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1 African Americans in Paris Dr. Sharon Austin March 1-8, 2015

2 My Contact Info and Bio Dr. Austin, 104 Walker Hall,, Director of the African American Studies Program and Associate Professor of Political Science UF Professor since 2001 Second time teaching the African Americans in Paris class Conversational French Teaching and research interests in minority politics, American government, public policy, and African American Studies.

3 The Cost ($2117 for Undergraduates) Includes: Round-trip travel from the Charles de Gaulle airport to the hotel Accommodations in double rooms at a Parisian hotel Breakfast daily, a welcome and farewell dinner A subway pass Tickets to all sites An on-site orientation Pre-departure materials Computer and internet access at the hotel and API Center

4 Does Not Include: Airfare Luggage fees Medical and life insurance Personal expenses (passport fees, spending money, most meals) You will need a passport, but not a visa. You do not have to speak French I will meet with the students at least once before we leave to assist with flight arrangements, get your contact information, and provide information about things you’ll need to take.

5 What You Need to Do: Click on the link below to apply wProgram&Program_ID=11955 wProgram&Program_ID=11955 Contact Andrea Kim (UF International Center Advisor) at Contact the financial aid office about using your funding to pay for the class and trip.

6 The Class Consists Of: 4 or 5 online lectures (20 minutes each) Online documentaries (45 -55 minutes each) Two Textbooks: African Americans in the City of Light by Tyler Stovall Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin 4 or 5 papers (depending on whether you receive 2 or 3 credits) Four are 3-4 pages each for students getting 2 credits. Students receiving 3 credits must write an addition 8-10 page paper that is due before the spring semester ends. The deadlines on the papers are flexible.

7 The Itinerary in Paris Sunday March 1 – Arrival and hotel check-in, orientation, dinner Monday March 2 – Breakfast, 3 hour Black Paris tour, free evening Tuesday March 3 – Breakfast, Tour of Alexandre Dumas’ and Josephine Baker’s homes in suburban Paris, Eiffel Tower tour Wednesday March 4 – Breakfast, Black art tour at the Louvre, Boat cruise of River Seine Thursday March 5 – Breakfast, Versailles Palace tour, free evening Friday March 6 – Breakfast, Free Travel Day Saturday March 7 – Breakfast, Tour of Paris Parliament, dinner Sunday - Departure

8 Optional Day Trips on Your Free Day Bruges, Belgium (9 hours) Normandy, France (14 hours) London, England (16 hours) Loire Valley Castles (12 hours) Chateau de Fontainebleau (9 hours) The costs range from $150 (round-trip transportation by train, guided tours, some lunches) to $300 (for the London tour and round-trip transportation). g5?pref=02&aid=g7626 g5?pref=02&aid=g7626

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