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France: World War II and Contemporary Politics
Lyon, France; Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Housing Options: Apartment
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Academic Area: Humanities & Social Science
Language Prerequisite: None Eligible Majors: (All)
Class Eligibility: 6. All Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:


Program includes:
  • Tuition
  • Airfare to and from JFK
  • Accommodation
  • Some meals
  • Transportation
  • Program Activities
  • Medical Insurance

Program overview:
This program will emphasize the history and politics of France in World War II and today. In many respects the contemporary French political environment is analogous to France in the 1930s and in World War II. Because both courses deal with France, and especially Paris, having the courses taught at the CEA’s Paris Global Campus, will enhance and benefit students understanding of the French Resistance movement in World War II and French politics then and now. Students will visit several historical sites in Paris dealing with World War II and the French Resistance as well as contemporary French political sites (e.g., Palais du Luxembourg for the Senate and the Palais Bourbon for the National Assembly).

Classes will be held Monday - Thursday, 9.30-2.30PM with Friday to Sunday free to travel. Optional trips - Burgundy Wane trip, Loire Valley Chateaus, and Normandy.

For questions regarding courses and activities, contact Professor Haynes at or Professor Pepin at For questions regarding the application process, contact Elena Bystrova at

Program dates: May 28 - June 23, 2017

Program fee: $5,999

Courses offered:
The Politics of Race, Immigration and Islam in France (PSCI 4494)
In this course, students will take a comparative look at the sociological, psychological, political, religious, and economic forces that drive and confront migration in Europe and the US. Moreover, students will explore and discuss the consequences of various policies and social responses in receiving areas and apply these insights to contemporary issues of migration. At the conclusion of the course, students will deliver a policy brief that provides a prescriptive response to one of these issues.
World War II and the French Resistance (HIST 3381)
This course explores the occupation of France in World War II in history through literature and film. The main focus is an overview of French history during the period 1939–1945, concentrating on the responses of the civilian population, including collaboration and resistance, and the fate of displaced persons living in France at the time. 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/31/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.