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  • Locations: Aix-en-Provence, France; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic; Rome, Italy
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  • Program Sponsor: Academic Studies Abroad 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art History, Culture, English, European Studies, Geography, History, Humanities, International Studies, Liberal Arts, Literature Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Hotel
Program Type: Study Abroad
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You will receive individualized support from ASA’s advisors and staff throughout your program application process, while you are abroad, and when you return.

Before you depart we will work with you and the staff at your home institution to help you prepare for your time abroad. We are happy to speak with you to discuss ways you can maximize your experience in your host country. You will also receive a detailed pre-departure orientation guide which will help you know what to pack, what to expect when you arrive, and how to stay safe while abroad.

Our intentionally small group sizes allow ASA’s students to get to know one another and are an aspect of our programs for which our alumni consistently express their appreciation. You will have opportunities to meet other students and lots of new people through your classes, social events and optional language partners.

ASA programs include excursions, volunteer opportunities, housing, meals, academic credits, transcripts, airport pick-up on arrival, medical insurance and more! Contact ASA or your advisor to learn about ASA’s Price Guarantee for all of our programs.

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"ASA was very involved in the entire study abroad process. They give you more than the typical study abroad package. ASA is always available to answer questions and help you through the entire study abroad process."

- Ashley Grewe, University of Minnesota, Duluth


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An exciting academic and cultural experience in Italy, France, the Netherlands, and Czech Republic that will explore the rise and establishment of the urban setting as the nexus of contemporary European culture and civilization.  This program will focus primarily on the artistic conception of the city from the late 19th century up to the contemporary, by observing and studying sites that have inspired artists from Petronius to Alexandre Dumas to Franz Kafka. Through literature, cinema, music and painting, students will take advantage of the physical settings in order to better understand the aesthetic, demographic and historical importance of these cities in their European context. Students will have the opportunity to learn from and exchange observations with experts from IAU College, as well as distinguished on-site scholars and local guides, in order to frame their own perception of the cities and their representation through the arts. At the end of this 3-week traveling seminar, students will better appreciate the interplay between the historical realities and fictional and/or imaginary perspectives of European cities.

Cities/Sites Visited: Rome, Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Amsterdam, Prague. Students on J-Term C will take the same interdisciplinary class and may earn 3 credits for one of the following courses, of their choosing: 

European Studies 303: Europe and the Urban Space
Anthropology 301/501: The Artist and the City
Literature 375/575: The European City in Literature
Communications 375/575: The European City in the Visual Arts
Geography 201: Europe and its Cities

"My time spent abroad was absolutely amazing, and I give
a lot of credit to ASA for making it the best it could be."

- Kara McCrudden, ASA Alumni

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