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UF in Paris - African Americans in Paris
Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement:
Program Advisor: Aaron Watkins
Type of Credit:
UF Course Registration: AFA 4905
Open to non-UF students:
Program Type: UF Sponsored
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Field of Study: Cultural Studies
Program Description:

UF in Paris - African Americans in Paris

Spring Break 2018: 3/4/2018 - 3/11/2018


About the Program

This course will explore the African American presence in Paris. Students will receive information about three groups of Black Americans who have traveled to Paris. These groups include: political persons, academic figures and cultural bearers. During the week students will visit several historic sites in Paris where the individuals that students have studied lived and worked.

About the City

The city of Paris has been referred to as the "City of Light" because of its beauty and culture, but for many African Americans it was the "City of Refuge." Many black artists, writers, entertainers and others moved from the U.S. to Paris as a way to escape blatant legalized American segregation.


Students will reside in a hotel in Paris near many of the most significant tourist sites such as the Champs Elysees, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.

Course Information

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of African American Studies and Political Science
Course is taught by UF faculty
2 credits

AFA 4905: African Americans in Paris
(an additional independent study credit may be given if a research paper is completed, this additional credit is not included in program fees and must be arranged with the faculty director)



  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • students in good standing

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.


2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $2,864

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.

What's Included:

Tuition for two credits, lodging in double rooms (breakfast included), scheduled excursions and activities, welcome and farewell dinners, metro pass, international health insurance and medical emergency assistance.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, meals, optional activities, additional personal travel and personal expenses.


UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Aaron Watkins

Faculty Program Director
Dr. Sharon Austin


This program is currently not accepting applications.