buildings via public transportation and/or walking.

FAQS

Will I be able to travel?

Yes!  First off, several excursions and field trips are included in the program.  Secondly, if you are looking for independent travel, there will be time to travel on your own, especially for semester programs.

How many students are on the program?

A typical program will have anywhere from 4-15 students on the program.  This makes for an incredibly personal and high-quality study abroad experience, things we at Athena pride ourselves on.

What is the food like?

Delicious!  Prepare yourself for rich, creamy dishes.  France is known for having incredible food, and Paris has a great variety of restaurants.

Vegetarians: Athena’s resident vegetarian gives this an 8 out of 10 for being vegetarian friendly!  (Oh, and about a 6 out of 10 for vegan friendliness…)

Can I request to room with my friend?

Yes!  You can certainly request who you would like to have as your roommate.  This is done after you are accepted into the program; you will note this in your housing request forms.

Do you provide flights?

We have partnered with STA Travel, an incredible student-focused travel agency.  The good people there will be able to help all Athena students arrange flights overseas.

BLOGS

Past students have shared their experiences through blogs. Check them out to get first-hand accounts of what life is really like!

READ THE BLOGS

'Studying abroad in Paris has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I had
the opportunity to see and do so much... I absolutely loved the flexibility and support I was given..'

KHIANA WASHINGTON

Columbia College Chicago

WHAT'S PARIS REALLY LIKE?

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THE CITY

CITY HIGHLIGHTS

What’s Paris Like?

Truly the “City of Lights,” Paris lights up not only your mind, but at night, the city is lit up with inspiring street lights and strung lights across the avenues.  There’s a reason Paris is such a romanticized city; it has a charm and depth that few cities in the world have.  To actually get a chance to live in this historic capital means you will have your eyes opened to a whole new way of looking at the world … and you will be spoiling your taste buds with the amazing food.

CITY PERKS:  If you’re a big-city, big-culture person, then Paris should be on your short list of where to study… Enjoy incredible cuisine, cultural institutions, & architecture.

WEATHER

  • MILD TERMPERATURES: Summer days are warm, while Spring and Fall days are typical mild. Year-round precipitation is expected, though Paris is not very rainy. Temperatures do not typically get very hot or very cold, but rather stay in between 30-80 °F.
  • WARMEST MONTH: The warmest month is July, with an average temperature range of 60-77 °F.
  • COLDEST MONTH: The coldest month is January, with an average temperature range of 37-45 °F.

MAP

DID YOU KNOW?

There is a Statue of Liberty in Paris that faces the Statue of Liberty in America, symbolizing the countries’ friendship.

DID YOU KNOW?

In the whole of Paris, there is only one stop sign. The traffic system in Paris is mainly based on giving way to those coming from the right.

MORE INFO ON PARIS

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DATES & PRICES

SUMMER 2017

June 2 - July 1

$4,475 - 3 Credits | $4,950 - 6 Credits

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2017
You will take 1-2 courses for 3 credits each

FALL 2017

Late August - Mid November

$15,995

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15, 2017
You will take 4-5 courses
Can combine with another session before or after your semester, with a $300 discount per added session

SPRING 2018

Late January - Late April

Price TBA

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2017
You will take 4-5 courses
Can combine with another session before or after your semester, with a $300 discount per added session

JANUARY 2018

Early January - Late January

Price TBA

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2017
You will take 1-2 courses for 3 credits each
Can add on January program before Spring program and receive a $300 grant

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • TUITION YES
  • ACCOMMODATION YES
  • EXCURSIONSYES
  • AIRPORT PICKUP ARRANGEMENTYES
  • 24-HOUR EMERGENCY LINEYES
  • ONLINE ACCOUNT MANAGEMENTYES
  • HEALTH INSURANCEYES
  • OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT FROM PICAYES
  • CONTRIBUTION TO CHARITYYES
  • MEALSNOT
  • FLIGHT NOT

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TERMS

SEMESTER: Spring or Fall
SUMMER: 3 Weeks in July
JANUARY: 3 Weeks in January

ELIGIBILITY

GPA: 2.8 or higher
GRADE LEVEL: Sophomore or higher

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