Photo by Brianne Fluhr
THE PARIS STUDY-TOUR COURSE IS OFFERED TWICE THIS YEAR.
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page" (St. Augustine, 354-430)
"When good Americans die, they go to Paris" (Oscar Wilde)
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|What Previous Participants Say|
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|Pictures of Paris|
|News Article - AA|
|Webpage of Dr. Saba Bahouth|
STUDY TOUR SCHEDULE
NOTE: Visits to all sites and locations are accompanied by a professional explanation of the historical, cultural and/or commercial impact of that site.
Friday Leave OKC to Paris …
Saturday … Arrive Paris
in the morning.
Morning: Introduction to (and practice of) Metro, train and bus systems. How to use them like a local.
Afternoon: Orientation: Palais Garnier/Opera (March); Trocadero; Eiffel Tower; Notre Dame de Paris.
Evening: Part of the Latin Quarter; St. Michel; St Germain des Pres Cafes.
Morning: Bastille; New Opera; Place des Vosges; Home of Victor Hugo; Perfume making facility.
Afternoon: Palais Garnier/Opera (August); Place Vendome: Tuileries.
Evening: Montmartre, Moulin Rouge and Sacre Coeur – French life and culture from 1850 to present.
Morning: Visit a Champagne making facility in Epernay: Moet et Chandon – The largest in the world.
Afternoon: Visit Reims – Midsize City: Economy, commerce and life; Notre Dame de Reims; Roman Forum.
Evening: Le Marais area and Paris Hotel de Ville (Town hall).
Morning: Sainte Chapelle of Louis IX; La Conciergerie; The Archeological Crypt.
Afternoon: Auguste Rodin Museum at Biron’s Mansion; Napoleon I Tomb at the Invalides (Reverse in August)
Evening: Alexandre III Bridge; Champs Elysees; Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; Top of the Arc de Triomphe.
Morning: Roman Paris; La Sorbonne University; The Pantheon.
Afternoon: Visit The Gobelins – High end tapestry making facility – tour the workshop; Pont des Arts.
Evening: Louvre Museum – Most important museum in the world (late night opening); Royal Palace Richelieu.
Morning: La Defense business center; La Defense Business Office.
Afternoon: Fauchon Foods; La Madeleine; Place Concorde area; L’Orangerie (Monet's Water Lilies).
Evening: Orsay Museum – The museum of the Impressionists (late night opening).
Morning: Versailles Palace (In the summer when the fountains of Versailles are running).
Afternoon: The Gardens of Versailles.
Evening: Activity of choice: Top of Eiffel Tower or free evening.
Morning: Chateau de Vincennes.
Afternoon: Your choice: Royal Crypt at Saint Denis; Benchmarking at Lafayette/Champs Elysees/Rue Montaigne.
Evening: Your Choice: Top of Eiffel Tower or revisit Montmartre.
day in France
Morning: Small Town Economy - Auvers-sur-Oise: Park; Eglise d’Auvers painting; Tomb of Vincent Van Gogh.
Afternoon: Tour the town; Track of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings; Town Hall; Tourism Office; Chateau d’Auvers.
Evening: Say good-bye to Paris.
Sun or Mon Leave Paris to OKC in the morning. Get to OKC in the evening.
Note: We might have to adjust, delete, or add to the schedule as necessary.
|A walk along the romantic Seine River|
About the Instructor
INFORMATION & REQUIREMENTS
· A Three-hour course. This course may be used to satisfy the International Course requirement.
· This course may be used as an elective for any major.
· The cost includes airfare, hotel, breakfast, transportation, and all entry fees.
· Instructor’s permission is required to enroll. The group will be made of a maximum of 10 students.
· We will use reliable public transportation and do a lot of walking – Comfortable shoes a must.
· Students should be able to travel with an airline carry-on on the way to Paris (22").
· Hotel accommodation is in double rooms, single beds.
· Hotel rooms will be assigned based on gender. All rooms will have in-suite bathroom.
· Students will pay for lunch and dinner. Dependent on location, several options may be provided.
· Sometimes, if the weather permits it, we will have picnic lunches.
· Students have to attend a social gathering for the group to get to know each other.
· Students have to attend four classes (two hours each) on four weekends, before leaving.
· Students have to prepare for these four classes. Level of preparation will have an impact on grade.
· Students have to attend a two-hour post trip meeting, submit their journal & prepare a research poster.
· Students have to have a valid passport. Visa not required for US passport holders.
· Students holding other than US passports will be responsible for getting their own visa if required.
· Students will have to sign a form releasing UCO from responsibility.
· Students will have to buy an international insurance (valid for a whole year - around $90).
· Students will be asked to provide contact information in the USA in case of emergency.
· Students will be encouraged to provide information on any health issue they might have.
· First payment of $1,200 is required to reserve a seat; your place is then guaranteed.
· Making the first payment as early as possible gets you a better seat on the plane.
· Second payment of $1,295 is due by April 4, 2014. Balance payment of $1,000 is due by June 6, 2014.
· All payments, once made, are non refundable. Early payments help getting better accommodation.
· Students will need 2 photos: 1 for the international insurance card and 1 for the Metro pass in Paris.
· Students agree to limit cell phone usage to emergencies and not use MP3 (or similar) when with group.
· Students will partner with each other if engaging in any activity outside the group, outside class.
· Paris is relatively safe, but no place is completely safe. Students have to follow the safety instructions.
· Students have the obligation of informing the instructor of any concerns or potential problems.
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